Nintendo named the games that were most actively purchased from the Nintendo eShop by Japanese residents in 2023.

Suika Game

The company ranked games by the number of digital copies sold, not by revenue. She did not disclose either the circulation or the income of the projects.

1. Suika Game

2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

3. Pikmin 4

4. Super Mario Bros. Wonder

5. Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince

6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

7. Splatoon 3

8. Overcooked 2

9. Super Mario RPG

10. Fire Emblem Engage

What kind of game is Suika Game? This is a spirited puzzle in the spirit of "2048", in which you need to combine pairs of fruits falling into a box. When two identical fruits touch, they combine into a larger fruit. The task is to prevent the fruits from overflowing the box and create a watermelon.

Suika Game was released in Japan back in 2021, but until this fall it almost did not attract attention. In September 2023, it was noticed by streamers, and within a month, daily sales of the game increased from four copies to tens of thousands of copies. Against the background of such popularity, in October 2023, the Aladdin X studio, which developed the game, released Suika Game in a global release. On December 14, Aladdin X announced that Suika Game has sold 5 million copies.

According to the editors of the GoNintendo portal, the puzzle was able to bypass The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in the rating largely due to the low price. Unlike Zelda, which sells for $70, the Suika Game costs $3. In addition, the Suika Game is sold digitally only, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is also available on cartridges.

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