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The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular Nintendo Switch games in 2018. How will they compare to the 2019 upcoming Switch games? Featuring both classic games and new games, this list of the most played video games on Nintendo Switch right now includes multiplayer party games, side-scrollers, sports games, RPGs, and adventure games. What are the top 10 video games on the Switch today?

Games featuring famous Nintendo characters, like Super Mario Odyssey, Kirby Star Allies, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, are some of the best selling games on Nintendo Switch. Other good Switch games trending now include Splatoon 2, Bayonetta 2, NBA 2K18, ARMS, and Celeste.

Vote up the best Nintendo Switch games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorite games that are missing from this list.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, ...more
2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. A part of The Legend of Zelda series, the game ...more
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Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a ...more
4
Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2014
Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 ...more
5
Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to ...more
6
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2009
Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more
7
Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Yoshi's Crafted World is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a side-scrolling platformer where 3D ...more
8
Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2015
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One, OS ...more
9
Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2018
Kirby Star Allies is a platform game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo as part of the Kirby series. It was released on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 16, 2018. Kirby ...more
10
Super Mario Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2019
Super Mario Maker 2 is a side-scrolling platform game and game creation system developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch home video game console. It is the sequel to Super ...more
11
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2019
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced port of New Super Mario Bros. U. Princess Peach is held captive in her castle by Bowser, who invades ...more
12
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more
13
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a 2017 turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Switch. The game's story sees players controlling Mario, ...more
14
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! an... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2018
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games (RPGs) developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo ...more
15
Super Mario Party is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2018
Super Mario Party is a party video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo. An entry in the Mario Party series, it was released for Nintendo Switch on October 5, 2018. The traditional ...more
16
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch video game console. The game is part of the Xeno series, ...more
17
Arms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Arms is a 2017 fighting game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game differentiates itself from standard fighting games as up to four players can choose a fighter ...more
18
Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2016
Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows ...more
19
Sonic Mania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Sonic Mania is a 2017 side-scrolling platform game published by Sega. An installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the story follows Sonic the Hedgehog and his companions Tails and Knuckles ...more
20
Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Cuphead is a 2017 run and gun indie video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. As the title character Cuphead, the player fights a series of bosses in order to repay a debt to the devil.
21
Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
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Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the former also publishing the game. The game was released as a paid early access title for Microsoft ...more
22
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2019
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a tactical role-playing video game for the Nintendo Switch. The game is the sixteenth main title in the Fire Emblem series and the first on a home console since ...more
23
Overcooked is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2016
Overcooked is a cooking simulation game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. In a local cooperative experience, players control a number of chefs in kitchens filled with ...more
24
Shovel Knight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2014
Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games. This is their first game. Following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the game was ...more
25
Overcooked 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Overcooked 2 is a cooperative cooking simulation video game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. The sequel to Overcooked, it was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo ...more