After five years, these are the Switch’s most popular games.
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Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, folks wanting to stay in shape indoors made Ring Fit Adventure tough to find. It’s in stores more regularly now, and still worth picking up if you haven’t already.
The Nintendo Switch isn’t exactly a multiplayer powerhouse, but Splatoon 2 makes a compelling case for its online capabilities. Word-of-mouth from its devoted fanbase made it extremely popular.
8. Pokémon: Let's Go!
Pokémon: Let's Go! — in both its Eevee and Pikachu variants — is a nostalgia trip for fans of the original games and an introduction to the Kanto region for newcomers.
The most inviting — and often infuriating — party game on the Switch makes it easy to play even with folks who’ve hardly touched a video game. It’s so easy to pick up, it’s no wonder it’s one of the Switch’s best sellers.
Nintendo wouldn’t be the same without Mario, and Super Mario Odyssey is his best outing in years. It shakes up the series formula while keeping enough intact to make long-time fans feel right at home.
It’s no surprise Pokémon has two spots on this list. Sword and Shield brings the series to the Britain-inspired Galar region with plenty of new ‘mons and battle mechanics to shake things up.
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild was the Switch game to get at launch. Its open world redefined the series and its influence will be felt on the genre for years to come. If anything, it’s surprising it’s not higher on this list.
25.71 million sales
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate represents a great series at its apex. Its many crossovers with other games likely draw in players who don’t normally play fighting games, with hype pushing sales over the top.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was a smash hit on release, making it the Switch’s second-best seller ever in under two years. With it’s last update out now, interest may start waning, but it’s still a massive accomplishment.
38.74 million sales
There’s just no topping Mario Kart for popularity. The series is easy to pick up but has lots of nuance for those who revel in crushing their friends in multiplayer. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best the series has ever been, and its sales reflect that.