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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:

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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.

Game Informer recently spoke with the developers behind Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey. The publication caught up with Yoshihiko Maekawa and Akira Otani, the producers at AlphaDream and Nintendo respectively (among others). Maekawa and Otani commented on why the latest 3DS remake isn’t on Switch, why Partners in Time wasn’t revisited, Luigi’s role in the series, and more.

We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting excerpts from the interview below. Find the full discussion here.

A new wave of games are coming soon to the Nintendo Selects line. Super Mario Maker, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and Star Fox 64 3D are the latest additions.

These titles will become a part of the Nintendo Selects line on February 4. When that happens, their prices will drop down to $19.99 officially.

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
7. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition – Bandai Namco Entertainment
8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Nintendo
9. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
10. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
4. Wii Party U – Nintendo
5. Mighty No. 9 – Deep Silver
6. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
7. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
8. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
9. Wii Sports Club – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
4. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
6. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
7. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
8. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
9. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. – Nintendo
10. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. This week, Animal Crossing remains the top Nintendo title.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between December 20 and December 25.