Stardew Valley and Kamiko among most-downloaded Switch titles of 2017

Nintendo has revealed the most-downloaded titles for the Switch, and the results might surprise you. Also in: Rocket League, Fast RMX and SteamWorld Dig 2.

In its first year of release, the Switch got more digital titles than you can shake a Joy-Con at. It was a particularly glorious platform for indies, who took to the portable, hybrid nature of the console and made considerable bank. Now, Nintendo has revealed the most-downloaded digital-only games of 2017, and it looks like the winner is an indie: the hit farming RPG Stardew Valley.

Nintendo’s lists come in two varieties: one for the domestic market of Japan, and one for the international market. While Stardew Valley has seized the international crown, the domestic winner was Minecraft, which landed on a #2 spot internationally.

Check out the top 10 lists for each region below.


  1. Stardew Valley
  2. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  3. Sonic Mania
  4. Rocket League
  5. Snipperclips
  6. Overcooked
  7. Shovel Knight
  8. Fast RMX
  9. Kamiko
  10. Steamworld Dig 2


  1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  2. Snipperclips
  3. Senran Kagura: Sinobirifure
  4. Kamiko
  5. NeoGeo Metal Slug 3
  6. Overcooked
  7. NeoGeo The King of fighters ’98
  8. Arcade Archives VS Super Mario Bros
  9. Othello
  10. Strikers 1945

Below the international first 10, we see even more indies, such as Enter the Gungeon, Oceanhorn Thumper, World of Goo, Mr. Shifty, Brawlout and Human: Fall Flat. While Rocket League ranked much lower in Japan at a #25, one game that’s maintains a curious #15 spot is the programming puzzler Human Resource Machine.

Both lists are on Nintendo’s Japanese website. Have a look at the international rankings here, and the Japanese rankings here.

Check out the Switch trailer for Stardew Valley to find out what the fuss is all about:

For the latest, have a look at the games releasing this week. For the greatest, check out the fifty best indies of 2017.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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