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Nintendo Switch Becomes the First Console to Dominate Japan's Game Sales Chart in 33 Years

According to Game Data Library, as spotted by Axios, a particular console has been dominating the chart of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan since November 1988 when Famicom (the Japanese NES) dominated the list. This particular console is unsurprisingly the Nintendo Switch.

"It wasn't that unusual during the early 1990s for the Top 30 to be a combination of Famicom, Super Famicom, and Game Boy games, but never just one. This is unprecedented, it’s the first time all 30 games are from the same system after the Top 30 tracked all platforms," Game Data Library tweeted.

The top 30 games listed include Minecraft, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword remaster, Crayon Shin-chan "Ora and Dr. Summer Vacation", and more. Nintendo has recorded its most profitable year ending in March this year regardless of the impact of the pandemic. According to the company, it has sold 89 million Switch consoles as of August, beating the PS3 and Xbox 360 to be the seventh highest-selling video game console of all time.


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