Nintendo Switch Sports
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We've got the full sales data for the month of May in Japan and it was another strong performance for the Nintendo Switch, surprising absolutely no one.

Nintendo Switch Sports took the top spot in terms of game sales, shifting almost 420,000 units after its launch on April 29th. This performance puts the game just behind its 2006 sibling Wii Sports at 553,000 units, which if you recall wasn't bundled with the Wii console in Japan.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land, meanwhile, slipped down into second place, having sold a respectable 117,000 units during May. Previously, the game had spent both March and April at the top of the charts.

Overall, more than 1.6 million games were sold in the region during May, of which 86.6% were on the Switch. An impressive statistic, to be sure, and one that firmly puts Nintendo as the top publisher during May in terms of value and volume, with Konami in second place.

Here's a look at the top ten games for May in Japan:

Position Game
1 Nintendo Switch Sports
2 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
3 eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyu 2022
4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5 Minecraft
6 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
7 eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyu 2022 (PS4)
8 Ring Fit Adventure
9 Mario Party Superstars
10 Taiko Risshiden V DX

We're going to go out on a limb, but we suspect June's figures will be fairly similar, with Mario Strikers: Battle League coming out on top this time around after its recent launch on June 10th - you heard it here first!

What do you think of the latest sales figures for Japan? Any surprises here? Share your thoughts with a comment below.