List of best-selling Nintendo Switch video games

This is a list of video games for the Nintendo Switch video game console that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. As Nintendo shares the sales of their video games every quarter while most other publishers do not share sales figures per console, this list consists mostly of Nintendo-published titles.

Nintendo Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, launched worldwide on March 3, 2017. By the end of 2017, it had outsold the lifetime sales of Wii U, its home console predecessor.[1] In September 2019, Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch Lite, a handheld-only version of the system. By the end of 2020, total Nintendo Switch family units had outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo 3DS, its handheld console predecessor, by selling nearly 80 million units.[2] By June 2022, over 111 million Switches with 863 million copies of games had been sold for the platform.[3] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game on the platform at over 46 million copies sold.[4] The Mario franchise alone has sold 167.11 million on the Nintendo Switch. The Pokémon franchise has sold 72.76 million, and The Legend of Zelda has sold 41.13 million.

List

List of best-selling Nintendo Switch video games
No. Title Copies sold As of Release date[a] Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
1 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 46.82 million[5] June 30, 2022 April 28, 2017 Kart racing Nintendo EPD Nintendo
2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons 39.38 million[5] June 30, 2022 March 20, 2020 Social simulation Nintendo EPD Nintendo
3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 28.82 million[5] June 30, 2022 December 7, 2018 Fighting Nintendo
4 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 27.14 million[5] June 30, 2022 March 3, 2017 Action-adventure Nintendo EPD Nintendo
5 Pokémon Sword and Shield 24.50 million[5] June 30, 2022 November 15, 2019 Role-playing Game Freak
6 Super Mario Odyssey 23.93 million[5] June 30, 2022 October 27, 2017 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
7 Super Mario Party 18.06 million[5] June 30, 2022 October 5, 2018 Party NDcube Nintendo
8 Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl 14.79 million[5] June 30, 2022 November 19, 2021 Role-playing ILCA
9 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! 14.66 million[5] June 30, 2022 November 16, 2018 Role-playing Game Freak
10 Ring Fit Adventure 14.54 million[5] June 30, 2022 October 18, 2019 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
11 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 13.31 million[6] March 31, 2022 January 11, 2019 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
12 Splatoon 2 13.30 million[6] March 31, 2022 July 21, 2017 Third-person shooter Nintendo EPD Nintendo
13 Pokémon Legends: Arceus 12.64 million[6] March 31, 2022 January 28, 2022 Action role-playing Game Freak
14 Luigi's Mansion 3 11.43 million[6] March 31, 2022 October 31, 2019 Action-adventure Next Level Games Nintendo
15 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 9.43 million[6] March 31, 2022 February 12, 2021 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
16 Super Mario 3D All-Stars 9.07 million[7] December 31, 2021 September 18, 2020 Nintendo Nintendo
17 Super Mario Maker 2 7.89 million[7] December 31, 2021 June 28, 2019 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
18 Monster Hunter Rise 7.70 million[8] December 31, 2021 March 26, 2021 Action role-playing Capcom Capcom
19 Mario Party Superstars 6.88 million[6] March 31, 2022 October 29, 2021 Party NDcube Nintendo
20 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 6.08 million[7] December 31, 2021 September 20, 2019 Action-adventure Grezzo Nintendo
21 Nintendo Switch Sports 4.84 million[9] June 30, 2022 April 29, 2022 Sports Nintendo EPD Nintendo
22 Kirby and the Forgotten Land 4.53 million[9] June 30, 2022 March 25, 2022 Platformer HAL Laboratory Nintendo
23 Mario Tennis Aces 4.28 million[7] December 31, 2021 June 22, 2018 Sports Camelot Software Planning Nintendo
24 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 4.22 million[6] March 31, 2022 June 5, 2020 Tabletop game NDcube Nintendo
25 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 4.12 million[7] December 31, 2021 May 4, 2018 Platformer Retro Studios Nintendo
26 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 4.00 million[10] January 4, 2022 November 20, 2020 Hack and slash Omega Force
27 Kirby Star Allies 3.98 million[7] December 31, 2021 March 16, 2018 Platformer HAL Laboratory Nintendo
28 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 3.91 million[6] March 31, 2022 July 16, 2021 Action-adventure Tantalus Media Nintendo
29 Fire Emblem: Three Houses 3.82 million[7] December 31, 2021 July 26, 2019 Tactical role-playing Nintendo
30 1-2-Switch 3.63 million[7] December 31, 2021 March 3, 2017 Party Nintendo EPD Nintendo
31 Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Mo Teiban! 3.50 million[11] March 22, 2022 November 19, 2020 Board game Konami
