Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan: Best selling Switch games in the first 6 months 2018 (Retail and digital)

Nintendo has shared two lists from the best selling games from the first half of the year (january-june). The first being the top 30 from games available in both retail and eShop, and the second the best sold among the digital-only titles. Btw I have no idea why Minecraft is in both lists.

       Retail + Digital

  1. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
  2. Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) [16.3.2018]
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
  4. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
  5. Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) [22.6.2018]
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
  7. Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) [27.10.2017]
  8. FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) [29.9.2017]
  9. 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
  10. Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package (Square-Enix) [21.9.2017]
  11. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) [03.5.2018]
  12. Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, Together! (Nintendo) [10.11.2017]
  13. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) [18.1.2018]
  14. Super Bomberman R (Konami) [03.3.2017]
  15. Dragon Quest Builders (Square-Enix) [01.3.2018]
  16. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Capcom) [25.8.2017]
  17. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei-Tecmo) [22.3.2017]
  18. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda) [01.2.2018]
  19. ARMS (Nintendo) [16.6.2017]
  20. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Ninendo) [01.12.2017]
  21. Pokkén Tournament DX (The Pokémon Company) [22.9.2017]
  22. Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) [17.2.2018]
  23. The Snack World: Trejarers Gold (Level-5) [12.4.2018]
  24. Puyo Puyo Tetris (SEGA) [03.3.2017]
  25. Attack on Titan 2 (Koei-Tecmo) [15.3.2018]
  26. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai-Namco) [07.9.2017]
  27. Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) [03.3.2017]
  28. Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom) [30.11.2011]
  29. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Bandai-Namco) [26.4.2018]
  30. Little Nightmares Complete Edition (Bandai-Namco) [07.6.2018]

    Digital only

  1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft Japan) [12.5.2017]
  2. Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital) [28.12.2017]
  3. Stardew Valley (Chucklefish) [11.1.2018]
  4. Overcooked Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017]
  5. Arcade Archives VS Super Mario Bros. (Hamster) [22.12.2017]
  6. Wizard of Legend (Humble Bundle) [15.5.2018]
  7. Golf Story (Flyhigh Works) [09.3.2018]
  8. ICEY (X.D. Network) [31.5.2018]
  9. Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom) [30.11.2017]
  10. Bayonetta (Nintendo) [17.2.2018]
  11. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Bandai-Namco) [26.4.2018]
  12. Hollow Knight (Team Cherry) [13.6.2018]
  13. Snipperclips: Cut it out, together (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
  14. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Inti Creates) [24.5.2018]
  15. Senran Kagura Reflexion (Marvelous) [24.11.2017]
  16. Detention (PLAYISM) [01.3.2018]
  17. Guns, Gore and Cannoli (Flyhigh Works) [01.2.2018]
  18. EARTH WARS (oneoreight) [25.1.2018]
  19. Mom Hid My Game! (mebius) [21.12.2017]
  20. Gorogoa (Annapurna Interactive) [21.12.2017]
  21. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) [24.5.2018]
  22. Voxel Shot for Nintendo Switch (SAT-BOX) [19.4.2018]
  23. Bike Rider DX (spicysoft) [08.2.2018]
  24. Deemo (Flyhigh Works) [21.9.2017]
  25. IKARUGA (Pikii) [30.5.2018]
  26. SteamWorld Dig 2 (Flyhigh Works) [23.11.2017]
  27. Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (Mediascape) [02.11.2017]
  28. 10 Second Run Returns (Blue Print) [21.12.2017]
  29. Brawlout (Angry Mob Games) [19.12.2017]
  30. Unepic (Flyhigh Works) [05.4.2018]


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Why isnt Labo in the retail+digital list, we know its one of the best sellers of the year so far.



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Sooo Minecraft did Over 500k for this year only?



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Interesting picks, I wish we had the actual numbers for this.



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Stuart23 said:

Nintendo has shared two lists from the best selling games from the first half of the year (january-june). The first being the top 30 from games available in both retail and eShop, and the second the best sold among the digital-only titles. Btw I have no idea why Minecraft is in both lists.

       Retail + Digital

  1. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]

    Digital only

  1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft Japan) [12.5.2017]

I saw that with the retail-release of Minecraft, it got a rerelease in the eShop with a different name (the first was Nintendo Switch Edition, the current has as far as I know the unified codebase). You could download the new release for free, if you had the Nintendo Switch Edition (which is after the new one unavailable in the eShop). Therefore I think the numbers in Digital only are for this nintendo Switch edition (and has no sales after the 21st of June), and the retail+digital is the new version. It is baffling how both version can get the top-spot.

EDIT: I just realized, that Microsoft has major trouble to get into the japanese market with the Xbox, but at the time has one of the most successful IPs in Japan. Funny how things work out sometimes.

Last edited by Mnementh - on 20 July 2018

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I've seen Overcooked doing good, want to double dip this title, Overcooked 2 is a must!



On resetera they said both lists are just digital sales, with list 1 including digital sales of retail games.



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Mnementh said:
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EDIT: I just realized, that Microsoft has major trouble to get into the japanese market with the Xbox, but at the time has one of the most successful IPs in Japan. Funny how things work out sometimes.

Well, Minecraft is only a MSoft game because they bought it, not because they made it, so it's very different from other MSoft games.

OT: I'm surprised to see FIFA in the top ten and in front of titles like 1-2-Switch, Tropical Freeze or Mario + Rabbids. And Skyrim being nº 18 isn't a bad result.



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JEMC said:
Mnementh said:
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EDIT: I just realized, that Microsoft has major trouble to get into the japanese market with the Xbox, but at the time has one of the most successful IPs in Japan. Funny how things work out sometimes.

Well, Minecraft is only a MSoft game because they bought it, not because they made it, so it's very different from other MSoft games.

OT: I'm surprised to see FIFA in the top ten and in front of titles like 1-2-Switch, Tropical Freeze or Mario + Rabbids. And Skyrim being nº 18 isn't a bad result.

Hmm, yes, but still somehow funny with MS and Minecraft.

I thought the same about Skyrim, then realized though it released in 2018 in japan, so this includes launch sales. With this in mind it looks more like expected, not especially good. Still, should be fine sales for Bethesda.



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zorg1000 said:
Why isnt Labo in the retail+digital list, we know its one of the best sellers of the year so far.

That list includes titles released on both physical and digital. Labo is a physical only title so it doesn't count.