Nintendo of Japan has revealed the best-selling eShop games for the first six months of 2019.
The platform holder posted two separate sales charts for the tracking period (January 1-June 30) on its site: the top 30 downloaded titles that are also available as packaged retail games, and the top 30 download-only titles.
The former was topped by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, ahead of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Minecraft, while New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Super Mario Maker 2 rounded off the top five. Mario Maker 2’s top-five placement is particularly notable given it only launched on June 28.
Together! The Battle Cats topped the download-only chart, ahead of Human Fall Flat, Cuphead, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution and Stardew Valley.
eShop retail software digital version
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Puyo Puyo Champions
- Overcooked 2
- Fitness Boxing
- Splatoon 2
eShop download only software
- Together! The Battle Cats
- Human: Fall Flat
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist Link Evolution
- Stardew Valley
- Final Fantasy IX
- Hollow Knight
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer
- Final Fantasy VII
- Ultimate Chicken Horse
Nintendo is expected to update its lifetime hardware and software sales data when it releases its quarterly financial results later this month.
At last count, as of March 31, 2019, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was Switch’s best-selling game with 16.69 million copies shifted, ahead of Super Mario Odyssey (14.44 million), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (13.81 million), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (12.77 million) and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee (10.63 million).