Most Downloaded Games of 2018 on the US eShop

Most Downloaded Games of 2018 on the US eShop

Nintendo of America recently published a list of the “best-selling games on the Nintendo Switch system released in 2018” as they say, while detailing it’s based on the top downloads on Nintendo eShop and of “full titles released in 2018”.

So, let’s take a look at the yearly ranking for the Americas!

The chart is based on the amount of downloads each title generated with no distinction between paid items and free-to-play titles, as Fortnite shows up at the top, followed by the surprising Fallout Shelter at 2nd and Paladins at 3rd. Other f2p games appearing in the Top 10 include Warframe (5th) and Arena of Valor (6th).

In paid titles, we have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the one charting the highest, at 4th, in spite of its release less than one month ago, followed by Minecraft (7th) and Team Cherry’s masterpiece Hollow Knight (8th); the latter is also the best selling (n)indie title of the year on the Switch.. Super Mario Party pulled a respectable place on the Top10 (9th) with Celeste following closely at 10th.

Rank  |  Title  (publisher)  |  {release date}

01. Fortnite (Epic Games) {2018.06.12}
02. Fallout Shelter (Bethesda) {2018.06.10}
03. Paladins (Hi-Rez Studios) {2018.06.12}
04. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07}
05. Warframe (Digital Extremes) {2018.11.20}
06. Arena of Valor (Tencent Games) {2018.09.25}
07. Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft) {2017.05.12}
08. Hollow Knight (Team Cherry) {2018.06.12}
09. Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
10. Celeste (Matt Makes Games Inc.) {2018.01.25}
11. Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22}
12. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Nintendo) {2018.11.16}
13. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Nintendo) {2018.11.16}
14. Dead Cells (Motion Twin) {2018.08.07}
15. Overcooked! 2 (Team 17) {2018.08.07}
16. Octopath Traveler (Nintendo) {2018.07.13}
17. Undertale (8-4) {2018.09.18}
18. Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16}
19. Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Blizzard) {2018.11.02}
20. Wizard of Legend (Humble Bundle) {2018.05.15}

21. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze {2018.05.04}
22. Okami HD (Capcom) {2018.08.09}
23. Darkest Dungeon (Red Hook Studios) {2018.01.18}
24. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Activision) {2018.06.29}
25. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacth Club Games) {2017.03.03}
26. Golf Story (Sidebar Games) {2017.09.28}

It may appear surprising at first to see both SKUs of Pokémon outside of the Top 10 (12th and 13th respectively), it should be noted that the game as a whole would definitely be quite higher by combining the two versions.

Source: Nintendo News for American Switch owners via the eShop Chartology

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