Stardew Valley Was the Most-Downloaded Game on the Nintendo Switch in 2017

Stardew Valley Was the Most-Downloaded Game on the Nintendo Switch in 2017

Stardew Valley topped a competitive field of download games.

Stardew Valley had a pretty good year on the Nintendo Switch considering it was the console's most-downloaded digital game in 2017. The fact the game only launched last October, it's quite a achievement (Stardew Valley just recently came out in Japan, making the achievement even more impressive).

Nintendo updated its list of top downloads in 2017 and Chucklefish's Stardew Valley took the top spot worldwide. Minecraft followed at second place, though Minecraft did actually beat Stardew Valley in Japan.

Stardew Valley was a home run with Switch owners, who really latched onto the farming simulator's idyllic vision of digital rural life. New features like multiplayer are also on the way for the Switch version, alongside other versions of the game on other consoles.

Alongside Stardew Valley and Minecraft, the top-downloaded games list for the Switch include Sonic Mania at third, Rocket League at fourth, and Snipperclips rounding out the top five.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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