CESA, the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, keeps track of all sorts of game industry statistics in Japan. The company has just released some new details for the console side of things, revealing just how big of a hit the Switch has been. In 2017, the video game console market hit 386,700,000,000 yen (USD3.5 billion) in sales, which is a 22.7% increase year-on-year. The console industry in Japan has been in decline for 11 years now, but that has all changed with the Switch. CESA has attributed the Switch alone in reversing this downward trend.