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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. We now have a look at the best-selling games in the United States for January specifically on Switch.

Here’s the full set of data:

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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 January 2021. The results can be found below.

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

1. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 56,283 / 1,846,039
2. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 30,087 / 2,346,098
3. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 19,020 / 6,625,026
4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 17,699 / 3,656,140
5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 12,040 / 4,145,903
6. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,692 / 1,806,925
7. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 8,619 / 3,771,338
8. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 8,298 / 3,955,554
9. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 7,704 / 630,909
10. [PS4] Nioh Complete Edition – 6,523 / NEW

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

The UK sales report for January 2021 is in, with Nintendo achieving pretty good results during the month.

Switch was the second best-selling platform behind Xbox Series X/S, though sales for Nintendo’s console increased by 21 percent over the same period the year before. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best-selling game of the month, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Here’s a look at the top twenty best-selling games of January:

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Update (2/8): Post updated with the top 40.


Original (2/7): This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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We’re a month into 2021, but we’re not done looking back on 2020 just yet. This week’s issue of Famitsu contains a large list revealing the top 100 best-selling games in Japan last year.

We’ve gone ahead and translated the full list. Continue on below for the entire results.

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

1. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 79,362 / 1,789,756
2. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 42,124 / 2,316,011
3. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 25,151 / 6,606,006
4. [NSW] Disgaea 6 – 23,551 / NEW
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 17,503 / 3,638,441
6. [PS4] Disgaea 6 – 15,761 / NEW
7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 11,220 / 4,133,863
8. [NSW] Minecraft – 10,546 / 1,797,233
9. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 10,411 / 623,205
10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 9,514 / 3,762,719

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

As revealed today by Nintendo’s financial results, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have sold over 20 million units. In doing so, they’ve become the first entries since Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver to reach that mark. Sword and Shield have currently sold 23.73 million copies.

Sword and Shield should eventually overtake Gold and Silver as the second best-selling Pokemon games of all time. Red/Blue/Green would be more difficult to surpass as those titles have collectively sold 31.38 million copies.

Here’s a look at the Pokemon series sales for all mainline titles: