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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 March 31, 2022. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is currently the system's best-selling game. The Nintendo Switch system has sold 107.65 million units (combined with Switch Lite sales) worldwide since its launch in March 2017. Almost all the games listed are released worldwide simultaneously.

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 Year Sales (millions) Developer(s) Publisher Ref(s)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo.png 2017 45.33 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Animal Crossing New Horizons logo.png 2020 38.64 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.svg 2018 28.17 Bandai Namco
Sora Ltd.
Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Logo 01.png 2017 26.55 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Pokémon Sword Shield logo.png 2019 24.27 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Super Mario Odyssey logo.png 2017 23.50 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Mario Party.svg 2018 17.78 Nd Cube Nintendo
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond logo.png
Pokémon Shining Pearl logo.png
2021 14.65 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
[1]
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!.png
Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!.png
2018 14.53 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
RingFit Adventure logo.png 2019 14.09 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe logo.png 2019 13.31 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [2]
Splatoon 2 logo.png 2017 13.30 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [2]
Pokemon Legends Arceus logo.png 2022 12.64 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
[2]
Luigi's Mansion 3.png 2019 11.43 Next Level Games Nintendo [2]
Super Mario 3D World Bowser's Fury logo.png 2021 9.43 Nintendo EPD
Nintendo Software Technology
Nintendo [2]
Super Mario 3D All-Stars logo.png 2020 9.01 Nintendo Nintendo [3]
Monster Hunter Rise Logo.png 2021 7.7 Capcom Capcom [4][5]
Super Mario Maker 2 logo 1.svg 2019 7.15 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [3]
Mario Party Superstars logo.png 2021 6.88 ND Cube Nintendo [2]
The Legend of Zelda - Link’s Awakening logo.svg 2019 5.49 Grezzo
Nintendo EPD
Nintendo [3]
Clubhouse games 51.png 2020 4.22 NDcube Nintendo [2]
Hyrule Warriors AoC logo.png 2020 4 Omega Force Nintendo
Koei Tecmo (JP)
[6]
The Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword HD.png 2020 3.91 Tantalus Nintendo [2]
Mario Tennis Aces logo.png 2018 3.66 Camelot Software Planning Nintendo [7]
Momotaro Dentetsu Reiwa.jpg 2020 3.5 Konami Konami [8]
1-2-Switch.svg 2017 3.45 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [7]
Kirby Star Allies logo.png 2018 3.42 HAL Laboratory Nintendo [7]
DKC Tropical Freeze logo.png 2018 3.42 Retro Studios Nintendo [7]
Fire Emblem Three Houses logo.png 2019 3.4 Intelligent Systems
Koei Tecmo
Nintendo [7]
Among Us logo.png 2020 3.2 Innersloth Inntersloth [9]
Minecraft Logo Alt copy 2.png 2017 3.13 4J Studios Ltd. Mojang [10][11]
OrigamiKingLogo.png 2020 3.12 Intelligent Systems Nintendo [3]
Metroid dread logo black.png 2021 2.90 MercurySteam Nintendo [2]
Kirby and the Forgotten Land logo.png 2022 2.65 HAL Laboratory Nintendo [2]
Yoshi's Crafted World logo.png 2019 2.56 Good-Feel Nintendo [7]
ARMS.svg 2017 2.56 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [7]
MRKB Logo.png 2017 2.5 Ubisoft Ubisoft
Nintendo (JP)
[12][13]
Snap-logo.png 2021 2.40 Bandai Namco The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
[2]
Mario Golf Super Rush logo.png 2021 2.35 Camelot Software Planning Nintendo [2]
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 alt logo.png 2017 2.17 Monolith Soft Nintendo [7]
Pikmin 3 Deluxe logo.png 2020 2.04 Nintendo EPD
Eighting
Nintendo [3]
Octopath Traveler.svg 2018 2+ Square Enix Nintendo
Square Enix (JP)
[14]
Captain-toad-treasure-tracker-logo.png 2018 1.77 Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo [7]
Miitopia logo.png 2021 1.68 Grezzo Nintendo [2]
Pokemon mystery dungeon dx.png 2020 1.6 Spike Chunsoft Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
[7]
Big Brain Academy Brain vs Brain.png 2021 1.59 Indieszero
Nintendo EPD
Nintendo [2]
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition logo.png 2020 1.52 Monolith Soft Nintendo [3]
Nintendo-Labo-Logo.png 2018 1.42 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [7]
Pokken tournament DX logo.png 2017 1.38 Bandai Namco Nintendo
The Pokémon Company (JP)
[15][16]
MUA3 Black Order.png 2019 1.31 Team Ninja Nintendo [7]
Mario kart live home circuit.png 2020 1.27 Velan Studios Nintendo [3]
WarioWare Get it Together! logo.png 2021 1.27 Intelligent Systems Nintendo [2]
Astral Chain logo.png 2019 1.21 PlatinumGames Nintendo [7]
Game builder garage logo.png 2021 1.06 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [2]
Fire Emblem Warriors logo.png 2017 1+ Omega Force
Team Ninja
Nintendo
Koei Tecmo (JP)
[17]
Super-Bomberman-R-Logo.png 2017 1+ Konami
HexaDrive
Konami [18]
Enter-the-gungeon-logo.png 2017 1+ Devolver Digital Dodge Roll [19]
Taiko Drum logo.png 2018 1+ Bandai Namco Studios Bandai Namco Entertainment [20]
Smtv-logo.png 2021 1+ Atlus Atlus / Sega [21]
Fitness Boxing logo.png 2018 1+ Imagineer Nintendo
Imagineer (JP)
[22]
Fitness-boxing-2-logo.png 2020 1+ Imagineer Nintendo
Imagineer (JP)
[23]
Story of Seasons Olive Town.png 2021 1+ Marvelous Marvelous
XSEED (NA)
[24]
Resident Evil Revelations Collection (NA).jpg 2017 1 Capcom Capcom [5]
Thief Simulator.jpg 2019 1 Noble Muffins Forever Entertainment [25]

