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This is the bestseller of the year in the Japanese online store

Before the end of the year comes and everything starts anew, many companies are making budgets and stats on: annual reviews, regardless of whether they are steam or the Play StationLive on the numbers.

Nintendo is also getting into the numbers game and publishing a Thirty best selling games from the Japanese eShop. Unsurprisingly, the ranking only provides information about digital sales in the Land of the Rising Sun and there are no exact figures. The statistics are still interesting, or you would have thought the battle of colors Splatoon 3 Are all the Pokémon titles fixed this year?

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Because the third round of fast-paced turf wars with shotguns is actually #1: Splatoon 3 is the most successful game in the Japanese eShop 2022 – curiously enough, the predecessor reached 28th place and is ahead of the most recent titles. detection 2 And the Undertale.

Otherwise, lovable Pocket Monsters is the number one bestseller: it makes it to number two. Pokemon Legends: Arceusfollowed by Pokemon Purple In third place, its counterpart, the Crimson, missed out on the podium and ended up in fourth place, so it seems Gen 9 players like Jet more than a prehistoric lizard.

Aside from Nintendo’s expensive first party titles, a surprising number of small games made it to the list: Internet phenomenon among us On the twelfth, for example, or the crazy kitchen party Overcooked 2which narrowly slipped into the top ten. Human fall flat On the other hand, the interior is still in good midfield.

Japan exclusive titles and a lot of multiplayer

Many of the multiplayer representatives are particularly amazing: apart from the already mentioned standalone courses of chaotic co-op sessions, there are Monster Hunter RiseAnd the Mario Kart 8 DeluxeAnd the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate And the Nintendo Switch Sports Among the top 30 best-selling games in 2022. At the same time, there are also extensive single-players such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3 or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild He got to the list.

In addition to the many well-known titles, Western gamers are likely to stumble over one question mark or the other. The dungeon crawler Mon-Yu, whose full name *is perhaps the longest in video game history, should not appear here until 2023, for example, as well as the Monopoly Momotaro Dentetsu mix: Showa, Heisei and Reiwa Moiban! It has not yet been released outside of Japan.

*Mon-Yu is spelled as “Monster wo Taoshite Tsuyoi Ken ya Yoroi wo Te ni Shinasai. Even if you die, keep fighting and gaining strength. We believe in the day when heroes defeat the Demon King.”