According to Famitsu, one of the largest gaming magazines in Japan, 87% of consoles sold in the country in 2020 came from Nintendo Switch.
The regular version of the Nintendo Switch has sold 3.9 million copies. While the Nintendo Switch Lite has sold just over two million copies. Overall, Switch sales were up 30% year-over-year.
In total, 6.85 million consoles were sold in Japan in 2020. The second place was taken by PS4 – 543 thousand copies. And PS5 has sold 225 thousand .
Overall, Japanese gamers spent $ 3.5 billion on games last year, up 12.5% over 2019. Console sales rose 16.4% to $ 1.8 billion. And sales of physical titles of games brought in $ 1.75 billion, up 9%.
The best-selling game of the year in Japan is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released by Nintendo. 6,378,103 copies were sold. That’s more than four times the number of second best-selling game of the year, Ring Fit Adventure, with a circulation of 1,591,366.