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

PlanetSide Arena Delayed to Summer 2019

Daybreak wants to launch PlanetSide Arena for both PC and PS4 at the same time.

Lickitung is in Detective Pikachu and the Internet Has Thoughts

The internet reacts to the latest Detective Pikachu Pokemon.

Activision Blizzard, Where Massive Layoffs Are a First Resort

THIS WEEK IN THE BUSINESS | Bobby Kotick's reputation takes another hit, Sony acknowledges its hubris, and skipping Steam is paying off for The Division

More on Switch

More Co-op Games

Fortnite Season 8 Release Date - Battle Pass Free, Theme, Map Changes - Everything we Know

Here's everything you need to know about Fortnite Battle Royale Season 8, including a release date, theme, and potential changes to the map.

Fortnite Overtime Challenges - How to Unlock Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass for Free

Here's a current list of all the Overtime Challenges in Fortnite Battle Royale, with the end goal of earning the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Anthem Release Date - Pre-Order Bonus, Gameplay, 4K/60FPS Details - Everything we Know

BioWare's Anthem is a brand new IP, and we've got all the release date, gameplay, and platform details you need for the title right here.

Apex Legends Tips

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