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Now that 2023 is here, a lot of sales numbers are coming in for the previous year, and we’ve been seeing a steady stream of positive (and not exactly surprising) news regarding the Nintendo Switch and its games. Not only was the system announced to be the most sold system in the UK in 2022, but it also earned the honored title of the best-selling console of all-time in France this past week. Its success even boosted it enough to surpass the Game Boy’s unit sales!

And now well-known US Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella is here to share the latest stats for titles that sold on Switch in 2022.



  1. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  2. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  5. Nintendo Switch Sports
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  8. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  9. Mario Party Superstars
  10. Splatoon 3


Keep in mind these charts don’t include digital sales — but even so, the list isn’t all that surprising. Just yesterday, we saw that the three Pokémon titles landed in top 10 spots among all console sales in 2022 , and just about all of the other games have had hit some pretty impressive milestones over the past few months.


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.