Nintendo Switch Worldwide Software Sales Update (CESA 2022) -Stars, Pokémon, Zelda & More

55 first-party titles are million sellers

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  • by Liam Doolan
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The Switch is absolutely dominating right now – with the system selling over 111 million units as of June 2022. In addition to hardware, Nintendo has also sold 863 million pieces of Switch software.

While we already know the top sellers like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, new software data has now been released in Japan’s latest CESA (Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association) White Book report.

It provides updated worldwide sales data (including physical and digital sales) for Switch games as of 31st December 2021 – with updates for titles like Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Maker 2. Here’s the rundown about a number of games we haven’t heard much about in a while, via Perfectly-Nintendo:

Nintendo Switch (first-party) – Worldwide

– Splatoon 2: 13.13 million units


– Super Mario 3D All-Stars 9.07 million units


– Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury: 8.85 million units


– Super Mario Maker 2: 7.89 million units


– The Legend Zelda: Link’s Awakening: 6.08 million units


– Mario Tennis Aces: 4.28 million units (+620 000 units since December 2020)


– Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: 4.12 million units (+700 000 units since December 2020)


– Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics: 4.00 million units


– Kirby Stars Allies: 3.98 million units (+560 000 units since December 2020)


– Fire Emblem: Three Houses: 3.82 million units (+420 000 units since December 2020)


– 1-2-Switch: 3.63 million units (+180 000 units since December 2020)


– Paper Mario: Origami King: 3.34 million units


– Yoshi’s Crafted World: 3.01 million units (+450 000 units since December 2020)


– Arms: 2.66 million units (+100 000 units since December 2020)


– Xenoblade Chronicles 2: 2.44 million units (+270 000 units since December 2020)


– Mario Golf: Super Rush 2.26 million units


– Pikmin 3 Deluxe: 2.23 million units


– Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: 2.13 million units (+460 000 units since December 2020)


– Octopath Traveler (excluding Japan): 1.90 million units


– Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX: 1.89 million units (+290 000 units since December 2020)


– Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition: 1.68 million units


– Miitopia: 1.63 million units


– Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Mario Set / Luigi Set: 1.58 million units


– MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order: 1.50 million units (+190 000 units since December 2020)


– Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit: 1.42 million units


– Astral Chain: 1.28 million units (+70 000 units since December 2020)


– Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain: 1.28 million units


– Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 1.20 million units (+150 000 units since December 2020)


– Bayonetta 2: 1.04 million units

Nintendo Switch (third-party) – Worldwide

– Dragonball Fighter Z: 2.01 million units


– Dragonball Xenoverse 2: 1.55 million units


– Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy: 1.26 million units

As a bonus, there’s also an updated sales list for the Nintendo 3DS, featuring updates for Luigi’s Mansion 2, The Legend of Zelda games, Nintendogs + Cats and more:

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Nintendo 3DS (first-party) – Worldwide

– Luigi’s Mansion 2/Dark Moon: 6.47 million units (+30 000 units since December 2020)


– The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 6.40 million units (+60 000 units since December 2020)


– Nintendogs + cats: 4.68 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 4.24 million units (+30 000 units since December 2020)


– Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS: 3.79 million units (+30 000 units since December 2020)


– The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: 3.43 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest: 3.05 million units (+20 000 units since December 2020)


– Mario Party: Island Tour: 2.95 million units (+20 000 units since December 2020)


– Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D: 2.93 million units (+20 000 units since December 2020)


– Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.: 2.68 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Kirby Triple Deluxe: 2.65 million units (+20 000 units since December 2020)


– Fire Emblem Awakening: 2.35 million units (+20 000 units since December 2020)


– Yoshi’s New Island: 2.05 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Kirby: Planet Robobot: 1.61 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Mario Tennis Open: 1.58 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Miitopia: 1.22 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam: 1.08 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Star Fox 64 3D: 1.06 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Rhythm Heaven Megamix: 1.02 million units (+10 000 units since December 2020)


– Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward: 1.00 million units


55 first-party Nintendo Switch games have also reportedly sold over one million copies now. While we already know the top 10 thanks to Nintendo’s official data , this list also shows various other games that have reached one million sales – such as Fire Emblem Warriors and Bayonetta 2. You can see the full list in below (via @pierre485_):

All 55 known 1st party million sellers on Nintendo Switch


• Updated with CESA 2022 numbers


(*) = West sales only

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[source perfectly-nintendo.com, via gonintendo.com]

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