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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch specifically for the month of September 2020, we also have a list of the games year-to-date and have sold the best over the last 12 months. Continue on below for the full results.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of September 2020. The results can be found below.

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

1. [PS4] FIFA 21 – 39,152 / NEW
2. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 37,544 / 5,828,121
3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 33,502 / 1,668,843
4. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 22,027 / 330,248
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12,723 / 3,209,218
6. [NSW] FIFA 21 Legacy Edition – 11,990 / NEW
7. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 7,145 / 3,759,916
8. [NSW] Minecraft – 6,859 / 1,525,027
9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 6,564 / 3,849,600
10. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 5,927 / 403,265

Bandai Namco has announced a new sales milestone for its recent Digimon games. Collectively, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory have shipped over 1.5 million copies worldwide. That’s for sales across all platforms.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory made it to Switch last October. They were collectively sold as Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition.

The next entry in the Digimon series, Digimon Survive, was just delayed for a second time today. It’s now planned for 2021.


The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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The Pokemon Company generated $2.98 billion in 2018. That number went up to $4.2 billion in 2019, according to License Global.

2019 was one of the biggest years yet for Pokemon. The franchise saw Detective Pikachu in movie theaters and the launch of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield on Switch. We’d also be remiss if we failed to mention Pokemon GO, which continues to be a monster success. The IP is represented in many areas with the trading card game, toys, apparel and accessories, designer collaborations, tech gear, home decor, and more.

Thanks to Timurs for the tip.

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After receiving a great deal of attention on PC, A Short Hike saw a surprise announcement and release on Switch. Thankfully, the game is performing well on Nintendo’s console thus far.

Speaking about the reception on the system, A Short Hike creator Adam Robinson-Yu said that “so far the sales have been much stronger on Switch.” While we don’t have concrete data, we were told that “the PC release was much quieter by comparison.”

Robinson-Yu also shared the following as to how the Switch port came to be:

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

1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 36,495 / 5,790,577
2. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 34,282 / 308,221
3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 33,156 / 1,635,341
4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12,270 / 3,196,495
5. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time – 10,437 / NEW
6. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 7,416 / 3,752,771
7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 6,168 / 3,843,036
8. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 6,143 / 397,338
9. [NSW] Minecraft – 5,901 / 1,518,168
10. [PS4] eFootball PES 2021 Season Update – 5,492 / 41,488

Alwa’s Legacy is off to a strong start on Switch, especially compared to its original release. Elden Pixel’s Mikael Forslind says that the game already sold more copies on the eShop than the Steam version. Keep in mind that the Switch version debuted about a week ago whereas it’s been out on Steam for four months.

Forslind tweeted earlier today: