Media Create White Book 2021: sales data for Japan, South Korea, Taiwan in 2020

The latest Media Create White Book is now available, and it offers a treasure trove of sales data for the video game market in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. In this post, you will find various bits of data from the book, including Software sales, Hardware sales, revenue, and more. The period covered runs from December 30th 2019 to January 3rd 2021.

NB: this page will be regularly updated with new sales data, so keep checking back! Latest update: June 7th (Top 1000 Software and lots of other data for Japan)

Japan

2020 was a pretty big year for the video games market in Japan. In fact, it was the best year since 2010 with nearly 500 billion Yen in revenue across all segments (Software, Digital, and Hardware). All three segments saw a noticeable increase, with both Software and Hardware sales topping 200 billion Yen in sale.

+-------+------------+------------+
|       |  This CY   |  Last CY   |
+-------+------------+------------+
|digital|     87.000 |     54.000 |
|  H-W  |    205.696 |    167.905 |
|  S-W  |    206,814 |    177.415 |
|  TOT  |    499.510 |    399.320 |
+-------+------------+------------+

And here’s the same data for Used games and consoles:

+-------+------------+------------+
|       |  This CY   |  Last CY   |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  H-W  |     14.969 |     17.746 |
|  S-W  |     50.844 |     51.282 |
|  TOT  |     65.813 |     69.028 |
+-------+------------+------------+

Here’s the Top 1 000 Software for new games:

