Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Tops 43.35 Million Sales, Animal Crossing: New Horizons at 37.62 Million

Pokemon Sword/Shield sells 23.90 million; is now the series' 2nd best selling title. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl sales at 13.97 million.

Posted By | On 03rd, Feb. 2022

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Along with its Q3 fiscal year 2021 financial results, Nintendo has updated its list of top-selling Nintendo Switch games (as of December 31st 2021). Mario Kart 8: Deluxe continues to top the charts, sitting at 43.35 million sales. This is a dramatic increase from the 38.74 million units sold as of September 30th.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is in second place with 37.62 million sales, up from 34.85 million, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is in third with 27.40 million sales, up from 25.71 million. A note about Pokemon Sword and Shield – it’s currently at 23.90 million sales, surpassing Pokemon Gold and Silver which has 23.70 million sales. This makes it the second highest selling Pokemon title of all time, just behind Pokemon Red and Blue (31.38 million sales).

Of course, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl also deserve a mention, having sold 13.97 million copies since launching on November 19th 2021. Check out the full top ten best selling Nintendo Switch games below. The figures include titles bundled with hardware along with digital downloads worldwide.

GameUnits sold (as of December 31, 2021)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe43.35 million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons37.62 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate27.40 million
The Legend of Zelda:
Breath of the Wild
25.80 million
Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield23.90 million
Super Mario Odyssey23.02 million
Super Mario Party17.39 million
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
14.33 million
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond /
Pokémon Shining Pearl
13.97 million
Ring Fit Adventure13.53 million

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