How was the 2022 of Japanese gamers? The Nintendo team offers us a clue, presenting us with the interesting ranking of the most downloaded titles on Nintendo Switch throughout the year.
Dominating the list is Splatoon 3, which with its colorful multiplayer challenges confirms the incredible appeal of the IP on the Rising Sun public. Constantly evolving, the title recently welcomed the first Big Run premiere of Splatoon 3. The splatter takes the top of the podium, even surpassing the fierce new chapters of the Game Freak series. The formula proposed by Legend Pokémon: Arceus in fact, it is “satisfied” with second place, while the scenarios of Pokémon Violet and Pokémon Scarlet share third and fourth positions respectively in the standings.
Below, we present the complete ranking.
Top 30 most downloaded Nintendo Switch video games in Japan in 2022
Splatoon 3 Leggende Pokémon: Arceus; Pokémon Violetto Pokémon Scarlatto Monster Hunter: Rise Kirby e la Terra Perduta Nintendo Switch Sports Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Overcooked 2 Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Kirby’s Dream Buffet Among Us Super Smash Bros Ultimate Animal Crossing: New Horizons The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Minecraft Human Fall Flat Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Mario Party Superstars Monster wo Taoshite Tsuyoi Ken ya Yoroi wo Te ni Shinasai. Shindemo Akiramezu ni Tsuyoku Narinasai. Yuusha Tai ga Maou wo Taosu Sono Hi wo Shinjiteimasu, or Mon -Yu for short (disponibile solamente in Giappone) eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (disponibile solamente in Giappone) Together! The Battle Cats Inside Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (disponibile solo in Giappone) Dragon Quest X Offline Dragon Quest III Resident Evil 6 Splatoon 2 Unravel Two Undertale
The ranking also includes productions designed – at least for now – exclusively for the Japanese market, but there are also highly successful Indies in Europe and North America, including Undertale, Inside e Unravel Two.