Minecraft Dungeons tops sales charts for Nintendo and Xbox platforms, beating out Animal Crossing

Minecraft Dungeons Best Selling Game Nintendo
Minecraft Dungeons Best Selling Game Nintendo (Image credit: Jez Corden / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft Dungeons is an intense co-op focused ARPG from Mojang Studios, the creators of Minecraft.
  • The game is a ton of fun with friends, and appears to be performing very well on various platforms.
  • Minecraft Dungeons is currently the best-selling game on the Nintendo eShop in the US and UK, even beating out Animal Crossing.
  • It's also the best-selling game on the Xbox Store, with the Hero Edition ranking #5.

When we praised the game's compelling combat and awesome co-op features in our review, we knew Minecraft Dungeons had a chance to be a stellar success for Mojang Studios, who were properly expanding the Minecraft franchise for the very first time. Our predictions are ringing true, with the game now topping the sales charts for both Nintendo and Xbox, according to a games analyst on Twitter and their official store pages.

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On the Nintendo eShop, Minecraft Dungeons is showing as the best-seller in both the US and UK regions, and has officially topped the long-reigning champion of the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is an incredible accomplishment for a fledlging franchise, and is certainly impressive. To little surprise, the game is also performing admirably on the Xbox Store, being bolstered by the supreme value it offers and its appearance in the Xbox Game Pass.

On the Xbox Store (opens in new tab), Minecraft Dungeons shows as the best-selling game, even beating out heavy hitters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with the Hero Edition showing up at #5. Even more impressive, just the Hero Edition Upgrade Pass, an add-on for the game, is at #11, which is definitely a surprise.

With the Jungle Awakens DLC coming in July, 2020, and the Creeping Winter DLC coming a few months after, Minecraft Dungeons is posed to take the charts for a while yet.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

  • It is pretty fun on the Switch. I am not that far, but haven't seen any game killing drops during any of the mobs yet.
  • Just finished it on normal mode with the wife. Fun game. But the last boss fight is very intense compared with other boss fights. Can't wait for expansions.
  • In all fairness, Minecraft Dungeons is $19.99. Animal Crossing is $59.99. That's quite a difference, especially to all the people impacted by COVID-19 with a fixed income.