The Switch has a mightily impressive lineup of games at this point, from the launch year megahits like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to this year's new additions like Pokémon: Let's Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but the game that has really taken the console's audience by storm comes from a third-party developer.

As you've almost certainly already realised from the article's title, Nintendo has revealed that Fortnite was the most-played game on Nintendo Switch in 2018 across Europe. The list of most-played titles contains plenty of Nintendo first-party greats, too, but Epic Games' worldwide phenomenon is simply too popular for even the likes of Mario at the moment.

Here's the full list provided by Nintendo via the Switch's News channel (rankings are based on time played across all Switch consoles with a European Nintendo account for which data sharing is enabled).

  1. Fortnite
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Minecraft
  8. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  9. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  12. Rocket League
  13. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  14. Pokémon Quest
  15. Stardew Valley
  16. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  17. Octopath Traveler
  18. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  19. Paladins
  20. Super Mario Party
  21. Mario Tennis Aces

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