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Nintendo Switch has had its most profitable year yet. 2023 was full of first-party heavy hitters for the portable console. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom is the biggest among these titles, as it has been revealed that it was the best-selling game of the year in Japan with 1.896.310 copies sold. 

Behind Tears of The Kingdom is an almost entirely Nintendo Switch-comprised top 15. The only exception is Final Fantasy XVI on PlayStation 5 which is in the number 9 spot. Super Mario Bros. Wonder and Pikmin 4 take number 2 and number 3 respectively. 

Pokèmon Scarlet/Pokèmon Violet are each in number 4, with the second DLC expansion set to arrive this week on December 14th. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rounds out the top 5 after a long streak of being the Switch’s top seller. An impressive run for a ten year-old game and six year-old port.  

Check out the full top 15 list here: 



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Written by Matthew Powers

Nintendo has been Matthew’s preference for fun video gaming since 2004. In addition to his love for all things Mario, Metroid and beyond, Matthew also enjoys heavy metal, roller coasters, pinball machines, and being a proud cat dad.