While we’re not at the end of the year yet, Nintendo has decided to share some sales stats on their big Switch games in Japan. We’ll definitely be adding Pokémon Scarlet/Violet to this list before the year closes out, but for now, we’ve got the data for Japan from January to October 2022.

This list of games comes from Nintendo Magazine Winter 2022 Edition, and it includes the top 10 best-selling Switch games of 2022 in Japan. Please remember, this list is based off of only retail sales.

  1. Splatoon 3 (Nintendo)
  2. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (The Pokémon Company)
  3. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo)
  4. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
  6. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan)
  7. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  9. Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo)
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)

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1+ y ago

Next month Animal Crossing is getting the boot to make room for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at #2 maybe #1 if it keeps going the way it’s going.