Nintendo gives us a look into the world of eShop charts and shows us the top 15 best-selling games for June. Despite Mario Maker 2 coming out near the end of the month, it still managed to reach the top 3, but it still couldn’t beat Cadence of Hyrule. The rythym-based dungeon crawler was an instant hit, due to its fun, upbeat gameplay that mixed the Zelda series with the already popular Crypt of the Necrodancer. Speaking of, the original game got a boost in sales, coming in at 3rd.
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Crypt of the NecroDancer
- Hollow Knight
- My Friend Pedro
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
- Final Fantasy VII
- Rocket League
- Slay the Spire
- Stardew Valley
- Collection of Mana
- Enter the Gungeon
Surprisingly, the likes of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and BOXBOY + BOXGIRL don’t appear on the list, despite being popular games. Instead, older games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which came out in 2017, and Minecraft, which had a 2018 release, appear higher up on the list.
My Friend Pedro comes at number 6, and for good reason. The strategy-based platformer with a talking banana (!) got a 5 star review from us! You can read the full review here.
Although this is a good indicator of how certain games are performing, this doesn’t include physical sales, so it’s still very likely games with a larger file-size are better off in physical form. We’ll be sure to stay tuned for any updates on the North American eShop.