New data revealed on Nintendo games sold in 2021

1-2 Switch still going strong!

30 April 2022
by quence 6
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Nintendo tends to play their cards close to their chest in terms of data on how many units their games have shipped and sold, with some exceptions. However, the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (or CESA) releases a yearly book known as the White Book, which includes some of this information in Japan. Now, we’ve got a look at some of the book’s data regarding the physical shipments and digital sales worldwide of Nintendo published Switch games as of December 31st, 2021. Check out the list below if you’re curious:

  • Mario Tennis Aces – 3.66 million units (+370 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • 1-2-Switch – 3.45 million units (+ 140 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze – 3.42 million units (+490 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Kirby Star Allies – 3.42 million units (+270 000 units since June 30th 2020), including 1.09 million units in Japan alone
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses – 3.40 million units (+380 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • ARMS – 2.56 million units (+90 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World – 2.56 million units (+470 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 2.17 million units (+120 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Octopath Traveler (excl. Japan) – 1.90 million units (+220 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 1.77 million units (+190 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX – 1.60 million units (+170 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit – 1.42 million units (+50 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – 1.31 million units (+180 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • ASTRAL CHAIN – 1.21 million units (+70 000 units since June 30th 2020)
  • Dr Kawashima’s Braicn Training for Nintendo Switch – 1.05 million units

A new version of the book with updated totals is expected for release later in 2022. Stay tuned for more in-depth info regarding the sales of Nintendo’s latest games.

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kuribo

C’mon Nintendo. Captain Toad has sold enough to justify a sequel.

wiired

2M ago

Nice to see Labo and Astral Chain both break 1 million


kuribo

2M ago

C’mon Nintendo. Captain Toad has sold enough to justify a sequel.


thedestructo94

2M ago

C'mon Nintendo. Tropical Freeze has sold enough to justify not having DK going on an almost decade hiatus with no new game.


For Once I agree with you. Kirby, Mario, Zelda and even Metroid got their spotlight and now its time for DK too!


giancarlo thomaz senoni

2M ago

@thedestructo94

theres rumors EPD 8 is working on a Donkey Kong game.


giancarlo thomaz senoni

2M ago

good to know the Switch version of Donkey Kong Tropical Freezy sold well.