001./000. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 6.431.763 / NEW (1.716.527 <88,43%>)
002./009. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 1.629.417 / 2.213.438 (+179%) (95.549 <65,06%>)
003./000. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 1.597.530 / NEW (442.356 <77,79%>)
004./007. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 993.616 / 3.676.466 (+46%) (284.823 <73,66%>)
005./000. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} (¥8.980) – 970.653 / NEW (688.442 <94,31%>)
006./002. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 698.139 / 4.224.844 (-40%) (1.220.535 <68,52%>)
007./008. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 603.069 / 2.028.666 (+3%) (142.868 <55,95%>)
008./000. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 574.110 / NEW (234.730 <42,94%>)
009./010. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 552.390 / 1.571.913 (+8%) (61.764 <39,31%>)
010./000. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 552.319 / NEW (64.204 <83,55%>)
011./001. [NSW] Pokemon Sword # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 545.108 / 1.851.319 (-58%) (534.306 <84,96%>)
012./000. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 532.189 / NEW (171.106 <57,93%>)
013./015. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 493.963 / 3.719.467 (+28%) (648.085 <65,10%>)
014./000. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) – 473.612 / NEW (211.206 <95,23%>)
015./003. [NSW] Pokemon Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 378.602 / 1.242.756 (-56%) (359.817 <90,26%>)
016./000. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20} (¥7.200) – 334.178 / NEW (171.000 <60,71%>)
017./120. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 317.478 / 351.414 (+836%) (33.936 <17,95%>)
018./000. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King <ADV> (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980) – 314.129 / NEW (109.724 <46,99%>)
019./000. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥6.980) – 312.878 / NEW (112.878 <65,73%>)
020./000. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.03.06} (¥5.980) – 281.908 / NEW (130.510 <66,36%>)
021./017. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 279.662 / 1.872.585 (-24%) (186.379 <68,11%>)
022./004. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 275.551 / 1.124.915 (-68%) (194.814 <42,60%>)
023./006. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 266.403 / 1.052.498 (-66%) (166.303 <52,53%>)
024./000. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon <RPG> (Sega) {2020.01.16} (¥8.390) – 261.711 / NEW (160.671 <88,67%>)
025./011. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 256.845 / 768.231 (-50%) (140.165 <51,46%>)
026./000. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2020.04.03} (¥7.800) – 253.532 / NEW (184.229 <83,57%>)
027./000. [PS4] The Last of Us Part II # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.06.19} (¥6.900) – 239.598 / NEW (177.854 <79,90%>)
028./018. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 217.454 / 543.572 (-33%) (49.055 <72,76%>)
029./036. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 200.537 / 363.581 (+23%) (16.316 <8,25%>)
030./000. [PS4] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost On # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.07.30} (¥8.200) – 191.082 / NEW (126.282 <76,94%>)
031./037. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 182.952 / 609.761 (+16%) (69.984 <54,08%>)
032./033. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 177.533 / 2.283.712 (-7%) (462.038 <82,64%>)
033./000. [PS4] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥7.980) – 174.143 / NEW (83.829 <71,64%>)
034./000. [PS4] Persona 5 Strikers # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) – 171.883 / NEW (109.064 <76,51%>)
035./000. [PS4] Nioh 2 <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.03.12} (¥7.800) – 166.701 / NEW (81.024 <73,59%>)
036./000. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.01.16} (¥7.600) – 166.016 / NEW (96.479 <90,88%>)
037./000. [PS4] Trials of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.24} (¥5.980) – 156.329 / NEW (88.580 <92,60%>)
038./000. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.26} (¥7.800) – 154.371 / NEW (68.655 <75,94%>)
039./000. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2020.05.29} (¥5.980) – 148.425 / NEW (93.211 <66,44%>)
040./000. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.26} (¥7.800) – 148.116 / NEW (81.017 <88,86%>)
041./000. [PS4] Granblue Fantasy: Versus # <FTG> (Cygames) {2020.02.06} (¥6.980) – 147.835 / NEW (88.384 <93,02%>)
042./000. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.13} (¥7.900) – 141.460 / NEW (74.522 <51,33%>)
043./000. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <RPG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 131.121 / NEW (39.748 <98,51%>)
044./000. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario Set <RCE> (Nintendo) {2020.10.16} (¥9.980) – 124.960 / NEW (61.199 <60,99%>)
045./000. [PS4] Cyberpunk 2077 # <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.12.10} (¥7.980) – 124.787 / NEW (110.351 <71,08%>)
046./054. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 115.535 / 204.162 (+39%) (2.533 <22,68%>)
047./000. [NSW] Derby Stallion <SLG> (Game Addict) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 113.830 / NEW (67.142 <65,11%>)
048./000. [NSW] Trials of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.24} (¥5.980) – 111.258 / NEW (68.135 <82,67%>)
049./000. [NSW] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix # <ACT> (Sega) {2020.02.13} (¥5.990) – 107.692 / NEW (55.214 <85,30%>)
050./040. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 103.540 / 938.612 (-22%) (222.031 <63,47%>)
051./014. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter World \ Monster Hunter World: Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 103.463 / 546.851 (-77%) (171.129 <54,26%>)
052./000. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <PZL> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 103.424 / NEW (5.277 <43,86%>)
053./013. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 101.292 / 561.500 (-78%) (301.788 <74,92%>)
054./000. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.07.09} (¥7.600) – 96.926 / NEW (75.983 <80,97%>)
