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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 June 30, 2021. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is currently the system's best-selling game. The Nintendo Switch system has sold 89.04 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 2017 37.08 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2020 33.89 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018 24.77 Bandai Namco
Sora Ltd.
Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 23.20 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Pokémon Sword and Shield 2019 21.85 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Super Mario Odyssey 2017 21.40 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Mario Party 2018 15.72 Nd Cube Nintendo
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! 2018 13.57 Game Freak The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Splatoon 2 2017 12.45 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Ring Fit Adventure 2019 11.26 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 2019 10.44 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [1]
Luigi's Mansion 3 2019 9.59 Next Level Games Nintendo [1]
Super Mario 3D All-Stars 2020 9.01 Nintendo Nintendo [1]
Monster Hunter Rise 2021 7.3 Capcom Capcom [2][3]
Super Mario Maker 2 2019 7.15 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [1]
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2021 6.68 Nintendo EPD
Nintendo Software Technology
Nintendo [4]
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019) 2019 5.49 Grezzo
Nintendo EPD
Nintendo [1]
Among Us 2020 3.2 Innersloth Inntersloth [5]
1-2-Switch 2017 3.18 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [6]
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 2020 3.14 NDcube Nintendo [1]
Paper Mario: The Origami King 2020 3.12 Intelligent Systems Nintendo [1]
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 2020 3.07 Omega Force Nintendo
Koei Tecmo (JP)
[1]
Mario Tennis Aces 2018 3.06 Camelot Software Planning Nintendo [6]
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! 2020 3 Konami Konami [7]
Kirby Star Allies 2018 2.93 HAL Laboratory Nintendo [6]
Fire Emblem: Three Houses 2019 2.87 Intelligent Systems
Koei Tecmo
Nintendo [8]
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 2018 2.65 Retro Studios Nintendo [6]
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle 2017 2.5 Ubisoft Ubisoft
Nintendo (JP)
[9][10]
New Pokémon Snap 2021 2.07 Bandai Namco The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
[4]
ARMS 2017 2.38 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [6]
Minecraft 2017 2.62 4J Studios Ltd. Mojang [11][12]
Octopath Traveler 2018 2+ Square Enix Nintendo
Square Enix (JP)
[13]
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 2020 2.04 Nintendo EPD
Eighting
Nintendo [1]
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 2017 1.92 Monolith Soft Nintendo [6]
Yoshi's Crafted World 2019 1.84 Good-Feel Nintendo [6]
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 2020 1.52 Monolith Soft Nintendo [1]
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 2018 1.44 Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo [6]
Nintendo Labo 2018 1.39 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [14][6]
Mario Golf: Super Rush 2021 1.34 Camelot Software Planning Nintendo [4]
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 2020 1.27 Velan Studios Nintendo [1]
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX 2020 1.26 Spike Chunsoft Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
[8]
Pokkén Tournament DX 2017 1.16 Bandai Namco Nintendo
The Pokémon Company (JP)
[15]
Astral Chain 2019 1.08 PlatinumGames Nintendo [8]
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order 2019 1.08 Team Ninja Nintendo [8]
Miitopia 2021 1.04 Grezzo Nintendo [4]
Fire Emblem Warriors 2017 1+ Omega Force
Team Ninja
Nintendo
Koei Tecmo (JP)
[16]
Super Bomberman R 2017 1+ Konami
HexaDrive
Konami [17]
Enter the Gungeon 2017 1+ Devolver Digital Dodge Roll [18]
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun 2018 1+ Bandai Namco Studios Bandai Namco Entertainment [19]
Fitness Boxing 2018 1+ Imagineer Nintendo
Imagineer (JP)
[20]
Resident Evil Revelations Collection 2017 1 Capcom Capcom [3]
Thief Simulator 2019 1 Noble Muffins Forever Entertainment [21]

