How Many Games are Available for the Nintendo Switch at Launch? Here’s the List

If you are contemplating ordering a Nintendo Switch, you may have been holding off due to the seemingly small number of game titles available at launch. After all, why buy a new platform if you can only play a couple of games on it for the first few weeks?

With the latest Nintendo Switch games having been announced in the last few days, however, there are a few more titles than you might expect. At least, once you include all the games through March and into April.

Here is the full list of the nine launch day Nintendo Switch games announced so far, as well as a list of all the other confirmed games that will be showing up within a few weeks after that. Launch day, by the way, is March 3rd.

Launch Day Nintendo Switch games

  • 1-2-Switch
  • Just Dance 2017
  • I Am Setsuna
  • Little Inferno
  • Human Resource Machine
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Skylanders: Imaginators
  • World of Goo
  • Super Bomberman R

March and April

  • Arms
  • Has-Been Heroes
  • Snipperclips, Cut It Out Together
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris

Rest of the Year with No Set Release Date as of Yet

  • Rime
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • Splatoon 2
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Skyrim
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • FIFA
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Rayman Legends
  • NBA 2K
  • New Shin Megami Tensei
  • Ultra Street Fighter II
  • Syberia 3
  • Sonic Mania
  • Steep
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

And, sure, compared to other platforms, the games for the Nintendo Switch may well be limited through at least the end of the year. If it is a success, however, you could suddenly find developers fighting to see whose’ games get on the platform next, and could end up with more games than you ever had time to play. And wouldn’t that be nice.

By the way, you can pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Call of the Wild on most major game sellers if you want to make sure you’re set to start playing as soon as the Switch hits shelves.

Michelle Topham