Top 10 Best Sellers on the Nintendo Switch eShop (Week of April 24th)

Let’s take a look at the top 10 best selling eShop games across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and UK, for the week of April 24th!


United States:

  1. Snipperclips
  2. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  3. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  4. Mr. Shifty
  5. Fast RMX
  6. Jackbox Party Pack 3
  7. Graceful Explosion Machine
  8. Has-Been Heroes
  9. Snake Pass
  10. 1-2-Switch

Canada:

  1. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  2. Snipperclips
  3. Mr. Shifty
  4. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  5. Graceful Explosion Machine
  6. Jackbox Party Pack 3
  7. Fast RMX
  8. Snake Pass
  9. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  10. I am Setsuna

UK:

  1. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  2. Snipperclips
  3. Mr. Shifty
  4. Fast RMX
  5. Snake Pass
  6. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  7. Graceful Explosion Machine
  8. Jackbox Party Pack 3
  9. 1-2-Switch
  10. LEGO City Undercover

Japan:

  1. Kamiko
  2. Snipperclips
  3. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  4. Masion de MAOU
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Samurai Shodown IV
  7. 1-2-Switch
  8. Metal Slug 3
  9. Metal Slug
  10. King of Fighters ’98

Mexico:

  1. Metal Slug 3
  2. Snipperclips
  3. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  4. The King of Fighters ’98
  5. Fast RMX
  6. Metal Slug
  7. Mr. Shifty
  8. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  9. 1-2-Switch
  10. Snake Pass

What’s interesting this week is, despite near universal criticism at the game not being a pack-in title, 1-2-Switch appears on every list but Canada’s. Not only that, but it’s one of the only two retail-released launch titles to crack the lists outside of Japan, where The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild makes its sole appearance. As you can see, Just Dance 2017 and Super Bomberman R are nowhere to be found.

Another tidbit that’s become apparent is that both Japan and Mexico love their classic SNK titles. King of Fighters ’98, Metal Slug, and Metal Slug 3 appear on their respective lists, while none of the SNK Neo Geo titles managed to find a home in the top 10 Best Sellers for the United States, Canada, and UK. I highly recommend embracing the Nintendo Switch as a portable Neo Geo, if you haven’t done so already. Some of those games are excellent.

Congratulations go out this week to the folks at Lizardcube and DotEmu, as their newly released Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap managed to crack the top 3 on all five lists. Adam Cook here at Switch Player recently awarded the game a 4/5, calling it “wonderfully nostalgic.” We also tip our hats to SFB Games as their adorable body-slicer Snipperclips continues to dominate digital eShops around the globe, holding firm in the top 2 spot since day one. Our own Charlie Large found it “frantic and funny,” and “arguably the second best game of the Switch’s launch,” while awarding it a 4.1/5.

With the Nintendo Switch offering access to eShops around the globe, it’s now easier than ever for players to expand their digital library without the hassle of importing titles from overseas. Accessing another region’s eShop is as easy as creating a new account at accounts.nintendo.com with an e-mail address different from the one used on your primary account. You’ll then want to choose the region you wish to access as your home country (Japan, for instance) during the creation process. You should receive a 4-digit code via e-mail to activate the new account, which will then allow you to add and link it through the Settings menu on your Nintendo Switch.

After creating and linking the account as a new user on your Switch, select the eShop icon, choose the account for the region you wish to access, and that’s that!

Did your favorite Switch titles make the cut this week?