Sales of first-party Nintendo Switch games keep soaring, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe nearly shifts 30 million units



Nintendo just gave us an update of their top 10 best-selling Switch game list, and it’s a doozy! Although not a whole lot changed per se, the rich just keep getting richer as Nintendo continues to sell through a ton of software.

The last update was through June 30, 2020, but now we have a better idea of how several titles are selling through as of September 30, 2020 thanks to a new report this morning. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has pushed all the way up to 28.99 million units sold, a roughly 2.2 million increase since the June 30 report. It’s still the crown jewel of the Switch and refuses to give up its throne.

Animal Crossing: New Horizonshowever is nipping at its heels, commanding a powerful 26.04 million units sold as of the end of September, a nearly four million unit increase since the last period. Smash Ultimatealso sold a little over a million more units to hit 21.10 million, while Zeldasold nearly a million more, a testament to its pedigree and long word of mouth tail (my wife just started playing Breath of the Wildrecently, so I’ve seen it first-hand!).

Pokemon Swordand Shieldhit the 19 million mark with around .8 million more units sold, while Mario Odysseypeddled nearly a million more copies in that same period. Let’s Go Pikachusaw one of the smallest gains with just .29 million more units, with Super Mario Partyseeing gains of .16 million units, andSplatoon 2increasing by roughly .5 million.New Super Mario Bros. Deluxeis hanging on to that number 10 spot with 8.32 million units sold, a roughly .9 million unit increase from the June 30 report.

What does this all mean? Well, first-party Nintendo games, which rarely, if ever, go down in price, are still crushing it. I wonder if we’ll see another game creep up on New Super Mario the next six months. You can find the full list below!

IR Information [Nintendo]

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons


  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


  • The Legend of Zelda:Breath of the Wild


  • Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield


  • Super Mario Odyssey


  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!


  • Super Mario Party


  • Splatoon 2


  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe