May 18, 2021

Here Are The Switch eShop’s Best-Selling Games Of December 2020 (Japan)


Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!

Nintendo has released an updated list of its best-selling titles in Japan, this time covering December 2020.

Below, you’ll find a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Japanese eShop last month. Only paid downloads are included, and any games that were on sale during the period are appropriately labelled (thanks, Perfectly Nintendo). Secondary numbers show last month’s chart placement:


01./01. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
02./New. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./00. – Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Capcom) [25.8.2017] (51% off until January 6th)
04./11. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
05./13. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
06./New. – Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Spike-Chunsoft) [03.12.2020]
07./17. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018] (50% off until January 6th)
08./New. – Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (imagineer) [03.12.2020]
09./09. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
10./07. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until January 7th)
11./15. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
12./00. – Hollow Knight (Team Cherry) [13.6.2018] (50% off until December 27th)
13./New. – Derby Stallion (Game Addict) [03.12.2020]
14./00. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [30.12.2018] (50% off until December 27th)
15./14. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [03.3.2017] (30% off until January 12th)
16./04. – Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) [30.10.2020]
17./12. – Minecraft (Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
18./02. – Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) [12.11.2020]
19./New. – Sa・Ga Collection (Square-Enix) [15.12.2020]
20./New. – Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (SEGA) [10.12.2020]


As we mentioned last time around, Konami’s railroad sim Momotaro Dentetsu has been lighting up the Japanese physical charts over the past few weeks, too, so it’s no surprise to see it doing well here.

If you’re interested in keeping tabs on the top games in Japan, make sure to watch out for our weekly chart updates. We also recently shared our personal top picks for eShop games released last month.

Any surprises in that top 20? Tell us below.


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