Top 20 Most Played Switch Games of 2017 in North America (according to Nintendo)

Neoxon

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Oct 25, 2017
15,078
Houston, TX
#1
Nintendo just put up a newsletter on the Switch's News section talking about the most played games of 2017 in North America. For reference, they are...
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  6. Stardew Valley
  7. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  8. ARMS
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  11. NBA 2K18
  12. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch
  13. Fire Emblem Warriors
  14. Lego City Undercover
  15. Sonic Mania
  16. Pokkén Tournament DX
  17. 1-2-Switch
  18. FIFA 18
  19. Disgaea 5 Complete
  20. Rocket League
And of course, here are the images.
Nintendo News said:
Source: Nintendo News (via the Switch's News section)
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,649
#9
Interesting, I would've expected Binding of Isaac to be lower and Rocket League to be higher. Very happy to see Stardew Valley up there with 1st party games and Minecraft.
 

Toxi

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Oct 27, 2017
5,297
#12
Shocked at Rocket League being so low.
No surprise there. Maybe NBA 2K18, I didn’t expect it that high.

Also the lack of Doom is not a good sign saleswise.
Doom is a 20 hour linear single-player one-and-done campaign. So it's gonna rank lower on this sort of list.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,123
São Paulo
#15
Oh FIFA lost that 17th place to 1,2 Switch.
So much for the "greatest portable FIFA ever"
I hope that won't discourage the announcement of my sweet PES 2019 Switch
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,369
#25
It's really interesting to see the inclusion of FE Warriors, Disgaea 5 and Dragon Ball XV2 considering their absence from the best sellers list released a couple weeks ago.

Skyrim already being that high is pretty damn impressive considering it's the most recent game to release, at least I think so.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,649
#29
It's really interesting to see the inclusion of FE Warriors, Disgaea 5 and Dragon Ball XV2 considering their absence from the best sellers list released a couple weeks ago.
I suppose the people who buy those games are the kind of "core" gamers who would play them for many, many hours.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,603
PA - US
#32
I'm really surprised to see Mario Odyssey so high on the list! I put 45 hours in to complete everything, but I wouldn't think that'd mean so much in the long run. Especially compared to an "evergreen" game like MK8D that came out much earlier in the year.

I guess a ton of people got a Switch with Mario for the holiday!
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,859
The Netherlands
#36
Can't say doom missing is that big of a surprise to me: it released only a month and a half ago, compared to other games being out for multiple months, and it also is a short experience for the most part, so that limits it in this list ranking.
I know, but Rocket League is in the same situation and it did rank
Rocket League is 40 million unit franchise, though. It has probably a lot more units.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#47
It's sad that Xenoblade 2 isn't there :(
I'm happy for FEW tho.
If you looked at their best seller list Xenoblade 2 was on it. That basically says it didn't have enough time to accumulate hours. Which is to say it came out too late. Lots of games on that list sold less than it.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,083
#49
Couple of thoughts:
-Pretty good results for NBA. Wonder if the disparity between it and FIFA is just based of success of both franchises in NA + release timing or whether it indicates Switch owners are willing to take a hit on performance to maintain feature parity.
-Very good result for Sonic Mania considering it isn't going to be a 100+ hour timesink for most people like a lot of the examples provided