Nintendo reveals that Minecraft was the number one download on Switch in Japan, plus the overall top 30

Overseas it was Stardew Valley

Numbers don’t lie. Okay sometimes they do, but in this case, they likely don’t.

Nintendo has provided a full list of top-earners on the Switch eShop for both Japan and the rest of the world, and it’s a pretty interesting set of info. For one, Minecraft is the top-seller in Japan, re-iterating just how popular the now Microsoft-led franchise is even today.

In other regions Stardew Valley took the top spot (man, developer Eric Barone might be the next person who buys a house in Beverly Hills), followed closely by Minecraft, Sonic Mania, and Rocket League. Outside of Snipperclips the entire top five outside of Japan is dominated by multi-platform releases — something that wouldn’t have been possible on Wii U, and denotes a distinct turning point for third parties on the Switch.

Feel free to peruse the full lists below!


  1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  2. Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!
  3. Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura
  4. Kamiko
  5. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: Metal Slug 3
  6. Overcooked: Special Edition
  7. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: The King of Fighters 98
  8. Arcade Archives: VS Super Mario Bros.
  9. Othello
  10. STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch
  11. Resident Evil Revelations 2
  12. VOEZ
  13. Arcade Archives: Mario Brothers
  14. Touhou Kobuto V
  15. Human Resource Machine
  16. New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers
  17. DEEMO
  18. Shovel Knight
  19. Picross S
  20. Nazotoki Mail
  21. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: Metal Slug
  22. Sonic Mania
  23. Romancing Saga 2
  24. Maison de MAOU
  25. Rocket League
  27. Blaster Master Zero
  28. Cat Quest
  29. Battle Sports Mekuru
  30. Levels+


  1. Stardew Valley
  2. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  3. Sonic Mania
  4. Rocket League
  5. Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!
  6. Overcooked: Special Edition
  7. Shovel Knight
  8. Fast RMX
  9. Kamiko
  10. SteamWorld Dig 2
  11. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: VS Super Mario Bros.
  12. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  13. Blaster Master Zero
  14. Arcade Archives: Metal Slug 3
  15. Enter the Gungeon
  16. Oceanhorn
  17. Mighty Gunvolt Burst
  18. Arcade Archives: Mario Brothers
  19. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: Metal Slug
  20. Picross S
  22. Graceful Explosion Machine
  23. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: The King Of Fighters 98
  24. Mr.Shifty
  25. World of Goo
  26. Brawlout
  27. Human Fall Flat
  28. UNO
  29. GoNNER

Switch 2017 Ranking Domestic [Nintendo]

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