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Taiko: Drum Master (known as Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! in Japan) has drum-rolled its way right to number one in the Japanese charts.

It's been yet another strong week for Nintendo on the whole in the region, with the top 12 chart entries all being either Switch or 3DS games. Octopath Traveler, which was sitting on top spot last week after some wonderfully high sales figures, has slipped down to number two this time around. Here's a look at the top 20 (first numbers are this week's sales, followed by total sales in brackets):


1) [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 69,984 (New)
2) [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix, 07/13/18) – 22,438 (132,550)
3) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 21,913 (2,469,695)
4) [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 20,547 (62,399)
5) [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 19,709 (247,161)
6) [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 16,265 (138,051)
7) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,435 (1,641,109)
8) [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 7,554 (1,676,067)
9) [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 7,188 (21,746)
10) [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 7,1173 (1,050,891)
11) [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 6,407 (566,171)
12) [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 5,695 (1,772,133)
13) [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (SIE, 05/25/18) – 4,613 (94,973)
14) [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 4,354 (425,839)
15) [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo, 04/20/18) – 3,842 (205,809)
16) [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 05/04/18) – 3,378 (193,708)
17) [PS4] Mary Skelter 2 (Compile Heart, 07/12/18) – 2,986 (13,356)
18) [PS4] The Crew 2 (Ubisoft, 06/29/18) – 2,728 (35,004)
19) [PS4] New Gundam Breaker (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 06/21/18) – 2,639 (84,716)
20) [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 2,614 (2,903,441)


As is usually the case at the moment, the Switch has also found itself sitting securely at the top of the hardware pile, too. Here's this week's figures, followed by last week's.

1) Switch – 53,745 (50,239)
2) PlayStation 4 – 14,035 (12,431)
3) New 2DS LL – 8,296 (4,176)
4) PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,274 (5,165)
5) PlayStation Vita – 4,277 (4,112)
6) New 3DS LL – 2,844 (2,507)
7) Xbox One – 709 (47)
8) 2DS – 437 (448)
9) Xbox One X – 56 (32)

Are you happy to see Taiko: Drum Master perching on the top spot? Join us in praying for a full western release in the comments below.

[via gematsu.com]