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Japan: Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in 2020

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If you follow the Japanese sales charts which are published each Thursday then you will be aware that the Nintendo Switch is by far the dominant console in Japan. Games Industry is reporting that Nintendo Switch devices accounted for 87% of all consoles sold last year in the land of the rising sun. The standard Nintendo Switch sold 3.9 million units and the Switch Lite sold just over 2 million units. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the top selling game shifting 6.4 million copies. Nintendo also held almost 50% of boxed game sales in 2020.

Here are The Top 10 Video Games 2020 (physical)

1Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)6,378,103
2Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)1,591,366
3Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami)1,233,023
4Final Fantasy VII: Remake (Square Enix)949,379
5Pokémon Sword/Shield (Pokemon Company)892,456
6Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)798,174
7Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Nintendo)560,122
8Minecraft: Switch Edition (Microsoft)556,982
9Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo)519,649
10Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)492,620


3 thoughts on “Japan: Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in 2020”

  1. Well I see someone decided to crawl out of their rat hole…That being said, Japan is a wonderful country with spectacular taste in entertainment.

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