No matter who you are, you've probably heard of Minecraft. It's that sandbox construction game that's on practically every platform possible, from computers to consoles to smartphones. While it's done incredibly well all over the globe, it never seemed to get a hold on the Japanese market.
But things change, and Japan seems to have warmed up to Minecraft now.
As reported by Nintendo Life, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition sold 25,948 copies last week alone. To date, that's a total of 212,170 copies sold in Japan. This is a rather impressive feat, since Minecraft even beat out first party titles like Splatoon 2 and Mario Tennis Aces.
Why did Minecraft suddenly rise in popularity once again? Probably because of the "Bedrock" edition update that came out several weeks ago. This edition brought about new features and allowed for cross-platform play with Xbox One and Windows 10. Sorry PlayStation fans — Sony's still adamant against cross-platform support, so no Bedrock edition for you.
Microsoft hasn't seen too much success in Japan overall, but hopefully Minecraft boosts visibility and reputation in the country. After all, who can say no to something as great as Minecraft?
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