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Nintendo has provided a fiscal update, detailing both results and forecasts for its investors. Among that is an update to their list of Top-Selling Titles for Nintendo Switch, where plenty of familiar games are still going strong, and one 2021 contender has made its presence known.


  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 43.35 million
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 37.62 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 27.40 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 25.80 million
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield – 23.90 million
  • Super Mario Odyssey – 23.02 million
  • Super Mario Party – 17.39 million
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee – 14.33 million
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl – 13.97 million
  • Ring Fit Adventure – 13.53 million


Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl made the biggest impact last year, having just been released in November and still coming in as the ninth best-selling game for the system. With Pokémon Legends: Arceus now on the scene, it wouldn’t be surprising to see nearly half of this list composed of Pokémon titles in the future.

Still, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains untouchable at the top. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has also carved its place at second by a sizable margin, before the numbers get a little tighter together.

Nintendo’s not slowing down, with the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild no doubt in a prime position to climb this chart once it releases (hopefully) in 2022.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.