055./000. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2020.08.27} (¥7.800) – 94.245 / NEW (75.070 <65,89%>)
056./072. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990) – 94.142 / 167.307 (+43%) (948 <19,94%>)
057./127. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <The Last of Us \ The Last of Us: Left Behind> [PlayStation Hits] <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥1.990) – 87.714 / 149.294 (+184%) (5.410 <65,43%>)
058./372. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition <Grand Theft Auto V \ Grand Theft Auto Online> [2][Reprint] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} (¥3.500) – 84.081 / 89.766 (+1379%) (490 <6,50%>)
059./000. [PS4] Marvel’s Avengers <ADV> (Square Enix) {2020.09.04} (¥7.980) – 83.466 / NEW (45.272 <48,62%>)
060./000. [NSW] Persona 5 Strikers # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) – 81.439 / NEW (48.959 <62,87%>)
061./000. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <RPG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 80.011 / NEW (24.657 <98,07%>)
062./000. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980) – 78.263 / NEW (56.730 <64,64%>)
063./085. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.11.28} (¥8.980) – 75.350 / 129.813 (+38%) (29.354 <58,77%>)
064./019. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980) – 70.831 / 380.465 (-77%) (162.449 <79,99%>)
065./137. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris [Special Price] <PZL> (Sega) {2019.08.08} (¥3.490) – 70.124 / 98.808 (+144%) (2.187 <33,01%>)
066./000. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2020.09.08} (¥3.600) – 68.938 / NEW (9.435 <20,42%>)
067./000. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 <PZL> (Sega) {2020.12.10} (¥4.990) – 68.717 / NEW (26.500 <51,35%>)
068./041. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 67.313 / 192.243 (-46%) (36.719 <42,63%>)
069./000. [NSW] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.08.27} (¥4.800) – 65.853 / NEW (50.090 <82,22%>)
070./000. [PS4] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980) – 64.173 / NEW (49.463 <62,93%>)
071./080. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) – 59.797 / 124.297 (+7%) (1.699 <18,28%>)
072./141. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport [PlayStation Hits] <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.04} (¥1.990) – 59.309 / 86.931 (+115%) (1.186 <25,74%>)
073./000. [PS4] Watch Dogs: Legion # <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2020.10.29} (¥8.400) – 58.633 / NEW (43.300 <65,25%>)
074./000. [PS4] FIFA 21 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2020.10.09} (¥7.909) – 57.546 / NEW (34.406 <57,12%>)
075./000. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2020.11.10} (¥8.400) – 57.273 / NEW (42.186 <62,01%>)
076./000. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2021 Season Update <SPT> (Konami) {2020.09.17} (¥3.980) – 56.079 / NEW (23.632 <36,37%>)
077./047. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 53.476 / 167.588 (-53%) (62.442 <57,10%>)
078./000. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack <Taiko no Tatsujin: Don and Katsu’s Great Time Adventure \ Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.11.26} (¥6.100) – 53.113 / NEW (13.696 <25,39%>)
079./000. [NSW] Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Encore <PZL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.04.02} (¥3.200) – 52.490 / NEW (8.485 <34,13%>)
080./012. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack {Pokemon Sword \ Pokemon Shield} <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥11.960) – 52.411 / 545.200 (-89%) (329.525 <73,46%>)
081./000. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 51.442 / NEW (26.827 <54,05%>)
082./032. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 51.369 / 248.950 (-74%) (113.565 <50,88%>)
083./028. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 50.282 / 252.518 (-75%) (53.327 <35,96%>)
084./099. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition <Horizon Zero Dawn \ Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds> [PlayStation Hits] <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} (¥1.990) – 49.454 / 95.559 (+7%) (2.191 <40,00%>)
085./000. [NSW] Jump Force: Deluxe Edition <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.08.27} (¥6.680) – 47.690 / NEW (16.190 <63,29%>)
086./000. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista 2020 <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.09.17} (¥6.680) – 46.241 / NEW (19.798 <36,10%>)
087./000. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 45.695 / NEW (20.048 <31,38%>)
088./000. [NSW] Together! The Battle Cats # <SLG> (Ponos) {2020.07.16} (¥3.500) – 45.628 / NEW (8.893 <36,39%>)
089./000. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.01.16} (¥8.800) – 44.736 / NEW (17.108 <56,16%>)
090./000. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 44.573 / NEW (11.431 <49,36%>)
091./155. [NSW] Dead by Daylight: Definitive Edition <ACT> (3goo) {2019.09.26} (¥4.600) – 44.127 / 69.572 (+73%) (11.335 <59,53%>)
092./000. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.12} (¥5.900) – 43.903 / NEW (20.837 <37,67%>)
093./089. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.12.05} (¥6.480) – 43.760 / 95.383 (-15%) (10.885 <17,78%>)
094./026. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # <RPG> (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800) – 43.377 / 287.283 (-82%) (191.693 <79,90%>)
095./000. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Wai Wai Gakuen Seikatsu <RPG> (Level 5) {2020.12.17} (¥4.364) – 43.223 / NEW (23.077 <60,83%>)
096./090. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 43.138 / 576.411 (-16%) (16.916 <32,39%>)
097./000. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice 2 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.12} (¥7.600) – 42.612 / NEW (18.684 <48,07%>)
098./000. [NSW] Ninjala <ACT> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2020.07.22} (¥3.618) – 42.107 / NEW (8.715 <26,85%>)
099./000. [PS4] Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 42.026 / NEW (32.532 <57,85%>)
100./000. [NSW] Just Dance 2020 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2020.03.12} (¥5.800) – 42.001 / NEW (2.435 <28,68%>)

