best-selling games

Famitsu’s most recent issue revealed the 100 best-selling games in Japan for the first half of 2019. The best-selling title is Kingdom Hearts 3 on PS4, while Super Smash Brothers Ultimate comes in at number two. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Resident Evil 2and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe round out the top five. A total of six Switch games appear in the top ten best-selling games.

For the whole list, the Switch and PS4 both have 47 games represented, while the remaining six slots somehow belong to the 3DS. While most of the current best-selling games came out in 2018 and 2019, like one would assume, the oldest title on the list, Mario Kart 7, a whopping eight years old. The next-closest title on the best-selling games list is Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition, which released in 2015.

The full list of best-selling games is posted below.

01. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 838.927 / NEW
02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 779.845 / 3.140.500
03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 643.426 / NEW
04. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 393.688 / NEW
05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 318.492 / 2.348.789
06. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 312.278 / 1.565.955
07. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 305.640 / 830.685
08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 284.170 / 1.049.023
09. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) – 260.223 / NEW
10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 224.791 / 3.099.211

11. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) – 215.421 / NEW
12. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 196.153 / NEW
13. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) – 191.097 / NEW
14. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 183.627 / NEW
15. [PS4] Days Gone <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) – 182.787 / NEW
16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 168.697 / 1.348.389
17. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 153.197 / NEW
18. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) – 125.308 / NEW
19. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) – 125.057 / NEW
20. [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800) – 114.570 / NEW

21. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) – 112.238 / NEW
22. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 109.728 / 275.146
23. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8.600) – 102.767 / NEW
24. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800) – 84.397 / NEW
25. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 80.407 / 1.980.613
26. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 75.505 / NEW
27. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 75.318 / 345.733
28. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 72.980 / 236.862
29. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) – 70.164 / NEW
30. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 68.085 / 732.900

31. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980) – 66.783 / NEW
32. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} (¥6.100) – 65.544 / NEW
33. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 64.727 / NEW
34. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # <EDU> (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980) – 64.516 / NEW
35. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) – 59.428 / 72.469
36. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 57.576 / 288.550
37. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) – 54.673 / NEW
38. [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) – 54.118 / 278.166
39. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 52.591 / 2.485.870
40. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8.600) – 51.101 / NEW

41. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥4.800) – 46.360 / NEW
42. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 45.635 / NEW
43. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 45.371 / 421.737
44. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 43.345 / 187.655
45. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) – 41.674 / NEW
46. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥4.990) – 40.993 / 64.658
47. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 40.918 / NEW
48. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} (¥5.800) – 39.974 / NEW
49. [PS4] Yakuza 4 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.01.17} (¥3.990) – 39.434 / NEW
50. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 38.419 / 42.198

51. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥4.800) – 37.467 / NEW
52. [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # <FTG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.01} (¥7.800) – 37.380 / NEW
53. [PS4] Left Alive # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8.300) – 33.401 / NEW
54. [PS4] Metro: Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800) – 33.106 / NEW
55. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 32.211 / 511.722
56. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 32.127 / 393.466
57. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3.056) – 31.908 / NEW
58. [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} (¥7.800) – 31.600 / NEW
59. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 30.676 / 455.658
60. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800) – 30.494 / 89.875

61. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe Edition <Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization \ Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Abyss of the Shrine Maiden: Chapter I> <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} (¥5.700) – 29.782 / NEW
62. [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8.200) – 28.720 / 203.554
63. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900) – 28.276 / 82.095
64. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800) – 27.698 / 92.697
65. [PS4] Yakuza 5 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.06.20} (¥3.990) – 27.403 / NEW
66. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥7.600) – 27.294 / 182.539
67. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) – 27.255 / 183.585
68. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3.500) – 26.472 / 31.359
69. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥4.980) – 25.509 / NEW
70. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) – 25.345 / 34.523

71. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990) – 25.047 / 31.293
72. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980) – 24.895 / NEW
73. [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) – 24.874 / NEW
74. [NSW] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu & Sentouchuu Double Pack <Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi \ Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen!> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.300) – 24.657 / 47.831
75. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) – 24.606 / 33.108
76. [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥5.600) – 24.336 / 42.007
77. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 23.523 / 250.368
78. [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700) – 23.429 / 34.312
79. [PS4] Winning Post 9 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} (¥8.800) – 22.848 / NEW
80. [PS4] Ys: Memories of Celceta – Kai <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2019.05.16} (¥3.980) – 22.669 / NEW

81. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800) – 22.438 / NEW
82. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥8.800) – 22.256 / 227.842
83. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 20.162 / 233.879
84. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.04.25} (¥3.990) – 20.043 / NEW
85. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue <Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD \ Kingdom Hearts ?: Back Cover \ Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥6.800) – 19.631 / 224.738
86. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition <Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Ambush of the Imposters \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Betrayala of Comrades \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Collapse of Balance \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Dissonance of the Nexus> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.200) – 19.464 / NEW
87. [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.20} (¥3.200) – 19.349 / 34.471
88. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) – 18.152 / 100.729
89. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} (¥3.600) – 18.095 / NEW
90. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥5.800) – 18.072 / 47.609

91. [PS4] Rage 2 <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2019.06.06} (¥7.980) – 17.365 / NEW
92. [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} (¥7.800) – 17.208 / NEW
93. [PS4] Samurai Shodown <FTG> (SNK) {2019.06.27} (¥7.200) – 16.662 / NEW
94. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 16.659 / 434.862
95. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 16.652 / 2.874.900
96. [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥6.980) – 16.371 / 34.380
97. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 16.249 / 310.946
98. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 15.953 / 456.724
99. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980) – 15.868 / NEW
100. [PS4] Langrisser I & II <Langrisser \ Langrisser II> # <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2019.04.18} (¥6.800) – 15.254 / NEW

While the first half of the year’s best-selling games were a fairly even split between Switch and PS4, the Switch is poised to have a lot of heavy-hitters in the second half that should help it dominate the top ten.

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Andrew Rockett
Reviews Editor at Nintendo Enthusiast. I am a major fan of all consoles and eras. Follow me on Twitter @habitablestorm3 to watch me tweet about the many old games I love to spend time with.

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