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List of best-selling Nintendo Switch video games

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This is a list of video games for the Nintendo Switch video game console that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. As Nintendo shares the sales of their video games every quarter while most other publishers do not share sales figures per console, this list consists mostly of Nintendo-published titles.

Nintendo Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, launched worldwide on March 3, 2017. By the end of 2017, it had outsold the lifetime sales of Wii U, its home console predecessor.[1] In September 2019, Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch Lite, a handheld-only version of the system. By the end of 2020, total Nintendo Switch family units had outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo 3DS, its handheld console predecessor, by selling nearly 80 million units.[2]

Sales of Nintendo Switch software have been driven by new releases and consistent evergreen sales of older titles. Super Mario Odyssey was the best selling game of 2017 at 9 million units.[1] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the best selling game of 2018 at 12 million units.[3] Pokémon Sword and Shield were the best selling games of 2019 at 16 million combined units.[4] Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best selling game of 2020 at 31 million units. Despite these figures, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been the overall best-selling Nintendo Switch title since the end of 2018.[5]

By March 31, 2021, over 587.12 million total copies of games had been sold for the Switch.[6][a]

List

List of best-selling Nintendo Switch video games
No. Title Copies sold As of Release date[b] Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
1 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 35.39 million[7] March 31, 2021 April 28, 2017 Kart racing Nintendo EPD Nintendo
2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons 32.63 million[7] March 31, 2021 March 20, 2020 Social simulation Nintendo EPD Nintendo
3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 23.84 million[7] March 31, 2021 December 7, 2018 Fighting Nintendo
4 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 22.28 million[7] March 31, 2021 March 3, 2017 Action-adventure Nintendo EPD Nintendo
5 Pokémon Sword and Shield 21.10 million[7] March 31, 2021 November 15, 2019 Role-playing Game Freak
6 Super Mario Odyssey 20.83 million[7] March 31, 2021 October 27, 2017 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
7 Super Mario Party 14.79 million[7] March 31, 2021 October 5, 2018 Party NDcube Nintendo
8 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! 13.28 million[7] March 31, 2021 November 16, 2018 Role-playing Game Freak
9 Splatoon 2 12.21 million[7] March 31, 2021 July 21, 2017 Third-person shooter Nintendo EPD Nintendo
10 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 10.44 million[7] March 31, 2021 January 11, 2019 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
11 Ring Fit Adventure 10.11 million[7] March 31, 2021 October 18, 2019 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
12 Luigi's Mansion 3 9.59 million[7] March 31, 2021 October 31, 2019 Action-adventure Next Level Games Nintendo
13 Super Mario 3D All-Stars 9.01 million[7] March 31, 2021 September 18, 2020 Nintendo Nintendo
14 Super Mario Maker 2 7.15 million[7] March 31, 2021 June 28, 2019 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
15 Monster Hunter Rise 6 million[8] April 27, 2021 March 26, 2021 Action role-playing Capcom Capcom
16 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 5.59 million[7] March 31, 2021 February 12, 2021 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
17 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 5.49 million[7] March 31, 2021 September 20, 2019 Action-adventure Grezzo Nintendo
18 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 3.70 million[9][10] March 31, 2021 November 20, 2020 Hack and slash Omega Force
19 Among Us 3.20 million[11] December 31, 2020 December 15, 2020 Innersloth Innersloth
20 1-2-Switch 3.18 million[12] December 31, 2019 March 3, 2017 Party Nintendo EPD Nintendo
21 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 3.14 million[7] March 31, 2021 June 5, 2020 Tabletop game NDcube Nintendo
22 Paper Mario: The Origami King 3.12 million[7] March 31, 2021 July 17, 2020 Intelligent Systems Nintendo
23 Mario Tennis Aces 3.06 million[12] December 31, 2019 June 22, 2018 Sports Camelot Software Planning Nintendo
24 Kirby Star Allies 2.93 million[12] December 31, 2019 March 16, 2018 Platformer HAL Laboratory Nintendo
25 Fire Emblem: Three Houses 2.87 million[13] March 31, 2020 July 26, 2019 Tactical role-playing Nintendo
26 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 2.65 million[12] December 31, 2019 May 4, 2018 Platformer Retro Studios Nintendo
27 Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Mo Teiban! 2.50 million[14] February 4, 2021 November 19, 2020 Board game Konami
28 Arms 2.38 million[12] December 31, 2019 June 16, 2017 Fighting Nintendo EPD Nintendo
29 Minecraft 2.24 million[c] November 1, 2020 May 11, 2017 Mojang
30 Pikmin 3 Deluxe 2.04 million[7] March 31, 2021 October 30, 2020 Nintendo
31 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2 million[17] September 2, 2018 August 29, 2017 Tactical role-playing
32 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 1.92 million[12] December 31, 2019 December 1, 2017 Action role-playing Monolith Soft Nintendo
33 Yoshi's Crafted World 1.84 million[12] December 31, 2019 March 29, 2019 Platformer Good-Feel Nintendo
34 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 1.52 million[7] March 31, 2021 May 29, 2020 Action role-playing Monolith Soft Nintendo
35 Octopath Traveler 1.5 million[19] March 8, 2019 July 13, 2018 Role-playing
36 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 1.44 million[12] December 31, 2019 July 13, 2018 Action puzzle Nintendo EPD Nintendo
37 Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit 1.31 million[12] December 31, 2019 April 20, 2018 Construction kit Nintendo EPD Nintendo
38 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 1.27 million[7] March 31, 2021 October 16, 2020 Velan Studios Nintendo
39 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX 1.26 million[13] March 31, 2020 March 6, 2020 Roguelike Spike Chunsoft Nintendo
40 Pokkén Tournament DX 1.16 million[20][d] March 31, 2018 September 22, 2017 Fighting Bandai Namco Studios
41 Astral Chain 1.08 million[13] March 31, 2020 August 30, 2019 Action-adventure PlatinumGames Nintendo
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order 1.08 million[13] March 31, 2020 July 19, 2019 Action role-playing Team Ninja Nintendo
43 Enter the Gungeon 1 million[21] March 3, 2019 December 14, 2017 Bullet hell Dodge Roll Devolver Digital
Fitness Boxing 1 million[22] September 8, 2020 December 20, 2018 Imagineer
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! 1 million[23] July 3, 2020 July 19, 2018 Rhythm Bandai Namco Studios Bandai Namco Entertainment

Notes

  1. ^ This figure does not include download-only titles.
  2. ^ Only the initial release date on this platform is listed.
  3. ^ Minecraft sales breakdown:
    • Europe – over 500,000[15]
    • Japan – 1.74 million (physical)[16]
  4. ^ Sales data not reported for Japan.

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