Despite the next-gen consoles, the Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the sales charts in Japan. According to Famitsu magazine, the Switch was responsible for 87 percent of all console sales in 2020. While the standard model has sold over 3.9 million times, the Nintendo Switch Lite went over 2.0 million times over the counter.
Compared to the previous year, sales have increased by another 30 percent. The best-selling game was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which sold over 6.37 million copies last year. Animal Crossing has also become a huge success for Nintendo worldwide. The game has sold 26 million times in just six months. The second best-selling game in Japan is Ring Fit Adventure with nearly 1.6 million copies. The pandemic has caused an upswing. The Japanese have spent over $ 3.5 billion on games.
A total of 6.85 million consoles were sold in Japan in 2020. If you subtract the numbers from the Nintendo Switch, there are only just under 950,000 copies from other manufacturers left. Of this, 543,000 units go to the account of the PS4. The PS5, which went on sale in November 2020, has already sold 225,000 times in just a few weeks.
We give all readers daily free news, articles, guides, videos and podcasts on their favorite games. So far we have financed this site through advertising and kept it as free of clickbaits or paid items as possible, but since COVID-19 this has become increasingly difficult. Many companies are cutting or cutting their advertising budgets for 2020. Budgets that we unfortunately have to rely on if we want to continue to offer PC games free of charge as usual in the future.
For this reason we turn to you now. As a PC Games supporter, you can support us so that we can continue to offer our content in the usual form for free without introducing a paywall or publishing clickbait news like "And you won't believe what happened next …" . Every contribution, large or small, is valuable.
Also popular with PC games readers
PS5: Reseller shows no regrets when buying multiple consoles using a bot
Column: Cosmetic items are also gameplay
(*) We have marked affiliate links with an asterisk. We receive a small commission for a purchase via our link and can thus partially finance the free website with this income. There are no costs for the user.