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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
3
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
Super Mario Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 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
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Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Super Mario Party is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! an... is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2017
Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017, for macOS in October ...more
10
Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2019
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
11
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Aw... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2019
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo EPD and Grezzo, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is a remake of the 1993 game for the ...more
14
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 14 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 and New Super Luigi U. Princess Peach is held captive in her castle ...more
15
Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2019
Untitled Goose Game is a stealth game developed by House House. In the game, players control a goose and are tasked with a series of challenges to bother human characters. Published by Panic, ...more
16
Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
Overcooked 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2018
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
20
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Arms is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Sonic Mania is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: T... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
2019
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Nintendo exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. It is the third installment in the Marvel: ...more