A Wii U favourite returns
- by Jim Norman
Nintendo has released its final financial report for the fiscal year ending March 2023, giving us an updated look at the best-selling games on Switch.
With the last report back in February, we were impressed to see Pokémon Scarlet and Violet bursting into the top-ten list despite only one month of data being available for the game, and this time we can see that Game Freak’s latest is holding the exact same spot with a total of 22.10 million units to its name (as of March 2023).
In fact, almost the entire list is the same as last quarter, with the exception of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!, which slides off the top 10 thanks to the appearance of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe which jumps into 9th place with a cool 15.41 units sold, pushing Ring Fit Adventure into 10th.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains unbeaten at the top of the list, improving from the last report’s 52 million units to reach an eye-watering 53.79 million copies sold — will it ever slow down?
Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games (As Of March 2023):
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 53.79 million (up from 52.00 million)
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 42.21 million (up from 41.59 million)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 31.09 million (up from 30.44 million)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 29.81 million (up from 29.00 million)
- Pokémon Sword and Shield – 25.82 million (up from 25.68 million)
- Super Mario Odyssey – 25.76 million (up from 25.12 million)
- Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – 22.10 million (up from 20.61 million)
- Super Mario Party – 19.14 million (up from 18.79 million)
- New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe – 15.41 million
- Ring Fit Adventure – 15.38 million (up from 15.22 million)
The numbers above are worldwide sales, combining retail, digital, and copies bundled with hardware.
How many of the top ten do you own this time around? Impressed by Scarlet and Violet’s numbers? Thought it might have caught up with Sword and Shielf by now? Let us know in the comments.
Be it rambling about video games or superheroes, Jim wears his passions on his sleeve. Usually found replaying a Zelda title instead of working through his ever-growing backlog, he is a huge fan of all-things fantasy and likes nothing more than to chat about it.