Best Selling Nintendo Switch Games

Best Selling Nintendo Switch Games Include Mario Kart and Animal Crossing

Nintendo updated its Top Selling Titles webpage, revealing the best selling titles for the Nintendo Switch. The best selling titles for the Switch include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Other titles on the list are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Pokemon Sword and Shield. The updated best selling games list for the Nintendo Switch may not come as a surprise to some. Animal Crossing: New Horizons helped Nintendo earn a strong fiscal year upon its release.

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That said, the best selling Nintendo Switch game is actually Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It sits at 38.74 million units sold worldwide, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons sitting at 34.85 million units worldwide. In third place is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 25.71 million units worldwide.

Further down the list is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 24.13 million units worldwide, and Pokemon Sword and Shield at 22.6 million units worldwide. Other notable games on the list include Splatoon 2, Ring Fit Adventure, Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario Odyssey.

In May 2020, Nintendo revealed Animal Crossing: New Horizons had already met its lifetime sales goal. And according to a new financial report from Nintendo, Animal Crossing: New Horizons had drove sales for the Nintendo Switch considerably.


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