May 18, 2024

Here Are The Nintendo Switch’s Top 10 Best Selling Games

Updated story, 5/07/2024:

Nintendo has released its latest round of financial results, this time for the end of Fiscal Year 2024 (which ended in March). The Switch has surpassed 140 million units sold, further securing its place as the second-best-selling console in the company’s history, and Nintendo has also revealed it will announce the Switch successor by March 2025

Despite great numbers in this round of financial results, Switch software is down roughly 5% compared to the same time frame for Fiscal Year 2023. Nonetheless, its games are still selling well comparatively in the wider market. With the latest numbers on Switch software, here’s Nintendo’s most up-to-date list of its best-selling Switch games: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 61.97 million units
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 45.36 million units
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 34.22 million units
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 31.85 million units
Super Mario Odyssey: 27.96 million units
Pokemon Sword and Shield: 26.27million units
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: 24.92 million units 
Super Mario Party: 20.66 million units
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: 20.61 million units
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: 17.45 million units

The original story continues below…

Updated story, 5/09/23:

Nintendo has released its latest round of financial results, this time for the end of Fiscal Year 2023 (which ended in March). While the Switch has surpassed 125 million units sold, both hardware and software sales for the platform are down. 

Overall, hardware sales are down 22.1% while software sales are down 9%. 

With recent releases like Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Splatoon 3, and more, here’s Nintendo most up-to-date list of its best-selling Switch games: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 53.79 million units
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 42.21 million units
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 31.09 million units
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 29.81 million units
Pokemon Sword and Shield: 25.82 million units
Super Mario Odyssey: 25.76 million units
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: 22.10 million units 
Super Mario Party: 19.14 million units
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: 15.41 million units
Ring Fit Adventure: 15.38 million units

The original story continues below…

Original story, 8/03/22: 

Nintendo released its latest round of financial results, this time for Quarter 1 of the 2023 Fiscal Year, which accounts for April, May, and June of 2022. In it, the company revealed that the Switch surpassed 111 million units sold but, despite that, overall sales are down

In terms of hardware, sales are down 22.9%, with Nintendo citing the ongoing semiconductor shortage as why. Software sales are down too, declining 8.6% this quarter. However, while 8.6% is a sizeable drop, Nintendo still moved 41.41 million units in Q1 FY23. It also revealed its top 10 best-selling Switch games, with many having seen increases since the last round of financial results earlier this year. 

Here are the top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games as of June 2022: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 46.82 million 
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 39.38 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 28.82 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 27.14 million
Pokemon Sword/Pokemon Shield: 24.50 million
Super Mario Odyssey: 23.93 million
Super Mario Party: 18.06 million
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Pokemon Shining Pearl: 14.79 million
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: 14.66 million
Ring Fit Adventure: 14.54 million

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had the biggest jump in this list, selling 1.48 million units this quarter. According to Nintendo, new 2022 releases are also selling well. Nintendo Switch Sports sold 4.84 million units, Mario Strikers: Battle League sold 1.91 million, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land sold 1.88 million units, making it the second-best selling Kirby game of all-time. 

For more, read about Nintendo’s latest financial results released earlier today and then check out this list of every NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis game available on Nintendo Switch Online. After that, feast your eyes upon all the new Pokemon from Scarlet and Violet revealed in today’s Pokemon Presents showcase. 

Are there any Switch games on this list you haven’t played yet? Let us know which ones and why!

Updated story, 5/07/2024:

Nintendo has released its latest round of financial results, this time for the end of Fiscal Year 2024 (which ended in March). The Switch has surpassed 140 million units sold, further securing its place as the second-best-selling console in the company’s history, and Nintendo has also revealed it will announce the Switch successor by March 2025. 

Despite great numbers in this round of financial results, Switch software is down roughly 5% compared to the same time frame for Fiscal Year 2023. Nonetheless, its games are still selling well comparatively in the wider market. With the latest numbers on Switch software, here’s Nintendo’s most up-to-date list of its best-selling Switch games: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 61.97 million units
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 45.36 million units
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 34.22 million units
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 31.85 million units
Super Mario Odyssey: 27.96 million units
Pokemon Sword and Shield: 26.27million units
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: 24.92 million units 
Super Mario Party: 20.66 million units
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: 20.61 million units
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: 17.45 million units

The original story continues below…

Updated story, 5/09/23:

Nintendo has released its latest round of financial results, this time for the end of Fiscal Year 2023 (which ended in March). While the Switch has surpassed 125 million units sold, both hardware and software sales for the platform are down. 

Overall, hardware sales are down 22.1% while software sales are down 9%. 

With recent releases like Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Splatoon 3, and more, here’s Nintendo most up-to-date list of its best-selling Switch games: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 53.79 million units
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 42.21 million units
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 31.09 million units
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 29.81 million units
Pokemon Sword and Shield: 25.82 million units
Super Mario Odyssey: 25.76 million units
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: 22.10 million units 
Super Mario Party: 19.14 million units
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: 15.41 million units
Ring Fit Adventure: 15.38 million units

The original story continues below…

Original story, 8/03/22: 

Nintendo released its latest round of financial results, this time for Quarter 1 of the 2023 Fiscal Year, which accounts for April, May, and June of 2022. In it, the company revealed that the Switch surpassed 111 million units sold but, despite that, overall sales are down. 

In terms of hardware, sales are down 22.9%, with Nintendo citing the ongoing semiconductor shortage as why. Software sales are down too, declining 8.6% this quarter. However, while 8.6% is a sizeable drop, Nintendo still moved 41.41 million units in Q1 FY23. It also revealed its top 10 best-selling Switch games, with many having seen increases since the last round of financial results earlier this year. 

Here are the top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games as of June 2022: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 46.82 million 
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 39.38 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 28.82 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 27.14 million
Pokemon Sword/Pokemon Shield: 24.50 million
Super Mario Odyssey: 23.93 million
Super Mario Party: 18.06 million
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Pokemon Shining Pearl: 14.79 million
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: 14.66 million
Ring Fit Adventure: 14.54 million

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had the biggest jump in this list, selling 1.48 million units this quarter. According to Nintendo, new 2022 releases are also selling well. Nintendo Switch Sports sold 4.84 million units, Mario Strikers: Battle League sold 1.91 million, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land sold 1.88 million units, making it the second-best selling Kirby game of all-time. 

For more, read about Nintendo’s latest financial results released earlier today and then check out this list of every NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis game available on Nintendo Switch Online. After that, feast your eyes upon all the new Pokemon from Scarlet and Violet revealed in today’s Pokemon Presents showcase. 

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