The Nintendo Swap stays a particularly sizzling console–figuratively, of course–nearly 4 years after its launch, and that is very true in Japan. The console seems to have accounted for a exceptional 87% of all consoles bought within the nation throughout 2020, even with the launch of two newer programs on the finish of the yr.
Based on Famitsu and shared by way of GamesIndustry.biz, about 6.85 million consoles have been bought in Japan in the course of the year–that’s all recreation consoles put collectively. Of these, 5.9 million have been both the Nintendo Swap or the Swap Lite, whereas the PS4 and PS5 mixed to promote about 798,000 models. This leaves little or no room for different consoles to succeed in that 6.85 million quantity, and with the Xbox model not having a lot weight in Japan, that is to be anticipated.
General, the Nintendo Swap has bought greater than 68 million programs worldwide, and it ought to overtake the Nintendo 3DS in 2021. It has already eclipsed the 3DS when it comes to software program gross sales, because it has grow to be a particularly common platform for third-party and indie builders. The Swap’s predecessor, the Wii U, solely managed somewhat over 13.5 million models bought throughout its lifetime, whereas the Wii nonetheless stands as Nintendo’s best-selling residence console with greater than 100 million programs bought.
Nintendo has but to substantiate its existence, however we have heard a number of experiences of an enhanced “Swap Professional” releasing this yr, as nicely. Based on a dataminer, the console may embody an OLED display screen and assist for 4K output when docked.
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