Full Top 1 000 on this page!

Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Switch took the majority of spots in the Top 1000 Software (471 to be precise):

NSW – 471
PS4 – 455
3DS – 49
PS5 – 14
PSV – 11

The Top 100 is where most of Software sales last year were concentrated, with 82.19% of total sales (over 27 million units):

Top 100 Software Sales – 27.005.189 <82,19%>
Top 500 Software Sales – 31.800.410 <96,79%>
Top 1000 Software Sales – 32.554.170 <99,08%>

Here’s sales by platforms:

  1. NSW – 24.636.454 <74,98%> (220 new games)
  2. PS4 – 7.839.893 <23,86%> (211 new games)
  3. 3DS – 200.354 <0,61%> (0 new games)
  4. PS5 – 109.374 <0,33%> (16 new games)
  5. PSV – 69.251 <0,21%> (7 new games)
  6. XBS – 243 <0,00%> (1 new game)
  7. ALL – 32.855.568 <100,00%> (455 new games)

When it comes to budget sales, the Nintendo Switch wasn’t the most popular platforms, which isn’t surprising given that the platform is still pretty active (and with less budget re-releases than on other platforms):

  1. PS4 – 912.038 <69,95%>
  2. NSW – 324.939 <24,92%>
  3. 3DS – 57.144 <4,38%>
  4. PSV – 9.787 <0,75%>
  5. ALL – 1.303.908 <100,00%> (32 new games)

As for new IPs, the Nintendo Switch was the most popular platform with over 60% of sales:

  1. NSW – 2.780.478 <60,54%>
  2. PS4 – 1.772.851 <38,60%>
  3. PSV – 20.266 <0,44%>
  4. PS5 – 9.306 <0,20%>
  5. OTH – 10.139 <0,22%>
  6. ALL – 4.593.040 <100,00%> (143 new games)

But when it comes to localised games, the PlayStation 4 clearly dominates, which is due to both the type of audience targeted by those games (“mature” games from western publishers) but also the fact that many of them did not get a Nintendo Switch release in the first place:

  1. PS4 – 2.613.524 <65,13%>
  2. NSW – 1.293.626 <32,24%>
  3. PS5 – 99.208 <2,47%>
  4. 3DS – 4.178 <0,10%>
  5. PSV – 1.734 <0,04%>
  6. XBS – 243 <0,01%>
  7. ALL – 4.012.513 <100,00%>

As far as publishers go, Nintendo was (unsurprisingly) the most popular publisher on Nintendo Switch with over 60% of sales. Konami and Bandai-Namco also found success with over 1 million units sold each.

  1. Nintendo – 15.194.511 <61,67%>
  2. Konami – 2.008.300 <8,15%>
  3. Pokemon Co. – 1.336.393 <5,42%>
  4. Bandai Namco Entertainment – 1.194.444 <4,85%>
  5. Microsoft Game Studios – 621.328 <2,52%>
  6. Sega – 558.042 <2,27%>
  7. Koei Tecmo – 548.503 <2,23%>
  8. Square Enix – 482.979 <1,96%>
  9. Capcom – 222.020 <0,90%>
  10. Marvelous – 204.003 <0,83%>
  11. Nippon Columbia – 190.426 <0,77%>
  12. Imagineer – 188.071 <0,76%>
  13. Atlus – 173.541 <0,70%>
  14. Spike Chunsoft – 110.849 <0,45%>
  15. Electronic Arts – 101.148 <0,41%>
  16. Ubisoft – 74.177 <0,30%>
  17. Take-Two Interactive Japan – 37.584 <0,15%>
  18. Cygames – 23.610 <0,10%>
  19. Other – 1.366.524 <5,55%>

Nintendo was also the most popular publisher on Nintendo 3DS, though of course, sales were much lower than on Nintendo Switch:

  1. Nintendo – 75.636 <37,75%>
  2. Pokemon Co. – 27.495 <13,72%>
  3. Atlus – 25.638 <12,80%>
  4. Square Enix – 21.521 <10,74%>
  5. Level 5 – 5.960 <2,97%>
  6. Nippon Columbia – 4.784 <2,39%>
  7. Bandai Namco Entertainment – 4.414 <2,20%>
  8. Sega – 4.317 <2,15%>
  9. Capcom – 4.034 <2,01%>
  10. Warner Entertainment Japan – 3.845 <1,92%>
  11. Marvelous – 2.545 <1,27%>
  12. Imagineer – 2.470 <1,23%>
  13. Spike Chunsoft – 2.348 <1,17%>
  14. Konami – 1.709 <0,85%>
  15. Koei Tecmo – 1.255 <0,63%>
  16. Ubisoft – 20 <0,01%>
  17. Other – 12.363 <6,17%>

Overall, Nintendo was by far the most successful publisher with nearly 50% of total Software sales (all platforms combined):

  1. Nintendo – 15.270.147 <46,48%> (9 new games)
  2. Konami – 2.329.005 <7,09%> (4 new games)
  3. Square Enix – 2.022.556 <6,16%> (16 new games)
  4. Bandai Namco Entertainment – 1.960.009 <5,97%> (28 new games)
  5. Sony Interactive Entertainment – 1.586.003 <4,83%> (16 new games)
  6. Pokemon Co. – 1.363.888 <4,15%> (1 new game)
  7. Sega – 1.039.101 <3,16%> (15 new games)
  8. Koei Tecmo – 932.214 <2,84%> (12 new games)
  9. Capcom – 824.814 <2,51%> (9 new games)
  10. Microsoft Game Studios – 621.570 <1,89%> (2 new games)
  11. Atlus – 565.787 <1,72%> (5 new games)
  12. Spike Chunsoft – 361.804 <1,10%> (8 new games)
  13. Marvelous – 308.998 <0,94%> (3 new games)
  14. Ubisoft – 300.424 <0,91%> (17 new games)
  15. Electronic Arts – 295.501 <0,90%> (11 new games)
  16. Take-Two Interactive Japan – 195.421 <0,59%> (11 new games)
  17. Nippon Columbia – 195.210 <0,59%> (6 new games)
  18. Imagineer – 190.541 <0,58%> (4 new games)
  19. Cygames – 171.546 <0,52%> (2 new games)
  20. Nihon Falcom – 164.709 <0,50%> (5 new games)
  21. Other – 2.156.319 <6,56%> (271 new games)
  22. All publishers – 32.855.568 <100,00%> (455 new games)

And here’s the Top 500 for Used games:

001./001. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 505.988 / 1.003.518 (+8%) (5.228.362 <23,75%>)
002./002. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 445.534 / 1.358.184 (+25%) (5.034.650 <36,94%>)
003./000. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 406.898 / NEW (6.838.662 <6,33%>)
004./004. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 228.906 / 521.124 (+8%) (2.549.790 <25,69%>)
005./025. [NSW] Pokemon Sword # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 222.461 / 279.460 (+290%) (2.130.779 <15,10%>)
006./003. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 193.915 / 779.567 (-16%) (2.652.153 <41,63%>)
007./005. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 181.982 / 895.330 (-11%) (4.614.797 <24,07%>)
008./044. [NSW] Pokemon Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 164.891 / 207.481 (+287%) (1.450.236 <16,70%>)
009./010. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 132.581 / 285.875 (+22%) (1.857.787 <18,19%>)
010./049. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 120.909 / 161.929 (+195%) (723.429 <28,84%>)
011./000. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} (¥8.980) – 115.665 / NEW (1.086.317 <11,92%>)
012./056. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 98.766 / 133.778 (+182%) (902.008 <17,41%>)
013./006. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 96.500 / 268.827 (-44%) (1.321.325 <25,54%>)
014./000. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) – 89.179 / NEW (562.791 <18,83%>)
015./012. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 88.542 / 225.723 (-9%) (835.485 <37,02%>)
016./000. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon <RPG> (Sega) {2020.01.16} (¥8.390) – 82.320 / NEW (344.031 <31,45%>)
017./009. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 78.699 / 206.221 (-38%) (1.331.137 <18,33%>)
018./011. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 78.199 / 478.087 (-21%) (2.761.798 <20,93%>)
019./032. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980) – 66.681 / 118.565 (+29%) (499.031 <31,16%>)
020./042. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter World \ Monster Hunter World: Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 64.182 / 108.350 (+45%) (655.201 <19,81%>)
021./198. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # <RPG> (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800) – 63.414 / 76.031 (+403%) (363.315 <26,47%>)
022./013. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980) – 60.307 / 515.064 (-37%) (1.905.414 <37,05%>)
023./119. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 59.906 / 79.206 (+210%) (328.156 <31,82%>)
024./008. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 55.976 / 191.219 (-59%) (1.038.671 <22,56%>)
025./000. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥6.980) – 55.360 / NEW (368.239 <17,69%>)
026./075. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 51.729 / 80.458 (+80%) (624.030 <14,80%>)
027./007. [PS4] Monster Hunter World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 51.721 / 502.086 (-67%) (2.533.569 <24,72%>)
028./000. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.01.16} (¥7.600) – 51.394 / NEW (217.410 <30,96%>)
029./000. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 50.906 / NEW (625.016 <8,87%>)
030./000. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 50.238 / NEW (602.556 <9,10%>)
031./000. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 50.104 / NEW (582.293 <9,41%>)
032./051. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) – 47.318 / 85.159 (+25%) (166.872 <104,22%>)
033./000. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 46.748 / NEW (1.644.278 <2,93%>)
034./000. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (1)(Z Version) <ADV> (Capcom) {2020.04.03} (¥7.800) – 46.588 / NEW (300.120 <18,38%>)
035./021. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 44.201 / 235.260 (-29%) (1.173.872 <25,06%>)
036./000. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.03.06} (¥5.980) – 44.018 / NEW (325.926 <15,61%>)
037./000. [PS4] Nioh 2 <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.03.12} (¥7.800) – 43.495 / NEW (210.196 <26,09%>)
038./149. [PS4] Death Stranding # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} (¥6.900) – 41.884 / 57.370 (+170%) (381.077 <17,72%>)
039./023. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 41.647 / 177.608 (-29%) (443.328 <66,84%>)
040./077. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) – 40.971 / 69.650 (+43%) (376.420 <22,70%>)
041./015. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) – 40.816 / 129.420 (-54%) (414.676 <45,37%>)
042./014. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Z Version) <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 40.551 / 131.949 (-56%) (511.292 <34,78%>)
043./040. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 39.600 / 381.974 (-11%) (1.405.070 <37,34%>)
044./097. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990) – 38.839 / 62.175 (+68%) (229.483 <37,16%>)
045./019. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 38.495 / 121.539 (-39%) (1.142.580 <11,90%>)
046./000. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King <ADV> (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980) – 37.453 / NEW (351.583 <11,92%>)
047./000. [PS4] The Last of Us Part II # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.06.19} (¥6.900) – 35.867 / NEW (275.465 <14,97%>)
048./054. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.07.18} (¥8.800) – 34.664 / 70.735 (-4%) (364.137 <24,11%>)
049./000. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.26} (¥7.800) – 34.618 / NEW (188.989 <22,43%>)
050./016. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 34.521 / 175.457 (-60%) (724.008 <31,99%>)
