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Famitsu posts Japanese hardware and software sales for fiscal year 2020, Nintendo dominates the market

Posted on May 13, 2021 by (@brodee922) in General Gaming, News, Switch

The sales numbers are out for both video game software and hardware in Japan for fiscal year 2020, which would be from March 30, 2020 to March 28, 2021. Famitsu released in its column the top 20 software sales for this time period and the sales records for all the systems on the market. It is notable that of the top 20 software bestsellers, 17 of them were Switch releases. 

The full list is below:

01./00. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 4.102.444 / 6.710.861
02./00. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 2.072.296 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 1.734.446 / 2.479.573
04./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) – 1.302.132 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake # (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} (¥8.980) – 954.342 / NEW
06./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 910.664 / 3.751.594
07./00. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 668.725 / NEW
08./00. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 595.665 / 4.218.939
09./00. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 592.683 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 578.850 / NEW
11./00. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 552.910 / NEW
12./00. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 540.900 / 1.872.739
13./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 471.852 / 4.014.376
14./00. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 469.560 / 3.825.969
15./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 468.982 / 1.850.769
16./00. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) – 439.739 / NEW
17./00. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity # (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20} (¥7.200) – 356.416 / NEW
18./00. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980) – 310.874 / NEW
19./00. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥6.980) – 293.242 / NEW
20./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 # (Capcom) {2020.04.03} (¥7.800) – 272.004 / NEW

This contributed to the huge numbers for the Switch software sales during 2020 in Japan, selling through over 23,000,000 units (3 million more than last year).

Finally, here’s the total for Switch hardware sales in fiscal year 2020, which reached over 6 million (800,000 more than last year).

In short, Nintendo had a great year in 2020 even with next gen consoles releasing in November. It will be interesting to see if the Switch can keep this momentum going throughout 2021.

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