The best selling Switch games of 2017

Oct 27, 2017
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I think it's safe to say that the 6 "eshop only" games sales are most probably the biggest selling games on eshop. I like to believe that because, like I said, Stardew Valley being above Pokken (physical+digital) says good things about the eshop.

So an eshop only list would probably look like this:
  1. Minecraft
  2. Stardew Valley
  3. Snipperclips
  4. Sonic Mania
  5. Shovel Knight
  6. Overcooked
  7. (Possibly Zelda or possibly even something like Golf Story/Rocket League)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I believe all the top 20 might be above 500,000. Or very close. We had some estimates on this some weeks ago.
If these are worldwide figures...

We know ARMS and 1-2 Switch are 1m+ and Super Bomberman R and USF2 were last reported at 500k+. So the following games are between 500k and a million:

Minecraft
Stardew Valley
Snipperclips
Sonic Mania
Pokken

And the following games are ~500k:

Binding of Isaac
Xenoblade 2
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Shovel Knight
Overcooked

Skyrim would have to be around at least 500k if it's between Bomberman and USF2. Again, this is assuming these are indeed worldwide physical + digital sales.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Really? I have only ever heard of the game in passing. Can't believe it would have outsold Rocket League or Doom, both huge series atm.
Overcooked has always been in the top eshop charts since release. Rocket League will pass it though (especially when it gets a discount, it hasnt unlike Overcooked).

Doom isn't doing too well. It did make the eshop charts at release but it didn't hang in there for more than a few weeks. Not too surprising considering it costs almost 5 times less on other consoles at least in the UK. Having said that though it still done decently.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Assuming this is worldwide physical + digital sales, we can say Mario + Rabbids sold more than 1.35 million (ARMS sales as of September 30th).

We also know USF2 crossed 500k so everything above it would have sold at least that. Those are some great numbers for, say, Skyrim, and Sonic Mania (which makes me wonder what LTD is across all platforms).
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Assuming this is worldwide physical + digital sales, we can say Mario + Rabbids sold more than 1.35 million (ARMS sales as of September 30th).

We also know USF2 crossed 500k so everything above it would have sold at least that. Those are some great numbers for, say, Skyrim, and Sonic Mania (which makes me wonder what LTD is across all platforms).
This is definitely physical+digital and what happened to Johnny Bravo?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Is there a reason to assume this is worldwide rather than US only? My news section doesn't have this list, so it seems to me that it could be a US only list (Netherlands here btw).
 
Oct 29, 2017
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What an insane launch year. No way 2018 can keep up, but the Switch easily justified its purchase. Glad they went with this strategy, in the past with systems like the 3DS I’ve regretted not waiting for a hardware upgrade or price drop since the first early months or year were so bare, but the Switch’s first-year lineup is just ridiculous.
 
Nov 23, 2017
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How did Doom not make the list but Skyrim did? Did people just double dip on Skyrim because it's portable or were they scared off by Doom's performance?

EDIT: Using modern Sonic on that artwork is good bait
 
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I own these from the list:
Zelda
Mario
Mario Kart
Stardew Valley
Minecraft
Splatoon 2
Arms
Binding of Isaac (ordered the physical version as a early christmas gift it comes tommorow)
Sonic Mania
Xenoblade 2
Shovel Knight

So 11 of em.

Enjoyed em all so far well i played isaac on pc and vita so will experience that tommorow on Switch :P

Awesome launch year! Best honestly imo.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Where is Steamworld Dig 2 tho :o?
IIRC, a couple of weeks ago, I think Steamworld Dig 2 was estimated to be around 250,000-300,000 and Golf Story a bit higher than that. And I think Rocket League has passed both those titles by now.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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How did Doom not make the list but Skyrim did? Did people just double dip on Skyrim because it's portable or were they scared off by Doom's performance?
Skyrim is a much, much, much bigger series than Doom. It's not puzzling why Skyrim would make the list and Doom wouldn't.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is definitely physical+digital and what happened to Johnny Bravo?
He's on vacation.

How did Doom not make the list but Skyrim did? Did people just double dip on Skyrim because it's portable or were they scared off by Doom's performance?
It's not surprising Skyrim is selling more considering how much it has been marketed. It was even in the Switch reveal video. Skyrim is also generally much bigger than Doom.
 
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Are we even 100% sure this is a ranked list rather than just a selection of highlights.
It seems so. The order is the same of what we know that are the best selling games for the switch in the first party case. BOTW, MK8DX, Splatoon 2, 1-2 Switch and Arms but now with Odyssey being in 2nd and Arms surpassing 1,2 Switch
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Really? I have only ever heard of the game in passing. Can't believe it would have outsold Rocket League or Doom, both huge series atm.
Overcooked has basically never left the top 15 since its release in july, worldwide no less. Released in japan only recently though
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Skyrim is still on the best selling eshop chart in the US (unless things changed since I checked last night)

It did well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If this is the best seller list for the Switch on a worldwide basis, then SMO is doing gangbusters, surpassing MK8D already. That's kinda bonkers.

Also, it suggests that Skyrim is over 500k sales, which is quite good. Would be great if it passed 1 million in the end.
 

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Fire Emblem Warriors is the only first-party game not on the list. Sad! Considering that the special edition is still in stock on Amazon, I'm not surprised that the game bombed hard.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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It seems so. The order is the same of what we know that are the best selling games for the switch in the first party case. BOTW, MK8DX, Splatoon 2, 1-2 Switch and Arms but now with Odyssey being in 2nd and Arms surpassing 1,2 Switch
Not only that, but the order of the eshop only titles is also in line with what we saw on the eshop
 
Oct 27, 2017
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How did Doom not make the list but Skyrim did? Did people just double dip on Skyrim because it's portable or were they scared off by Doom's performance?

EDIT: Using modern Sonic on that artwork is good bait
I’m pretty sure Skyrim did outsell Doom. It was higher on the Switch NPD charts.

Does seem like a shame it’s not higher though. Hopefully, it will continue to sell over the next few months. I’ve already beat it but plan on picking it up on Switch at some point.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Switch owners have good taste ;)
  1. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. Mario Kart 8 DX
  4. Splatoon 2 (yay!)
  5. Mario + Rabbids
  6. Arms
  7. 1, 2 Switch
  8. Minecraft
  9. Stardew Valley
  10. Snipperclips
  11. Sonic Mania
  12. Pokken DX
  13. Super Bomberman
  14. Skyrim
  15. Ultra Street Fighter II
  16. Binding of Isaac Afterlife +
  17. Xenoblade 2 (yes!)
  18. Puyo Tetris
  19. Shovel Knight Treasure Trove
  20. Overcooked Special Edition.
Edit: I got ya fams. Heres a list for mobile users.

Where is Steamworld Dig 2 tho :o?
Wait, This is WW LTD w/ Digital?

well, eff, we have vague ranges for numbers then right?

EDIT: Ultra Street Fighter II sold 500k by the End of September

If Skyrim is above it right now in December. Skyrim has likely easily cleared 500k

Dragon Ball Xenoverse sold 400k WW by November

If Dragonball Ball has not even made the list, All the games are at least above 400k, but likely more.

Bodes decently for Xeno2 as well.
Let me know if my estimates are wrong anywhere.


edit:
Bomberman R crossed 500k by April. That was a long time ago, so it's likely done a bit more since then.
Mario + Rabbids Surpassing ARMS is no surprise. That game is likely closer to 2m than 1m.
ARMS has passed up 1-2 Switch. This may be old news...
 
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