#1 won't surprise you at all
With 2018 underway and a new slate of games in our future, Nintendo has looked back to last year's data -- and the first year of the Switch. On their news channel, they've revealed the Top 20 most played Switch games. And while the results at the top aren't all that surprising, a few indie titles have made it impressively high up the chart.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Super Mario Odyssey
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. Splatoon 2
5. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
6. Stardew Valley
7. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
11. NBA 2K18
12. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch
13. Fire Emblem Warriors
14. Lego City Undercover
15. Sonic Mania
16. Pokkén Tournament DX
18. FIFA 18
19. Disgaea 5 Complete
20. Rocket League
Games are ranked by total hours logged.
While the top few results are pretty much what one would expect for Nintendo rankings, it's interesting to see indie games like Stardew Valley and The Binding of Isaac make the top ten.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest stories can be found in Whoblique Strategies.