Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo reveals the best-selling Switch games (on the eShop) of 2018 for North America

  1.  Fortnite *
  2. Fallout Shelter *
  3. Paladins *
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Warframe *
  6. Arena of Valor *
  7. Minecraft
  8. Hollow Knight
  9. Super Mario Party
  10. Celeste
  11. Mario Tennis Aces
  12. Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
  13. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
  14. Dead Cells
  15. Overcooked! 2
  16. Octopath Traveler
  17. Undertale
  18. Kirby Star Allies
  19. Diablo III: Eternal Collection
  20. Wizard of Legend
  21. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  22. Okami HD
  23. Darkest Dungeon
  24. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  25. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  26. Golf Story
(The ones with a * are free-to-start)
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Would be more accurate to call that list "the most downloaded games of 2018", but even the original source (Switch news channel on the console itself) got that wrong.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Every Download is a sell for Nintendo. What is a sell? You are giving Something for Something Else. This Something Else could be Money, bananas, or even the Potential of getting Money later. 



Yay for Paladins!



RolStoppable said:
Would be more accurate to call that list "the most downloaded games of 2018", but even the original source (Switch news channel on the console itself) got that wrong.

I agree with you completely. Something that is free isn't exactly selling per unit totals. It has different form of revenue collection, which is what this list is not about. 

Last edited by Acevil - on 28 December 2018

 

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How is Pokémon Quest not on there?



Looks like you can't effectively use the "Its sales don't include digital." when talking about AAA/bigger Switch games. I would have thought that at least a couple of last years big Nintendo exclusives would be on this list.



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Surprised that P:LG Eevee is downloaded more than Pikachu, because among the physical versions Pikachu has been outselling Eevee by quite a lot.



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kenjab said:
Surprised that P:LG Eevee is downloaded more than Pikachu, because among the physical versions Pikachu has been outselling Eevee by quite a lot.

I think in NA it could be seen as more even. I think in Europe is where you notice the huge spike towards Pikachu. 



 

So this is what we're actually looking at:

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. Minecraft
  3. Hollow Knight
  4. Super Mario Party
  5. Celeste
  6. Mario Tennis Aces
  7. Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
  8. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
  9. Dead Cells
  10. Overcooked! 2
  11. Octopath Traveler
  12. Undertale
  13. Kirby Star Allies
  14. Diablo III: Eternal Collection
  15. Wizard of Legend
  16. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  17. Ōkami HD
  18. Darkest Dungeon
  19. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  20. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  21. Golf Story
You're welcome.