Nintendo just revealed its top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games, and you’ll never guess what’s in first place

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  • Nintendo’s Switch is outrageously popular, and Nintendo’s games on the Switch are selling like gangbusters.
  • Several games have already sold over 10 million copies, including 2018’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”
  • In a surprise twist, neither a “Super Mario” nor a “Legend of Zelda” game is the best-selling game on the Switch.
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Nintendo’s Switch console is barely two years old, yet it’s already moved over 35 million units. For some quick context, it took Sony two full years for the PlayStation 4 to top 30 million units sold.

Even crazier: The company has a staggering five games with over 10 million copies sold.

In the latest financial filing from Nintendo, we got a closer look at the 10 best-selling games Nintendo has already released on the Nintendo Switch.

Here’s the rundown:


OF NOTE: Nintendo’s only running down its first-party games here.

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It’s entirely possible – but very unlikely – that a third-party game is the top-selling title on Nintendo’s Switch. “Minecraft,” for instance, has likely sold a lot of copies of Nintendo Switch. The same could be said for “Diablo 3” and “DOOM.”

That said, these games are unlikely to have reached the sales numbers represented by the top five games on the list below.


10. “Mario Tennis Aces”: 2.64 million units

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9. “1-2 Switch”: 2.97 million units

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8. “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe”: 3.31 million units

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7. “Super Mario Party”: 6.40 million units

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6. “Splatoon 2”: 8.70 million units

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5. “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!”: 10.63 million units

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4. “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”: 12.77 million units

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3. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”: 13.81 million units

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2. “Super Mario Odyssey”: 14.44 million units

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1. “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”: 16.69 million units

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