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Japan’s top 10 best-selling games of 2021, hardware rankings

Posted on January 15, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Switch

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Famitsu published a report this week revealing the best-selling games of 2021 in Japan as well as hardware rankings. There’s good news for Monster Hunter Rise, along with Switch overall.

Switch cleared out the full top ten in terms of software. Monster Hunter Rise, which came out last month, topped the list with over two million physical copies sold.

Below is the full software rankings:

1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise – 2,350,693 / NEW
2. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 2,313,115 / NEW
3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 1,266,477 / 2,499,500
4. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 971,418 / NEW
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 904,685 / 2,991,690
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 815,174 / 4,272,357
7. [NSW] Minecraft – 708,670 / 2,411,591
8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 704,134 / 7,082,237
9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 628,538 / NEW
10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 610,964 / 4,624,138

Regarding hardware, as we heard recently, Switch sold over five million units in Japan last year. It was the best-selling system in the country. With a strong 2021, Nintendo’s console is almost at 23 million units sold in Japan since launch.

The full hardware rankings are as follows:

Switch – 5,579,127 / 22,919,501
PlayStation 5 – 968,185 / 1,223,335
PlayStation 4 – 104,054 / 9,394,944
Xbox Series X | S – 97,234 / 128,658
3DS – 28,540 / 24,586,448

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