Top 10 Highest-Grossing Switch Games of All Time
We can’t underestimate the power of the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo’s hybrid console was launched in 2017 and since then has established itself as one of the best-selling consoles of all time, with 122.55 million units shipped as of December 2022.
With its impressive hardware sales, Nintendo Switch exclusive titles have sold like hotcakes. With recent releases like Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Splatoon 3, and more, here’s a list of the highest-grossing Switch games.
Highest-Grossing Nintendo Switch Games Ranked
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 16.17 million Sales
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was one of the first Wii U titles that received an enhanced port on Switch in 2019. The game blends the classic playstyle of Mario games with vibrant art style and brings in new playable characters, visuals, and a New Super Luigi U expansion.
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom – 18.51 Million Sales
The Legend of Zelda sequel surpasses the adventure of Breath of The Wild, bringing in a more challenging gameplay. With plenty of weapon crafting and adventure, this game is everything you could ask for.
8. Super Mario Party – 19.39 Million
Nothing beats Super Mario Party for party games. With dozens of minigames, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The game works best when you bring in a party of four, so get your family and friends ready!
7. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – 22.66 Million
Keeping the technical problems aside, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have helped the long-running franchise reach new heights, providing players with a big open world to explore and have fun.
6. Pokémon Swords & Shield – 25.92 Million
Pokémon Swords & Shield was the franchise’s first step into the open-world genre of games. The world isn’t as open as the later games, but it’s fun and keeps players invested.
5. Super Mario Odyssey – 26.44 Million
In Super Mario Odyssey, players get more freedom than ever before in a 3D Mario game. It takes reinventing to new levels, making it one of the best games in the Super Mario Franchise.
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 30.65 Million
Breath of the Wild was one of the launch titles for Switch that still holds an unwavering fanbase, keeping it on the top-selling list. With its brilliantly designed setting, the game has sold more than 30 million units and counting.
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 31.77 Million
Super Smash Bros Ultimate truly lives up to the “ultimate” part of its name. With hundreds of characters involved in celebrating the impressive history of the game, you can’t miss this one.
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 42.79 Million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons debuted at the beginning of a global pandemic, which kept people confined to their homes and contributed to high game sales. It’s a high-quality game that anyone can play.
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 55.46 Million
Mario 8 Kart Deluxe continues to be a joy for all Switch gamers. It’s one of the best ports from Wii U, doing an incredible job of reinventing a classic game for everyone. Unsurprisingly, it remains on top of the highest-grossing Switch games list.