Regardless of all of the woes of 2020, Nintendo has had a exceptional 12 months and on the console entrance, made waves throughout the globe. Change grew to become the UK’s best-selling console by far and it took the lead in China’s market, in addition to overtaking 3DS lifetime gross sales at 76.2 million models.
Nintendo popping out on high in Japan was no shock and in line with Famitsu/Kadokawa, the 6 million consoles bought final 12 months accounted for 87% of Japan’s console market (thanks, Gamesindustry.biz). The Change’s nearest rival, Sony’s PlayStation 4, solely managed 542okay console gross sales in the identical interval.
Moreover, this information revealed that Nintendo video games accounted for practically 50% of all bodily gross sales in Japan too, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons reaching 6.three million bodily gross sales alone and Ring Match Journey at 1.59 million. Konami’s Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! was the one different title to exceed 1 million bodily models.
With two next-gen consoles now in play, whether or not Nintendo can maintain this market maintain in 2021 stays to be seen.
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