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We’re into the second month of 2023 now, but there’s still some data to crunch when it comes to 2022. In particular, we have some insight into what was big for videogames in Japan last year.
Now that the dust has settled, data has come in on the top 100 games in Japan for 2022. As you might suspect, there is a ton of Switch representation on the charts. You can find the top 10 games of 2022 in Japan below, with a link to the full 100.
01./00. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Violet #
02./00. [NSW] Splatoon 3
03./00. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus
04./00. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land
05./00. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports #
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
07./07. [NSW] Minecraft #
08./09. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars
09./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate #
10./00. [PS4] Elden Ring #
Along with that, we also have the total hardware sales in Japan for 2022. Not surprisingly, the Switch was #1 by a considerably healthy margin. The chart also shows how all hardware did as compared to 2021 totals. You can find the complete breakdown below.