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Nintendo: Top 20 Most Played Switch Games of 2017 in North America

posted on 2018-01-10 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Did you pick up a Nintendo Switch last year? The console has surpassed the Wii U's lifetime sales in just a year and is the U.S.'s fastest selling console of all time. It boasts over 10 million units worldwide, so what are all those Switch fans playing? According to the Switch's own New's section, there are 20 games that topped players' picks in North America.

Unsurprisingly, many are tent pole franchise entries featuring the company's favorite plumber, elven archer, and lightning speed hedgehog. Nintendo's list includes the following games, in unnumbered order.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Splatoon 2
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Stardew Valley
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • ARMS
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  • NBA 2K18
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Sonic Mania
  • Pokken Tournament DX
  • 1-2-Switch
  • FIFA 18
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Rocket League

Nintendo's most played Switch games are also some of its current best-sellers. Breath of the Wild, the winner of Game of the Year at both The Game Awards and Golden Joystick Awards, was also one of Amazon's top-selling games. That list also includes Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2. Nintendo also revealed that Super Mario Odyssey sold more than 2 million copies in the first three days after launching on October 27.

[Via Resetera, Hachima Kikō]


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