Nintendo Switch: Minecraft the best-selling in Europe in the April eShop ranking

Nintendo Switch: Minecraft the best-selling in Europe in the April eShop ranking

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Minecraft is still the best-selling game in Europe on the Nintendo Switch in April 2021, as regards the digital market through the console's eShop, based on the monthly ranking.

The Mojang game is constantly present in the rankings sales, but lately it has received a further boost in Europe that has brought it back to the top of the monthly rankings for April 2021 on Nintendo Switch.

Minecraft is a great success also in Nintendo Switch version Monster Hunter Rise, also one of the most interesting titles of this period, therefore had to settle for second position, while New Pokémon Snap came only third to close the podium just above Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

We must however remember that titles of this genre on Nintendo Switch tend to sell more in retail version, or in physical format, while Minecraft is a classic purchase to be made in di gitale also on the Nintendo console. In any case, it is further confirmation of its impressive longevity, highlighted recently by the news of the 140 million active users per month.

So let's see the top 15 of the Nintendo eShop for Switch in Europe in April 2021:

Minecraft Monster Hunter Rise New Pokemon Snap Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Among Us Stick Fight: The Game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Stardew Valley Animal Crossing: New Horizons Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Star Wars: Republic Commando Pokemon Sword Zelda: Breath of the Wild Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu

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