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This is the list of best-selling Nintendo Switch video games in millions of copies sold from both physical and digital download sales, as of September 30, 2020. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the system's current best-selling game. The Nintendo Switch system has sold 68.30 million units (combined with Lite sales) worldwide since its launch in March 2017.

Sales data are according to Nintendo's official IR data (unless otherwise noted).

Note: All sales data are updated once every three months.

List

Title Release date Sales (millions) Developer(s) Publisher Ref(s)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo.png April 28, 2017 28.99 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Animal Crossing New Horizons logo.png March 20, 2020 26.04 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.svg December 7, 2018 21.10 Bandai Namco
Sora Ltd.
Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Logo 01.png March 3, 2017 (launch) 19.74 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Pokémon Sword Shield logo.png November 15, 2019 19.02 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Super Mario Odyssey logo.png October 27, 2017 18.99 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!.pngPokémon Let's Go, Eevee!.png November 16, 2018 12.49 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Super Mario Party.svg October 5, 2018 12.10 Nd Cube Nintendo
Splatoon 2 logo.png July 21, 2017 11.27 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe logo.png January 11, 2019 8.32 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Luigi's Mansion 3.png October 31, 2019 7.83 Next Level Games Nintendo [1]
RingFit Adventure logo.png October 18, 2019 5.84 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [1]
Super Mario Maker 2 logo 1.svg June 28, 2019 5.48 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [2]
Super Mario 3D All-Stars logo.png September 18, 2020 5.21 Nintendo Nintendo [1]
The Legend of Zelda - Link’s Awakening logo.svg September 20, 2019 4.38 Grezzo
Nintendo EPD
Nintendo [2]
1-2-Switch.svg March 3, 2017 (launch) 3.18 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [3]
Mario Tennis Aces logo.png June 22, 2018 3.06 Camelot Software Planning Nintendo [3]
Hyrule Warriors AoC logo.png November 20, 2020 3 Omega Force Nintendo
Koei Tecmo (JP)
[4]
Kirby Star Allies logo.png March 16, 2018 2.93 HAL Laboratory Nintendo [3]
Fire Emblem Three Houses logo.png July 26, 2019 2.87 Intelligent Systems
Koei Tecmo
Nintendo [2]
OrigamiKingLogo.png July 17, 2020 2.82 Intelligent Systems Nintendo [1]
Logo EN Final - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.png May 4, 2018 2.65 Retro Studios Nintendo [3]
MRKB Logo.png August 29, 2017 2.5 Ubisoft Ubisoft
Nintendo (JP)
[5][6]
ARMS.svg June 16, 2017 2.38 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [3]
Minecraft Logo.png May 11, 2017 2.06 4J Studios Ltd. Mojang [7][8]
Octopath Traveler.svg July 13, 2018 2+ Square Enix Nintendo
Square Enix (JP)
[9]
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 alt logo.png December 1, 2017 1.92 Monolith Soft Nintendo [3]
Yoshi's Crafted World logo.png March 29, 2019 1.84 Good-Feel Nintendo [3]
Clubhouse games 51.png June 5, 2020 1.81 NDcube Nintendo [1]
Captain-toad-treasure-tracker-logo.png July 13, 2018 1.44 Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo [3]
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition logo.png May 29, 2020 1.4 Monolith Soft Nintendo [1]
Nintendo-Labo-Logo.png April 20, 2018 1.39 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [10][3]
Pokemon mystery dungeon dx.png March 6, 2020 1.26 Spike Chunsoft Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
[2]
Pokken tournament DX logo.png September 22, 2017 1.16 Bandai Namco Nintendo
The Pokémon Company (JP)
[11]
Astral Chain logo.png August 30, 2019 1.08 PlatinumGames Nintendo [2]
MUA3 Black Order.png July 19, 2019 1.08 Team Ninja Nintendo [2]
Fire Emblem Warriors logo.png October 20, 2017 1+ Omega Force
Team Ninja
Nintendo
Koei Tecmo (JP)
[12]
Super-Bomberman-R-Logo.png March 3, 2017 (launch) 1+ Konami
HexaDrive
Konami [13]
Enter-the-gungeon-logo.png December 14, 2017 1+ Devolver Digital Dodge Roll [14]
Taiko Drum logo.png July 19, 2018 1+ Bandai Namco Studios Bandai Namco Entertainment [15]
Fitness Boxing logo.png December 8, 2018 1+ Imagineer Nintendo
Imagineer (JP)
[16]

Sales by region

Below lists the games that have sold 1 million or more per specific region.

