Top-selling games on the Japanese 3DS eShop between 2011 and 2020

In light of the news that the The eShop will close new purchases on 3DS (and Wii U) in 2023, Nintendo has shared new data that reveals the top-selling games on the Japanese eShop. We have annual rankings starting with 2011 and going all the way back to 2020.

Essentially all versions are included here. Retail games, download-only titles, and Virtual Console releases are all included.

The full results are as follows:

2011

1. Zelda: Link’s Awakening
2. Super Mario Land
3. Xevious 3D Classics
4. Freakyforms: your creations, alive!
5. @SIMPLE DL Series Vol. 1 THE Misshitsu kara no Dasshutsu ~Fushigina Kumadonald Burger-hen~
6. Kerploosh
7. Super Mario Land 2: 6 gold coins
8. Pushmo
9. Kirby’s Dreamland
10.Picross e7
11. Sakura Samurai: The Art of the Sword
12. TwinBee Classics 3D
13. Nazo Waku Yakata: Oto no Ma ni Ma ni Dai Ichiha “Hikaru Me”
14. Touch Battle Tank 3D
15. Donkey Kong

2012

1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
2. Pokemon Dream Radar
3. Denpa Men
4. Super Mario Bros.
5. 3D Classics Kirby’s Adventure
6. Pokedex 3D Pro
7. Denpa Men 2
8. Freakyforms: your creations, alive!
9. Touch Battle Tank 3D
10. Pushmo
11. New Super Mario Bros. 2
12. Dillon’s Rolling Western
13. Kirby’s Dream Land 2
14. Super Mario Bros. : Lost levels
15. @SIMPLE DL Series Vol. 3 THE Misshitsu kara no Dasshutsu ~Serebuna Goutei-hen~

2013

1. Monster Hunter 4
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
3. DX cyclist
4. Pokemon Dream Radar
5. Super Mario Bros. 3
6. PuyoPuyo!! Mini version
7. Shaun the Sheep 3D episode 1
8. Tomodachi’s Life
9. Touch Battle Tank 3D-2
10. Clive Shooter
11. Denpa Men 3
12. Super Mario Bros.
13. Denpa Men 2
14. Witch and Hero
15. Bugs vs. Tanks

2014

1. Pokemon Battle Trozei
2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
4. Kirby Fighters Deluxe
5. Bike Rider DX 2 Galaxy
6. Dragon Quest X Online
7. Kirby Triple Deluxe
8. DX Cyclist
9. Urban test: Freestyle
10. Pocket Card Jockey
11. PuyoPuyo!! Mini version
12. Pokemon Dream Radar
13. Yo-kai Watch
14. Z Puzzles and Dragons
15. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

2015

1. Monster Hunter X
2. Battle Cats POP!
3. 3D Cube Maker
4. Box Boy!
5. Bike Rider DX 3: Time Rider
6. DX Cyclist
7. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
8. Daigasso! The Beginnings of Band Brothers P
9. Fire Emblem Fates
10. Urban Trial: Freestyle
11. Kirby Fighters Deluxe
12. Rhythm Heaven Megamix
13. Dragon Quest X Online
14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
15. Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad

2016

1. Pokemon Yellow
2. Pokemon Red
3. Battle Cats POP!
4. Pokemon Blue
5. Battle Miner
6. 3D Cube Creator
7. Pokemon Green
8. Detective Pikachu
9. Pokemon Moon
10. Pokemon Sun
11. BoxBoxBoy!
12. Super Mario World
13. EarthBound
14. Super Mario Bros. 3
15. DX Cyclist

2017

1. Monster Hunter Generations
2. Pokemon Silver
3. Battle Cats POP!
4. Pokemon Gold
5. Dragon Quest XI
6. Kirby’s Blast
7.Dragon Quest III
8. Minecraft: New 3DS Edition
9. Goodbye BoxBoy!
10. Pokemon Yellow
11. Z Ice Station
12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo
13. Dragon Quest 2
14. Kirby Fighters Deluxe
15. Pokémon Ultra Sun

2018

1. Pokémon Crystal
2. Battle Cats POP!
3. Minecraft: New 3DS Edition
4. Battleminerz
5.Dragon Quest III
6. Z Ice Station
7. DX Cyclist
8. Dragon Quest II
9. Pokémon Silver
10. Pokemon Gold
11. Dragon Quest
12. Kirby Fighters Deluxe
13. Etrian Odyssey Nexus
14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo
15. Kirby’s Blast

2019

1. Battle Cats POP!
2. Pokémon Crystal
3.Dragon Quest III
4. Minecraft: New 3DS Edition
5.Dragon Quest II
6. Z Ice Station
7. Dragon Quest
8. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo
9. Battleminerz
10. EarthBound
11. DX Cyclist
12. Mom hid my game!
13. Pokémon Silver
14. Story of the Seasons: Trio of Cities
15. Pokémon Gold

2020

1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
2. Pokémon Crystal
3. Battle Cats POP!
4.Dragon Quest III
5. Monster Hunter Generations
6. Monster Strike
7. Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3!! Endou Mamoru Densetsu
8. Special Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun
9. Dragon Quest II
10. DX Cyclist
11. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
12. The Big Ace Prosecutor 2
13. A-Train 3D
14. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
15. Minecraft: New 3DS Edition

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