Shock, Nintendo Totally Dominated The Japanese Video Sport Market In 2020

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The start of a brand new yr is all the time a superb time to take inventory of what is occurred within the earlier 12 months, and Japanese publication Famitsu has carried out simply that in publishing a report which sums up the state of the Japanese online game market in 2020.

The headline stats present that the market generated 376.38 billion yen, a 12.5% bounce on 2019. {Hardware} gross sales have been 185.66 billion yen, whereas software program gross sales generated 181.72 billion yen.

Breaking down the figures a bit of extra reveals that the Change (together with the Change Lite) was Japan’s biggest-selling console in 2020, shifting 5.957 million items. It marks the fourth consecutive yr that Nintendo’s system has outsold its rivals. Amazingly, Change {hardware} gross sales have been 1.Three instances extra in 2020 in comparison with the earlier yr. Lifetime Japanese gross sales for the Change (and Change Lite) now whole 17,340,374.

Nintendo’s different console, the 3DS, solely offered 62,761 items in Japan in 2020, however that was nonetheless sufficient to outperform each the Xbox Collection X/S and the Xbox One in the identical time interval. Not unhealthy for a lifeless console, eh?

By way of software program, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was Japan’s best-selling sport in 2020, shifting 6,378,103 copies. The remainder of the highest ten video games is made up of Change titles, excluding Last Fantasy VII Remake, which managed to shift 949,379 copies final yr.

Japanese {Hardware} Gross sales 2020

  1. Change (together with Change Lite) – 5,956,943 / 17,340,374
  2. PlayStation 4 (together with PS4 Professional) – 542,647 / 9,290,890
  3. PlayStation 5 (together with PS5 Digital Version) – 255,150 / NEW
  4. 3DS (together with all variations) – 62,761 / 24,558,908
  5. Xbox Collection X/S – 31,424 / NEW
  6. Xbox One (together with X/S) – 3,585 / 114,831

Japanese Software program Gross sales 2020

1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 6,378,103 / NEW
2. [NSW] Ring Match Journey – 1,591,366 / 2,087,005
3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! – 1,233,023 / NEW
4. [PS4] Last Fantasy VII Remake – 949,379 / NEW
5. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Protect – 892,456 / 3,880,590
6. [NSW] Mario Kart Eight Deluxe – 798,174 / 3,457,183
7. [NSW] Tremendous Smash Bros. Final – 560,122 / 4,013,174
8. [NSW] Minecraft – 556,982 / 1,702,921
9. [NSW] Clubhouse Video games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 519,649 / NEW
10. [NSW] Tremendous Mario 3D All-Stars – 492,620 / NEW

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