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It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. Once again, Animal Crossing is the top Nintendo title.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between December 26 and January 9.

Pre-order updates (1/20/19)

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Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

Looking to expand your 3DS theme collection? Atlus has readied a new design, and it’s entirely free. Head on over to the 3DS theme shop to download one based on Etrian Odyssey Nexus.

The game itself is due out in the west very soon. A release is planned on February 5.

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A new batch of Nintendo Selects were announced this week. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Super Mario Maker, and Star Fox 64 3D are joining the line at the start of next month.

Amazon has now opened pre-orders for all three. Reserve Zelda here, Mario Maker here, and Star Fox 64 here. They’ll all be out on February 4.

This week’s issue of Famitsu has a new report on the Japanese gaming industry for 2018. The publication shared a listing of the top 100 best-selling games. Nintendo ended up doing very well last year with 9,918,000 copies of software sold.

Below are the full results:

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 166.303 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 62.580 / 2.676.740 (-76%)
03./00. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 41.510 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 26.588 / NEW
05./05. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 19.565 / 199.003 (-59%)
06./02. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 19.054 / 955.194 (-80%)
07./08. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 17.931 / 197.062 (-54%)
08./03. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 15.353 / 1.414.948 (-78%)
09./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 14.991 / 2.070.890 (-73%)
10./07. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 12.590 / 562.344 (-71%)
11./06. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 11.061 / 2.893.881 (-74%)
12./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 8.636 / 1.255.292 (-55%)
13./09. [NSW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) – 7.576 / 42.711 (-65%)
14./10. [PS4] Judgment (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) – 6.837 / 240.293 (-66%)
15./17. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 5.618 / 519.799 (-36%)
16./13. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 4.682 / 290.959 (-72%)
17./12. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 4.134 / 1.935.809 (-76%)
18./15. [PS4] God Eater 3 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8.200) – 3.546 / 204.056 (-67%)
19./14. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 3.082 / 720.725 (-79%)
20./25. [NSW] Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 3.024 / 13.201

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently participated in an interview with Kyoto Shimbun, which was published just a few days ago. The company’s boss weighed in on selling 20 million Switch units by the end of the fiscal year and needing a steady stream of games for the system, mobile (including keeping smartphone games separate from Switch), and the future of 3DS. He also teased future plans for Labo, touched on eSports, and commented on looking towards the Chinese market.

Here’s a full translation of the interview:

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth shipped on 3DS towards the end of last year. While Atlus has yet to make any localization announcements, we’re likely going to be hearing something soon.

Earlier today, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth was rated in Australia. These classifications usually hint at overseas plans. That’s actually what happened with Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission. After it was rated in Australia, Bandai Namco confirmed this week that the game is coming to North America and Europe. Persona Q2 is probably following similar pattern here, so stay tuned.

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 78,056
PS4 – 12,012
PS4 Pro – 6,289
New 2DS LL – 3,954
Vita – 1,711
New 3DS LL – 1,483
2DS – 268
Xbox One X – 38
Xbox One – 12

Atlus posted the latest trailer for Etrian Odyssey Nexus today highlighting some of the challenges players will encounter. View it below.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus heads to 3DS in the west on February 5.