If you’re a Nintendo fanatic, you’ll know that they produce some of the most platform-exclusive games in the industry. This is the list of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games since the console was launched in 2017. The Nintendo Switch console has sold over 130 million units since it was released and has celebrated even larger game sales.
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was originally launched on the Nintendo Wii in May 2014. It was instantly made accessible on the Switch and was an instant hit especially due to the portability of the console, it brought back a lot of Nintendo DS nostalgia. Since 2017, this game has sold over 55 million units worldwide, making it the best-selling Nintendo Switch game.
2. Animal Crossing New Horizons
Animal Crossing New Horizons launched in 2020 and it was perfect timing as a lot of us suddenly had a lot of spare time on our hands. New Horizons contained a lot of the same loveable characters that we discovered in earlier editions of the game and created familiarity in a time when we needed a good distraction. Since its launch on the Switch, this game has sold 43 million copies.
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released in 2018 and is a crossover fighting game featuring 74 playable characters from across the Nintendo franchise. For fans of Nintendo, this game was perfect as it brought all the most loved characters together in one place. Since its launch, this game has sold over 31 million times worldwide.
4. Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game that follows the journey of Link as he sets out to save Princess Zelda and prevent Calamity Ganon from destroying the world. This is a beautiful open-world game full of collectable items and side quests. Since 2017, 30 million copies have been downloaded across the world.
5. Super Mario Odyssey
It’s no surprise that the Mario series features again on the best-sellers list. Super Mario Odyssey was released in 2017, we follow Mario around multiple worlds to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser once again. It’s sold 26 million copies since 2017, making it the fifth best-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time.