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US: NPD reveals 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games as of end of May 2019

The NPD Group tracks video game sales across the United States and have a wealth of data at their disposal. Matt Piscatella, who works for the company, has shared the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games as of the end of May 2019. It is still Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which proves to be the most successful Nintendo Switch title so far and it is followed by the mighty Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There’s only one third party studio included and that’s Ubisoft who saw success on the platform with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom. Battle.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. Super Mario Party
  6. Splatoon 2
  7. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  9. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  10. New Super Mario U Deluxe


6 thoughts on “US: NPD reveals 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games as of end of May 2019”

  1. Surprised to see Kingdom Battle above NSMBU Deluxe. I know its had much longer to sit but the NSMB series is always a sales megalith. I’m sure lifetime sales will see it go higher, but I’m glad to see Kingdom Battle was still a big success.

      1. That & it’s in a sub-series of Super Mario games that barely had any change between games. While that tactic tends to work with games like Madden & CoD, I don’t think it will work as well for SM in the long run since people expect some semi-big changes between games to make them feel slightly different from the previous entry.

      2. @overlord people seem to forget that New Ds and New Wii where actually extremely different. New U was a editing version of New Wii just to show how just moving from 480p to 1080p makes a hige difference. Then they rushed to put a game together because they didn’t have anything for the WiiU launch. You can tell the game was rush as it’s actually has less mechanics than even it’s Wii counterpart. Little details such as random colored yoshi’s are missing and the one level that has fence doesn’t even allow you yo go onto the backside of then, something that was standard since mario world. Not to mention the Switch version is objectively worse than the WiiU verion. Missing many of the challenge modes and making it impossible to play 4 player without a handicap. On top of that theh announced Mario Maker 2 shortly after New U Deluxe release and everyone immediately noticed how it’s a terrible deal when in 5 months another Mario game is coming out with a story mode just as long as the base game and endless user generated levels o3o

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          Just my opinion, I think that Kingdom Battle has sold better than NSMBU for at least two reasons:
          1) It is Mario game and it’s been on the market much longer
          2) NSMBU is going to set you back $50-$60, most likely. Kingdom Battle is constantly priced between $20-$30.

          Heck, I purchased a digital copy of Kingdom Battle w/all available dlc, for under $30, when it was on an eshop sale.
          I have no doubt that there may be other contributing factors, but I feel these are the major two.

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