Nintendo revealed its 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games, and the No. 1 game has already sold over 20 million copies

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  • Nintendo’s Switch is outrageously popular, and Nintendo’s games on the Switch are selling like gangbusters.
  • Several games have already sold over 10 million copies, including 2018’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” and one game has topped 20 million.
  • In a surprise twist, neither a “Super Mario” nor a “Legend of Zelda” game is the best-selling game on the Switch – it’s “Mario Kart!”
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Nintendo’s Switch console is three years old, and it’s already moved over 50 million units.

That puts the Switch on about the same sales pace as Sony’s wildly popular PlayStation 4, which recently topped 100 million units sold. Even crazier? Nintendo has a staggering six games with over 10 million copies sold.

The Japanese gaming powerhouse provides surprisingly granular sales data, including a breakdown of its best-sellers. In the latest financial filing from Nintendo, which has information through the end of 2019, we got a closer look at the 10 best-selling games Nintendo has already released on the Nintendo Switch.

Here’s the rundown:


OF NOTE: Nintendo is only running down its first-party games here.

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It’s entirely possible – but very unlikely – that a third-party game is the top-selling title on Nintendo’s Switch. “Minecraft,” for instance, has likely sold a lot of copies on Switch. The same could be said for “Diablo 3” and “Overwatch.”

That said, these games are unlikely to have reached the sales numbers represented by the top five games on the list below.


10. “Luigi’s Mansion 3”: 5.37 million units sold

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9. “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe”: 5.85 million units

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8. “Super Mario Party”: 9.12 million units

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7. “Splatoon 2”: 9.81 million units

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6. “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!” and “Let’s Go, Eevee!”: 11.76 million units

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5. “Pokémon Sword & Shield”: 16.06 million units

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4. “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”: 16.34 million units

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3. “Super Mario Odyssey”: 16.59 million units

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2. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”: 17.68 million units

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1. “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”: 22.96 million units

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