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Top 10 Best Selling Indie Games On Switch

The eShop on the Nintendo Switch is now home to over 400 games, and many of them have found great success via Nintendo’s digital delivery service. As the game library grows, it can be difficult to shop and find the games that could be of interest to specific gamers. Damon Baker, Senior Manager for publisher and developer relations admitted the problems facing the eShop, stating at GDC (via Eurogamer):


“We’ve heard the feedback from yourselves, from fans, loud and clear, about the limitations of the Nintendo eShop”, Baker said as part of a press briefing at GDC 2018, attended by Eurogamer.

“I can assure you steps are being taken over the course of the year to improve the functionality in terms of discoverability and visibility, to highlight all of that great content.”

Baker said “off device” efforts are being improved, too, in areas such as social media and expos, as well as through its own website.


Another important statistic is that digital third party unit sales exceeded those of packaged goods in North America for the first time. Even big companies like Ubisoft and Take Two Interactive are seeing 50 to 60 percent of their sales as digital purchases.

If you’re looking to round out your collection of digital indie games on the Switch, what better way to do so then to look at the best selling games? In no particular order, the top 10 best selling titles so far on Switch include:


  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Stardew Valley
  • Kamiko
  • Celeste
  • Fast RMX
  • Overcooked
  • Golf Story
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove


How many of those do you own? I’ve got 7 out of 10 – not too shabby!


[Source: Eurogamer]


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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