Nintendo top 10 games: Pokemon smashes with nearly 14 million sales

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have sold nearly 14 million copies in a month on the market, break Switch top 10.

Published Sun, Feb 20 2022 2:47 PM CST   |   Updated Thu, Mar 17 2022 1:03 AM CDT

The top 10 Switch games sales list grows exponentially during Nintendo's historical Q3 period.

Nintendo top 10 games: Pokemon smashes with nearly 14 million sales 10 |

Nintendo's Q3'22 period (holiday 2021) delivered record software sales, and a good portion of these games were first-party titles. Nintendo sold 85.41 million Switch games during the quarter, a new all-time high, and made $2.72 billion from software in the period. The top 10 most popular Switch games sold 29.77 million units during the quarter, making up 35% of total quarterly software sales.

The largest contributor to this huge first-party sales spike was Pokemon Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond. The duo sold 13.97 million copies during a single month across the Q3'22 period (the Pokemon games launched in late November, a month before the December 31 cutoff date).

The Pokemon duo knocked Splatoon 2 off the top 10 list. The second-largest growth rate was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which had 4.61 million units sold during Q3, followed up by Animal Crossing New Horizons (+2.77m) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1.69m).

Read Also: Nintendo Q3 Fiscal Year 2022 earnings database

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