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When you think of third-party games on Nintendo systems, LEGO is one of the first things that may come to mind. After all, we’ve seen numerous titles on the Big N’s systems going back to the N64. It also helps that several LEGO games tend to release each generation.

Given all of this information, it shouldn’t be too surprising to hear that LEGO is the best-selling third-party franchise on Nintendo platforms. That’s according to the NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella.

Piscatella shared a couple of other noteworthy tidbits as well. LEGO is the ninth-biggest video game franchise in history in terms of dollar sales. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, LEGO Batman, and LEGO Star Wars II are the best-selling entries.

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The UK sales report for November 2020 is in, revealing that Nintendo had a very good month overall.

PlayStation 5 outsold Switch, meaning Nintendo’s console came in second for only the third time in two years. However, hardware sales increased by 96 percent over the previous four weeks. Switch hardware sales are up 63.1% percent year-on-year.

We’ll also mention that Nintendo was the top publisher of the month. Games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft and Super Mario 3D All-Stars continued to perform well.

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

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The recent Capcom leaks did more than just expose a number of upcoming games. Various sales data was also contained in the content breach, including the performance of Okami HD.

Okami HD has ended up on several platforms, but it turns out that it did the best on Nintendo’s console. On Switch, the game sold 600,000 copies. That’s more than any other system by a decent amount.

Here’s the full breakdown by platform:

Update (11/30): Post updated with the top 40.


Original: This week’s UK software sales are in, and it turns out that Switch had a busy past few days.

GamesIndustry reports that boxed Switch game sales were up 33 percent last week. 9 percent more Switch games were sold during Black Friday 2020 compared with the same period last year.

During Black Friday week, Switch titles comprised over 38 percent of all boxed games sold in the UK. There were some big increases including Animal Crossing: New Horizons (up 58 percent week-over-week), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (up 62 percent), Minecraft (up 26 percent) and Super Mario 3D All-Stars (up 54 percent). However, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity dropped by 61 percent.

Here’s a look at this week’s boxed chart:

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

1. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 345,697 / NEW
2. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 173,215 / NEW
3. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 37,290 / 6,011,308
4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 36,069 / 1,843,792
5. [NSW] Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle – 31,267 / NEW
6. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – 25,208 / 109,683
7. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 24,201 / 294,548
8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,568 / 3,274,793
9. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 12,859 / 1,608,879
10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword Shield + Expansion Pass – 11,464 / 43,088

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Update (11/23): Post updated with the top 40.


Original (11/22): This week’s UK software sales are in, including the debut of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Launch sales were 324 percent higher than Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, though were 43 percent lower than Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Of course, Hyrule Warriors isn’t a traditional Zelda game.

Switch had a good week with with many games seeing increases. These include Animal Crossing: New Horizons (up 36 percent week-over-week), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (up 39 percent), Minecraft (up 47 percent), and Super Mario 3D All-Stars (up 2 percent). Switch boxed game sales rose 52 percent week-on-week overall.

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Thanks to the latest issue of the Nintendo Magazine, we have new data pertaining to Switch sales in Japan. Nintendo actually revealed the system’s best-selling games of the year so far through October.

Here’s the full list:

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

1. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – 84,475 / NEW
2. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 45,055 / NEW
3. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – 32,906 / NEW
4. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 32,585 / 5,974,018
5. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 31,073 / 270,347
6. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 24,115 / 1,807,723
7. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and ruin – 22,955 / NEW
8. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales – 22,882 / NEW
9. [NSW] Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory – 22,813 / NEW
10. [PS5] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 18,640 / NEW

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows: