In a stellar year for gaming, all the major platforms have seen success, especially Nintendo who have taken centre stage with the release performance of their Switch console. It’s been officially named as the fastest selling console in the US since its release on March 3rd 2017 and as of December of the same year had sold 10 million units worldwide with 4.8 million of those being in the US alone. Since it’s release, the number of games available on the Switch has surged, with many original Nintendo properties making their way onto new or re-released adventures as well as a huge boost in indie developed ideas.

As of January 2018, Nintendo US released the following ranking for most played games on the Switch console:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  6. Stardew Valley
  7. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  8. ARMS
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  11. NBA 2K18
  12. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch
  13. Fire Emblem Warriors
  14. Lego City Undercover
  15. Sonic Mania
  16. Pokkén Tournament DX
  17. 1-2-Switch
  18. FIFA 18
  19. Disgaea 5 Complete
  20. Rocket League

By comparison looking at PS4 Games ranking for the total number of Playstation Store Downloads:

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2
  3. Friday the 13th: The Game
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. Rocket League
  8. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  9. Madden NFL 18
  10. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

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