Switch raids in Japan: 75 of the 100 best-selling games of 2021 are for Nintendo consoles

The sales figures in Japan are back to demonstrate, once again, the spectacular success that Switch has had and has had Switch in the Japanese country.

And that, according to data published in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, the list of the best-selling video games in 2021 in Japan seventy-five (three quarters of the total) concerns Nintendo’s hybrid console. The console’s dominance in this territory is so flattering that you have to go down to the very second position to find the first game for another platform (in this case, the PlayStation 4 version of Tales of Arise).

The best-selling video game of 2021 in Japan was, as expected, Monster Hunter Rise for Switch, which sold over 2,350,000 copies. After completing the podium, Pokemon Diamond Brilliant/Pearl Relucent and Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!. Amazingly, in addition, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in sixth place, selling over eight hundred thousand copies by 2021.

We then leave the list of the best-selling video games in 2021 in Japan:

  • 1. [NSW] Rise of the Monster Hunter – 2,350,693
  • 2. [NSW] Pokemon Shiny Diamond / Shiny Pearl – 2,313,115
  • 3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa and Teiban! – 1,266,477 / 2,499,500
  • 4. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 971,418
  • 5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 904 685 / 2 991 690
  • 6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 815 174 / 4 272 357
  • seven. [NSW] Minecraft – 708,670 / 2,411,591
  • 8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 704,134 / 7,082,237
  • 9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 628,538
  • ten. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 610,964 / 4,624,138
  • 11. [NSW] Pokémon Sword / Shield – 381,848 / 4,262,438
  • 12. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Global Classics – 352,133 / 871,782
  • 13. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 318,331
  • 14. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap – 312,931
  • 15. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 306,590 / 2,036,386
  • 16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 305,016 / 3,993,405
  • 17. [NSW] Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 278,747
  • 18. [NSW] Mitopia – 274,912
  • 19. [NSW] Play Garage Builder – 274 221
  • 20. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2 – 242,876
  • 21. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Yakyuu Spirits 2021: Grand Slam – 223,833
  • 22. [PS4] Tales of Arise – 220 122
  • 23. [PS4] Resident Evil Village – 206,312
  • 24. [NSW] Pencil Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi – 199 646
  • 25. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush – 198,426
  • 26. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V – 192,518
  • 27. [NSW] WarioWare: Unite! – 187,423
  • 28. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 181,037 / 1,909,074
  • 29. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… – 175 792
  • 30. [PS4] Judgment Lost – 163,607
  • 31. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain Vs. Brain – 155,023
  • 32. [PS4] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – 150,056
  • 33. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 145,871 / 1,129,729
  • 34. [NSW] Bravely Default II – 144,614
  • 35. [NSW] Yu Gi Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of Battle Royale!! – 142 161
  • 36. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 – 140,391
  • 37. [NSW] Metroid Dread – 140 330
  • 38. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 139,980 / 1,174,861
  • 39. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 139,146 / 601,952
  • 40. [NSW] Boxing fitness 2 – 134,919 / 167,714
  • 41. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (new price version) – 132,247 / 165,686
  • 42. [NSW] Human: Fall flat – 126,373 / 213,813
  • 43. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 125,450 / 2,301,495
  • 44. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 119,330 / 611,950
  • 45. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – 116,296 / 670,856
  • 46. [NSW] Peach Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version – 113,231 / 657,698
  • 47. [NSW] Super Robot Wars 30 – 96 094
  • 48. [NSW] Little Nightmares II – 95,018
  • 49. [NSW] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon – 94,462
  • 50. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Bundle – 92,054
  • 51. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 5 – 91,348
  • 52. [NSW] Luigi’s Manor 3 – 90 346 / 815 317
  • 53. [PS4] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon – 85,877
  • 54. [NS4] The Battle Cats unite! – 85,395 / 101,998
  • 55. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies – 84,278 / 948,200
  • 56. [NSW] Samurai warriors 5 – 82 104
  • 57. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 – 80 397 / 136 803
  • 58. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 80,007 / 384,970
  • 59. [PS4] Super Robot Wars 30 – 78 531
  • 60. [NSW] Disaster: Rice and Ruin – 77,418 / 162,232
  • 61. [PS5] Resident Evil Village – 74,644
  • 62. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition – 73,996 / 150,780
  • 63. [NSW] Powerful eBaseball Pro Yakyuu 2020 – 67,977 / 337,625
  • 64. [PS5] Tales of Arise – 65,292
  • 65. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch – 64,249 / 407,990
  • 66. [PS4] Judgment (new price edition) – 63,650
  • 67. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki – 62,640
  • 68. [PS4] Far Cry 6 – 57 283
  • 69. [NSW] Super Bomberman R Smile Collection – 57 189 / 184 645
  • 70. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard – 55,708
  • 71. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – 55,321 / 417,860
  • 72. [NSW] Apex Legends – 54,816
  • 73. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass – 54,178 / 202,476
  • 74. [PS4] FIFA 22 – 54,074
  • 75. [NSW] FIFA 22 Legacy Edition – 51,764
  • 76. [NSW] Family Coach – 50,264 / 70,503
  • 77. [NSW] Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Adventure Pack – 48,221 / 100,842
  • 78. [NSW] Fortnite Minty Legends Pack – 47,799
  • 79. [NSW] Densha de Go! Hashiro Yamanote Line – 45,331
  • 80. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (cheap version) – 45,279 / 135,875
  • 81. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Track – 44,204 / 170,954
  • 82. [NSW] Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion – 44,127
  • 83. [PS5] Judgment Lost – 42,743
  • 84. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King – 42,389 / 337,086
  • 85. [PS4] Battlefield 2042 – 40,707
  • 86. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI S – 40,003 / 84,714
  • 87. [NSW] Power Pro with pocket R – 39 383
  • 88. [PS4] Scarlet Nexus – 38,916
  • 89. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition – 37,425
  • 90. [NSW] Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – 37,274
  • 91. [NSW] Derby Stallion – 36,702
  • 92. [NSW] Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition – 36,352
  • 93. [PS4] Biomutant – 35,948
  • 94. [NSW] FIFA 21 Legacy Edition – 35,414 / 75,550
  • 95. [PS4] Little Nightmares II – 35,271
  • 96. [PS4] Minecraft Starter Collection – 34,389 / 78,324
  • 97. [NSW] Danganronpa Decadence – 34,229
  • 98. [NSW] Moshikashite? Obake no Shatekiya for Nintendo Switch – 34,089
  • 99. [PS5] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 34,016 / 66,238
  • 100. [PS5] Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade – 34,012



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