We still have a few days left in December, which means we have a little more time to reflect on the year that was. On this occasion, Nintendo published a snappy supercut of what appears to be the most popular smaller budget games on its portable platform.
I’m sure some of these indies won’t come as a surprise: as soon as they were revealed, fans wanted to know when the Switch version will be available. (Hello, Spelunky 2’s timed exclusivity.) Others, such as Road 96—I had no clue they were so popular! It’s worth mentioning that there’s no extra information here, so we can’t say whether this list is ranked from least to most popular or what the sales figures for this console are. However, the following are the items on the list, in a sequence of appearance during the video:
Best-Selling Indie Games of Nintendo Switch:
- Cyber Shadow
- Tetris Effect: Connected
- Stick Fight: The Game
- Curse of the Dead Gods
- Ender Lilies
- Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
- Spelunky 2
- Road 96
- Subnautica/Subnautica: Below Zero
- Islanders Console Edition
- Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition
- Axiom Verge 2
Are there any patterns here? A significant percentage are (often older) ports or remasters of some type, with forty percent featuring exquisite pixel graphics aesthetics. And, wouldn’t you know it, Nintendo is currently running an end-of-year discount on the eShop for many of these same titles (and more), should any of the inclusions spark your interest. If you’re still undecided, many of these games have been reviewed by us. We enjoyed Axiom Verge 2, Doki Doki, Unpacking, and Spelunky 2, and while Eastward was enjoyable, we had mixed views about it.