Marking the halfway point of the year, Japanese publication Famitsu has marked the occasion by offering a break down of Japanese software sales for the first half of the year. Games such as Splatoon 2 & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continue to sell extremely well in the country while taking eight of the top ten spots on the list. It’s no surprise as the Nintendo Switch continues to dominate weekly hardware sales in the country.

01./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 1.949.592 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 631.298 / 2.383.394
03./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 536.881 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 450.206 / 1.553.950 (-10%)
05./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 389.680 / 1.713.960
06./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 292.459 / 980.503 (-36%)
07./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 240.135 / 2.243.742
08./00. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 217.178 / NEW
09./00. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 200.131 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 179.179 / NEW

11./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 174.792 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise # (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390) – 174.744 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) – 171.195 / NEW
14./00. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 153.015 / 199.203
15./00. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥7.800) – 150.250 / NEW
16./00. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400) – 144.455 / NEW
17./00. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) – 126.585 / NEW
18./00. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 122.070 / NEW
19./00. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) {2018.05.24} (¥4.800) – 112.974 / NEW
20./00. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥8.600) – 107.866 / NEW
21./00. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Blasters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 105.206 / 501.670
22./10. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 102.117 / 398.405 (-49%)
23./00. [PS4] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link # (Marvelous) {2018.06.07} (¥7.980) – 100.782 / NEW
24./00. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥6.980) – 98.591 / NEW
25./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) – 98.552 / NEW
26./00. [PS4] God of War # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥6.900) – 97.504 / NEW
27./00. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) {2018.04.12} (¥5.980) – 94.697 / NEW
28./18. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 93.503 / 378.566 (-40%)
29./00. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # (Level 5) {2018.03.23} (¥8.000) – 88.193 / NEW
30./00. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980) – 84.648 / NEW
31./00. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 79.933 / 256.314
32./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 70.210 / 161.049
33./00. [PSV] Super Robot Wars X # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥7.600) – 70.115 / NEW
34./00. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 # (Sega) {2018.03.21} (¥7.990) – 66.214 / NEW
35./00. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 66.050 / NEW
36./00. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) – 62.414 / NEW
37./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800) – 61.255 / NEW
38./00. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥6.900) – 61.220 / NEW
39./00. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 57.850 / 179.144
40./00. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) – 57.536 / NEW
41./00. [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.06.21} (¥7.600) – 57.179 / NEW
42./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 56.044 / NEW
43./00. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7.600) – 55.704 / NEW
44./26. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 53.677 / 373.288 (-53%)
45./00. [PS4] Gintama Ranbu # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥7.600) – 50.709 / NEW
46./00. [PSV] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link # (Marvelous) {2018.06.07} (¥5.980) – 49.393 / NEW
47./00. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 49.340 / 106.643
48./00. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) – 48.874 / NEW
49./00. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} (¥6.800) – 46.214 / NEW
50./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) – 44.513 / 233.417
51./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7.980) – 43.877 / NEW
52./00. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800) – 43.097 / NEW
53./00. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280) – 42.771 / 76.561
54./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 42.018 / 383.125
55./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate # (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 39.997 / 243.356
56./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 39.253 / 188.643
57./30. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 38.681 / 365.776 (-62%)
58./00. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥6.980) – 38.256 / NEW
59./28. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 37.701 / 1.085.582 (-66%)
60./38. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 37.667 / 321.446 (-47%)
61./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} (¥6.980) – 35.637 / NEW
62./00. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800) – 35.268 / 69.188
63./32. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 34.249 / 2.821.830 (-64%)
64./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 33.703 / 266.446
65./00. [PS4] Shining Resonance Refrain # (Sega) {2018.03.29} (¥5.990) – 32.342 / NEW
66./00. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5.400) – 31.675 / NEW
67./00. [PSV] Gintama Ranbu # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥6.800) – 31.367 / NEW
68./00. [3DS] Pokemon Crystal _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) (Nintendo) {2018.01.26} (¥1.389) – 29.816 / NEW
69./00. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) – 29.575 / 138.608
70./00. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyukusha e no Komoriuta # (Aqua Plus) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800) – 28.711 / NEW
71./00. [PS4] Persona Dancing: All-Star Triple Pack (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥16.880) – 28.702 / NEW
72./00. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} (¥5.800) – 28.340 / 45.029
73./23. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 28.320 / 165.073 (-76%)
74./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 28.308 / 1.772.911
75./00. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥4.900) – 28.248 / NEW
76./00. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥6.800) – 27.902 / NEW
77./33. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 27.393 / 147.573 (-70%)
78./00. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} (¥6.100) – 26.368 / 79.175
79./00. [PS4] Metal Max Xeno # (Kadokawa Games) {2018.04.19} (¥6.980) – 26.255 / NEW
80./00. [PSV] IDOLiSH7 Twelve Fantasia! # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.15} (¥6.800) – 25.876 / NEW
81./00. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} (¥7.980) – 25.759 / NEW
82./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 25.644 / 389.745 (-92%)
83./00. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥5.980) – 25.016 / NEW
84./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} (¥7.800) – 24.737 / 99.252
85./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 24.486 / 159.458
86./00. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 24.350 / 218.091
87./00. [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800) – 23.731 / NEW
88./00. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5.480) – 23.439 / NEW
89./00. [PS4] Death end re;Quest # (Compile Heart) {2018.04.12} (¥7.200) – 23.253 / NEW
90./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai – Thors Military Academy 1204 (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} (¥3.980) – 22.814 / NEW
91./00. [PS4] Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (Capcom) {2018.01.18} (¥4.990) – 22.071 / NEW
92./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980) – 21.621 / 1.357.801
93./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price!] (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥3.990) – 21.583 / 30.601
94./00. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800) – 21.229 / NEW
95./62. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990) – 20.971 / 77.617 (-49%)
96./00. [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro # (Atlus) {2018.02.08} (¥7.980) – 20.619 / NEW
97./00. [NSW] PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} (¥5.980) – 20.268 / NEW
98./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥5.980) – 20.219 / 49.383
99./00. [PS4] Cyber Troopers Virtual-On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On # (Sega) {2018.02.15} (¥7.990) – 19.703 / NEW
100./00. [PS4] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle # (Arc System Works) {2018.05.31} (¥5.800) – 19.369 / NEW