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Since Nintendo reveals quarterly shipment numbers and first party Switch games generally all have simultaneous wordwide releases, Switch is pretty much the perfect system to make a launch aligned games chart for. I more or less had it done already and was waiting for this quarterly report to get it fully up to date. I've split it into three tiers of titles, to avoid having too many lines in one chart:

The X-axis is shipments in millions, the Y-axis is months since launch. The dots are quarterly reports.

Full game titles (translating my abbreviations):


Top Dogs:

  • BotW - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • MK8DX - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • SMO - Super Mario Oddyssey
  • SSBU - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Sw/Sh - Pokémon Sword & Shield
  • AC:NH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Sca/Vio - Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
  • TotK - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom


  • SMP - Super Mario Party
  • NSMBUDX - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • RFA - Ring Fit Adventure
  • 3D World - Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
  • Superstars - Mario Party Superstars
  • BD/SP - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
  • Arceus - Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Splat 3 - Splatoon 3
  • Wonder - Super Mario Bros. Wonder


  • Splat 2 - Splatoon 2
  • Let's Go - Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee
  • SMM2 - Super Mario Maker 2
  • LM3 - Luigi's Mansion 3
  • 3D All-Stars - Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • NS Sports - Nintendo Switch Sports
  • Kirby - Kirby and the Forgotten Land

I've used a very rough estimate of launch week shipments as the starting point on the chart to avoid every game starting at 0, which would be messy with so many lines and give an unrealistic sales trajectory for the first quarter. For this reason I've also aligned games that launched right at the end of a month to the next month (SMO, LM3, SMM2, MK8, Superstars, Arceus and NS Sports).

I plan to keep updating this for future quarters, but ofc since Nintendo only gives numbers for games that have sold over a million in the current fiscal year, we will probably only get numbers for some of these in some quarters.

These games are not up to date as of June 2023:

  • Ring Fit Adventure (Last update March 2023)
  • Pokémon Legends Arceus (Last update March 2023)
  • Pokémon Let's Go (Last update March 2023)
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (Last update September 2022)
  • Splatoon 2 (Last update March 2022)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (Last update December 2021)
Last edited by UnderwaterFunktown - on 06 February 2024

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