Top 10 Best Selling Game in Japan August 2023

It is time for the game software sales ranking.
From new releases to past favorites, what games are popular in Japan?(this ranking is based on sales from and other online gamestores in Japan).

Pikumin 4

Grow, gather, guide Pikmin creatures on cute expeditions. Use traits like fire-resistant Reds, freezing Ice Pikmin. Customize explorers for a small-scale world. Beware with new Glowing Pikmin around aggressive wildlife. Battle to collect objects against characters, friends. Adventure with reliable space dog Olimar, breaking obstacles, moving Pikmin.


Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon – PlayStation 5

Mystery substance found on planet Rubicon 3. Expected energy source, but caused disaster forming Burning Star System. Substance reemerges, corporations and resistance fight for control. Players infiltrate as mercenaries, engaging in conflicts.


Detective Pikachu Returns

Pikachu, a talking elderly man, tackles a case in a town where humans and Pokémon peacefully live. “I’m Pikachu, and I’m a… detective, indeed!” Unusually, Pikachu loves coffee and appears old. Pikachu, a self-proclaimed “great detective,” and his partner Tim, a young man, collaborate with Lime City’s Pokémon to solve diverse incidents in a town of coexisting humans and Pokémon.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Enjoy ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’, the ultimate edition, anywhere, anytime. Race and battle with friends on new and returning battle courses. Play in TV mode, enjoy up to 4-player local multiplayer at 1080p. All Wii U version courses, including DLC, beautifully revived. Additionally, alongside familiar characters like King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr., the Inklings appear as entirely new guest characters. Even in 200cc, beginners and kids can drive with ease, with the new feature ‘Smart Steering’ that helps stay on course.


Minecraft – Nintendo Switch

Minecraft: Adventure by placing blocks. Explore diverse worlds, build anything from simple homes to grand castles. Use endless resources in Creative or mine in Survival to craft gear, face mobs. Play on the go. Includes Super Mario Mash-Up, additional packs.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

New stages and fighters join the lineup in the history of ‘Super Smash Bros.’ games. Battle anytime, anywhere, with other players, whether at home on the couch or on the go. Play in local, online, TV mode, tabletop mode, handheld mode, or with a GameCube controller – your choice. Utilize new techniques and revived moves, like perfect shielding and directional air dodging, to fight faster and smarter. Engage in 2v4 player battles and compete against computers as well.


Momotaro Dentetsu World ~Earth Turns with Hope!

Momotaro Dentetsu World ~Earth Turns with Hope! This is the newest addition to a series that has already sold over 3.5 million units. Now, it’s available on Nintendo Switch! The game has taken its stage to a global setting, challenging players to become the world’s wealthiest! Experience the joy of traveling abroad from the comfort of your home, alongside friends or family, in this fresh ‘Momotetsu’ installment.


Mario Party Superstars

Enjoy ‘Mario Party’ now, featuring classic ‘sugoroku’ and top-tier ‘mini-games’ from past series. Playable for up to 4 players, this NINTENDO 64 board remake offers star-collecting fun. Carefully chosen ‘mini-games’ included. All modes feature button controls, compatible with Joy-Con, Lite, and Pro controllers. Plus, online and local play available. Let’s have a blast together!


Splatoon 3

Dive into the world of Splatoon with a fresh installment
Explore the vibrant Splatlands, a sun-drenched realm inhabited by stylish trendsetters
Experiment with unique styles for Inklings and Octolings
Engage in 4v4 Turf Wars featuring fresh stages, maneuvers, and weapons
Team up with Agent 3 to take on the rebellious Octarians in the story mode.


eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022

This title boasts the largest volume in the series’ history and includes more of the standard modes of the Power Pro series, such as Success, Power Fest, Glory Nine, Pennant, and My Life. In addition, a new online battle mode, “Power Park,” is also available, allowing players to enjoy the game with their original players created in other modes. In addition, the series’ first female play-by-play announcer, “Todoroki Haruka,” will make her debut.



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