June 15, 2021

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Nintendo Reveals Japan’s Best-Selling Switch Games Of 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Nintendo has shared a list of the Switch’s best-selling titles so far this year in its home country of Japan.

The list was detailed in the company’s free winter edition magazine that was posted last week (thanks to Perfectly Nintendo for the spot) and covers all physical sales between 30th December 2019 and 1st November 2020. It doesn’t include digital sales, but does count any sales made through console bundles and the like.

If you keep up to date with our regular chart updates, you’ll probably have a good idea of the games that have made it into this list. It features plenty of Nintendo’s own evergreen hits:


01./00. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
02./00. – Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) [18.10.2019]
03./00. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
04./00. – Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company) [15.11.2019]
05./00. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
06./00. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
07./00. – Super Mario Party (Nintendo) [05.10.2018]
08./00. – Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) [18.9.2020]
09./00. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
10./00. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]


According to the latest chart figures, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now shifted a whopping 5,974,018 physical copies in Japan alone, helping it to sit comfortably at the top of the list above.

Do you own many of the games in this list of Japan’s most popular Switch titles? Let us know in the comments.

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