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Forums - Sales Discussion - Best-Selling Western Games in Japan (500k+ Sales)

Salnax said:

Human: Fall Flat has sold 2 million copies in Japan, as revealed by Teyon Japan yesterday.


This makes Human: Fall Flat one of the best-selling Western games in Japan.

Also note that the Switch version seems to have sold a bulk of these copies, seeing as only 600k copies had been sold prior to the Switch version's release.

It is likely that other contemporary indie games have sold a million or more copies in Japan, including Undertale, Inside, and Stardew Valley, all of which have charted well on the Switch eShop.

That's only on Switch/PS4/PS5 btw. The game is also on mobile, which is huge in Japan.

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No big updates the past few months besides Minecraft's lead widening by another 200k or so.

The latest seemingly notable candidate for this list seemed to be the Mario vs Donkey Kong remake, since it is developed by the Seattle-region-based Nintendo Software Technology. However, it appears that the remake will ultimately sell significantly less than the series at its height on the DS, barring impressive legs.

Also note that Marvel's Spider-Man 2 fits the category of "games that might be on the list if we knew digital sales, with almost 300k confirmed retail sales.

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Minecraft Game Pass redemptions are not included I take it. I don't think subscription redemptions of titles on PS Plus or Game Pass are ever included in generic digital sales.
I'd have to imagine a good number of the Game Pass subscribers in Japan downloaded Minecraft.
If Minecraft ever gets native PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions, I don't think you'll get too many double (or more) dippers in Japan or globally.

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 161 million (was 73 million, then 96 million, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million, then 156 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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