Nintendo continues to thrive in the Switch era and the latest charts from Japan prove how popular the console is. For the first time in nearly three decades, the Japanese sales charts are dominated by the Switch. Looking at the latest numbers and charts from Famitsu shows that from August 2 to August 8, everything on the chart is on the Switch.
The data showcases how all Top 30 best-selling retail games were on the Switch, becoming the first time since 1988 when the Famicom held the same spot. Back then, it wasn’t uncommon for the charts to feature to combine different consoles from Nintendo but it is today when there’s only the Switch holding the spot with one system supporting 30 titles.
It wasn't that unusual during the early 1990's for the Top 30 to be a combination of Famicom, Super Famicom and Game Boy games, but never just one.
This is unprecedented, its the first time all 30 games are from the same system after the Top 30 tracked all platforms.
— Game Data Library (@GameDataLibrary) August 13, 2021
It shouldn’t come as surprise as the console has sold over 20 million units in Japan alone with a worldwide tally of almost 85 million as of May this year. The data from Famitsu focuses on physical software sales in Japan and not on digital sales. Either way, this is an impressive feat for any company and to dominate the charts like this is unheard of these days.
Here is the full list of titles in the Top 30 in Japan:
- Minecraft (Switch)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)
- Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi (Switch)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
- Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)
- Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Switch)
- Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Switch)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
- eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam (Switch)
- Game Builder Garage (Switch)
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Switch)
- Super Mario Party (Switch)
- Miitopia (Switch)
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
- Mario Golf: Super Rush (Switch)
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Switch)
- Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (Switch)
- Monster Hunter Rise (Switch)
- Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Switch)
- Splatoon 2 (Switch)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
- The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Switch)
- NEO: The World Ends With You (Switch)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (Switch)
- New Pokemon Snap (Switch)
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Switch)
- Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Version (Switch)
- Human Fall Flat (Switch))
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition (Switch)
- Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)