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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch and 3DS specifically for the month of December, we also have a list of the games that have sold the best in 2018. Continue on below for the full results.

NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of December 2018. The results can be found below.

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. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
8. Minecraft – Nintendo
9. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Nintendo
10. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
3. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
4. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
6. Mighty No. 9 – Deep Silver
7. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
8. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo
9. Wii Sports Club – Nintendo
10. Wii Party U – Nintendo

3DS

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

Source: Chart-Track

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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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:

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was the top seller in Japan this past week having sold 166,303 copies. The game actually performed almost identically to the Wii U version.

Expanding on the game’s sales, Media Create points out that the Wii U original sold 164,000 copies in its first week. It also had a 55.32% sell-through rate. To compare, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sold through 52.53% of its initial shipment in Japan.

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

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

Japanese daily Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun conducted an interview with Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, which was published today. Furukawa primarily commented on sales, but some other things as well.

First, Furukawa officially confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold five million copies worldwide in its first week. Additionally, Switch is the home console seeing the fastest software sales so far in Nintendo’s history. The system’s sales began to increase in mid-November, which makes sense given the holiday period and the launch of Pokemon: Let’s Go. Switch is currently available in 60 countries.

Once again, Nintendo sees smartphone gaming as a pillar of earnings. Furukawa wants to land smartphone hits and publish multiple apps across multiple fields.

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As part of a feature on Automaton Media, it’s been revealed that the Switch version of Dead Cells sold 100,000 copies in its first week. We had heard that, at launch, Switch had been outselling the PS4 release by a factor of four to one

As previously mentioned, Motion Twin is hard at work on free DLC for Dead Cells. Players can look forward to a content update sometime in Q1 2019.

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