Are we really surprised? It is Fortnite after all.

As a new year of gaming can get well underway, Nintendo has taken the time to compile the data of the 22 most played Nintendo Switch games in Europe for the entirety of 2021. Now, with the full list compiled, the extensive list has been shared as part of an article discoverable in the Nintendo Switch News section and we’re sharing the complete list right here:

  1. Fortnite (2018)
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)
  3. Minecraft (2018)
  4. Pokémon Sword (2019)
  5. Pokémon Shield (2019)
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
  8. Rocket League (2017)
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
  10. Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
  11. FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition (2020)
  12. Pokémon UNITE (2021)
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
  15. Super Mario Party (2018)
  16. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (2018)
  17. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (2018)
  18. Splatoon 2 (2017)
  19. EA Sports FIFA 20 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition (2019)
  20. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (2022)
  21. Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
  22. Luigi’s Mansion 3 (2019)

While half of the games on the list above don’t come across as a surprise, it is interesting to see the likes of the Pokémon: Let’s Go games placing higher than Splatoon 2 and seeing a good representation of games old and new, dominating in Europe.

In a separate article in the Nintendo Switch News section, Nintendo packages together 9 gameplay videos of Switch games releasing in 2022 and we have that list here:

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (2022) – Release Date: Jan 28, 2022
  • Triangle Strategy (2022) – Release Date: Mar 4, 2022
  • Advanced Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp (2022) Release Date: Spring 2022
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022) – Release Date: Spring 2022
  • MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK (2022) – Release Date: Summer 2022
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022) – Release Date: 2022
  • Splatoon 3 (2022)Release Date: 2022
  • Bayonetta 3 (2022)Release Date: 2022
  • The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2022) – Release Date: 2022

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  • BUILD & DESTROY – Shape the battlefield by building your own cover. Opponent hiding behind a wall? Take out their cover to get the edge.
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Source: Nintendo Switch News section

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By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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