Nintendo has released the Switch eShop download ranks for 2019, and the results are somewhat surprising. While it won’t shock anyone that Fortnite takes the number one spot, there are definitely some titles ranking higher than we anticipated.
It should be noted that when tallying this list, Nintendo included all titles in the Switch eShop. That means free-to-play games are mixed in with those that cost money. So, this list isn’t really an indicator of bestsellers for the system. Regardless, it’s not hard to infer which games were Nintendo’s biggest money makers of 2019 from this list.
The list for most downloaded Nintendo Switch games of 2019 is:
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Untitled Goose Game
- Pokémon Sword
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- NBA 2K19
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Pokémon Shield
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Overcooked 2
- Hollow Knight
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda
- Super Mario Party
- Final Fantasy VII
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- Crypt of the NecroDancer
- Mortal Kombat 11
Again, Fortnite taking the top position isn’t a huge surprise. However, Cuphead and Untitled Goose Game being positioned above Pokemon Sword and Fire Emblem: Three Houses in digital sales is a shock. While this list doesn’t count physical copies whatsoever, it’s interesting to see that two indie games pulled digital-only numbers higher than two of Nintendo’s biggest titles of the year.
Unfortunately, Nintendo hasn’t released the actual numbers behind the list, so we’re at a loss on just how successful each title has been on the eShop. It’s entirely possible that Switch owners vastly prefer physical media, and these are only a fraction of the total of each title sold. Regardless, it gives us a good look at Switch owners’ digital preferences.