The Nintendo Switch has just completed its fourth year and everything seems to be going well for Big N’s latest console. Sales of both models (normal and lite) are successful, the games are sold by pallet and the Nintendo Switch Online service. seems to have found its audience.
Today, Nintendo is sharing the list of the 20 most played games of the year on its console in Europe and there are quite a few surprises!
20. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019)
Fire Emblem Three Houses was in sixteenth place last year, it drops to twentieth but remains in the top.
19. Asphalt 9: Legends (2018)
Absent from the top in 2018 and 2019, Asphalt 9: Legends entered in 19th position in 2020. A good performance for this free-to-play game.
18. Super Mario Party (2018)
Twentieth in 2018, fourteenth in 2019 and sixteenth in 2020 for Super Mario Party which has not left the top since its release!
17. Splatoon 2 (2017)
Fourth in 2018 just after its release, then tenth in 2019, Splatoon 2 descends to seventeenth position but remains in the top of the most played games in 2020 on Switch.
16. Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee (2018)
Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee was therefore ninth when it was launched in 2018, before reaching seventh position in 2019. This year, the title drops to sixteenth position.
15. Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu (2018)
The second version of Pokemon Let’s Go remains close with an eighth position in 2018, a sixth position in 2019 and a fifteenth in 2020.
14. Luigi’s Mansion 3 (2019)
Absent from the top last year for its release, Luigi’s Mansion 3 made a nice entry in fourteenth place for this year 2020 of the most played games of the year.
13. Rocket League (2017)
The Rocket League phenomenon returns to the top 20 with a thirteenth position in 2020. Psyonix’s game was absent from the top 2019 after reaching twelfth place in 2018.
12. Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Fifteenth in 2019 for its release, Super Mario Maker 2 goes back to twelfth place for this year 2020.
11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Thirteenth place in 2019 for its release, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe goes back to eleventh place for this second year.
10. FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (2019)
The very limited version of FIFA 20 reaches tenth position this year and replaces FIFA 19 in ninth position last year.
09. Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Third in 2018, then eighth in 2019, Super Mario Odyssey loses one place in 2020 but remains very well placed in the top three years after its release!
08. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Eighteenth in 2018 after only three weeks on the market. Third in 2019 for its first year. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finishes eighth in 2020!
07. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Fifth in 2018 and 2019, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe loses some ground in 2020 with a seventh place.
06. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
Second in 2018 and 2019, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild descends to sixth position in 2020.
05. Minecraft (2017)
Seventh position in 2018, then fourth in 2019, Minecraft drops back to fifth position in 2020 but remains very well placed!
04. Pokémon Shield (2019)
Twelfth in 2019, Pokémon Shield climbs back to fourth position in 2020.
03. Pokémon Sword (2019)
Eleventh in 2019, Pokémon Sword also climbs back to third position in 2020! A rise undoubtedly well helped by the release of the DLC in June and November 2020.
02. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)
Available since March 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is directly in second place of the most played Switch games of the year!
01. Fortnite (2018)
First in 2018, first in 2019, Fortnite keeps its place as the leader of the most played Switch games on the Nintendo console in 2020.