Jul 3rd, 2017

Nintendo is once again dominating games sales in Japan. Sales numbers for the month of May reveal that Nintendo games take up 7 of the top 10 best selling games in the country. And out of top 20, Nintendo has 14 games on the list.

The best selling game of May was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, which isn’t a surprise, considering that it has already outsold Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the country.

Minecraft on Switch was the third best selling game, while Zelda: Breath of the Wild came in at fifth. A bunch of 3DS games were also represented on the list, including Monster Hunter XX as the second best selling game of the month.

Here’s the complete list of the top 20 best selling games in Japan for the month of May 2017:

1. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 178,801 (162,733 physical, 16,068 digital)
2. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 67,136 (61,400 physical, 5,736 digital)
3. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – 59,886 (N/A physical, 59,886 digital)
4. [3DS] Dragon Ball heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 56,830 (55,537 physical, 1,293 digital)
5. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 43,015 (39,856 physical, 3,159 digital)
6. [PS4] Ys VIII – 37,768 (30,764 physical, 7,004 digital)
7. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order – 32,267 (N/A physical, 32,267 digital)
8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – 30,303 (28,240 physical, 2,063 digital)
9. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 25,182 (16,712 physical, 8,470 digital)
10. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax – 20,604 (19,315 physical, 1,289 digital)
11. [NSW] Snipperclips – 19,704 (4,221 physical, 15,483 digital)
12. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – 18,463 (16,781 physical, 1,682 digital)
13. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition – 17,996 (16,245 physical, 1,751 digital)
14. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death – 17,724 (16,330 physical, 1,394 digital)
15. [3DS] Cube Creator DX – 16,400 (8,373 physical, 8,027 digital)
16. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars – 16,282 (15,421 physical, 861 digital)
17. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 15,882 (14,650 physical, 1,232 digital)
18. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 – 15,027 (13,177 physical, 1,850 digital)
19. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 13,755 (12,906 physical, 849 digital)
20. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 13,581 (7,292 physical, 6,289 digital)

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