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Nintendo has just published its latest financial report, and one of the biggest highlights of it is seeing the total sales figures for the company's most popular games. And there are no newcomers or big surprises here.

Once again, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is at the very top — will it ever not be? — having sold 45.33 million units since it launched. That will likely continue to grow as the Booster Course Pass is expanded. Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sit at second and third with 38.64 million units and 28.17 units sold respectively. It feels like very little will catch up to Mario Kart or Animal Crossing with over a 10 million difference in sales between third place's Ultimate and the cuddly life sim.

Otherwise, it's all pretty similar to last time. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl has continued to dominate, and it's now overtaken Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! to be the second best-selling Pokémon game on the Switch.

We've listed the ten best-selling Switch games as of March 31, 2022 below! This data only looks at Nintendo-published titles. You can look back and the previous top ten here.

Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games (as of March 31, 2022):

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 45.33 million (up from 43.35 million)
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 38.64 million (up from 37.62 million)
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 28.17 million (up from 27.40 million)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 26.55 million (up from 25.80 million)
  5. Pokémon Sword and Shield - 24.27 million (up from 23.90 million)
  6. Super Mario Odyssey - 23.50 million (up from 23.02 million)
  7. Super Mario Party - 17.78 million (up from 17.39 million)
  8. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl - 14.65 million (up from 13.97 million)
  9. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! - 14.53 million (up from 14.33 million)
  10. Ring Fit Adventure - 14.09 million (up from 13.53 million)

The numbers above are worldwide sales and include retail, digital, and copies bundled with hardware all combined.

Think Mario Kart is always going to be king of the Switch? Do you think the current top ten will get a shake-up? Sound off in the comments.

[source nintendo.co.jp]