Throughout the year, online retailer Amazon keeps an updated list of their top-selling products by category.
Arguably. the category that gets the most attention is that which contains the site’s best-selling video games of the year, and this year’s list is likely to be no different, especially as it follows a similar trend to 2020.
What Happened in 2020?
2020’s list of Amazon’s best selling titles was dominated by Nintendo.
Unsurprisingly, the mega-hit that is Animal Crossing: New Horizons topped it and Nintendo managed to claim eight out of the top 10 spots, with only the PS4 version of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II curtailing the Japanese company’s dominance.
You can check out the full list from last year below:
1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Physical)
2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Digital)
6. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
7. Ring Fit Adventure
8. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
9. The Last of Us Part II
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
How is 2021’s Amazon Best Sellers List Looking?
Barring any huge (and unlikely) changes over the next couple of days, Nintendo has once again ruled the roost of Amazon’s best sellers list, dominating even more this time out.
Having almost a year to sell, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury topped the list with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Party Superstars and Metroid Dread, the other new games to make an appearance in the top 10.
Of the “older” games, Animal Crossing: New Horizons continued to impress coming in third place overall and unsurprisingly, several other Nintendo Switch stalwarts, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made the cut.
What’s most surprising is that you have to reach 20th place on the list before hitting a non-Nintendo title, the PS4 version of NBA 2K22.
In a year with the likes of Ratchet and Clank, Resident Evil Village and Deathloop, it starts to become clear that the shift to digital is a very real thing on other platforms.
You can check out the full list below:
- 1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
- 2. Just Dance 2022 (Nintendo Switch)
- 3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- 4. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
- 5. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- 6. Mario Party Superstars
- 7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- 8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- 9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- 10. Metroid Dread
- 11. Pokemon Shining Pearl
- 12. Super Mario Odyssey
- 13. New Pokemon Snap
- 14. Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
- 15. Just Dance 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
- 16. Luigi’s Mansion 3
- 17. Super Mario Party
- 18. Carnival Games (Nintendo Switch)
- 19. Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- 20. NBA 2K22 (PS4)
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