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Famitsu reveals Japan's top 30 best-selling 3DS games

Big names, big games

Famitsu recently shared a feature that looked back on the software lineup from the 3DS to see what its biggest hits were. In the list below, you can find the top 30 best-selling 3DS games in Japan. This list features physical sales data, and doesn't include digital sales.

1. Pokémon X / Y - 4.504.626
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 4.476.950
3. Pokémon Sun / Moon - 3.844.977
4. Monster Hunter 4 - 3.591.334
5. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits / Fleshy Souls - 3.210.295
6. Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire - 3.170.976
7. Mario Kart 7 - 2.887.908
8. Monster Hunter Generations - 2.833.860
9. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters - 2.655.357
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 2.624.127
11. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 2.613.529
12. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - 2.571.350
13. Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon - 2.529.930
14. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters - 2.191.034
15. Super Mario 3D Land - 2.178.637
16. Tomodachi Life - 1.826.729
17. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - 1.817.915
18. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate - 1.691.202
19. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - 1.589.804
20. Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura - 1.516.996
21. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - 1.507.126
22. Puzzle & Dragons Z - 1.477.621
23. Yo-Kai Watch - 1.303.281
24. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - 1.238.660
25. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS - 1.196.045
26. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 1.057.454
27. Monster Strike - 999.955
28. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - 929.179
29. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D - 921.310
30. Kirby Triple Deluxe - 851.295

Japanese eShop charts for Feb. 18th to 24th, 2021

An interesting fight at the top of the charts

The latest eShop charts for Japan have come in, and there's quite a shake-up at the top of the charts. Looks like Japan is hungry for the next Story of Seasons game! Check out the charts below for Feb. 18th to 24th, 2021.

Switch

01./New. – Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) [25.2.2021] (pre-order and launch discount: 10% off until March 14th)
02./02. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./New. – Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town + Expansion Pass Set (Marvelous) [25.2.2021] (pre-order and launch discount: 10% off until March 14th)
04./01. – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) [12.2.2021]
05./New. – Capcom Arcade Stadium Packs 1, 2, 3 Set (Capcom) [18.2.2021]
06./03. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until February 25th)
07./04. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
08./New. – Bravely Default II (Square-Enix) [26.2.2021]
09./08. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
10./09. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (75% off until February 25th)
11./New. – Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection (Capcom) [25.2.2021]
12./06. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
13./15. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
14./09. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (75% off until February 25th)
15./00. – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) [01.12.2017]
16./05. – Little Nightmares II (Bandai-Namco) [10.2.2021]
17./New. – G-Mode Archives 30 Sorcerian (G-Mode) [18.2.2021]
18./10. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
19./New. – Capcom Arcade Stadium Pack 3: Arcade Evolution (’92 – ’01) (Capcom) [18.2.2021]
20./14. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]

3DS

01./01. – Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3!! Endo Mamoru Densetsu (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 6 076 Yen)
02./02. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
03./03. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Supernova (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
04./04. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Big Bang (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
05./05. – Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level-5) [28.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 238 Yen)
06./08. – The Little Battlers eXperience W: Super Custom (Level-5) [18.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instea of 4 191 Yen)
07./07. – Fantasy Life Link! (Level-5) [25.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 217 Yen)
08./06. – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5) [06.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 143 Yen)
09./10. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones: Wildfire (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
10./09. – Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Level-5) [29.11.2012] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 765 Yen)

3DS eShop charts for Feb. 25th, 2021

You know how it goes by now

Not much to write home about in the latest 3DS eShop charts, as they're pretty much in step with last week's, and the week before, and the week before... Still though, if you're curious how things are going, you can see the rundown for Feb. 25th, 2021 below.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Pokemon Red
5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
6. Pokemon Gold
7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
8. Pokemon Omega Ruby
9. Pokemon Silver
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Super Mario 3D Land
12. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
13. Pokemon Blue
14. Super Mario Bros. 3
15. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
16. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
17. Pokemon X
18. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
19. EarthBound
20. Pokemon Ultra Sun

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
4. Mario Kart 7 Video
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. Super Mario 3D Land Video
7. IronFall Trailer
8. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
9. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
10. Pokemon Bank Trailer
11. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
12. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
13. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
14. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
15. Super Mario World Trailer
16. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
17. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
18. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
19. Introducing Tomodachi Life
20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

Japanese eShop charts for Feb. 11th to 17th, 2021

Mario takes the top spot

Mario is the one to beat on the Switch eShop this week, but plenty of other big-name games are nipping at his heels. Check out the Japanese eShop charts for Feb. 11th to 17th, 2021 below.

