November 4, 2021 12:49 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.

Now that Nintendo has shared their latest financial results ending September 30, 2021, once again plenty of new sales figures have been shared. The previous 10 Best-Selling games are all occupying the same placements they occupied previously, but there has been some movement lower down in the list, including the addition of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Before we get into the list, once again here are some interesting facts:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, on its own, no longer with the help of Mario Kart 8’s sales, has now successfully outsold Mario Kart Wii.
  • When you combine the sales of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Kart 8, however, the combined total is 47.2 million.
  • Based on the 1.69 million sales that were last reported on December 29, 2019, for the Wii U release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, combined with the sales of the Switch version, the game has shipped 25.82 million copies worldwide.
  • Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Ring Fit Adventure utilise the same engine, sales of the two games combined are 38.03 million.
  • Based on its current sales trajectory appeal, Ring Fit Adventure looks set to overtake Splatoon 2 when the financial results for the next fiscal quarter are shared.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD marks the 5th game to release on the Nintendo Switch this year, to earn a placement among the top 41 games that have each passed a million sales.
  • Out of the 41 games, 30 have sold more than 2 million copies each.
  • The Top 3 Best-Selling Switch games all continue to have something in common, Animal Crossing’s Isabelle appears in each title.

Have we successfully blown your mind? Did you learn something new? We certainly did and now, just before we go on to reveal the full 41 Best-Selling Switch games by Nintendo, here’s how 15 of their best performing games got on between July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021:

Nintendo’s 15 Best Performing Switch Games:

(Between July 1, 2021 – September 30, 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. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 3.60 million
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe1.66 million
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons0.96 million
  4. Ring Fit Adventure0.95 million
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate0.94 million
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild0.93 million
  7. Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield0.79 million
  8. Super Mario Party0.76 million
  9. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 0.76 million
  10. Mario Golf: Super Rush0.60 million
  11. Super Mario Odyssey0.55 million
  12. Miitopia0.33 million
  13. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!0.26 million
  14. Splatoon 20.23 million
  15. New Pokémon Snap0.12 million

Nintendo’s 40 Best Selling Switch Games:

(From March 3, 2017 – September 30, 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 Deluxe38.74 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between April 28, 2017 – September 30, 2021)
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons34.85 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 20, 2020 – September 30, 2021)
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate25.71 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between December 7, 2018 – September 30, 2021)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild24.13 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 3, 2017 – September 30, 2021)
  5. Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield22.64 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between November 15, 2019 – September 30, 2021)
  6. Super Mario Odyssey21.95 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 27, 2017 – September 30, 2021)
  7. Super Mario Party16.48 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 5, 2018 – September 30, 2021)
  8. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!13.83 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between November 16, 2018 – September 30, 2021)
  9. Splatoon 212.68 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 21, 2017 – September 30, 2021)
  10. Ring Fit Adventure 12.21 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 18, 2019 – September 30, 2021)
  11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe11.48 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between January 11, 2019 – September 30, 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 Fury 7.45 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between February 12, 2021 – September 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. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 3.60 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 16, 2021 – September 30, 2021)
  18. 1-2 Switch3.31 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 3, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  19. Mario Tennis Aces3.29 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 22, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  20. Kirby Star Allies3.15 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 16, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  21. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics3.14 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 5, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  22. Paper Mario: The Origami King3.12 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 17, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  23. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Outside of Japan) – 3.07 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between November 20, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  24. Fire Emblem: Three Houses3.02 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 26, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  25. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze2.93 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between May 4, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  26. ARMS2.47 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 16, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  27. New Pokémon Snap2.19 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between April 30, 2021 – September 30, 2021)
  28. Yoshi’s Crafted World2.09 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 29, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
  29. Xenoblade Chronicles 22.05 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between December 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  30. Pikmin 3 Deluxe2.04 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 30, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  31. Pokkén Tournament DX1.80 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between September 22, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
  32. Octopath Traveler (Outside of Japan) – 1.68 million excluding Japanese sales (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 13, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  33. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker1.58 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 13, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  34. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition1.52 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between May 29, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  35. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX1.43 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between March 6, 2020 – June 30, 2020)
  36. Nintendo Labo – Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit1.37 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between April 20, 2018 – June 30, 2020)
  37. Mario Golf: Super Rush1.94 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between June 25, 2021 – September 30, 2021)
  38. Miitopia1.37 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between May 21, 2021 – September 30, 2021)
  39. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit1.27 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between October 16, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  40. ASTRAL CHAIN1.14 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between August 30, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
  41. MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order1.13 million (Sales numbers based on game availability between July 19, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

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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