Monday, September 20th, 2021

Switch ranks in the top 30 of the Japanese software rankings, this is the first game console to be on the list since 1988


Image: Nintendo Life

If you keep up to date with our regularly updated Japanese rankings, you will find that Nintendo Switch games occupied the entire top ten last week. This is actually a very common situation today, but it turns out that last week’s performance was even better than we thought.

The Japanese physical chart data released by Famitsu is divided into two waves-on Thursday, we can see the top ten, and then the full list of the top 30 will be released the next day.The top 30 list is now at, And Nintendo Switch has taken everything (thank you, Kamamatsu):


  1. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, June 21, 2018) – 14,912 (2,102,413)
  2. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Sky Sword HD (Nintendo, 07/16/21) – 13,873 (234,224)
  3. [NSW] Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi (Neos, 07/15/21) – 13,798 (156,274)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,615 (3,958,065)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,282 (2,734,231)
  6. [NSW] Momotaro Electric Railway: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Demon! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 10,927 (230,976)
  7. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Capcom, 07/09/21) – 10,135 (205,463)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, July 12, 2018) – 8,978 (4,367,573)
  9. [NSW] eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirit 2021: Grand Slam (Konami, 07/08/21) – 8,950 (159,492)
  10. [NSW] Game Builder Garage (Nintendo, 06/11/21) – 8,925 (200,100)
  11. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 8,248 (836,565)
  12. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 6,780 (1,952,132)
  13. [NSW] Miitopia (Nintendo, 05/21/21) – 6,536 (217,957)
  14. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 6,529 (6,844,545)
  15. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush (Nintendo, 06/25/21) – 6,057 (161,785)
  16. [NSW] Club games: 51 global classic games (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 5,077 (762,996)
  17. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company, 11/15/19) – 4,974 (4,099,325)
  18. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 4,748 (2,303,192)
  19. [NSW] Mario and Sonic participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (Sega, January 11, 2019) – 4,639 (397,154)
  20. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 4,460 (3,915,901)
  21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,210 (1,852,012)
  22. [NSW] The Chronicle of the Great Reversal Referee (Capcom, 07/29/21) – 3,737 (18,197)
  23. [NSW] NEO: The world ends because of you (Square Enix, 07/27/21) – 3,229 (22,028)
  24. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Road to Cold Steel II (Cloud Leopard Entertainment, 08/05/21) – 2,853 (new)
  25. [NSW] New Pokémon Snapshots (Pokémon Company, 04/30/21) – 2,756 (265,980)
  26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum’n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 2,620 (613,725)
  27. [NSW] Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 2,577 (604,827)
  28. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan, 06/25/20) – 2,447 (168,897)
  29. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition (New Price Edition) (Square Enix, 12/04/20) – 2,274 (122,574)
  30. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, June 28, 2019) – 2,256 (1,116,046)

According to the game database’s description of this achievement as “unprecedented”, this is an extremely rare event.in a Social media posts, The game database explained that this is the first time that all the top 30 games have come from the same system since the top 30 started tracking all formats-the last known time of similar incident was November 1988, when the top 30 The name is entirely composed of Famicom games.

Since Sony is still in the transitional stage between several generations, and it is difficult to provide enough PS5 to meet the demand, the Japanese market is indeed the main force of the Switch. Maybe in the next few months, the top 30 closures will become more common?