051./000. [PS4] Persona 5 Strikers # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) – 33.182 / NEW (205.065 <19,30%>)
052./000. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.26} (¥7.800) – 32.767 / NEW (180.883 <22,12%>)
053./024. [PS4] Days Gone <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) – 32.414 / 90.167 (-44%) (294.269 <44,18%>)
054./035. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 30.860 / 157.574 (-36%) (656.879 <31,56%>)
055./027. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 30.839 / 104.532 (-46%) (894.921 <13,23%>)
056./000. [PS4] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥7.980) – 30.551 / NEW (204.694 <17,54%>)
057./020. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥6.900) – 29.226 / 149.210 (-54%) (475.514 <45,73%>)
058./029. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 29.144 / 86.546 (-48%) (368.649 <30,68%>)
059./091. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥6.800) – 28.566 / 135.675 (+11%) (336.718 <67,49%>)
060./055. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 28.545 / 64.197 (-20%) (300.275 <27,19%>)
061./163. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.09.12} (¥7.600) – 28.417 / 43.026 (+95%) (199.550 <27,49%>)
062./018. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 28.389 / 233.007 (-58%) (1.201.779 <24,05%>)
063./171. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <The Last of Us \ The Last of Us: Left Behind> [PlayStation Hits] <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥1.990) – 28.056 / 47.717 (+100%) (197.011 <31,96%>)
064./028. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 28.036 / 84.528 (-50%) (284.526 <42,26%>)
065./082. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4 <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) – 27.729 / 55.198 (+1%) (340.781 <19,33%>)
066./022. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 27.293 / 223.346 (-56%) (1.162.775 <23,77%>)
067./342. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 27.223 / 34.934 (+253%) (398.515 <9,61%>)
068./067. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.05.14} (¥6.800) – 27.166 / 147.869 (-8%) (252.050 <141,94%>)
069./043. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200) – 26.897 / 879.768 (-37%) (3.430.609 <34,49%>)
070./026. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥8.800) – 26.683 / 107.812 (-53%) (350.864 <44,36%>)
071./031. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 26.416 / 333.592 (-51%) (2.140.828 <18,46%>)
072./071. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 26.027 / 104.020 (-11%) (361.454 <40,41%>)
073./000. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition <Grand Theft Auto V \ Grand Theft Auto Online> [2][Reprint] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} (¥3.500) – 25.996 / 26.160 (+15751%) (115.926 <29,14%>)
074./142. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) – 25.640 / 42.697 (+55%) (166.994 <34,35%>)
075./037. [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800) – 25.506 / 117.830 (-44%) (366.277 <47,43%>)
076./000. [PS4] Trials of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.24} (¥5.980) – 25.500 / NEW (181.829 <16,31%>)
077./045. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 25.133 / 67.455 (-41%) (319.973 <26,71%>)
078./309. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 25.091 / 33.436 (+201%) (201.024 <19,95%>)
079./034. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 25.079 / 76.936 (-50%) (322.308 <31,35%>)
080./000. [PS4] Sakura Wars # <ADV> (Sega) {2019.12.12} (¥8.800) – 24.725 / 27.064 (+957%) (217.868 <14,18%>)
081./033. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 24.499 / 446.830 (-53%) (2.031.448 <28,20%>)
082./060. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.571) – 24.407 / 1.199.625 (-27%) (5.336.625 <29,00%>)
083./000. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.11.28} (¥8.980) – 24.215 / 25.806 (+1422%) (155.619 <19,88%>)
084./048. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 24.052 / 226.576 (-43%) (647.098 <53,88%>)
085./041. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 23.685 / 136.271 (-47%) (413.161 <49,21%>)
086./134. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (3)(with Guidebook of Travel) <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.11.09} (¥6.980) – 23.177 / 42.675 (+30%) (1.915.261 <2,28%>)
087./188. [PS4] Code Vein # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.09.26} (¥8.200) – 23.134 / 36.432 (+74%) (146.499 <33,10%>)
088./083. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 22.874 / 117.930 (-16%) (484.707 <32,15%>)
089./058. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 22.638 / 341.939 (-34%) (758.360 <82,11%>)
090./061. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 22.624 / 304.414 (-32%) (671.834 <82,85%>)
091./030. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 22.454 / 207.996 (-59%) (471.483 <78,94%>)
092./000. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2020.05.29} (¥5.980) – 22.319 / NEW (170.743 <15,04%>)
093./050. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 22.217 / 169.859 (-43%) (546.341 <45,12%>)
094./092. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 21.889 / 162.260 (-13%) (657.461 <32,77%>)
095./036. [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.13} (¥8.200) – 21.815 / 71.602 (-53%) (290.156 <32,76%>)
096./235. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 21.728 / 32.542 (+101%) (236.704 <15,94%>)
097./017. [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) – 21.537 / 113.917 (-75%) (378.719 <43,02%>)
098./062. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 21.380 / 1.169.712 (-36%) (4.129.847 <39,52%>)
099./072. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 21.210 / 313.460 (-28%) (744.705 <72,69%>)
100./000. [NSW] Persona 5 Strikers # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) – 20.834 / NEW (102.273 <25,58%>)

