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Nintendo Once Again Dominates Amazon's Yearly Best Sellers List

December 29, 2021

Throughout the year, online retailer Amazon keeps an updated list of their top-selling products by category.

Arguably. the category that gets the most attention is that which contains the site’s best-selling video games of the year, and this year’s list is likely to be no different, especially as it follows a similar trend to 2020.

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What Happened in 2020?

2020’s list of Amazon’s best selling titles was dominated by Nintendo.

Unsurprisingly, the mega-hit that is Animal Crossing: New Horizons topped it and Nintendo managed to claim eight out of the top 10 spots, with only the PS4 version of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II curtailing the Japanese company’s dominance.

You can check out the full list from last year below:

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Physical)
2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Digital)
6. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
7. Ring Fit Adventure
8. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
9. The Last of Us Part II
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

How is 2021’s Amazon Best Sellers List Looking?

Barring any huge (and unlikely) changes over the next couple of days, Nintendo has once again ruled the roost of Amazon’s best sellers list, dominating even more this time out.

Having almost a year to sell, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury topped the list with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Party Superstars and Metroid Dread, the other new games to make an appearance in the top 10.

Of the “older” games, Animal Crossing: New Horizons continued to impress coming in third place overall and unsurprisingly, several other Nintendo Switch stalwarts, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made the cut.

What’s most surprising is that you have to reach 20th place on the list before hitting a non-Nintendo title, the PS4 version of NBA 2K22.

In a year with the likes of Ratchet and Clank, Resident Evil Village and Deathloop, it starts to become clear that the shift to digital is a very real thing on other platforms.

You can check out the full list below:

  1. 1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  2. 2. Just Dance 2022 (Nintendo Switch)
  3. 3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. 4. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
  5. 5. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  6. 6. Mario Party Superstars
  7. 7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. 8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  9. 9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  10. 10. Metroid Dread
  11. 11. Pokemon Shining Pearl
  12. 12. Super Mario Odyssey
  13. 13. New Pokemon Snap
  14. 14. Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
  15. 15. Just Dance 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
  16. 16. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  17. 17. Super Mario Party
  18. 18. Carnival Games (Nintendo Switch)
  19. 19. Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  20. 20. NBA 2K22 (PS4)
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Sam (He/Him) is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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