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Hardly any console manufacturer has achieved such a high profile with its game brands as Nintendo. “Super Mario” and “The Legend of Zelda” should also be familiar to every non-gamer and have been a regular guest in numerous living rooms around the world for 30 years.
Bestselling games for the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo games have had impressive sales over the decades. But what about the current console? We show you the best-selling games for the Nintendo Switch here. All numbers come directly from Nintendo.
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
“New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” – 48.49 euros at Amazon *
The original “Super Mario Bros” was able to get a place in our list of the best-selling video games of all time. The newest part of the series builds on this success and shows how much fun Mario can still do in 2D. Proud 6.6 million gamers still roam the world of Super Mario today.
9. Super Mario Party
“Super Mario Party” – 48.49 euros at Amazon *
The “Mario Party” series has always stood for shared fun on the television. The fun and hectic party games with Super Mario and his friends often result in broken controllers and grazed thumb tips. 10.1 million gamers still enjoy the short but extremely fun mini-games.
8. Splatoon 2
“Splatoon 2” – 48.49 euros at Amazon *
Many gamers were skeptical about the announcement of a shooter from Nintendo. How is that compatible with the child-friendly image? But the colorful complex is definitely also suitable for children, but also enables demanding multiplayer duels. 10.13 million gamers shoot and dab their way through the second part.
7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” – 48.24 euros at Amazon *
We have already explained why you basically do not need another game if you have “Animal Crossing”. No wonder that 11.77 million players are already decorating their island and joining the numerous events. Nintendo has already announced numerous expansions for summer and autumn 2020.
6. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
“Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!” – 47.75 euros at Amazon *
“Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!” – 38.79 euros at Amazon *
The indestructible principle of the “Pokemon” series has also captivated players in front of the Game Boy and the TV for more than 20 years. No matter what game, you have to collect them all. In the simplified game principle of “Let’s Go” titles, you will travel the world of the very first parts, which will make many fans of the series nostalgic, but also attract many new players. So far, 11.97 million gamers have been unable to escape this mix.
5. Pokémon sword and Pokemon shield
“Pokémon Sword” – 47.27 euros at Amazon *
“Pokémon Shield” – 48.49 euros at Amazon *
If the “Let’s Go” parts were primarily intended for newbies and casual gamers, the latest parts of the “Pokemon” series will appeal to more experienced players and connoisseurs of the series. And this also works out wonderfully: 17.37 million players enjoy the more demanding battles and the original game feeling
4. Super Mario Odyssey
“Super Mario Odyssey” – 49.46 euros at Amazon *
Super Mario has been jumping around on your TV for 30 years and still manages to reinvent itself in every game. Of course, this part is again a great game, in which you can even control your opponents this time. It is therefore no surprise that it is also selling great again – a whopping 17.41 million copies.
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” – 57.22 euros at Amazon *
In principle, the same as about Super Mario can also be said about link from the “Zelda” series. “Super Mario Odyssey” and “Breath of the Wild” are a close head-to-head race in both the competition for the best switch game and the sales figures. Like the competitor, the latest “Zelda” part has sold 17.41 million units so far.
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” – 55.93 euros at Amazon *
The fact that the Switch is particularly suitable as a multiplayer console for on the go thanks to its portability can be seen from the games that are at the top. In “Super Smash Bros”, characters from all kinds of video games have been dueling for over 20 years. The fights make both casual gamers and experts happy. The newest offspring is rightly in second place with 18.84 million copies sold.
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
“Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” – 48.91 euros at Amazon *
Simply remove the switch from the TV and continue playing from wherever, even against each other. And ideally with a racing game in which everyone, no matter how inexperienced, can get started straight away. It was not uncommon in 2017 that you were spontaneously challenged to a duel with a switch in the subway. The newest “Mario Kart” part was one of the flagship games for the Switch concept and rightly ranks first with 24.77 million copies sold.
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