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 2020 6.85 Nintendo [11]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018 4.38 Nintendo [11]
Pokémon Sword and Shield 2019 4.10 Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
[11]
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2017 3.97 Nintendo [11]
Splatoon 2 2017 3.92 Nintendo [11]
Ring Fit Adventure 2019 2.75 Nintendo [11]
Monster Hunter Rise 2021 2.3 Capcom [11]
Super Mario Odyssey 2017 2.13 Nintendo [22]
Minecraft 2017 2.12 Mojang [11]
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! 2018 1.74 Nintendo [23]
Super Mario Party 2018 1.96 Nintendo [11]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 1.85 Nintendo [11]
Super Mario Maker 2 2019 1.11 Nintendo [11]
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 2019 1.08 Nintendo [11]

United States

Title Year Sales
(millions)
Publisher Ref(s)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2017 5+ Nintendo [24]
Super Mario Odyssey 2017 4.7 Nintendo [24]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 4+ Nintendo [24]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018 3+ Nintendo [24]
Super Mario 3D All-Stars 2020 2.6 Nintendo [25]
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! 2018 2+ Nintendo [24]
Pokémon Sword and Shield 2019 2+ Nintendo [26]
Super Mario Party 2018 1.4 Nintendo [24]

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Nintendo March 2021 Earnings (May 6, 2021)
  2. Monster Hunter World Sales Top 17.3 Million Units, Monster Hunter Rise at 7.3 Million (Gaming Bolt) Date: August 10, 2021. Author: Shubhankar Parijat.
  3. 3.0 3.1 CAPCOM | Platinum Titles
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Nintendo Earnings Ending March 2022
  5. SuperData estimate: Among Us sold 3.2 million copies on Switch in December (Nintendo Everything) Date: January 23, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 2020 CESA Games White Papers. ISBN 978-4-902346-42-8. (For Labo - Variety Kit sales is 1.31 million)
  7. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! shipments and digital sales top three million (Gematsu) Date: May 13, 2021. Author: Sal Romano.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 [1]
  9. Mario + Rabbids On Nintendo Switch Has Sold More Than Two Million Copies Date: September 1, 2017. Author: Liam Doolan.
  10. Nintendo Switch sales in Europe passes 10m (gamesindustry.biz) Date: October 10, 2019. Author: Marie Dealessandri.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 Famitsu software sales (8/9/21 – 8/15/21) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: August 19, 2021.
  12. Nintendo Switch sales in Europe pass 10m (gamesindustry.biz) Date: October 10, 2019. Author: Marie Dealessandri. Minecraft's EU sales 500,000
  13. Nintendo Europe Twitter Post: "To celebrate 2 million copies sold..." Date: March 18, 2020.
  14. VARIETY - Nintendo Sold 1.39M 'Nintendo Labo' Kits Since April Launch Date: July 31, 2018. Author: Brian Crecente.
  15. Super Mario Odyssey Passes The 10 Million Sold Marker (Nintendo Life) Date: April 26, 2018. Author: Damien McFerran.
  16. Koei Tecmo Financial Report (in Japanese only) (pg. 2; sec. #1) April 2018
  17. Super Bomberman R Hits One Million Worldwide Sales, Konami Celebrates With Bungee Jump (Nintendo Life) Date: August 2, 2018. Author: Ryan Craddock.
  18. Enter the Gungeon Sells 1 Million on Switch with Physical Edition on the way (Hardcore Gamer) Date: March 3, 2019. Author: Kirstin Swalley.
  19. "TAIKO NO TATSUJIN SELLS 1 MILLION" (Japanese Nintendo) Date: July 3, 2020.
  20. Fitness Boxing has now sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide (My Nintendo News) Date: September 8, 2020.
  21. Thief Simulator Twitter post
  22. Famitsu software sales (10/19/20 – 10/25/20) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: October 29, 2020.
  23. Famitsu software sales (8/17/20 - 8/23/20) – Top 30 (Nintendo Everything) Date: August 27, 2020.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Video Game System of This Generation (Business Wire) Date: December 18, 2018.
  25. 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.
  26. Pokemon Sword and Shield sales go big for launch (SlashGear) Date: November 21, 2019. Author: Eric Abent.

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