Japan

Title Release date Sales
(millions)
Publisher Ref(s)
Animal Crossing New Horizons logo.png March 20, 2020 6.01 Nintendo [7]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.svg December 8, 2018 3.88 Nintendo [7]
Pokémon Sword Shield logo.png November 15, 2019 3.8 Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
[7]
Splatoon 2 logo.png July 21, 2017 3.6 Nintendo [7]
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo.png April 28, 2017 3.27 Nintendo [7]
Super Mario Odyssey logo.png October 27, 2017 2.13 Nintendo [17]
RingFit Adventure logo.png October 18, 2019 1.84 Nintendo [7]
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!.pngPokémon Let's Go, Eevee!.png November 16, 2018 1.74 Nintendo [18]
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Logo 01.png March 3, 2017 1.68 Nintendo [7]
Super Mario Party.svg October 5, 2018 1.6 Nintendo [7]
Minecraft Logo.png May 11, 2017 1.56 Mojang [7]

United States

Title Release date Sales
(millions)
Publisher Ref(s)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo.png April 28, 2017 5+ Nintendo [19]
Super Mario Odyssey logo.png October 27, 2017 4.7 Nintendo [19]
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Logo 01.png March 3, 2017 4+ Nintendo [19]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.svg December 8, 2018 3+ Nintendo [19]
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!.pngPokémon Let's Go, Eevee!.png November 16, 2018 2+ Nintendo [19]
Pokémon Sword Shield logo.png November 15, 2019 2+ Nintendo [20]
Super Mario Party.svg October 5, 2018 1.4 Nintendo [19]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2nd Quarter Results Ending March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nintendo Fiscal Year Earnings Period Ending March 2020 (PDF)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 2020 CESA Games White Papers. ISBN 978-4-902346-42-8. (For Labo - Variety Kit sales is 1.31 million)
  4. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity surpasses 3 million copies sold (Famitsu) (Japanese) Date: November 24, 2020.
  5. Mario + Rabbids On Nintendo Switch Has Sold More Than Two Million Copies Date: September 1, 2017. Author: Liam Doolan.
  6. Nintendo Switch sales in Europe passes 10m (gamesindustry.biz) Date: October 10, 2019. Author: Marie Dealessandri.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Famitsu software sales (11/16/20 – 11/22/20) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: November 26, 2020.
  8. Nintendo Switch sales in Europe pass 10m (gamesindustry.biz) Date: October 10, 2019. Author: Marie Dealessandri. Minecraft's EU sales 500,000
  9. Nintendo Europe Twitter Post: "To celebrate 2 million copies sold..." Date: March 18, 2020.
  10. VARIETY - Nintendo Sold 1.39M 'Nintendo Labo' Kits Since April Launch Date: July 31, 2018. Author: Brian Crecente.
  11. Super Mario Odyssey Passes The 10 Million Sold Marker (Nintendo Life) Date: April 26, 2018. Author: Damien McFerran.
  12. Koei Tecmo Financial Report (in Japanese only) (pg. 2; sec. #1) April 2018
  13. Super Bomberman R Hits One Million Worldwide Sales, Konami Celebrates With Bungee Jump (Nintendo Life) Date: August 2, 2018. Author: Ryan Craddock.
  14. Enter the Gungeon Sells 1 Million on Switch with Physical Edition on the way (Hardcore Gamer) Date: March 3, 2019. Author: Kirstin Swalley.
  15. "TAIKO NO TATSUJIN SELLS 1 MILLION" (Japanese Nintendo) Date: July 3, 2020.
  16. Fitness Boxing has now sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide (My Nintendo News) Date: September 8, 2020.
  17. Famitsu software sales (10/19/20 – 10/25/20) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: October 29, 2020.
  18. Famitsu software sales (8/17/20 - 8/23/20) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: August 27, 2020.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Video Game System of This Generation (Business Wire) Date: December 18, 2018.
  20. Pokemon Sword and Shield sales go big for launch (SlashGear) Date: November 21, 2019. Author: Eric Abent.

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