Since the start of the new year is just beginning, a lot of gaming sites, such as Gamers Elite keep talking about 2017! Hey man, it’s only January! There are still a lot of news, stats, and facts that are coming to light in January 2018, about 2017 as a whole! This article, for example, talks about the most played games for Nintendo Switch in 2017 because, well, Nintendo just put it out!
So lets just these titles out – I am sure there are some you expected (Zelda, anyone?!) and some you may not (1-2-Switch).
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild received universal acclaim from critics, who deemed it to be one of the greatest video games of all time, and was the recipient of numerous Game of the Year awards, among others.
Critics praised The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild open-ended, physics-driven gameplay that encourages player experimentation and exploration, with many calling it a landmark title in open-world game design, although minor criticism was directed at the game’s technical performance at launch, which was improved through post-release updates.
Super Mario Odyssey
Explore incredible places far from the Mushroom Kingdom as you join Mario and his new ally Cappy on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure.
Use amazing new abilities like the power to capture and control objects, animals, and enemies in Super Mario Odyssey to collect Power Moons so you can power up the Odyssey airship and save Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses.
Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
The squid kids called Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colorful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch system in Splatoon 2, and use any of the console’s portable play styles for intense local multiplayer 1 action.
Even team up for new 4-player co-op fun in Salmon Run!
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Explore randomly-generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles.
Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.
You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared.
The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew made up of four Rabbids heroes!
Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.
Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above.
Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Winner of 200+ Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim arrives on the Nintendo Switch console. The open-world adventure from Bethesda Game Studios where you can virtually be anyone and do anything, now allows you to go anywhere—at home and on the go.
New features include motion controls, gear based on the Legend of Zelda series, and amiibo compatibility.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a randomly generated action-shooter with heavy RPG and roguelike elements.
Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets, and fight his way to safety.
The future of sports career modes has arrived, allowing you to play the game the way you like. Build your career in NBA games, hit the courts in The Playground Park, join the Pro-Am circuit, or explore the shops and venues in an all-new open neighborhood setting.
Featuring new MyPLAYER upgrade and endorsement systems, our biggest cast of characters to date including NBA players, and so much more.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the highly popular DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 for Nintendo Switch includes Nintendo Switch-specific features and a different way of playing with your friends both locally and online.
Fire Emblem Warriors
Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem warriors by unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take control of characters with distinct attacks, issue strategic commands, pair up warriors for stunning moves, and more in an epic tactical action game from the Hyrule Warriors team.
In the Kingdom of Aytolis, new heroes mystically collide with warriors from across the history of Fire Emblem, who must band together to face countless enemies and restore the mysterious Shield of Flames to stop the Chaos Dragon.
Lego City Undercover
Join the Chase! In LEGO CITY Undercover, play as Chase McCain, a police officer who’s been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury and putting an end to his city-wide crime wave.
With two-player co-op, friends can explore the sprawling open-world metropolis that is LEGO City, with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, car thieves to bust, hilarious movie references to discover, vehicles to drive and hundreds of collectibles
Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength.
You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army.
Pokkén Tournament DX
Introducing the first Pokémon title for the Nintendo Switch console.
Take direct control of one of 21 prized Pokémon fighters to defeat other Pokémon in arena fights. Call upon Support Pokémon to assist in the fight, then unleash your Pokémon’s unique Burst Attack to climb atop the ranks.
Notice the title said nothing about ratings. Just the most played games.
If it were about ratings, this game wouldn’t even be on the list because it was the dumbest game for Nintendo Switch and got the worst ratings from critics and users!
Attention to innovation in true-to-life action, new football worlds, and character depth, Frostbite helps to further blur the lines between the virtual and real worlds.
Using movie studio-style advanced shadowing and occlusion techniques to benefit character rendering and overall pitch presentation, FIFA 18 delivers the most visually arresting and authentic football simulation ever.
Disgaea 5 Complete
Originally released in 2015 on PlayStation 4 as Disgaea: Alliance of Vengeance, this new Nintendo Switch version includes everything in that version plus all the scenarios, characters, classes, and other DLC.
Take the most over-the-top strategy RPG anywhere with this tale of revenge, and of rebellion. As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign – Killia.
Winner or Nominee of more than 150 ‘Best of 2015’ Awards, including Game of the Year, Best Sports Game, and Best Multiplayer Game, Rocket League combines soccer with driving in an unbelievable physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!
Choose from a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals and pull off incredible, game-changing saves!