Nintendo is not only the game company that Japanese graduates most want to go to, but it also ranks sixth in the comprehensive ranking of "Top Employment Companies", which is very popular! This love is also reflected in the data. According to the Japanese video game magazine "Famitsu", Nintendo Switch has gained 91% of the Japanese market from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2021. And the 20 most popular games in the Japanese market are all from the Switch platform! Due to Nintendo's outstanding performance in Japan, many players nicknamed the Japanese market their love of Nintendo as "Nindo. So looking at the global market, how will Nintendo perform in 2020? If the Japanese market is dominated by Nintendo, then on a global scale, Nintendo can also be said to be "one ride!"
Let's take a look at the big environment first. According to the report of the game media "VGChartz", the global home gaming entertainment console market led by Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is developing very well in 2020! For well-known reasons, games have become the main entertainment for everyone at home. The mobile games, PC games, and console game markets have all experienced good growth. A total of 47.805 million consoles were sold, an increase of 17% compared to 2019!
Since its launch in March 2017, Nintendo Switch has sold better. In 2020, it won 28.255 million units of sales, accounting for 59.1%. It is undoubtedly the highest-selling game console in 2020! The most important reason for this is naturally that some best-selling games have appeared on the platform, such as: "Animal Crossing: New Horizons", "Ring Fit Adventure" and so on. Some players started Switch especially for a certain game they want to play and buy game Gold Coins/Items from MMOtank!
Sony’s console sales are also good. At present, PS4 still owns Sony’s largest gaming community. It sold 8.753 million units in 2020, accounting for 18.3%. At the same time, the PS5, which is in short supply, broke the PS console’s first launch. Record, but limited to production capacity, only 4.65 million units sold, accounting for 9.7%. Sony’s consoles account for 28% of the entire market. At present, some models of PS4 have been discontinued, and the official is increasing PS5 shipments. Sony is gradually completing the generational alternation of the console. If Sony wants to increase its market share, it must launch several popular games on PS5.
Microsoft's console sales can only be the bottom of the three. In addition to the machine cannot be sold in Japan, it is currently inferior to Nintendo and Sony in the world. Xbox One sold 3.156 million units in 2020, while the next-generation console Xbox Series X/S only sold 2.522 million units. Microsoft consoles accounted for 11.9% of the entire market, which is really pitiful.
Generally speaking, home game consoles (PS4, Xbox One) are sold less and less, and next-generation consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X/S) have just been launched, so Sony and Microsoft have different console shipments. There are 39.6% and 38.2% declines, which is quite normal. The "abnormal" is: Nintendo is the only game console manufacturer to achieve positive growth in shipments in 2020, and switch shipments increase by 43.1%! This decline and rise highlight Nintendo's "one-of-a-kind ride" posture in the console market in 2020.
In addition, notice that the global statistical analysis organization NPD has also recently released a survey report on the sales of mainframes in the United States in 2020. The report shows that the best-selling electronic game console in the United States in 2020 is also the Switch. The data of "Famitsu" shows that switch is the leader in the Japanese market, so the report of "VGChartz" is credible. If the production capacity of the console can be increased, and masterpieces such as "God of War: Ragnarok" and "Final Fantasy XVI" can be released soon, Sony still hopes to rewrite the market share in 2021. What do you think? Welcome to browse more game news here!