consoles accounted for 87% of all console sales in Japan in 2020.According to Famitsu/KADOKAWA data (via GamesIndustry.biz), the normal Nintendo Switch sold 3.9 million units, while the Switch Lite sold over 2 million.
There were 6.85 million consoles sold in Japan in 2020, and PS4 came in second place with around 543,000 units. PS5 sold over 255,000 units.Japan’s game market brought in over $3.5 billion, which is up 12.5% year-over-year. Console hardware sales and boxed game sales saw increases year-over-year of 16.4% and 9%, respectively.
Nintendo also accounted for almost 50% of all boxed game sales in 2020, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons being the best-selling boxed game of the year with nearly 6.4 million copies sold. Ring Fit Adventure came in second place with 1.5 million units sold, and Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! came in third place with 1.2 million copies sold.