Nintendo Switch eShop chart released July 23
The Nintendo Switch eShop chart was released on July 23 and the results are a bit surprising. Many third-party titles climbed to the top, as well as some older Nintendo Switch titles. Mario Kingdom Battle + Rabbids managed to take the top spot, which is shocking, even with the sequel coming out later this year. Nintendo Switch Sports at number two is to be expected as it’s a title that will sell units, period, especially given the popularity of its predecessor. It’s the perfect family/party game. Minecraft gets to number three, Portal Companion Collection gets to number four, and Stardew Valley completes the top five.
July 23 Switch eShop chart: The rest of the bunch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to be a successful seller, ranking sixth. This is important because one of Nintendo’s central strategies under Chairman Shuntaro Furukawa is to encourage sales of older, persistent titles, and that strategy appears to be working. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released shortly after the Switch launch and is still selling like hot cakes, even before the DLC courses were announced. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is 11th on the list, Animal Crossing: New Horizons 13th and breath of the wild is 24th. All of these games are over two years old. Nintendo is pursuing one of its central strategies, which can be attributed to its success in this generation.
Here’s the full Nintendo Switch eShop chart for July 23.
1. Mario Kingdom Battle + Rabbids
2. Nintendo Switch Sports
4. Portal Companion Collection
5. Stardew Valley
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
7. Mortal Kombat 11
8. Cuphead + The Delicious Final Dish
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
10. Among Us
11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
12. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
14. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
15. Mario Party Superstars
17. Overcooked 2
18. Mario Strikers: Battle League
19. LEGO Harry Potter Collection
20. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
21. MLB The Show 22
22. Death and taxes
24. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
25. Live a life
26. Cars 3
27. Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
28. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
29. Hollow Knight
30. LEGO’s Secret City
It will be interesting to see how Xenoblade Chronicles 3 venues next week, as it’s one of the most anticipated Nintendo games of the year. He is already 14th, but no doubt he will climb to at least the top 10, if not the top 5.