Switch

01./01. – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) [12.2.2021]
02./02. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./05. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until February 25th)
04./03. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
05./12. – Little Nightmares II (Bandai-Namco) [10.2.2021]
06./06. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
07./11. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (50% off until February 25th)
08./10. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
09./11. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (75% off until February 25th)
10./09. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
11./13. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
12./14. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
13./New. – Green Hell (Forever Entertainment) [10.2.2021]
14./16. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
15./15. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
16./19. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [30.12.2018]
17./00. – Panzer Dragoon Remake (Forever Entertainment) [02.4.2020] 75% off until February 25th)
18./00. – Super Mario Party (Nintendo) [05.10.2018]
19./00. – Buddy Mission BOND (Nintendo) [29.01.2021]
20./00. – Catch ‘Em! Goldfish Scooping (D3 Publisher) [02.8.2018]

3DS

01./01. – Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3!! Endo Mamoru Densetsu (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 6 076 Yen)
02./02. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
03./03. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Supernova (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
04./04. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Big Bang (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
05./05. – Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level-5) [28.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 238 Yen)
06./08. – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5) [06.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 143 Yen)
07./07. – Fantasy Life Link! (Level-5) [25.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 217 Yen)
08./06. – The Little Battlers eXperience W: Super Custom (Level-5) [18.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instea of 4 191 Yen)
09./09. – Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Level-5) [29.11.2012] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 765 Yen)
10./00. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones: Wildfire (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)

3DS eShop charts for Feb. 18th, 2021

Wondering if there was a shake-up on the 3DS eShop charts this week? I think you know the answer to that! Here's the rundown for Feb. 18th, 2021.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Pokemon Red
5. Pokemon Gold
6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
7. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
8. Pokemon Silver
9. Pokemon Omega Ruby
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Super Mario 3D Land
12. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
13. Pokemon Blue
14. Super Mario Bros. 3
15. EarthBound
16. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
17. Rhythm Heaven Megamix
18. Pokemon X
19. Pokemon Y
20. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
4. Mario Kart 7 Video
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. Super Mario 3D Land Video
7. IronFall Trailer
8. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
9. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
10. Pokemon Bank Trailer
11. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
12. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
13. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
14. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
15. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
16. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
17. Introducing Tomodachi Life
18. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
19. Super Mario World Trailer
20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

Japanese eShop charts for Feb. 4th to 10th, 2021

Mario is the cat's meow

Among Us has finally been knocked from the top spot in Japan, and it's all Mario's fault! Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury snags #1 for its launch day, and now the question is how long will it stay there? Check out the eShop charts for Feb. 4th to 10th, 2021 below.

Switch

01./New. – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) [12.2.2021]
02./01. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./02. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
04./00. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018] (50% off until February 25th)
05./04. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until February 25th)
06./07. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
07./03. – Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games) [25.9.2018] (35% off until February 7th)
08./14. – Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) [31.10.2019] (54% off until February 10th)
09./09. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
10./10. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
11./00. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (was on sale)
12./New. – Little Nightmares II (Bandai-Namco) [10.2.2021]
13./11. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
14./12. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
15./15. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
16./17. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
17./00. – Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) [31.10.2019] (was on sale)
18./19. – Gnosia (Petit Depotto) [30.4.2020]
19./16. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [30.12.2018]
20./00. – Resident Evil 4 (Capcom) [23.5.2019] (was on sale)

3DS

01./03. – Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3!! Endo Mamoru Densetsu (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 6 076 Yen)
02./00. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
03./00. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Supernova (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
04./00. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Big Bang (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
05./00. – Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level-5) [28.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 238 Yen)
06./00. – The Little Battlers eXperience W: Super Custom (Level-5) [18.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instea of 4 191 Yen)
07./00. – Fantasy Life Link! (Level-5) [25.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 217 Yen)
08./00. – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5) [06.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 143 Yen)
09./00. – Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Level-5) [29.11.2012] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 765 Yen)
10./00. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Shadow (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 6 076 Yen)

