No surprise, Nintendo games top Amazon’s bestseller list for 2021

It’s kind of funny to think now about Nintendo’s position ahead of the Switch’s release. After the Wii-U disaster, it was important to sell console units – and boy did the Switch deliver. Although Sony’s PS5 recently ended a 33-month reign at the top of monthly US hardware sales, Nintendo’s dominance remains inevitable. For the second year in a row, Switch games topped the charts in Amazon’s bestseller list.

Amazon maintains an annual list of bestsellers in a number of categories which is updated daily. It’s like a real-time jumbotron dashboard for the platform. In the category of video games, the first real game that appears is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

Here’s a full list of the top 20 best-selling games on Amazon:

  1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  2. Just Dance 2022 (Nintendo Switch)
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. pokemon shiny diamond
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  6. Mario Party Superstars
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  10. Metroid Dread
  11. shiny pearl pokemon
  12. Super Mario Odyssey
  13. New Pokemon Snap
  14. Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
  15. Just Dance 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
  16. Luigi’s mansion 3
  17. Mario Golf: Super Rush
  18. Super Mario Party
  19. carnival games (Nintendo Switch)
  20. Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
  21. NBA 2K22 (PS4)

Same story, different year — Despite a full year of Sony and Microsoft releases for the PS5 and Xbox Series X respectively, Nintendo continued to dominate the charts. Some titles, like animal crossing and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have been out for at least a year now. The first non-Nintendo game on the list only comes in at 20, with NBA 2K22 (PS4) landing at 21.

It should be noted that games for other systems are available on a number of other platforms, such as the Playstation and Xbox digital storefronts, as well as Steam, so this table does not necessarily reflect the most popular games. play.

Still, the Nintendo brand is stronger than ever right now, and last year’s results were largely the same.

Timothy C. Mayo