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10 Most popular games on Nintendo Switch

By Darius Soyer. Any gamer has heard of Nintendo, whether for good or bad reasons. Starting with their “Nintendo Entertainment System” in 1983, they created many consoles and by extent many gamers from all over the world.

This article will help you, gamers, find something new to play. Here are 10 of the most popular games for their newest console, the Nintendo Switch.

10 Most popular games on Nintendo Switch

10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a social simulation game that is really fun and immersive. It was developed and produced in 2020 by Nintendo. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available only on Nintendo Switch.

The game has so many fun and intriguing aspects that really keep you hooked. Play with friends or alone in the big world with so much to discover.

9. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is a Japanese crossover, fighting, platform game developed by Bandai Namco. It was released in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch.

Due to its fun and competitive nature the game is hugely popular and even has an esports league. Choose from characters like Mario to Zelda and even Kirby. Hone your abilities and destroy the competition.

8. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an action, adventure, role-playing game. It was released early 2022 and is very content-packed and fun to play. It is only available on the Nintendo Switch.

Explore the open world, discover new places, gather fruits and herbs. Take on missions to catch, battle and train Pokémon as you increase your skill and level.

7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open world, action-adventure game. It was released in 2017 and there are still new things to find out till this day.

This is the nineteenth installment in the Zelda series. The game is single-player and is only available on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. You fight monsters, craft weapons and even cook to keep your health replenished.

6. Mario Party Superstars

Mario Party Superstars is a party game that involves board games using iconic characters from the Mario universe. It was released on October 29, 2021 and is the twelfth installment in the series.

It is only available on Nintendo Switch. Collect the most stars in this multiplayer game to win and beat your friends.

5. Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is a multiplayer, action-adventure game that has an amazing beautiful and fun sandbox aspect to it. It was released in October 27, 2017 by Nintendo earning multiple game awards.

It is only available on the Nintendo Switch. The game has a lot to explore and has tonnes of content to try out and have fun playing.

4. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are 2021 remakes of the 2006 Nintendo DS role-playing video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. It was released in November, 2021 and was published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.

It is only available on Nintendo Switch. The game is multiplayer and a role-playing, adventure game where you fight and train Pokémon.

3. Fortnite

Fortnite has 3 main modes, Creative, Save the World and the most popular which is Battle-Royale. It was published by Epic Games and is currently very popular after being released since 2017.

It is available for free on all current and next gen consoles including mobile. Fortnite differentiates from most battle-royales by having the ability to build structures in combination with its gameplay.

2. Minecraft

Minecraft is a massive open world, sandbox video game that was released in 2018 and could possibly be the most popular game of all time. It was created by Markus “Notch” Persson and sold to Microsoft.

Minecraft is easy to run. It is available on Windows PCs, Xbox One and Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, iOS and iPadOS devices, and Android devices.

Build, farm, mine and slay monsters, bosses and enemy players. Play online or alone and in a peaceful world. Let your creativity flow by building amazing structures.

1. Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread is an action-adventure game where you play as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. This game was released in 2021 and is a blast to play.

Give it a try if you like shooter games. Metroid Dread is only available on Nintendo switch. Take on beasts deep in “Planet ZDR” where you shoot and fight your way out of your encounters.

In conclusion

There are different types of people and reasons why these people play games, and there are thousands of games out there. It can get overwhelming sometimes to find a game to play so we hope you find this short list of the 10 most popular games on Nintendo Switch helpful. Happy gaming.


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