Jan 9th, 2018

Famitsu has released their yearly report on the state of video games in Japan, and things are looking good. Thanks to the Nintendo Switch.

The Japanese console market is up 172% compared to last year, and that’s thanks to the Switch, which was the best selling console in the country by far in 2017.

The Switch sold 3.4 million units in Japan last year, compared to 1.9 million units the PS4 sold.

On the games front, things are looking even better for Nintendo: 9 out of 10 best selling games were all published by Nintendo.

Here are the top 10 best selling games of 2017 in Japan:

  1. Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon (3DS) 2,003,607
  2. Splatoon 2 (Switch) 1,752,096
  3. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (3DS) 1,744,603
  4. Monster Hunter XX (3DS) 1,684,991
  5. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (PS4) 1,336,180
  6. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) 1,324,280
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) 1,103,744
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) 688,044
  9. Pokémon Sun Moon (3DS) 576,506
  10. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) 423,073
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