Japanese eShop charts for April 2nd to 8th, 2020

Nothing can take down Animal Crossing

In a surprise to no one, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has retained the top spot on this week's eShop charts in Japan. The game will eventually drop from that position, but that doesn't seem like it's happening anytime soon! Check out the top 10 for the Switch and 3DS in Japan for April 2nd to 8th, 2020 below.


1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
2. Conduct TOGETHER! (Northplay)
3. Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
6. Panzer Dragoon:Remake (forever Entertainment)
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
8. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo)
9. Good Job! (Nintendo)
10. Minecraft (Mojang)


1. Monster Strike (Mixis)
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo)
3. Pokémon Crystal (Nintendo)
4. Witch & Hero (Flyhigh Works)
5. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
6. Dragon Quest III (Square-Enix)
7. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3 FINAL STAGE (Sega)
8. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
9. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 2 (Sega)
10. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives (Sega)

Categories: Consoles, Portables


So, Animal Crossing is selling new systems and that's making all of the evergreens sell well. Well, that's what it looks like from this and the US charts.

The evergreens sold well before and will sell well after. That's the nature of them. I don't think AC has much to do with that. Unless people who bought a Switch just for AC are already so bored of it that they need other games. Which i don't think is the case.

I think games are just selling well as a whole because we are all stuck at home with little to do.

People who get a new system are not just limited to just one game. The same thing happened in January after folks got their Christmas Switches.

Many people who bought a Switch for Animal Crossing very probably got another big game too. It's pretty common to get "one of those cool games the others play while at it".

I'm so happy the sega 3d archives are in the top 10. Due to a sale I suppose , and the numbers are probably low. Still I would have love to have every 2d arcade based game in that glorious glassesless 3d ... I mean they could probably do that on the switch vr thingy .


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