Famitsu, a comprehensive game information media, conducted a survey on the game console “Nintendo Switch” released by Nintendo on March 3, 2017, and announced the results. This time, we will introduce the ranking of the estimated cumulative sales of software for Nintendo Switch in Japan.
(Source: Nintendo Switch, total domestic sales exceeded 25 million units! -“Famitsu” marketing bulletin-)
2nd place: Super Smash Bros. SPECIAL
The second place is “Super Smash Bros. Smash Bros. SPECIAL”. Since its release on December 7, 2018, it is a very popular game software that has sold about 4.9 million units. This is a competitive action game where not only Nintendo’s game series such as “Super Mario” and “The Legend of Zelda” but also popular characters from various series such as “Persona”, “Metal Gear” and “Dragon Quest” meet together. The first work was released as game software for NINTENDO 64 in 1999, and has been updated while changing compatible game machines since then.
Although it is a simple match, the biggest attraction is that the worlds of each game series intersect. With the introduction of Nintendo’s All-Star, the setting that can be enjoyed by many generations, from children to adults, is perfect for the Nintendo Switch that even families can enjoy.
1st place: Animal Crossing: New Year’s Forest
The first place is “Animal Crossing: New Year’s Forest”. Approximately two years after its release on March 20, 2020, it sold 7.26 million units, causing a big boom that can be called a social phenomenon. A heartwarming game set in an uninhabited island where players live as residents of the island.
Due to the “nest-filled consumption” associated with the Korona-ka, we recorded the highest sales speed in the series. The fact that it functioned as one of the communication tools in Korona-ka, such as holding in-game graduation ceremonies and weddings that had to be canceled or postponed due to the epidemic of COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection), also gained popularity. It can be said that this is a factor.
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