Best-selling Nintendo Switch games: Which games are people playing right now? – CBS News

February 20, 2022 by No Comments

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games right now.


The Nintendo Switch is still among the best-selling consoles in the United States, even though the PlayStation 5 beat it in sales in January 2022, according to the NPD Group. The popular gaming console has a more mainstream appeal, its portability and ease-of-use attracting mobile gamers and non-gamers alike.

It’s no surprise that plenty of people love the more family-friendly style of the Nintendo Switch console ($299) and Nintendo Switch OLED Edition ($349). In fact, the new Pokémon game, “Pokémon Legends: Arceus,” was the best-selling video game in January. But there are also plenty of other great Nintendo Switch games in 2022 to play. 

If you’re looking for games for your new Switch, or just want to find something new to play, a great place to start is Amazon’s list of best selling Nintendo Switch games. There are plenty of classics on the list, such as the fun (and occasionally frustrating) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and plenty of new and available for pre-order titles too.

(Looking for more great games to play? Check out the new games coming to the PlayStation 4 and 5 this month.)

The best selling Nintendo Switch games right now

To set you off to a good start, CBS Essentials found the best-selling Nintendo Switch games on Amazon. These are the titles Nintendo Switch gamers are playing right now, some of which are supported by Nintendo Switch Lite.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus


“Pokémon Legends: Arceus” is cracking Amazon’s top 10 game list and tops the best-selling video games list in January 2022. It’s a significant departure from typical Pokémon gameplay. Instead of the traditional random-encounter-based RPG experience, “Pokémon Legends: Arceus” has a more open, “Breath of the Wild”-esque feel where Pokémon can be observed in the wild.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, $55

Kirby and the Forgotten Land


“Kirby and the Forgotten Land” is already one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games well before its March 25, 2022 release. This 3D platforming adventure will have you exploring a world full of abandoned ruins from a past civilization, using your enemies’ abilities against them. 

Kirby and the Forgotten Land (pre-order), $55

Mario Party Superstars


Board games never go out of style, which is part of what makes “Mario Party Superstars” an instant hit. Combining that board game vibe with five classic boards and 100 mini games from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games, it’s designed to deliver hours of fun. That’s whether you’re playing with friends or the whole family.

Mario Party Superstars, $55

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD


A remaster, not a remake, “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD” is a graphically improved version of the 2011 Nintendo Wii title. Some reviewers have panned the game’s obsession …….



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