2017 was a fantastic year for digital titles on Switch; developers have been praising the system left, right, and centre for generating impressive sales, and consumers have had a wonderful variety of options to choose from for their gaming needs.

Nintendo has now released lists revealing the top performing digital-only games for last year in both Japan, and the west, allowing us to see which titles left the biggest impression on our hearts - and our wallets. While titles such as Minecraft and Snipperclips performed well in both categories, there are some very clear differences between the two. You can see the lists in full below.


  1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  2. Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!
  3. Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura
  4. Kamiko
  5. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: Metal Slug 3
  6. Overcooked: Special Edition
  7. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: The King of Fighters 98
  8. Arcade Archives: VS Super Mario Bros.
  9. Othello
  10. STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch
  11. Resident Evil Revelations 2
  12. VOEZ
  13. Arcade Archives: Mario Brothers
  14. Touhou Kobuto V
  15. Human Resource Machine
  16. New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers
  17. DEEMO
  18. Shovel Knight
  19. Picross S
  20. Nazotoki Mail
  21. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: Metal Slug
  22. Sonic Mania
  23. Romancing Saga 2
  24. Maison de MAOU
  25. Rocket League
  27. Blaster Master Zero
  28. Cat Quest
  29. Battle Sports Mekuru
  30. Levels+


  1. Stardew Valley
  2. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  3. Sonic Mania
  4. Rocket League
  5. Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!
  6. Overcooked: Special Edition
  7. Shovel Knight
  8. Fast RMX
  9. Kamiko
  10. SteamWorld Dig 2
  11. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: VS Super Mario Bros.
  12. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  13. Blaster Master Zero
  14. Arcade Archives: Metal Slug 3
  15. Enter the Gungeon
  16. Oceanhorn
  17. Mighty Gunvolt Burst
  18. Arcade Archives: Mario Brothers
  19. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: Metal Slug
  20. Picross S
  22. Graceful Explosion Machine
  23. Arcade Archives NEOGEO: The King Of Fighters 98
  24. Mr.Shifty
  25. World of Goo
  26. Brawlout
  27. Human Fall Flat
  28. UNO
  29. GoNNER

Are you surprised by any of the games featured in these lists, or were you perhaps expecting any others to appear in their place? As ever, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.