Share Famitsu I Video game sales figures in Japan in 2021 With this information, we can see that the Nintendo Switch is the most successful console, while the PS5 still manages to beat the Xbox. We also have a chance to see the best selling games. The data refer to the time period between December 28, 2020 and December 19, 2021.
Nintendo Switch (Base model, Lite and OLED combined) 5.3 million units were sold in 2021 in Japan. Moreover, if we add the sales of PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X | S and Nintendo 3DS, we’re going to 1.1 million units. This means that Nintendo’s latest family of consoles has managed to sell nearly 5 times all other consoles combined.
Going into detail, here it is Other console sales data 2021 in Japan:
- PS5 – 942.798 units
- PS4 – 103786 units
- Xbox Series X | S – 95,598 units
- Nintendo 3DS – 28,224 units
As you can see, PS4 managed to sell more than Xbox Series X | S, while the PS5 sold ten times that of its direct competitor. No data has been shared regarding the Xbox One family of consoles, but we think those are very low numbers. The Nintendo Switch achieved similar results for 2020, selling 5.1 million units.
As usual, we remind you that this data indicates the public’s interest in the different Control unit, but it refers above all to the amount of units distributed. The success (or failure) of the current-generation console, as we find ourselves repeating for a year now, is heavily influenced by production and availability.
Finally, we also see some data regarding Best selling games. Animal Crossing New Horizons continues to be a hit, followed by Monster Hunter Rise, Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
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