Switch Dominates In Japan

The Famitsu charts are in for both software and hardware sales in Japan for the two-week stretch spanning the 21st of December 2020 to the 3rd of January 2021.  The results are conclusive, the Nintendo Switch dominates in Japan as Switch titles occupy all 10 spots on the games chart while Nintendo holds the top two places in the console charts.  Let’s dive a little deeper into things.

Switch Dominates In Japan Charts

Software Sales:

  1. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (459,243 units sold in the period) – 1,423,450 lifetime
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (202,132 units sold in the period) – 6,472,485 lifetime
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (152,052 units sold in the period) – 3,541,036 lifetime
  4. Ring Fit Adventure (129,275 units sold in the period) – 2,157,719 lifetime
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (108,052 units sold in the period) – 4,068,039 lifetime
  6. Pikmin 3 Deluxe (91,336 units sold in the period) – 499,156 lifetime
  7. Super Mario Party (86,723 units sold in the period) – 1,774,663 lifetime
  8. Minecraft (85,989 units sold in the period) – 1,740,451 lifetime
  9. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (85,027 units sold in the period) – 565,003 lifetime
  10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (70,144 units sold in the period) – 525,613 lifetime

Hardware Sales:

  1. Nintendo Switch (467,051 units sold in the period) – 14,512,967 lifetime
  2. Nintendo Switch Lite (123,243 units sold in the period) – 3,139,528 lifetime
  3. PlayStation 4 (30,482 units sold in the period) – 7,733,236 lifetime
  4. PlayStation 5 (18,129 units sold in the period) – 214,228 lifetime
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (5,691 units sold in the period) – 51,554 lifetime
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) (1,372 units sold in the period) – 1,151,470 lifetime
  7. Xbox Series X (275 units sold in the period) – 24,974 lifetime
  8. PlayStation 4 Pro (112 units sold in the period) – 1,575,530 lifetime
  9. Xbox Series S (64 units sold in the period) – 6,584 lifetime

Last Word On Gaming Viewpoint

Nintendo is proving to still be the undisputed kings in Japan as their consoles sold more units in this two week period than the other seven combined.  Not only this but the game chart was filled with nothing but Switch titles.

It’s not just Japan where the Nintendo Switch is performing well as we saw in recent times Switch titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons are still selling well internationally despite competition from major AAA releases.  The Nintendo Switch has proven to be the hit Nintendo needed as the gaming world has fallen in love with the portable console and its catalog of games.

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