Sunday, September 19th, 2021

The following are the best-selling games on Switch eShop in May 2021 (Japan)


Nintendo has released an updated list of its best-selling games in Japan, this time covering May 2021.

Monster Hunter Rise once again topped the list, making it the most downloaded game on the Japanese eShop for three consecutive months. After its launch on May 20, “Rune Factory 5” jumped to second place in the opening month.

Other new works include Miitopia, ranked fifth, and Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir; interestingly, Famicom Detective Club: The girl standing behind did not make the top 20.

Only paid downloads are included in the list, and any games sold during this period are appropriately marked (thank you, Perfect nintendo). The secondary number shows the position of the chart for the previous month:


01./01.-Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) [26.3.2021] {7 990 yen}
02./New. – Rune Factory 5 (Marvelous) [20.5.2021] {7 678 yen} (pre-order and release discount: 10% discount available before June 7)
03./02.-New Pokémon snapshots (Pokémon Company) [30.4.2021] {6 578 yen}
04./03. – Among us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020] {520 yen}
05./New. – Miitopia (Nintendo) [21.5.2021] {5 478 yen}
06./05. —— Super Nodage party (Yoshimoto Kyigo) [29.4.2021] {1 000 yen}
07./11. – Humans: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] {1 530 yen}
08./09. – Momotaro Electric Railway: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Demon! (Konami) [19.11.2020] {6 930 yen}
09./07. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition (Nintendo) [28.4.2017] {6 578 yen}
10./12. – Minecraft (Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018] {3 960 yen}
11./00. – Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of the Elusive Age – Final Edition (Square-Enix) [27.9.2019] {5 478 yen} (35% discount available before June 9)
12./16. – Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Movement (Imaginer) [03.12.2020] {6 380 yen} (20% to May 9)
13./19. -Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018] {2 750 yen} (50% discount available before May 9)
14./14. – Club games: 51 global classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020] {4 378 yen}
15./08. -Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018] {7 920 yen}
16./New. – Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir (Nintendo) [14.5.2021] {4 378 yen}
17./06. – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) [12.2.2021] {6 578 yen}
18./00. —— The World of the Lord of the Country ~ Street Market Special: A historical drama of the Lord of the Country! ~ (Arc System Engineering) [25.6.2020] {500 yen} (80% discount available before June 2nd)
19./00. – Super Mario Party (Nintendo) [05.10.2018] {6 578 yen}
20./New. —— Terra Technology (Taeinaga, Japan) [28.4.2021] {2 200 yen}


If you are interested in paying close attention to Japan’s top games, be sure to pay attention to our weekly leaderboard updates. We also recently shared our personal top picks for the eShop games released last month.

Are there any surprises for the top 20? Tell us below.