Nintendo has been struggling so far this console generation here in the west, but that’s not the case in Japan. Famitsu magazine recently released the top fifty console games sold in the region, and clocking in with seven out of the top ten spots on the lists is none other than the House of Mario! Here’s the list for your perusal:
- Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 (3DS): 609,603 copies
- Yokai Sangokushi (3DS): 539,181 copies
- Monster Hunter Cross (3DS): 345,656 copies (2,787,633 total)
- Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS): 330,809 copies
- Dark Souls III (PS4): 313,187 copies
- Monster Strike (3DS): 310,167 copies
- Dragon Builders (PS Vita): 287,521 copies
- Splatoon (Wii U): 269,056 copies (1,333,953 total)
- Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4): 260,097 copies
- Super Mario Maker (Wii U): 240,307 copies (914,501 total)
This is good news for Nintendo for a number of reasons. For one, some new 3DS software in the form of Kirby: Planet Robobot and Monster Hunter
Cross Generations is ranking very high on the list, which is a great sign for the continued longevity of the system despite entering its golden years. For another, some older titles like Super Mario Maker and Splatoon are also showing some great legs by continuing to be relevant all these months later.
Sadly, some of the software listed either has yet to appear outside of Japan and/or isn’t likely to ever make the leap across to other regions, like Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 and Monster Strike. Regardless, Nintendo is remaining relevant in its home country as the company gears up to unveil and eventually release NX in the not-so-distant future. Are you surprised to see Nintendo making such headway in Japan? Tell us in the comments!