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Splatoon 3 Tops Japan’s Nintendo Switch 2022 eShop Download Rankings

Nintendo Switch 2022 eShop Download Rankings Top Splatoon 3

Nintendo revealed 2022’s eShop Download Rankings consisting of the most downloaded games on Nintendo Switch in Japan. Splatoon 3 is the number one title in the ranking. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, which released just over a month ago in November, rank fourth and third, respectively.

Here’s the full list with the 30 titles in the Japanese Nintendo Switch 2022 Download Ranking. Of the 30, only four are not available worldwide.

  1. Splatoon 3
  2. Pokemon Legends Arceus
  3. Pokemon Violet
  4. Pokemon Scarlet
  5. Monster Hunter Rise
  6. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Overcooked 2
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  11. Kirby’s Dream Buffet
  12. Among Us
  13. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  14. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  16. Minecraft
  17. Human Fall Flat
  18. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
  19. Mario Party Superstars
  20. 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. (Note: This game is only available in Japan.)
  21. eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Note: This game is only available in Japan.)
  22. Together! The Battle Cats (Note: An Asian English version is available called The Battle Cats Unite!)
  23. Inside
  24. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Note: This game is only available in Japan.)
  25. Dragon Quest X Offline (Note: This game is only available in Japan.)
  26. Dragon Quest III
  27. Resident Evil 6
  28. Splatoon 2
  29. Unravel Two
  30. Undertale

The number one spot for 2021’s Ranking went to Monster Hunter Rise, which kept strong during 2022 thanks to the release of its DLC expansion, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Splatoon 3 released on September 8, 2022, and as it happened with its predecessors, as the game keeps updating with more content, new Splatfest events, and the all-new Big Run, it will continue to grow its numbers.

Daniel Bueno
Daniel is a writer and translator from the Spaghetti Western land of Andalusia, Spain. He also has bylines at Xbox Outsider. His favorite genre is JRPGs, and not a single day passes that he does not think of Mistwalker's Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. In truth, he is a Dragon Quest slime in a human suit.