Pokémon Legends: Arceus leads Nintendo’s best-selling game in Japan for the first half of 2022

Last night, Nintendo Japan revealed its eShop stats for the most downloaded/sold games for the first half of 2022, revealing that Pokemon remain the champion on the Nintendo Switch and that Japanese audiences can’t get enough of the pink blob known as Kirby.

The list includes the most downloaded and purchased games on the Japanese Nintendo eShop, and only covers the first half of 2022. The full list can be found on the Nintendo website.

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ten. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

9. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

8. Monyuu

seven. Among us

6. Overcooked 2

5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

4. Rise of the Monster Hunter

3. Nintendo Switch Sports

2. Kirby and the Forgotten Land

1. Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Although it is not surprising that one of best selling games on the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Legends: Arceusholds the top spot after selling over 12 million copies in the first two months, it’s surprising that games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continue to be at the top of the leaderboard when so many people already own the games. At least Kirby has time to shine.

Source: Nintendo Japan

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Daryl Harding is Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets about @DoctorDazzaand posts photos of his travels on Instagram.

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