In a report shared by Famitsu, the Nintendo Switch, which first launched in March 2017, has surpassed 20 million (so far) units on sale in Japan alone. The total sales amount globally to approximately 84.59 million units. But the popularity of the gaming console can also be attributed to the game titles available to play on the Nintendo Switch. We have listed the 5 best selling Switch games.
Animal crossing (6.78 million)
Animal Crossing is a social simulation video game, where the character (human / player) is placed in a village inhabited by various animals. The player has to perform various activities like catching insects, fishing, hunting for fossils, etc. The gameplay is open and the game also uses the console’s internal clock to assign game time. Over 60 million copies of Animal Crossing have been sold worldwide.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (4.29 million)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crossover fighting game released in 2018. The player can control various characters and use different attacks to weaken other opponents and bring them out of the arena. The game offers several game modes such as single player, campaign and multiplayer. Over 60 million copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been sold around the world.
PokÃ©mon Sword and Shield (4.05 million)
PokÃ©mon Sword and Shield is a role-playing video game launched in 2019. You play as a PokÃ©mon trainer with the ambition to become a PokÃ©mon Champion. As a player you have to fight against other coaches and climb the ranks. Over 21.10 million copies of PokÃ©mon Sword and Shield have been sold worldwide.
Splatoon 2 (3.87 million)
Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter game launched in 2017. A sequel to the original Splatoon, Splatoon 2 features a new single-player story pilot mode and online multiplayer. Splatoon 2 has sold over 12.21 million copies worldwide and could see a new Splatoon 3 sequel released in 2022.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (3.84 million)
Mario Kart 8 Delux is a kart racing game released in May 2014. The player can choose from several playable characters to race. The objective is to win the race by creating an annoyance for the other runners. There are a variety of collectibles available during the race and these can be used later for upgrades. The game has sold 41 million copies worldwide.