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Among Us is Already the Top-Selling Game on the Nintendo Switch eShop

As one might expect, the massively popular Among Us has already climbed to the top of the Nintendo Switch eShop charts one day after launch.

December 16, 2020

Though the game originally released in 2018, few would argue that any game has had as good of a year as Among Us. The hit multiplayer game has had an enormous rise in popularity, and it’s not a huge surprise that the game would eventually make its way to new platforms. Following its initial release on PC and mobile, yesterday saw its surprise launch on Nintendo Switch that–as one might expect–already has made it one of the platform’s current bestsellers.

As noted by developer InnerSloth, Among Us has already reached the top of the sales charts on the Nintendo Switch eShop, surpassing several long-running Switch fan favorites like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Currently, Among Us is at the top of both the overall Switch bestsellers chart and the download-only games section.

Given the game’s immense popularity and success over the past several months, this isn’t exactly a huge surprise to see the popular multiplayer game rise to the top of the Switch eShop charts. However, the fact that it was able to do that so quickly is definitely a feat in itself, with the game topping the charts only one day after it launched during yesterday’s Indie World Showcase. It also likely helps that the game is only $5, making it an easy purchase whether you’re diving into the game for the first time or want to be able to play on-the-go with friends.

Alongside its debut on Nintendo Switch this week, Among Us is also one of the titles in the lineup for this month’s new additions for Xbox Game Pass on PC. Last saw also saw the debut of the game’s next map at The Game Awards 2020, which will take players into the sky in a new setting called The Airship.

Among Us is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile

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Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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