August 5, 2021 1:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Can you name all of Nintendo’s Best Selling Switch games? Don’t worry, because that’s where we come in.

Did you know that as far as Nintendo published and developed games go, to date, there have been a total of 40 titles that have all broken the one million sales barrier? How about some more interesting facts?

  • Out of the 40 games, 29 have sold more than 2 million copies each.
  • Of the 40 games, 4 are all games that were released in 2021.
  • During the months between March 31, 2021 – June 30, 2021, New Pokémon Snap is the game that sold the most copies out of all other Best Selling Switch games.
  • Ring Fit Adventure is now a Top 10 Best Seller title, finally beating New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
  • Collectively, Mario Kart 8 (8.45 million) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (37.08 million), have a combined total of 45.53 million sales.
  • Speaking of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, now that it is at 37.08 million sales, it is actually very close to dethroning Mario Kart Wii (37.38 million) all on its own.
  • Last but not least, the Top 3 Switch games all have something in common, Animal Crossing’s Isabelle appears in each game.

Has your mind been blown yet? Ours sure have, but just before we get into revealing the full line-up of games that mark Nintendo’s 40 Best Selling Switch Games, first we shall list Ninteno’s 14 Best Performing Switch games between March 31, 2021 – June 30, 2021:

Nintendo’s 14 Best Performing Switch Games:

(Between April 1, 2021 – June 31, 2021)

 

*Games released in 2017 Red

*Games released in 2018 Blue

*Games released in 2019 Green

*Games released in 2020 Purple

*Games released in 2021 Orange

 

  1. New Pokémon Snap2.07 million
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe1.69 million
  3. Mario Golf: Super Rush1.34 million
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons1.26 million
  5. Ring Fit Adventure1.15 million
  6. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury1.09 million
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate0.93 million
  8. Super Mario Party0.93 million
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild0.92 million
  10. Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield0.75 million
  11. Miitopia1.04 million
  12. Super Mario Odyssey0.57 million
  13. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!0.29 million
  14. Splatoon 20.24 million

Nintendo’s 40 Best Selling Switch Games:

(From March 3, 2017 – June 31, 2021)

 

*Games released in 2017 Red

*Games released in 2018 Blue

*Games released in 2019 Green

*Games released in 2020 Purple

*Games released in 2021 Orange

 

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe37.08 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between April 28, 2017 – June 30, 2021)
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons33.89 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 20, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate24.77 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between December 7, 2018 – June 30, 2021)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild23.20 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 3, 2017 – June 30, 2021)
  5. Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield21.85 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between November 15, 2019 – June 30, 2021)
  6. Super Mario Odyssey21.40 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 27, 2017 – June 30, 2021)
  7. Super Mario Party15.72 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 5, 2018 – June 30, 2021)
  8. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!13.57 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between November 16, 2018 – June 30, 2021)
  9. Splatoon 212.45 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 21, 2017 – June 30, 2021)
  10. Ring Fit Adventure 11.26 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 18, 2019 – June 30, 2021)
  11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe10.44 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between January 11, 2019 – March 31, 2021)
  12. Luigi’s Mansion 39.59 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 31, 2019 – March 31, 2021)
  13. Super Mario 3D All-Stars9.01 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between September 18, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  14. Super Mario Maker 27.15 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 28, 2019 – March 31, 2021)
  15. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury6.69 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between February 12, 2021 – June 30, 2021)
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening5.49 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between September 20, 2019 – March 31, 2021)
  17. 1-2 Switch3.31 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 3, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  18. Mario Tennis Aces3.29 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 22, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  19. Kirby Star Allies3.15 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 16, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  20. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics3.14 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 5, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  21. Paper Mario: The Origami King3.12 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 17, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  22. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Outside of Japan) – 3.07 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between November 20, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  23. Fire Emblem: Three Houses3.02 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 26, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  24. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze2.93 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between May 4, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  25. ARMS2.47 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 16, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  26. Yoshi’s Crafted World2.09 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 29, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
  27. New Pokémon Snap2.07 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between April 30, 2021 – June 30, 2021)
  28. Xenoblade Chronicles 22.05 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between December 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  29. Pikmin 3 Deluxe2.04 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 30, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  30. Pokkén Tournament DX1.80 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between September 22, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  31. Octopath Traveler (Outside of Japan) – 1.68 million excluding Japanese sales (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 13, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  32. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker1.58 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 13, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  33. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition1.52 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between May 29, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  34. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX1.43 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 6, 2020 – June 30, 2020)
  35. Nintendo Labo – Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit1.37 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between April 20, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  36. Mario Golf: Super Rush1.34 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 25, 2021 – June 30, 2021)
  37. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit1.27 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 16, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  38. ASTRAL CHAIN1.14 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between August 30, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
  39. MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order1.13 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 19, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
  40. Miitopia1.04 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between May 21, 2021 – June 30, 2021)

For those wishing to compare the numbers above to the numbers previously released for the period ending March 31, 2020, why not check out our previous feature piece of this nature, where we listed 37 of Nintendo’s best-selling Switch games?

 

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This post was written by Jack Longman

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