Nintendo has updated the list of best-selling video games of Nintendo Switch on the occasion of the presentation of its financial results corresponding to the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2021/22 (Q1 / FY2021). After a year of true records, marked by the premiere of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Japanese firm faces the current year with the premiere of Nintendo Switch OLED on the horizon and a distribution of games that makes clear the loyalty of its users.
Thus, during the quarter that includes the period from April 1 to June 30, 2021, Nintendo has sold a total of 45.29 million video games, which gives us a total of 632.40 million titles sold since the launch of the platform hybrid last March 2017. Of all of them, some names stand out, who are now the protagonists; ten video games capable of outselling any of the others available in the console’s catalog.
In the past quarter, 9 Nintendo Switch video games have sold more than a million units; seven of them first party, while the remaining two are from other companies. One of them is, for sure, Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom).
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now has 37.08 million units since its premiere and is on the verge of Mario Kart Wii (37.88 million accumulated units), which it will surpass in a short time. For its part, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is already above 33.89 million copies sold in just over a year; an unprecedented record in the history of Nintendo and in the history of any title retail Unique to a single platform to be remembered.
We continue with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which reaches 24.77 million units sold (the most successful of the saga), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 23.20 million copies, and Pokémon Sword / Shield with a whopping 21.85 million units sold; the best record of the last twenty years in the series. Only behind the 23.10 million Pokémon Gold / Silver (1999, GB) and Pokémon Red / Green / Blue (1996, GB) and their 31.38 million units.
This is how things remain until June 30, 2021, a video game distribution panorama with figures that we did not see from Wii; With the exception that Nintendo Switch has been on the market for four and a half years and these figures can grow even more.
The 10 most successful Nintendo Switch games as of June 30, 2021
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 37.08 million units sold
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 33.89 million units sold
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 24.77 million units sold
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — 23.20 million units sold
- Pokémon Sword and Shield – 21.85 million units sold
- Super Mario Odyssey – 21.40 million units sold
- Super Mario Party – 15.72 million units sold
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee – 13.28 million units sold
- Splatoon 2 – 12.45 million units sold
- Ring Fit Adventure – 11.26 million units sold