Nintendo has revealed the most downloaded games in Japan throughout 2021, including Monster Hunter Rise, Among Us, and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond.
Nintendo has revealed the most downloaded games in Japan in 2021 and there are a surprising number of third-party games on the list. Nintendo Switch’s best-selling game list has been dominated by titles of its own in the past, with games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Y Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being sales giants that continue to generate income for the company.
2021 was a great year for the Switch. The system had a killer row of exclusives, including Metroid Dread, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Shin Megami Tensei V, Mario Party Superstars, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Y New Pokémon Snap. The OLED version of the system was also released in time for the holiday season, giving Nintendo something that could rival the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S over Christmas. Additionally, the Nintendo Switch Online service received the paid Expansion Pack, which added N64 and Sega Genesis games to the service, as well as providing free access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC.
Nintendo has been particularly successful in Japan throughout the year, where it has crushed competition in the console market. The official website for Nintendo in Japan has a page that reveals the most downloaded games throughout the year. Topping the list is the highly acclaimed Monster hunter rise, which was exclusive to Switch in 2021, but is coming to PC next month. Among us It was game number two, which is not surprising, considering how the game exploded in popularity during the pandemic, and its incredibly inexpensive price tag.
Shiny Diamond Pokémon took third place, but Shiny Pearl Pokémon is in fifth place. The game that separates the two is the last entry in the Momotaro Dentetsu series, which has not been localized outside of Japan. The Monotaro Dentetsu is a video game in the style of a board game similar to Monopoly, where players get rich buying properties. The rest of the top ten consist of Human: Fall Flat, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft, Y Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s amazing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons It is thirteenth on the list, suggesting that interest in the game could be starting to wane, following its surge in popularity during the pandemic, when it seemed on the verge of becoming the best-selling Nintendo Switch game.
The above list only takes into account digital games in Japan. The Monster hunter The series is more popular in its home country than abroad, even if it has been developing a fan base in recent years, and the Momotaro Dentetsu the games do not have english versions. It will be interesting to see which games they dominated Nintendoof global sales, during the company’s next fiscal report in the first quarter of 2022.
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