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Nintendo Swap Accounted for 87% of All Consoles Bought in Japan in 2020

2021-01-17 04:57:43

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With almost 6 million models bought, Nintendo Swap

consoles accounted for 87% of all console gross sales in Japan in 2020.In response to Famitsu/KADOKAWA information (through GamesIndustry.biz), the conventional Nintendo Swap bought 3.9 million models, whereas the Swap Lite bought over 2 million.There have been 6.85 million consoles bought in Japan in 2020, and PS4 got here in second place with round 543,000 models. PS5 bought over 255,000 models.Japan’s recreation market introduced in over $3.5 billion, which is up 12.5% year-over-year. Console {hardware} gross sales and boxed recreation gross sales noticed will increase year-over-year of 16.4% and 9%, respectively.

Nintendo additionally accounted for nearly 50% of all boxed recreation gross sales in 2020, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons being the best-selling boxed recreation of the 12 months with almost 6.4 million copies bought. Ring Match Journey got here in second place with 1.5 million models bought, and Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! got here in third place with 1.2 million copies bought.

Nintendo Swap’s success clearly prolonged past Japan, with it attaining the second-highest annual greenback gross sales in U.S. console historical past in 2020. The Swap has additionally been the best-selling console within the U.S. for 25 consecutive months.Despite the fact that the Swap’s success is exhibiting no signal of slowing down, it hasn’t stopped many from wishing for the long-rumored Nintendo Swap Professional. Whereas many hope that it’s going to launch in 2021 alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, analysts are a bit extra conflicted.
Have a tip for us? Need to talk about a doable story? Please ship an electronic mail to newstips@ign.com.Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.



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