The Nintendo Switch was a wonderful home for indie games of all shapes and sizes, and 2021 was no different. To celebrate last year, Nintendo released which of these creative and special indie games sold the most on its latest console.
Nintendo shared this list of the best-selling indie games as part of its latest Indie World video presentation, and there are some really wonderful options out there including Spelunky 2, Unpacking, Axiom Verge 2, Cyber Shadow, Tetris Effect: Connected, and many more.
The games themselves are not rated, so we don’t know which of the 15 indie games sold the best, but it does give gamers around the world a glimpse into what resonated the most with Switch owners in 2022.
The full list of the best-selling indie games on Nintendo Switch of 2021 is as follows:
- Axiom Rand 2
- Curse of the dead gods
- Cyber shadow
- Doki Doki Literature Club
- Ender Lilien: Quietus the Knight
- Islanders: Console Edition
- Street 96
- Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition
- Spelunky 2
- Stick fight: the game
- Subnautica + Subnautica: Below zero
- Tetris Effect: Connected
We already have an idea of some of the games coming up for this honor in 2022, as the December 2021 Indie World Showcase previewed some of the next year’s experiences on Switch, including Sea of Stars, River City Girls, Omori, AfterLove EP, OlliOlli World and more.
For more information, check out 16 awesome indie games you might have missed at E3 2021, our awards for the best games of 2021, and what else to expect from Nintendo in 2022.
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