Nintendo Details Switch’s Top Selling Nindie Titles, eShop Updates

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

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As part of a panel at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018, Nintendo of America revealed the ten best-selling Nindie titles for the Switch. According to Nintendo of America’s Daemon Baker, the list of games do not include lifetime sales figures and are in no specific order of success. From the first year of Nintendo Switch indies, they run thus:

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

In addition, Nintendo laid out how they plan to improve and change the Switch eShop in the not-too-distant future. The shop will receive an updated UI that lends itself to better discoverability. This comes off the heels of third party and Nindie titles selling better digitally than traditional “boxed” games at retail for the Switch. There’s no date on when this improved UI will be integrated in the Switch eShop, but with the number of weekly releases on the rise with no slowing down, such changes could be due any old time.

Nintendo celebrated their Nindie culture this week with a Nindie Showcase stream for Spring 2018. Such new announcements included Lumines Remastered, Light Fall, and more.

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When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.