Data on Switch’s best-selling titles sees Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl overtaking Let’s Go

Along with their latest investor report and presentation, Nintendo has updated their list of top-selling titles for the Switch. While there isn’t much movement from December’s numbers (shared in February), every top four title continues to see sales. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in particular flies away from approximately two million copies, undoubtedly reinforced by the promise of 48 new circuits via the Booster Course Pack.

The only change in position comes with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl overtaking Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee. Sinnoh’s remakes could see associative sales courtesy of Pokémon Legends Arceus (which hasn’t been listed), or maybe it’s the promise of a more “classic” Pokémon experience that draws people in , resulting in the best-selling series remakes of all time. Either way, I expect Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to make it to this list once they launch, as I do for the yet unnamed sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The full standings and units sold are as follows:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 45.33 million
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 38.64 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 28.17 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 26.55 million
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield – 24.27 million
  • Super Mario Odyssey – 23.50 million
  • Super Mario Party – 17.78 million
  • Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl – 14.65 million
  • Pokemon Let’s go! Pikachu and Eevee – 14.53 million
  • Ring Fit Adventure – 14.09 million

Written by Ricky Berg

When he’s not writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky is anticipating the release of the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3. Until then, he’ll have the warm comforts of Super Smash Bros. to keep him alive.