Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet

The latest Nintendo financial results have been published and with that, we get an updated look at the most current sales for Nintendo Switch titles. As you may imagine, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still reigning supreme with 52 million units sold. Animal Crossing: New Horizons follows behind at 41.59 million and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sits at 30.44 million.

As for 2022’s release of games, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet have sold an impressive 20.61 million in just seven weeks of its launch and is the first game(s) to make it into the Top 10 Million Sellers list in a while. As the sales numbers are updated on December 31, 2022, there is every possibility that it has outsold or very close to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield sales numbers which are currently at 25.68 million. Splatoon 3 is going steady at 10.13 million units and is just a little behind Splatoon 2’s own sales of 13,3 million (as reported March 2022). Kirby and the Forgotten Land has sold a respectable 6,12 million which puts it ahead of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (1.81 million) and Bayonetta 3 (1.04 million).

The current Top 10 Nintendo Million Sellers List is as follows

Top 10 Million Sellers List

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 52.00 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 41.59 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 30.44. million
  4. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 29.00 million
  5. Pokémon Sword/Shield – 25.68 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 25.12 million
  7. Pokémon Scarlet/Violet – 20.61 million
  8. Super Mario Party – 18.79 million
  9. Ring Fit Adventure 15.22 million
  10. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee – 15.07 million


Other Million Sellers of Recent Nintendo Games

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 14.75 million
Pokémon Legends: Arceus – 14.63 million
Splatoon 2 – 13.30 million
Luigi’s Mansion 3 –
12.44 million
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 10.82 million
Splatoon 3 – 10.13 million
Mario Party Superstars 9.38 million
Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 9.01 million
Nintendo Switch Sports 8.61 million
Super Mario Maker 2 – 7.15 million
Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 6.12 million
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – 5.49 million

If you would like to know what other big Nintendo games have sold over a million units, be sure to check out our guide!

Source: Nintendo IR

By Mike Scorpio

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