Famitsu has published a full-year gross sales report of Japan’s console gaming market in 2020. Although the yr noticed the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launches, the console and sport charts have been unsurprisingly dominated by the Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

After calculating your complete sport gross sales for 52 weeks from December 30, 2019, to December 27, 2020, Famitsu discovered the whole scale of Japan’s 2020 gaming market at 367.38 billion yen. That’s a 12.5% enhance from 2019’s 326.45 billion yen. The quantity was mixed from the {hardware} (console) and software program (sport) markets at 185.66 and 181.72 billion yen, respectively.

It is value noting that the transportable Nintendo 3DS household was fully phased out in September 2020. Shipments of virtually all PlayStation Four fashions, together with the PS4 Pro however excluding solely the black 500GB slim mannequin as the one remaining mannequin, had additionally ceased in Japan by September 2020.

The full chart for the sport console gross sales in Japan in 2020 is offered proper under:

  • Nintendo Switch (together with Lite): 5,956,943 (Lifetime gross sales: 17,340,374)
  • PlayStation 4 (together with Pro): 542,647 (Lifetime gross sales: 9,290,890)
  • PlayStation 5 (together with Digital Edition): 255,150
  • Nintendo 3DS household: 62,761 (Lifetime gross sales: 24,558,908)
  • Xbox Series X|S: 31,424
  • Xbox One (together with X and S): 3,585 (Lifetime gross sales: 114,831)

In the sport software program phase, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was definitely in a league of its personal, with greater than 6 million copies bought in Japan alone. While the brand new Momotaro Dentetsu sport additionally discovered large success in Japan, a particular point out went to Ring Fit Adventure in 2nd place for promoting over 1.5 million copies regardless of being initially launched in 2019.

Nintendo Switch video games virtually fully dominated the highest 10 2020 sport gross sales chart in Japan. Final Fantasy VII Remake was the one PlayStation Four sport making its option to the rating. You can learn the total high 10 sport rankings proper under:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 6,378,103
  2. Ring Fit Adventure – 1,591,366 (Lifetime gross sales: 2,087,005)
  3. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! – 1,233,023
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake – 949,379
  5. Pokemon Sword and Shield – 892,456 (Lifetime gross sales: 3,880,590)
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 798,174 (Lifetime gross sales: 3,457,183)
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 560,122 (Lifetime gross sales: 4,013,174)
  8. Minecraft (Nintendo Switch) – 556,982 (Lifetime gross sales: 1,702,921)
  9. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 519,649
  10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 492,620