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Nintendo reveals top ten best-selling Switch games since 2017

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Nintendo has updated their list of best-selling Nintendo Switch games and the unstoppable Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains the best-selling game, shifting a total of 46.82 million units. It is followed by the adorable Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is creeping up on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with 39.38 million units sold. The Kyoto-based company also gave us some sales data for a couple of new releases. The magnificent Kirby and the Forgotten Land has sold 4.54 million units since it launched at the end of March 2022 and Nintendo Switch Sports has sold 4.84 million since its launch at the end of April 2022.

Top ten best-selling Switch games

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 46.82M
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 39.38M

  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 28.82M

  4. Breath of the Wild – 27.14M

  5. Pokemon Sword/Shield – 24.50M

  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 23.93M

  7. Super Mario Party – 18.06M

  8. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Pokémon Shining Pearl – 14.79M

  9. Pokemon Let’s GO – 14.66M

  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 14.54M

New release sales:

  • Switch Sports – 4.84M

  • Kirby and The Forgotten Land – 4.54M


5 thoughts on “Nintendo reveals top ten best-selling Switch games since 2017”

  1. Surprised to see Breath of the Wild at number 4 rather number 2 or 3. Happy to see Smash Bros. ranked so high. Wish Mario Maker 2 was in the top ten. I want Nintendo to continue to value that series of games. I hope to get a Mario Maker 3 on the Switch’s successor.

    1. Yeah, not sure why. Possibly because people may have purchased it at launch on their Wii U systems before upgrading to the Switch as it came out day one on both Wii U and Switch. However, the games at No.2 and No.3 were huge games for Switch, so yeah.

  2. Christopher James

    Nice to see Pokemon still has to cheat by putting both versions as 1 game. Seriously I hate that as it’s genuinely unfair to the other games.

    1. I wouldn’t really call it cheating. I think we can both agree that Sw&Sh are basically the same game. If they both sold 12Mil copies, why wouldn’t they tally it as 24Mil? If they only sold 1 version, it would likely still sell the same. I don’t think there are too many people buying two copies of the same Pokemon game.

      1. Christopher James

        I think you’d be surprised, I’ve spoken to loads of people online and in real life that buy both versions, myself included.
        I’ve no doubt that there’s loads more that only buy 1 version, not trying to say that’s not the case, but I think there’s a lot more than people realize.

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