There are so many games available on Switch that it’ll make your head spin, and that list only grew in 2023. Yet another massive slate of titles arrived on Switch last year, and that includes big-name AAA releases, huge indie hits and everything else in-between. Without a doubt, it was another stellar year for the platform.

With all that’s available on Switch, you have to wonder what people are spending most of their time with. When it comes to the European side of things, we don’t have to ponder anymore, as Nintendo themselves have shared some insight.

Nintendo Europe has put together a list of the most-played Switch games in Europe for 2023, and it’s a rundown of 2023 arrivals and long-tail sellers. You can read the list of popular games below, but please note that Nintendo didn’t share specific numbers, so the games are listed in no particular order.

  • Fornite
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Minecraft
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Pokémon Scarlet
  • Pokémon Violet
  • Rocket League
  • Fall Guys
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • EA Sports FC 24
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Pokémon Unite
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • Splatoon 3
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley

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6M ago

No surprises here! Europe loves their Nintendo Switch Sports, don't they?


6M ago

Nintendo games and free to play. Whoopdee freakin' doo.