So Far In 2018, Japan's Most Downloaded Nintendo Switch Game Is Minecraft

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Minecraft isn’t only popular in Japan, it’s also popular on the Nintendo Switch.

Minecraft is the most downloaded game on Nintendo Switch in Japan during the first half of this year, according to lists Nintendo published today.


Here are the top five for package and download versions. Note that Nintendo did not release download figures.

5. Mario Tennis Ace

Released: June 22, 2018

4. Splatoon 2 

July 21, 2017

3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

April 28, 2017

2. Kirby Star Allies

March 16, 2018

1. Minecraft

June 21, 2018

And here are the top five download-only games.

5. Arcade Archives vs Super Mario Bros.

Released: December 22, 2017

4. Overcooked: Special Edition

October 12, 2017

3. Stardew Valley

January 11, 2018

2. Human Fall Flat

December 28, 2017

1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

May 12, 2017

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I’m impressed they’re still moving that many Mario Kart 8 Deluxes.