Sales by region

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

Japan

Title Year Sales
(millions)
Publisher Ref(s)
Animal Crossing New Horizons logo.png 2020 7.23 Nintendo [26]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.svg 2018 4.87 Nintendo [10]
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo.png 2017 4.62 Nintendo [10]
Pokémon Sword Shield logo.png 2019 4.33 The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
[26]
Splatoon 2 logo.png 2017 4.06 Nintendo [26]
RingFit Adventure logo.png 2019 3.14 Nintendo [10]
Momotaro Dentetsu Reiwa.jpg 2020 2.64 Konami [26]
Minecraft Logo Alt copy 2.png 2017 2.63 Mojang [27]
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond logo.png
Pokémon Shining Pearl logo.png
2021 2.53 The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
[28]
Monster Hunter Rise Logo.png 2021 2.32 Capcom [27]
Super Mario Odyssey logo.png 2017 2.32 Nintendo [29]
Pokemon Legends Arceus logo.png 2022 2.24 The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
[10]
Super Mario Party.svg 2018 2.07 Nintendo [28]
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Logo 01.png 2017 2+ Nintendo [26]
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!.png
Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!.png
2018 1.74 Nintendo [30]
Super Mario Maker 2 logo 1.svg 2019 1.2 Nintendo [28]
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe logo.png 2019 1.17 Nintendo [28]
Super Mario 3D World Bowser's Fury logo.png 2021 1.04 Nintendo [26]

United States

Title Year Sales
(millions)
Publisher Ref(s)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo.png 2017 5+ Nintendo [31]
Super Mario Odyssey logo.png 2017 4.7 Nintendo [31]
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Logo 01.png 2017 4+ Nintendo [31]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.svg 2018 3+ Nintendo [31]
Super Mario 3D All-Stars logo.png 2020 2.6 Nintendo [32]
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!.png
Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!.png
2018 2+ Nintendo [31]
Pokémon Sword Shield logo.png 2019 2+ Nintendo [33]
Super Mario Party.svg 2018 1.4 Nintendo [31]

