Based on the information gathered, the Nintendo Switch console was able to register the title of the most successful console in Japan with a sales of five million units.
With the New Year approaching, the media active in the video game industry usually try to publish the performance of the past year by presenting various statistics.
In this regard, and in the latest news of the game a few hours ago, Famitsu media published statistical details, exposing the performance of home consoles in Japan over the past year. According to an existing report, the Nintendo Switch console with the same performance as last year and sales of 5.3 million units in Japan, was introduced as the only home console in 2021 in Japan. Of course, you should note that this amount is obtained from the total sales of three standard models, light and OLED switch console.
While 2020 with the release of the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons Such demand for the Nintendo Switch console was not far off, but in 2021 Nintendo was able to increase its popularity with releases such as Monster Hunter Rise, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Keep your console still.
The Switch’s outstanding performance comes at a time when total sales of other consoles on the market, including the PlayStation 5, Xbox X Series, Xbox S Series, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS handheld consoles, are estimated at just 1.1 million units.
The second best-selling console in Japan in 2021 is the PlayStation 5 console. The ninth generation of Sony home consoles with sales of 942.798 thousand units has sold more than 10 times more than the Xbox X series and S series, its direct competitor with a total sales of 95.598 thousand units.
For many, the PlayStation was more popular than the Xbox in Japan. The same is true for eighth-generation consoles, with the PlayStation 4 surpassing the Xbox with 103,786 units sold.
Now we have to wait and see what performance will be waiting for home consoles and this industry in 2022? Please share your opinions and forecasts with the sales of existing consoles in the coming months with us and the Zomji audience.