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The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now 

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Updated July 17, 2020 15.9k votes 2.3k voters 53.3k views 58 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular Nintendo Switch games in 2020. How will they compare to the 2020 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 Animal Crossing: New HorizonsSplatoon 2, NBA 2K20, 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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The Legend of Zelda: Bre... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo, released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3, 2017. Breath of the Wild ...more

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Super Smash Bros. Ultima... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (Bandai Namco Studios)

Genres (Video game): Fighting

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

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Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)
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

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Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2014 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)

Genres (Video game): Racing video game

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

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Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Third-person shooter

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

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2009 (4J Studios)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Survival

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

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Super Mario Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Level editor, Platform

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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Pokémon Sword and... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Game Freak)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing

Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. They are the first main ...more
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Luigi's Mansion 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Next Level Games)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

Luigi's Mansion 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and the third ...more
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Super Mario Party is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (NDcube)

Genres (Video game): Party

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
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The Legend of Zelda: Lin... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

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
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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Psyonix)

Genres (Video game): Sports

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

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Animal Crossing: New Hor... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2020 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Social simulation, real-life simulation

As in previous installments in the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons is a nonlinear life simulation game played in real-time. The player assumes the role of a customizable character who moves ...more
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New Super Mario Bros. U ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EAD)

Genres (Video game): Platformer

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
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Pokémon: Let's Go... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (Game Freak)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the ...more

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Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Good-Feel)

Genres (Video game): Platform, side-scrolling

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
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Fire Emblem: Three House... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Intelligent Systems)

Genres (Video game): Tactical role-playing

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

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Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (HAL Laboratory)

Genres (Video game): Platformer

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
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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2011 (Bethesda Game Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Role-playing video game, Fantasy

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

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Ubisoft Milan)
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
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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2016 (Concerned Ape)

Genres (Video game): Simulation, role-playing

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

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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (StudioMDHR)

Genres (Video game): Run and gun

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

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Arms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)
Arms is a fighting game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, which released on June 16, 2017. The game differentiates itself from standard fighting games with its ...more

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Monolith Soft)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

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
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Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (House House)

Genres (Video game): Stealth

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