Paper Mario: The Origami King might well have topped the list of the 15 most-downloaded Switch games in Europe for the month of July, but things are a little different over in Nintendo's home country of Japan.
Below, you'll find a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Japanese eShop last month. Only paid downloads are included, and any games that were on sale during the period are appropriately labelled (thanks, Perfectly Nintendo). Secondary numbers show last month's chart placement:
01./New. – eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 (Konami) [09.7.2020]
02./New. – Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) [17.7.2020]
03./01. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
04./02. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
05./07. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
06./00. – Moto Rush GT (Baltoro Games) [26.3.2020] (currently 93% off)
07./04. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
08./08. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
09./09. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2019]
10./19. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018]
11./03. – Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [26.5.2020]
12./00. – Real Time Battle Shogi Online (Silverstar Japan) [09.1.2020] (was 95% off)
13./13. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [03.3.2017]
14./00. – Catch ‘Em! Goldfish Scooping (D3 Publisher) [02.8.2018] (was 80% off)
15./14. – Minecraft (Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
16./00. – Elemental Knights R (Winlight) [27.9.2018] (currently 96% off)
17./16. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Senso (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
18./11. – Pokémon Sword (The Pokémon Company) [15.11.2019]
19./00. – Perfect Angle: Illusion Puzzle (Rainy Frog) [11.10.2018] (was 89% off)
20./00. – Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) [20.12.2018] (currently 20% off)
If you're interested in keeping tabs on the top games in Japan, make sure to watch out for our weekly chart updates. We also recently shared our personal top picks for eShop games released last month.
Any surprises in that top 20? Tell us below.
[source store.nintendo.co.jp, via perfectly-nintendo.com]
I’m actually surprised that Animal Crossing wasn’t top. I’d love to know what Human Fall Flat’s overall sales are, too.
A baseball game selling more than a new Mario game and Animal Crossing? In Japan? A Konami game?
What on Earth happened...? XD
Only in Japan can Nintendo dominate nearly all of the top 20, Microsoft is the only other publisher with more than one entry, but Konami is #1....
It's like whatever Earth does, Japan does the opposite.
Yeah what is this baseball game and why did it sell more than paper mario (and clubhouse games and animal crossing)?
When I saw the photo, I was going to make a joke about MegaMan, but I saw it is ⚪⚪/XX, not 20XX (Persona 5 also takes place in 20XX)
Also, a baseball game by Konami. I never saw that one coming.
They should have called it ‘Paper Mario: the Origami King Definitive Edition of the Knights of the Recently Erected Republic Pro Yakyuu Version’.
Long titles sell better in the land of the rising sun.
I think it's the same as Fifa and the UK.
@Friendly I hope you don't say for games like Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? - Familia Myth Infinite Combate. It's a pretty average name, if you ask me. I bet most people will talk about IIWTTTPUGIADFMIC in many years from now. It's fairly easy to remember and pronounce.
@the_beaver hahaha, you’re right! Some names are too long and their abbreviation is way better. You’ve given one perfect example
More surprised that Clubhouse Games got so high. With what I knew, most people were pretty uninterested in it.
It's a decent party game, replaced a few board I have had since my parents were kids.
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