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Switch’s best-selling game in Japan in 5 years, according to Famitsu

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The Nintendo Switch recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, and Japanese publication Famitsu used it as an opportunity to put together a list of the “top 35” best-selling games in the country since the system’s launch. .

When Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best seller globally, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the leading position in Japan. Also ranked ahead of Mario Kart, is Super Smash Bros. in second place. Some Pokémon games also top the list, and further down the list are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Here’s the full list and sales to date, via Nintendo Everything:

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 7,183,333
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4,764,379
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 4,429,626
4. Pokemon Sword / Shield – 4,309.812
5. Splatoon 2 – 4,031,223
6. Ring Fit Adventure – 3,074,777
7. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 2,597,078
8. Minecraft – 2,514,952
9. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 2,502,926
10. Monster Hunter Rise – 2,357,260
11. Super Mario Odyssey – 2,323,559
12. Super Mario Party – 2,060,160
13. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 1.955.649
14. Legend of Pokemon: Arceus – 1,923,870
15. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee – 1,794,024
16. Super Mario Maker 2 – 1,197,024
17. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 1,158,604
18. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 1,018,313
19. Kirby Star Allies – 963.497
20. Clubhouse games: 51 worldwide classics – 927,244
21. Mario Party Superstars – 865,507
22. Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 829,847
23. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – 696,054
24. Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version – 675,710
25. Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 614,770
26. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 614,454
27. Dragon Quest XI S – 561,482
28. Mario Tennis Aces – 499,331
29. 1-2 Switches – 488,309
30. ARMS – 466,695
31. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – 422,191
32. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch – 415,158
33. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 387,707
34. Pokken DX Tournament – 355.713
35. eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 – 342,187

Many of these games are still being held in Japan. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has new DLC coming later this month, and the ultimate director of Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai was recently recognized as the country’s most valuable creator at the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards. 2021.

Is there anything on this list that surprises you? How many of the games above have you added to your own Switch collection so far? Tell us in the comments below.

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