Nintendo has updated the list of the ten best-selling Nintendo Switch video games on the occasion of the presentation of financial results for the second quarter of the current fiscal year 2021/22 (Q2 / FY2021). Those from Kyoto reach the halfway point of the season and they do so maintaining a very positive sales trend in their main exclusive titles, commercial flagships bent on breaking records in their respective sagas. Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continue to play in another league.
During the quarter that includes the period from July 1 to September 30, 2021, Nintendo has sold 48.60 million video games, which gives a total sum of 681 million titles sold since the launch of the console last March 2017. As is usual in the space dedicated to software on the official portal, the following ten titles first-party they are the best sellers in the machine’s history thus far.
A dizzying lineup: the titles that do not stop selling quarter by quarter
We start with the leader. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe It has already added 38.74 million units since its premiere and manages to surpass the incombustible Mario Kart Wii (37.88 million accumulated units) in just four and a half years. Nintendo Living History: The most successful of the series and the best-selling of the hybrid console. Secondly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons It is already over 34.85 million copies sold in a year and three months, on the verge of receiving update 2.0 and the Happy Home Paradise expansion, which will boost the distribution of the game in the Christmas campaign. No title retail Nintendo Switch has sold so many copies in less time.
The podium is closed by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with no less than 25.71 million units sold, which consolidates it as the best-selling fighting video game of all time in the sector and in its genre. For its part, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to grow and is already in 24.13 million copies, while Pokémon Sword / Shield with a whopping 22.64 million units sold; the best data of the last twenty years in the Game Freak series and increasingly close to the 23.10 million Pokémon Gold / Silver (1999, GB) and Pokémon Red / Green / Blue (1996, GB) and their 31 , 38 million units.
During the past semester, 18 Nintendo Switch games have sold over a million units. In parallel, Capcom has announced that the exclusive on consoles (later on PC) Monster Hunter Rise already has 7.5 million units sold; the game third party most successful platform.
Next we leave the ranking of the best-selling games of Nintendo Switch until September 30, 2021, a distribution of authentic records, with a projection that will exceed in a matter of time that of Wii, which in its entire life sold 921.85 million of titles.
The 10 most successful Nintendo Switch games as of September 30, 2021
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74 million units sold
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 34.85 million units sold
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 25.71 million units sold
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — 24.13 million units sold
- Pokémon Sword and Shield – 22.64 million units sold
- Super Mario Odyssey – 21.95 million units sold
- Super Mario Party – 16.48 million units sold
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee – 13.83 million units sold
- Splatoon 2 – 12.68 million units sold
- Ring Fit Adventure – 12.21 million units sold