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The Nintendo Switch managed to grab “only” 138 of the spots in the Top 500 for Used games, which is significantly less than the PlayStation 4. This is primarily due to difference in userbase, with PS4 owners more likely to buy Used games.

PS4 – 252
NSW – 138
3DS – 78
NDS – 12
PSV – 9
WIU – 6
PS3 – 4
WII – 1

That being said, when you look at actual sales numbers (instead of just the number of games in the Top 500), we can see that used Nintendo Switch games sold more than those of other platforms.

  1. NSW – 5.592.943 <43,50%>
  2. PS4 – 4.681.723 <36,41%>
  3. 3DS – 1.367.602 <10,64%>
  4. PS3 – 532.319 <4,14%>
  5. NDS – 301.314 <2,34%>
  6. WIU – 117.510 <0,91%>
  7. WII – 111.808 <0,87%>
  8. PSP – 94.975 <0,74%>
  9. PSV – 54.237 <0,42%>
  10. PS5 – 1.978 <0,02%>
  11. XB1 – 547 <0,00%>
  12. ALL – 12.856.956 <100,00%>

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch literally crushed the competition with 6 444 932 units sold, which is 2 million units more than during the previous calendar year. Never since the Nintendo DS has a console sold that many units during a given year! Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS sold “only” 76 028 units during 2020, which is over 3 times less than during the previous year.

+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |   This CY  |   Last CY  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |  6.444.932 |  4.490.315 |  17.782.031 |
| PS4 # |    557.223 |  1.163.140 |   9.338.788 |
| PS5 # |    291.236 |            |     291.236 |
| 3DS # |     76.028 |    240.967 |  24.675.588 |
| XBS # |     20.442 |            |      20.442 |
| XB1 # |      3.665 |      7.445 |     115.833 |
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |  7.393.526 |  5.930.835 |  52.223.918 |
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |    232.849 |            |     232.849 |
| PS5DE |     58.387 |            |      58.387 |
| XBS X |     16.228 |            |      16.228 |
| XBS S |      4.214 |            |       4.214 |
| NSW L |  2.196.841 |  1.044.109 |   3.240.950 |
|  NSW  |  4.248.091 |  3.446.206 |  14.541.081 |
| XB1 X |      2.331 |      3.840 |      19.579 |
|  XB1  |      1.334 |      3.605 |      96.254 |
|PS4 Pro|    177.645 |    418.337 |   1.615.201 |
|  PS4  |    379.578 |    744.803 |   7.723.587 |
|n-2DSLL|     76.028 |    201.170 |   1.170.766 |
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+

Taiwan

Quite interestingly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was NOT the best-selling game in Taiwan last year, it was… Ring Fit Adventure! Of course, there’s little doubt Animal Crossing enjoyed strong sales in the country, but it looks like people thought that getting fit was more important than getting a new life on a deserted island!

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is the only other entry on Nintendo Switch in the Top 10 Software, as the rest is taken up by familiar evergreen titles such as Super Mario Party and Pokémon Sword and Shield.