References

  1. Financial Results Explanatory Material 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending March 2022
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 Nintendo Financial Results (as of May 2022)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Nintendo March 2021 Earnings (May 6, 2021)
  4. CAPCOM | Platinum Titles (December 31, 2021)
  5. 5.0 5.1 CAPCOM | Platinum Titles
  6. Hyrule Warriors Calamity Sales Tweet (Japanese)
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 2021CESAゲーム白書 (2021 CESA Games White Papers). Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association. 2021. ISBN 978-4-902346-43-5. (For Labo - Variety Kit sales is 1.42 million)
  8. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! sales top 3.5 million (Gematsu) Date: March 21, 2022. Author: Sal Romano.
  9. SuperData estimate: Among Us sold 3.2 million copies on Switch in December (Nintendo Everything) Date: January 23, 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Famitsu sales (4/25/22 – 5/8/22) (Nintendo Everything) Date: May 12, 2022.
  11. Nintendo Switch sales in Europe pass 10m (gamesindustry.biz) Date: October 10, 2019. Author: Marie Dealessandri. Minecraft's EU sales 500,000
  12. Mario + Rabbids On Nintendo Switch Has Sold More Than Two Million Copies Date: September 1, 2017. Author: Liam Doolan.
  13. Nintendo Switch sales in Europe passes 10m (gamesindustry.biz) Date: October 10, 2019. Author: Marie Dealessandri.
  14. Nintendo Europe Twitter Post: "To celebrate 2 million copies sold..." Date: March 18, 2020.
  15. Super Mario Odyssey Passes The 10 Million Sold Marker (Nintendo Life) Date: April 26, 2018. Author: Damien McFerran.
  16. Media Create Sales: 2/5/18 – 2/11/18 (Gematsu) Date: February 14, 2018. Author: Sal Romano. Pokken JP sales: 222,781
  17. Koei Tecmo Financial Report (in Japanese only) (pg. 2; sec. #1) April 2018
  18. Super Bomberman R Hits One Million Worldwide Sales, Konami Celebrates With Bungee Jump (Nintendo Life) Date: August 2, 2018. Author: Ryan Craddock.
  19. Enter the Gungeon Sells 1 Million on Switch with Physical Edition on the way (Hardcore Gamer) Date: March 3, 2019. Author: Kirstin Swalley.
  20. "TAIKO NO TATSUJIN SELLS 1 MILLION" (Japanese Nintendo) Date: July 3, 2020.
  21. "SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI V" SALES - 1 MILLION (Atlus) (Japanese) April 25, 2022.
  22. Fitness Boxing has now sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide (My Nintendo News) Date: September 8, 2020.
  23. Imagineer, Switch software "Fit Boxing 2" has shipped and sold more than 1 million units worldwide! (gamebix) (Japanese) Date: December 9 , 2021.
  24. STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town Free Content Update Revealed with New Series Sales Milestone (XSEED) Date: November 18, 2021.
  25. Thief Simulator Twitter post
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 Famitsu software sales (4/18/22 – 4/24/22) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: April 28, 2022.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Famitsu software sales (9/20/21 – 9/26/21) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: October 1, 2021.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Famitsu software sales (4/4/22 – 4/10/22) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: April 14, 2022.
  29. Famitsu software sales (2/14/22 – 2/20/22) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: February 24, 2022.
  30. Famitsu software sales (8/17/20 - 8/23/20) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: August 27, 2020.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Video Game System of This Generation (Business Wire) Date: December 18, 2018.
  32. Nintendo comments on removing certain games after March 2021 (Nintendo Life) Date: December 16, 2020. "Super Mario 3D All-Stars has sold over 2.6 million units in the U.S. alone." - Doug Bowser on Polygon interview.
  33. Pokemon Sword and Shield sales go big for launch (SlashGear) Date: November 21, 2019. Author: Eric Abent.

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