Overcooked 2 Beat Out Pokemon for a Top Spot on Japan's Switch Digital Downloads

Ghost Town Games' kitchen sim proved to be a hit in Japan.

Nintendo released a list of the top downloaded games in Japan on the Nintendo Switch in 2018, and sitting comfortably in third place is Overcooked 2. Downloads for Ghost Town Games' kitchen sim even beat out games like Splatoon 2 and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.

Unsurprisingly, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe took the top two spots respectively on Nintendo's most downloaded game on Switch list. But Overcooked 2's third-place finish is genuinely surprising, not because Overcooked 2 is a bad game (far from it), but because of the games it beat to earn its spot. Not only did Overcooked 2 pull in front of a new Pokemon game, but also games like Super Mario Party, Octopath Traveler, and Mario Tennis Aces.

Overcooked 2 is also only the second game on that list not made by a Japanese developer. The other top-10 finisher is Mojang's Minecraft, which came in at number nine.

Overcooked 2 is a sequel to the 2016 kitchen sim where up to four players can work co-operatively in a kitchen to create meals to serve to customers. The game requires players to divvy up tasks like ingredient prep, cooking, cleaning, and serving in a race against time to get the most meals out to customers. Overcooked 2 won Best Family Game at last year's The Game Awards.

Our Overcooked 2 review was also positive calling it, "the sort of game that inspires everyone to channel their inner Gordon Ramsay[.]" We're glad to see that Overcooked 2 found similar success abroad, especially up against such competition.

Tagged with Co-op, Family, Ghost Town Games, News, Simulations, Switch, Team 17.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

More News

Gearbox CEO: Steam "May Look Like a Dying Store" in 5 to 10 Years

Randy Pitchford has some predictions about Steam.

Latest Nintendo Switch Software Update Adds a Key Save File Transfer Feature

You can now transfer your save files across hardware.

"The Fact That We're Still So Afraid of a Topic Like Weed Instead of Murder Simulators [...], It's Shocking"

THIS WEEK IN THE BUSINESS | Console news abound, games are banned and restricted, and big companies continue to get even bigger.

Grand Theft Auto 6 May be in Development According to One Artist's Resume

A deleted listing suggests GTA 6 is in development.

More on Switch

More Co-op Games

Fortnite Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Locations - Where to Search Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces Under Bridges and in Caves

This is our full list of all the Fortnite Jigsaw Puzzle Piece locations, spread out around the map.

Fortnite Week 8 Challenges - How to Complete All Season 8, Week 8 Battle Pass Challenges

Here's our complete guide on accomplishing all the Fortnite Week 8 Challenges, as part of Season 8.

Apex Legends Tips

This is our complete beginner's guide to Apex Legends, the battle royale game from Respawn, set in the Titanfall universe. Get all the Apex Legends tips you need to win.

World War Z Guns - Weapons List, Best Guns, How to Upgrade Weapons

There are a lot of guns to choose from in World War Z. Here are the ones you’ll want to pay attention to.