Switch sells more in Japan during 2019 than 2018, Nintendo holds 80% of the gaming hardware market in the region

Nintendo dominates Japan

While the Wii U didn't find an audience, the Switch has been the complete opposite. The whole world is enamored with the platform, and are flocking to retail to pick one up. That includes Japan, where the Big N has seen huge success with the Switch. Check out some data on how Nintendo closed out 2019 in Japan below.

- 80% of the hardware market in Japan goes to Nintendo
- 76% specifically is tied to the Switch
- Switch sales saw an increase in sales of 29% year over year
- Famitsu’s data from 1999 to 2019 shows that last year was the best year ever for Nintendo in terms of console sales

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Tags: 3ds, switch


Wed Jan 08 20 04:00pm
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Reading this do we really think a Pro model is coming in 2020?

Since the PS5 abd NextBox are, yes indeed.

The Pro wouldn't be for Japan anyhow. Also despite the good sales of the Switch, 3DS sold more up until this point (3DS ended up the 3rd best selling platform ever at 24.5M only behind DS and GB+GBC).


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