Japan’s Top 100 Best-Selling Video Games Of 2021, According To Famitsu

Monster Hunter Rise
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The Nintendo Switch has just made it through another year, so how are its games doing on the charts within Japan? Japanese games outlet Famitsu has just released an extended list of the best-selling video games of 2021 for this location – and Switch is dominant once again.

The first 21 titles on the list are all Switch games. Within the top 10, we have the usual suspects. According to Famitsu – Monster Hunter Rise took out the top spot followed by the Diamond and Pearl remakes and in third Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!.

Further down the list, you can see Switch titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – all games that are in Nintendo’s ‘top selling title sales units‘ list. This data covers 28th December 2020 through 26th December 2021.

1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise – 2,350,693 / NEW
2. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 2,313,115 / NEW
3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 1,266,477 / 2,499,500
4. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 971,418 / NEW
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 904,685 / 2,991,690
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 815,174 / 4,272,357
7. [NSW] Minecraft – 708,670 / 2,411,591
8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 704,134 / 7,082,237
9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 628,538 / NEW
10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 610,964 / 4,624,138
11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 381,848 / 4,262,438
12. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 352,133 / 871,782
13. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 318,331 / NEW
14. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap – 312,931 / NEW
15. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 306,590 / 2,036,386
16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 305,016 / 3,993,405
17. [NSW] Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 278,747 / NEW
18. [NSW] Miitopia – 274,912 / NEW
19. [NSW] Game Builder Garage – 274,221 / NEW
20. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2 – 242,876 / NEW
21. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Yakyuu Spirits 2021: Grand Slam – 223,833 / NEW
22. [PS4] Tales of Arise – 220,122 / NEW
23. [PS4] Resident Evil Village – 206,312 / NEW
24. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi – 199,646 / NEW
25. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush – 198,426 / NEW
26. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V – 192,518 / NEW
27. [NSW] WarioWare: Get It Together! – 187,423 / NEW
28. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 181,037 / 1,909,074
29. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… – 175,792 / NEW
30. [PS4] Lost Judgment – 163,607 / NEW
31. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – 155,023 / NEW
32. [PS4] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – 150,056 / NEW
33. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 145,871 / 1,129,729
34. [NSW] Bravely Default II – 144,614 / NEW
35. [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! – 142,161 / NEW
36. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 – 140,391 / NEW
37. [NSW] Metroid Dread – 140,330 / NEW
38. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 139,980 / 1,174,861
39. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 139,146 / 601,952
40. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 – 134,919 / 167,714
41. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (New Price Version) – 132,247 / 165,686
42. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 126,373 / 213,813
43. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 125,450 / 2,301,495
44. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 119,330 / 611,950
45. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – 116,296 / 670,856
46. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version – 113,231 / 657,698
47. [NSW] Super Robot Wars 30 – 96,094 / NEW
48. [NSW] Little Nightmares II – 95,018 / NEW
49. [NSW] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon – 94,462 / NEW
50. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set – 92,054 / NEW
51. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 5 – 91,348 / NEW
52. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 90,346 / 815,317
53. [PS4] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon – 85,877 / NEW
54. [NS4] The Battle Cats Unite! – 85,395 / 101,998
55. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies – 84,278 / 948,200
56. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 5 – 82,104 / NEW
57. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 – 80,397 / 136,803
58. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 80,007 / 384,970
59. [PS4] Super Robot Wars 30 – 78,531 / NEW
60. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – 77,418 / 162,232
61. [PS5] Resident Evil Village – 74,644 / NEW
62. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition – 73,996 / 150,780
63. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 – 67,977 / 337,625
64. [PS5] Tales of Arise – 65,292 / NEW
65. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch – 64,249 / 407,990
66. [PS4] Judgment (New Price Edition) – 63,650 / NEW
67. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki – 62,640 / NEW
68. [PS4] Far Cry 6 – 57,283 / NEW
69. [NSW] Super Bomberman R Smile Collection – 57,189 / 184,645
70. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard – 55,708 / NEW
71. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – 55,321 / 417,860
72. [NSW] Apex Legends – 54,816 / NEW
73. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass – 54,178 / 202,476
74. [PS4] FIFA 22 – 54,074 / NEW
75. [NSW] FIFA 22 Legacy Edition – 51,764 / NEW
76. [NSW] Family Trainer – 50,264 / 70,503
77. [NSW] Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack – 48,221 / 100,842
78. [NSW] Fortnite Minty Legends Pack – 47,799 / NEW
79. [NSW] Densha de Go! Hashiro Yamanote Line – 45,331 / NEW
80. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) – 45,279 / 135,875
81. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – 44,204 / 170,954
82. [NSW] Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion – 44,127 / NEW
83. [PS5] Lost Judgment – 42,743 / NEW
84. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King – 42,389 / 337,086
85. [PS4] Battlefield 2042 – 40,707 / NEW
86. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI S – 40,003 / 84,714
87. [NSW] Power Pro Kun Pocket R – 39,383 / NEW
88. [PS4] Scarlet Nexus – 38,916 / NEW
89. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition – 37,425 / NEW
90. [NSW] Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – 37,274 / NEW
91. [NSW] Derby Stallion – 36,702 / NEW
92. [NSW] Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition – 36,352 / NEW
93. [PS4] Biomutant – 35,948 / NEW
94. [NSW] FIFA 21 Legacy Edition – 35,414 / 75,550
95. [PS4] Little Nightmares II – 35,271 / NEW
96. [PS4] Minecraft Starter Collection – 34,389 / 78,324
97. [NSW] Danganronpa Decadence – 34,229 / NEW
98. [NSW] Moshikashite? Obake no Shatekiya for Nintendo Switch – 34,089 / NEW
99. [PS5] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 34,016 / 66,238
100. [PS5] Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade – 34,012 / NEW

Any games stand out for you on this list? Did you play any of the titles here within the top 10? Leave a comment down below.

[source famitsu.com, via nintendoeverything.com]

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