01./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
02./00. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
03./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./00. [PS4] The Last of Us Part II <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.06.19}
06./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.10}
07./00. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17}
08./00. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.26}
09./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}
10./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11}

Thanks to the new releases and the strong sales of evergreen titles, the Nintendo Switch was able to snatch 7 of the 10 spots of the Top 10 Software.

NSW – 7
PS4 – 3

The Nintendo Switch was the console that sold the most games in 2020 in Taiwan, though sales are stable compared to 2019 with 1 304 139 units sold (vs. 1 136 238 units in 2019). That’s rather surprising, considering Hardware sales increased noticeably (as you can see below). Software-wise, it looks like there wasn’t much of a “Covid-19” boost in Taiwan.

+-------+------------+------------+
|System |   This CY  |   Last CY  |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  NSW  |  1.304.139 |  1.136.238 |
|  PS4  |    863.897 |  1.060.802 |
|  PS5  |     10.692 |            |
|  XBS  |      1.262 |            |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |  2.179.990 |  2.213.418 |
+-------+------------+------------+

The Nintendo Switch was quite popular in Taiwan in 2020 with over 300 000 units sold (nearly 150 000 units more compared to 2019). That’s about 6 times more than all other platforms combined! Just like in Japan (and the rest of the world, really), the OG model was the most popular with 296 034 units sold (vs. 34 524 units for the Lite model).

+-------+------------+------------+
|System |   This CY  |   Last CY  |
+-------+------------+------------+
| NSW # |    330.558 |    196.570 |
| PS4 # |     34.206 |     80.719 |
| PS5 # |     10.168 |            |
| XBS # |      2.130 |            |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    377.062 |    227.961 |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  PS5  |      9.214 |            |
| PS5DE |        954 |            |
| XBS X |      1.852 |            |
| XBS S |        278 |            |
| NSW L |     34.524 |     12.844 |
|  NSW  |    296.034 |    183.726 |
|PS4 Pro|     25.504 |     62.706 |
|  PS4  |      8.702 |     18.013 |
+-------+------------+------------+

South Korea

Ring Fit Adventure was quite popular in South Korea, but unlike in Taiwan, it wasn’t able to prevent Animal Crossing: New Horizons from claiming the top spot of the Top 10 Software. Minecraft was finally released at retail, and landed at #7. Finally, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity did fairly well by grabbing the #8 spot.

The rest of the Top 10 is entirely composed of evergreen titles that will feel extremely familiar to people regularly checking out weekly sales data for Japan. The only exception is Super Mario Odyssey, which is still popular enough to land itself a spot in the Top 10 Software!

01./00. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
02./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
03./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}
04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}
06./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
07./00. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Nintendo) {2020.01.16}
08./00. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20}
09./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01}
10./00. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07}

The Nintendo Switch grabbed all 10 spots in the Top 10 Software, leaving not a single one for the competition.

NSW – 10

Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Switchi is the platform that sold the most games in 2020 in South Korea with 2 738 421 units (over 5 times more than all other platforms combined). In comparison, 1 564 125 units were sold in 2019. 2020 saw a noticeable increase in sales, and there’s little doubt Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the main factors behind that boost.

Meanwhile, Software sales for the Nintendo 3DS were rather moribund with only 41 945 units sold (vs. 57 676 units in 2019).

+-------+------------+------------+
|System |   This CY  |   Last CY  |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  NSW  |  2.738.421 |  1.564.125 |
|  PS4  |    576.879 |    844.641 |
|  3DS  |     41.945 |     57.676 |
|  PS5  |     18.270 |            |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |  3.375.515 |  2.466.442 |
+-------+------------+------------+

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch was by far the most popular console in 2020 in South Korea with 762 953 units sold. That’s nearly twice more than in 2019, and nearly 10 times all other platforms combined.

As for Nintendo 3DS sales, they can only be described as confidential with only 6 381 units sold. Not that they were that much better in 2019: 20 645 units sold.

+-------+------------+------------+
|System |   This CY  |   Last CY  |
+-------+------------+------------+
| NSW # |    762.953 |    386.251 |
| PS4 # |     42.350 |    149.754 |
| PS5 # |     37.689 |            |
| 3DS # |      6.381 |     20.645 |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    849.373 |    556.650 |
+-------+------------+------------+
|  PS5  |     33.317 |            |
| PS5DE |      4.372 |            |
| NSW L |    151.922 |     31.290 |
|  NSW  |    611.031 |    354.961 |
|PS4 Pro|     34.550 |    118.374 |
|  PS4  |      7.800 |     31.380 |
|n-2DSLL|      6.381 |     20.645 |
+-------+------------+------------+

Source: Media Create
Data compile by: Chris1964 (1 / 2)

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