32 Splatoon 3 3.45 million[b][12] September 12, 2022 September 9, 2022 Third-person shooter Nintendo EPD Nintendo
33 Paper Mario: The Origami King 3.34 million[7] December 31, 2021 July 17, 2020 Intelligent Systems Nintendo
34 Among Us 3.20 million[13] December 31, 2020 December 15, 2020 Innersloth Innersloth
35 Minecraft 3.14 million[c] May 15, 2022 May 11, 2017 Mojang
36 Yoshi's Crafted World 3.01 million[7] December 31, 2021 March 29, 2019 Platformer Good-Feel Nintendo
37 Metroid Dread 2.90 million[6] March 31, 2022 October 8, 2021 Action-adventure Nintendo
38 New Pokémon Snap 2.74 million[d] May 15, 2022 April 30, 2021 Photography Bandai Namco Studios
39 Arms 2.66 million[7] December 31, 2021 June 16, 2017 Fighting Nintendo EPD Nintendo
40 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 2.44 million[7] December 31, 2021 December 1, 2017 Action role-playing Monolith Soft Nintendo
41 Mario Golf: Super Rush 2.35 million[6] March 31, 2022 June 25, 2021 Sports Camelot Software Planning Nintendo
42 Pikmin 3 Deluxe 2.23 million[7] December 31, 2021 October 30, 2020 Nintendo
43 Octopath Traveler 2.16 million[e] January 2, 2022 July 13, 2018 Role-playing
44 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 2.13 million[7] December 31, 2021 July 13, 2018 Action puzzle Nintendo EPD Nintendo
45 Dragon Ball FighterZ 2.01 million[7] December 31, 2021 September 27, 2018 Fighting Arc System Works Bandai Namco Entertainment
46 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2 million[18] September 2, 2018 August 29, 2017 Tactical role-playing
47 Mario Strikers: Battle League 1.91 million[9] June 30, 2022 June 10, 2022 Sports Next Level Games Nintendo
48 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX 1.89 million[7] December 31, 2021 March 6, 2020 Roguelike Spike Chunsoft Nintendo
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! 1.89 million[7] December 31, 2021 July 19, 2018 Rhythm Bandai Namco Studios Bandai Namco Entertainment
50 Miitopia 1.68 million[6] March 31, 2022 May 21, 2021 Role-playing Grezzo Nintendo
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 1.68 million[7] December 31, 2021 May 29, 2020 Action role-playing Monolith Soft Nintendo
52 Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain 1.59 million[6] March 31, 2022 December 3, 2021 Puzzle Nintendo EPD Nintendo
53 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 1.58 million[7] December 31, 2021 October 16, 2020 Velan Studios Nintendo
54 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 1.55 million[7] December 31, 2021 September 7, 2017 Fighting Dimps Bandai Namco Entertainment
55 Pokkén Tournament DX 1.54 million[f] January 2, 2022 September 22, 2017 Fighting Bandai Namco Studios
56 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order 1.50 million[7] December 31, 2021 July 19, 2019 Action role-playing Team Ninja Nintendo
57 Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit 1.42 million[16] December 31, 2020 April 20, 2018 Construction kit Nintendo EPD Nintendo
58 Astral Chain 1.28 million[7] December 31, 2021 August 30, 2019 Action-adventure, Hack and Slash PlatinumGames Nintendo
59 WarioWare: Get It Together! 1.27 million[6] March 31, 2022 September 10, 2021 Party Nintendo
60 Naruto Shippudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy 1.26 million[7] December 31, 2021 July 27, 2017 Fighting CyberConnect2 Bandai Namco Entertainment
61 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 1.20 million[7] December 31, 2021 December 27, 2019 Puzzle Nintendo EPD, indieszero Nintendo
Resident Evil: Revelations Collection 1.20 million[21] June 30, 2022 November 27, 2017 Survival horror Capcom Capcom
63 Game Builder Garage 1.06 million[6] March 31, 2022 June 11, 2021 Programming Nintendo EPD Nintendo
64 Bayonetta 2 1.04 million[7] December 31, 2021 February 16, 2018 Action-adventure, Hack and Slash PlatinumGames Nintendo
65 Enter the Gungeon 1 million[22] March 3, 2019 December 14, 2017 Bullet hell Dodge Roll Devolver Digital
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes 1 million[23] August 17, 2022 June 24, 2022 Omega Force
Fitness Boxing 1 million[24] September 8, 2020 December 20, 2018 Imagineer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise 1 million[25] December 9, 2021 December 4, 2020 Imagineer
Shin Megami Tensei V 1 million[26] April 18, 2022 November 11, 2021 Role-playing Atlus
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town 1 million[27] November 18, 2021 February 25, 2021 Marvelous Xseed Games
Thief Simulator 1 million[28] July 16, 2021 May 19, 2019 Stealth Noble Muffins Forever Entertainment

Notes

  1. ^ Only the initial release date on this platform is listed.
  2. ^ Japan domestic sales only
  3. ^ Minecraft sales breakdown:
    • Europe – over 500,000[14]
    • Japan – 2.64 million (physical)[15]
  4. ^ New Pokémon Snap sales breakdown:
    • Worldwide – 2.40 million[6]
    • Japan – 0.34 million (physical)[15]
  5. ^ Octopath Traveler sales breakdown:
    • Worldwide – 1.9 million (physical)[16]
    • Japan – 0.26 million (physical)[17]
  6. ^ Pokkén Tournament DX sales breakdown:
    • Worldwide – 1.16 million[20]
    • Japan – 0.38 million (physical)[17]

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