Despite only being on the market for just under two years, the Nintendo Switch has already produced some must-have titles. Even top games originally brought to life on Wii U have been given a glorious second chance on Switch and, for the most part, they’ve taken that chance with open arms and impressive sales. But just how popular are the Switch’s biggest games?
Earlier today, we shared an updated list of the console’s top ten best-selling games. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comfortably leads the way with an impressive 15.02 million sales, and the latest financial information provided by Nintendo has revealed that the console has now shifted a grand total of 32.27 units. With all of this data, it’s now possible to track attach rates for these top games, and that’s exactly what Niko Partners analyst, Daniel Ahmad, has done below.
In this graphic, we can see the Switch’s six best-selling titles alongside percentages which show how many copies have been purchased in relation to the total number of Switch hardware sales. This should give us a rough look at each game’s attach rate (apart from any occurrences where collectors may own more than one copy, for example).
The figures are pretty impressive all round, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is surprisingly close to reaching 50% of – or one-in-two – Switch owners. Many are quick to share their negative thoughts towards Nintendo’s porting endeavours at the moment, but it’s clear to see why so many Wii U games are coming to Switch – and it’s clear that an awful lot of players want them, too.
Are you surprised by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s popularity? Do you own many of the games listed above? Tell us below.