Switch Cropped

Fascinating sales data has been flooding in over the last few hours, giving us a detailed insight into how Nintendo performed in the US last year. We already know that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the fifth best-selling game of the year across all platforms, and that Switch was the best-selling system, but how do the Switch-specific charts look?

Well, it just so happens that we have that very data for you right here, courtesy of the NPD Group's Mat Piscatella. The following is a list of the top ten best-selling physical games on Nintendo Switch for 2018 in the US.

Note: This chart has been ranked by dollar sales, not unit sales.

1) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2) Mario Kart 8
3) Super Mario Odyssey
4) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
5) Super Mario Party
6) Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
7) Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
8) Splatoon 2
9) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
10) Kirby Star Allies

Piscatella has confirmed that 'Mario Kart 8' refers to both the original game on Wii U and the Switch's Deluxe edition combined, although, in his own words, "it's really Deluxe".

It's interesting to see that the top evergreen titles of 2017 were still among the most popular last year, with Mario and Zelda no doubt being snapped up by new Switch owners, and it's also interesting to note that every single game in that top ten list is a Nintendo-published title.

Did you buy any of these top ten games this year? Are you surprised by any of the games that made it into the list? Let us know in the comments below.

[source twitter.com]