Nintendo Dominates Software Sales In Japan With 11 Exclusive Games In Top 20 For 2018

Nintendo is completely dominating the software sales in Japan this year with 11 games listed in the Top 20 best selling software of the year so far. These games are for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS while one of them is Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon.

Here is the full list of top 20 best selling games in Japan this year so far. 11 of them are published by Nintendo as exclusive to their platform.

1Monster Hunter: World1.949.5921.949.592Capcom
2Splatoon 2631.2982.383.394Nintendo
3Kirby Star Allies536.881536.881Nintendo
4Mario Kart 8 Deluxe450.2061.553.950Nintendo
5Super Mario Odyssey389.6801.713.960Nintendo
6The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild292.459980.503Nintendo
7Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon240.1352.243.742Pokémon Co.
8Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018217.178217.178Konami
9Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle200.131200.131Nintendo
10Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze179.179179.179Nintendo
11Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit174.792174.792Nintendo
12Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise174.744174.744SEGA
13Dynasty Warriors 9171.195171.195Koei Tecmo
14Mario Party: The Top 100153.015199.203Nintendo
15Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT150.250150.250Square Enix
16Far Cry 5144.455144.455Ubisoft
17Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet126.585126.585Bandai Namco
18Mario Tennis Aces122.070122.070Nintendo
19Dark Souls Remastered112.974112.974From Software
20Super Robot Wars X107.866107.866Bandai Namco
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Monster Hunter World is the best selling software overall for the whole year. It has sold 3 times more than the second best seller this year, which is Splatoon 2 from Nintendo. What’s surprising to see here is that almost every game that is listed in the Top 20 from Nintendo is exclusive to their platform.

Khurram Imtiaz

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