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.

A Nintendo Switch console with Joy-Con

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] As of December 31, 2023, 139.36 million Nintendo Switch consoles had been shipped, with over 1.2 billion copies of games having been shipped for the platform.[3] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game on the platform at over 60.58 million copies sold.[4] The Mario franchise alone has sold 225.6 million copies on the Nintendo Switch. The Legend of Zelda franchise has sold 66.5 million copies and the Pokémon franchise has sold over 101.76 million copies on the Nintendo Switch. Splatoon was also a massive selling franchise on the Nintendo Switch, selling 25.31 million copies.

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List of best-selling Nintendo Switch video games
Title Copies sold As of Release date[a] Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 60.58 million[4] December 31, 2023 April 28, 2017 Kart racing Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 44.79 million[4] December 31, 2023 March 20, 2020 Social simulation Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 33.67 million[4] December 31, 2023 December 7, 2018 Fighting Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 31.61 million[4] December 31, 2023 March 3, 2017 Action-adventure Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Mario Odyssey 27.65 million[4] December 31, 2023 October 27, 2017 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Pokémon Sword and Shield 26.17 million[4] December 31, 2023 November 15, 2019 Role-playing Game Freak
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 24.36 million[4] December 31, 2023 November 18, 2022 Role-playing Game Freak
Super Mario Party 20.34 million[4] December 31, 2023 October 5, 2018 Party NDcube Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 20.28 million[4] December 31, 2023 May 12, 2023 Action-adventure Nintendo EPD Nintendo
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 17.20 million[4] December 31, 2023 January 11, 2019 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Ring Fit Adventure 15.38 million[5] March 31, 2023 October 18, 2019 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! 15.07 million[6] December 31, 2022 November 16, 2018 Role-playing Game Freak
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl 15.06 million[7] December 31, 2022 November 19, 2021 Role-playing ILCA
Pokémon Legends: Arceus 14.83 million[5] March 31, 2023 January 28, 2022 Action role-playing Game Freak
Luigi's Mansion 3 13.98 million[8] December 31, 2023 October 31, 2019 Action-adventure Next Level Games Nintendo
Splatoon 2 13.60 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 21, 2017 Third-person shooter Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 13.17 million[8] December 31, 2023 February 12, 2021 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Nintendo Switch Sports 12.48 million[8] December 31, 2023 April 29, 2022 Sports Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Mario Party Superstars 12.31 million[8] December 31, 2023 October 29, 2021 Party NDcube Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. Wonder 11.96 million[8] December 31, 2023 October 20, 2023 Platformer Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Splatoon 3 11.71 million[8] December 31, 2023 September 9, 2022 Third-person shooter Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Super Mario 3D All-Stars 9.07 million[9] December 31, 2021 September 18, 2020 Nintendo Nintendo
Super Mario Maker 2 8.42 million[7] December 31, 2022 June 28, 2019 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Monster Hunter Rise 7.70 million[10] December 31, 2021 March 26, 2021 Action role-playing Capcom Capcom
Kirby and the Forgotten Land 6.96 million[11] September 30, 2023 March 25, 2022 Platformer HAL Laboratory Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 6.46 million[7] December 31, 2022 September 20, 2019 Action-adventure Grezzo Nintendo
Suika Game 5.9 million[12] January 18, 2024 December 9, 2021 Puzzle Aladdin X Aladdin X
Minecraft 5.26 million[b] December 31, 2023 May 11, 2017 Mojang
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 4.64 million[7] December 31, 2022 June 5, 2020 Tabletop game NDcube Nintendo
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 4.62 million[7] December 31, 2022 May 4, 2018 Platformer Retro Studios Nintendo
Mario Tennis Aces 4.50 million[7] December 31, 2022 June 22, 2018 Sports Camelot Software Planning Nintendo
Kirby Star Allies 4.38 million[7] December 31, 2022 March 16, 2018 Platformer HAL Laboratory Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 4.15 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 16, 2021 Action-adventure Tantalus Media Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Three Houses 4.12 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 26, 2019 Tactical role-playing Nintendo
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 4 million[20] January 4, 2022 November 20, 2020 Hack and slash Omega Force
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Mo Teiban! 4 million[21] July 19, 2023 November 19, 2020 Board game Konami
1-2-Switch 3.74 million[7] December 31, 2022 March 3, 2017 Party Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Paper Mario: The Origami King 3.47 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 17, 2020 Intelligent Systems Nintendo
Yoshi's Crafted World 3.35 million[7] December 31, 2022 March 29, 2019 Platformer Good-Feel Nintendo
Pikmin 4 3.33 million[8] December 31, 2023 July 21, 2023 Real-time strategy Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Among Us 3.20 million[22] December 31, 2020 December 15, 2020 Innersloth Innersloth
Super Mario RPG 3.14 million[8] December 31, 2023 November 17, 2023 ArtePiazza Nintendo
Metroid Dread 3.07 million[7] December 31, 2022 October 8, 2021 Action-adventure Nintendo
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope 3 million[23] January 15, 2024 October 20, 2022 Tactical role-playing NA/PAL: Ubisoft JP: Nintendo
