Racing game shoots past Pokémon and Zelda

Mario, Zelda, Pokémon usually dominate the Switch bestseller charts, but games keep climbing to the top that nobody expected. Second place is secured by a rally racer who is two years old.

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship: Rally racing game conquers Switch charts

A look at the bestseller charts in the Nintendo eShop is always worthwhile. It is true that the same representatives are usually found there in the top places – including FIFA 23, which no switch player should buy – but even strange games manage to surprisingly secure a place on the podium from time to time.

Would you like an example? If you take a look at the current list right now, you will see that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe still claims first place on the second place However, there is another racing game that probably hardly anyone had on their screens: WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship. (Source: Nintendo eShop)

Although the off-road simulation was launched in March 2021, it now seems to be experiencing its second spring in the eShop. However, we can’t really explain why the racer is taking off again. Earlier this year, WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship became available on the Nintendo eShop for 4.99 euros instead of 49.99 euros offered, but this discount campaign is now more than a month ago.

See scenes from the Switch version of WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship in the official trailer:

WRC 9 Official Switch Trailer

SW WRC 9 - [Nintendo Switch]

SW WRC 9 – [Nintendo Switch]

The price may be higher now. Price as of 3/11/2023 7:42 p.m

Switch bestseller: Pokémon no longer in the top 10

Another oddity: Neither Pokémon Crimson nor Crimson are currently in the top 10 of the eShop charts. Pokémon Crimson can only secure place 16, Crimson can be found even further behind in place 25. Sometimes you actually have the feeling that Nintendo is throwing the chart positions at random.

Bronze currently goes to FIFA 23, fourth place goes to the puzzle platformer Unravel Two and the top 5 ends with the long-running favorite Minecraft.

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