Mario and Animal Crossing Fail to Top Nintendo’s Most Downloaded Games of 2021

Published 12/29/2021, 7:00 AM EST


The Japanese-based gaming giant Nintendo has some amazing games in their Switch eShop this year. Speaking of Nintendo, they are pretty much famous for their evergreen gaming franchises. Like Pokemon, Mario, Sonic, The Legend of Zelda, and many more. It’s been decades since the Japanese giant has been entertaining the fans.

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And recently, they shared an amazing piece of news that will reflect the worldwide popularity of Nintendo. They shared the list of top most downloaded games of the year 2021 and unfortunately, Mario and Animal Crossing aren’t on the top.

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On the 28th of Dec 2021, Nintendo became a hot topic for the entire gaming community. When they released a list of the top 30 most downloaded games of this year.

And there’s one more thing to keep in mind, this data only includes digital sales. It’s surprising to know that the list has some exciting titles like Monster Hinter Rise, Mario Kart 8 Delux, Minecraft, and many more.

Nintendo top 10 releases of 2021 and more

No doubt the fan witnessed the release of some amazing Nintendo games this year. In fact, some games broke sales records and achieved other milestones as well. Games like Monster Hunter Rise, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and a few others have been literally undisputed in terms of sales. According to mynintendonews, here’s the list of the top 10 games of the year 2021:

  1. Monster Hunter Rise
  2. Among Us
  3. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
  4. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
  5. Pokemon Shining Pearl
  6. Human Fall Flat
  7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Minecraft
  10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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All these games have earned their place on this list. All these games performed very well in terms of sales. Also, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond had a blast launch, and it literally dominated every other game in terms of sales.

Some fans might be aware that just a few weeks back, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl broke the sales chart in the UK. Both these games topped the sales charts in the UK by beating some most anticipated games like Battlefield 2042, Call of Duty: Vanguard, FIFA 22, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and many more.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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