Nintendo Reveals Switch's Best-Selling Indie Games

Stardew Valley, Overcooked, and more games have sold very well on Nintendo's console.


The Switch has quickly become a huge success for Nintendo since its launch last year. Not only has the console broken hardware and software sales records for company, it has also proven to be beneficial to third-parties, with indie games in particular performing exceptionally well on the platform.

During an indie-focused press event following the recent Nindies Showcase, Nintendo revealed the top 10 best-selling indie games on Switch to date. While the company didn't share specific sales numbers for each of the games, the list is comprised of many popular titles that have experienced a resurgence on the hybrid console, including the beloved farming sim Stardew Valley, the roguelike shooter Enter the Gungeon, the multiplayer cooking game Overcooked Special Edition, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, among others. You can find the full top 10 list, in no particular order, at the bottom of this story.

Third-party and indie game have had some notable success on Switch. Many indie developers have reported that their titles frequently sell better on Nintendo's console than on PS4 or Xbox One, with Switch sales in many cases exceeding sales on the other platforms combined. Shortly after Celeste's release, game creator Matt Thorson revealed the Switch edition was outselling other versions. Similarly, Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat said sales of the Switch version came "shockingly close" to how well the game sold on Xbox 360 when it originally launched in 2010.

Nintendo has been promoting indie titles much more extensively in recent years. During the latest Nindies Showcase, the company announced more than a dozen games coming to Switch in 2018, including some acclaimed ports and remasters of Mark of the Ninja, Lumines, and West of Loathing. Following the presentation, even more indie games were also announced for Switch. For a complete recap, check out all of the games announced during the Nindies Showcase and all the trailers we saw.

Top 10 Best-Selling Indie Games on Switch

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

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