New Pokémon Snap 2.74 million[c] May 15, 2022 April 30, 2021 Photography Bandai Namco Studios
Arms 2.72 million[7] December 31, 2022 June 16, 2017 Fighting Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 2.70 million[7] December 31, 2022 December 1, 2017 Action role-playing Monolith Soft Nintendo
Mario Strikers: Battle League 2.54 million[5] March 31, 2023 June 10, 2022 Sports Next Level Games Nintendo
Mario Golf: Super Rush 2.48 million[7] December 31, 2022 June 25, 2021 Sports Camelot Software Planning Nintendo
Dragon Ball FighterZ 2.43 million[7] December 31, 2022 September 27, 2018 Fighting Arc System Works Bandai Namco Entertainment
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 2.40 million[7] December 31, 2022 October 30, 2020 Real-time strategy Eighting Nintendo
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 2.35 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 13, 2018 Action puzzle Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! 2.27 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 19, 2018 Rhythm Bandai Namco Studios Bandai Namco Entertainment
Octopath Traveler 2.16 million[d] January 2, 2022 July 13, 2018 Role-playing
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2 million[26] September 2, 2018 August 29, 2017 Tactical role-playing
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX 1.99 million[7] December 31, 2022 March 6, 2020 Roguelike Spike Chunsoft Nintendo
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain 1.94 million[7] December 31, 2022 December 3, 2021 Puzzle Nintendo EPD, indieszero Nintendo
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 1.88 million[7] December 31, 2022 May 29, 2020 Action role-playing Monolith Soft Nintendo
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 1.86 million[5] March 31, 2023 July 29, 2022 Action role-playing Monolith Soft Nintendo
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 1.82 million[7] December 31, 2022 September 7, 2017 Fighting Dimps Bandai Namco Entertainment
Miitopia 1.79 million[7] December 31, 2022 May 21, 2021 Role-playing Grezzo Nintendo
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 1.73 million[7] December 31, 2022 October 16, 2020 Velan Studios Nintendo
Naruto Shippudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy 1.73 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 27, 2017 Fighting CyberConnect2 Bandai Namco Entertainment
Fire Emblem Engage 1.61 million[5] March 31, 2023 January 20, 2023 Tactical role-playing Intelligent Systems Nintendo
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order 1.60 million[7] December 31, 2022 July 19, 2019 Action role-playing Team Ninja Nintendo
Pokkén Tournament DX 1.54 million[e] January 2, 2022 September 22, 2017 Fighting Bandai Namco Studios
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe 1.46 million[5] March 31, 2023 February 24, 2023 Platformer HAL Laboratory Nintendo
Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit 1.42 million[25] December 31, 2020 April 20, 2018 Construction kit Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Resident Evil: Revelations Collection 1.40 million[29] June 30, 2023 November 27, 2017 Survival horror Capcom Capcom
WarioWare: Get It Together! 1.34 million[7] December 31, 2022 September 10, 2021 Party Nintendo
Astral Chain 1.33 million[7] December 31, 2022 August 30, 2019 PlatinumGames Nintendo
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 1.27 million[7] December 31, 2022 December 27, 2019 Puzzle Nintendo EPD, indieszero Nintendo
Bayonetta 1.24 million[7] December 31, 2022 February 16, 2018 PlatinumGames Nintendo
Bayonetta 2 1.23 million[7] December 31, 2022 February 16, 2018 PlatinumGames Nintendo
Dark Souls Remastered 1.15 million[7] December 31, 2022 October 19, 2018 FromSoftware Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game Builder Garage 1.15 million[7] December 31, 2022 June 11, 2021 Programming Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Shin Megami Tensei V 1.10 million[7] December 31, 2022 November 11, 2021 Role-playing Atlus
Metroid Prime Remastered 1.09 million[5] March 31, 2023 February 8, 2023 Action-adventure Retro Studios Nintendo
Bayonetta 3 1.07 million[5] March 31, 2023 October 28, 2022 PlatinumGames Nintendo
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 1.02 million[f] March 3, 2022 November 1, 2019 Sports Sega Sega
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince 1 million[33] January 17, 2024 December 1, 2023 Role-playing Tose Square Enix
Enter the Gungeon 1 million[34] March 3, 2019 December 14, 2017 Bullet hell Dodge Roll Devolver Digital
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes 1 million[35] August 17, 2022 June 24, 2022 Omega Force
Fitness Boxing 1 million[36] September 8, 2020 December 20, 2018 Imagineer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise 1 million[37] December 9, 2021 December 4, 2020 Imagineer
Momotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyuu wa Kibou de Mawatteru! 1 million[38] December 21, 2023 November 16, 2023 Board game Konami
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town 1 million[39] November 18, 2021 February 25, 2021 Marvelous Xseed Games
Thief Simulator 1 million[40] July 16, 2021 May 19, 2019 Stealth Noble Muffins Forever Entertainment

Notes edit

  1. ^ Only the initial release date on this platform is listed.
  2. ^ Minecraft sales breakdown:
  3. ^ New Pokémon Snap sales breakdown:
    • Worldwide – 2.40 million[24]
    • Japan – 0.34 million (physical)[18]
  4. ^ Octopath Traveler sales breakdown:
    • Worldwide – 1.9 million[25]
    • Japan – 0.26 million (physical)[9]
  5. ^ Pokkén Tournament DX sales breakdown:
    • Worldwide – 1.16 million[28]
    • Japan – 0.38 million (physical)[9]
  6. ^ Mario & Sonic sales breakdown:
    • Worldwide as of March 31, 2020 – 0.9 million[30]
    • Japan physical afterwards from April 5, 2020 up until March 3, 2022 – 0.126 million[31][32]

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