Nintendo Reveals the Switch’s Best-Selling Indie Games of 2021

As the year winds down, Nintendo reveals the 15 best-selling Indie games on the Switch platform, so those who haven’t yet can check them out.

Without a doubt, the Nintendo Switch remains one of the most popular gaming platforms on the market. With two iterations since its release, the Switch Lite and the Switch OLED, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Many have hoped for a “second generation” of Switch consoles, but it’s clear Nintendo’s in no rush as it continues to be competitive among even the PS5 and Xbox Series X generation.

Not only do exclusives sell well on the Switch, but a lot of third-party games do too. In fact, it’s sometimes the best place to play them. It’s also sometimes the best place to play the hit indies, and so it’s fitting that Nintendo has revealed the best-selling Indie games on its Switch platform.


It should be noted that these titles are not “ranked” in any way whatsoever, so what exactly was THE best-selling indie game on the platform isn’t known. Nonetheless, many Indie fans would go to bat for these games, as they all push the idea and medium forward. Below is the full video from Nintendo and below that we’ve listed every Indie game in alphabetical order.

  • Axiom Verge 2
  • Curse of the Dead Gods
  • Cyber Shadow
  • Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
  • Eastward
  • Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
  • Islanders Console Edition
  • Littlewood
  • Road 96
  • Slime Rancher: Plortable Editon
  • Spelunky 2
  • Stick Fight: The Game
  • Subnautica+Subnautica: Below Zero
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Unpacking

It’s no wonder that many of these games receive more than the standard fanfare that Indie games typically receive, with Ender Lilies and Unpacking being some of Game Rant’s picks for best indie games of 2021. Overall, it’s a solid list with many of these worth playing (or playing again) for Indie fans. With it currently being the end of the year, Nintendo is also far from the only company to reflect on this year in gaming and give a glimpse and look into popularity and sales.

For example, Steam has also given a look into the most popular and best-selling games on the horizon, and it may be surprising to some that Cyberpunk 2077 finds itself among these titles. Many will never forget its disastrous launch, but it should be noted that the tables seem to be slowing turning for the game, as more and more encounter it for the first time.

Perhaps the best part of the year ending, though, is a new one beginning—at least in the games industry. There are a ton of AAA games for PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch on the horizon, and it’ll be interesting to see what Indies dominate the charts next year too.

Source: Gamerant

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