3DS eShop charts for Feb. 11th, 2021

Pokemon does it again

If you guessed that Pokemon Crystal was leading the pack for 3DS games this week, you've been paying attention! Once again, nothing can knock the classic from the top of the charts. Check out the complete rundown for Feb. 11th, 2021 below.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Pokemon Gold
6. Pokemon Red
7. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
8. Pokemon Silver
9. Pokemon Omega Ruby
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Super Mario Bros. 3
12. Pokemon Blue
13. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
14. Super Mario 3D Land
15. Pokemon X
16. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
17. EarthBound
18. Rhythm Heaven Megamix
19. Pokemon Y
20. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. IronFall Trailer
7. Super Mario 3D Land Video
8. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
9. Pokemon Bank Trailer
10. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
11. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
12. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
13. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
14. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
15. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
16. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
18. Introducing Tomodachi Life
19. Super Mario World Trailer
20. Flipnote Studio 3D – Flipnote Samples

3DS eShop charts for Feb. 3rd, 2021

Yep, it's Pokemon Crystal again

Pokemon Crystal simply won't budge from the top spot. It leads the pack yet again, which isn't much of a surprise for anyone keeping an eye on these weekly charts. Check out the rundown for Feb. 4th, 2021 below.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Pokemon Red
6. Pokemon Gold
7. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
8. Pokemon Silver
9. Pokemon Omega Ruby
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Pokemon Blue
12. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
13. Super Mario Bros. 3
14. Super Mario 3D Land
15. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
16. Pokemon X
17. Rhythm Heaven Megamix
18. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
19. EarthBound
20. Pokemon Y

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. IronFall Trailer
7. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
8. Super Mario 3D Land Video
9. Pokemon Bank Trailer
10. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
11. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
12. Flipnote Studio 3D – Flipnote Samples
13. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
14. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
15. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
16. Super Mario World Trailer
17. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
18. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
19. Introducing Tomodachi Life
20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

Japanese eShop charts for Jan. 21st to 27th, 2021

The murder mystery is killing it

The latest weekly eShop charts in Japan reveal that Among Us has hung onto the top spot yet again, which is no easy task. Momotaro Dentetsu has been charging the charts since last year, but Among Us has just enough strength to muscle it into second place. Check out the overall Japanese eShop charts for Jan. 21st to 27th, 2021 below!

Switch

01./01. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
02./02. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
03./03. – Urban Trial Playgrounds (3 g o o) [24.5.2018] (97% off until January 27th)
04./08. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
05./04. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
06./05. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
07./06. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./New. – Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Nippon Ichi Software) [28.1.2021]
09./09. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
10./00. – Moto Rush GT (Baltoro Games) [26.3.2020] (93% off until February 2nd)
11./11. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
12./New. – Final Sword DefinitiveEdition (HUP Games) [21.1.2021]
13./10. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
14./12. – Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (imagineer) [03.12.2020]
15./17. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [30.12.2018]
16./16. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
17./00. – Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) [31.10.2019] (54% off until February 10th)
18./New. – Buddy Mission BOND (Nintendo) [29.1.2021]
19./00. – Hollow (Forever Entertainment) [06.12.2018]
20./13. – Down in Bermuda (YAK) [14.1.2021] (launch discount: 75% off until February 9th)

3DS

01./08. – Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3!! Endo Mamoru Densetsu (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (was on sale)
02./10. – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [26.1.2018]
03./00. – Chou Charisou Atsumete! Choujuu Hunter (spicysoft) [24.2.2016] (currently on sale for 100 Yen, instead of 680 Yen)
04./00. – The Battle Cats POP! (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
05./00. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [24.8.2017]
06./00. – Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (Square-Enix) [10.8.2017]
07./00. – Infinite Dunamis (Kemco) [02.3.2016] (currently 50% off)
08./00. – EarthBound (Nintendo, New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console) [04.3.2016]
09./00. – Pokémon Silver Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [22.9.2017]
10./00. – Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]

Mother Music Revisited album now available to stream in the U.S. and Canada

Classic tunes in a new format

We previously shared news of the Mother Music Revisited album, which just launched in Japan yesterday. Surprisingly, that same album is now available to stream in both the United States and Canada. Those interested can find the album on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes. Unfortunately, the only option for physical versions is through import.

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