Japan: Nintendo Switch No. 1 in 2021 sells over 5 million units and Monster Hunter Rise best-selling software

The Nintendo Switch family of systems has proven to be a huge success in Japan, and last year 5.3 million units were sold between December 28, 2020 and December 19, 2021. The gaming industry reports that the Nintendo Switch family of Systems changed five times the number of devices like all other consoles combined, with sales of PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S and Nintendo 3DS selling a total of 1.1 million devices. It should be noted, however, that the latest consoles from Sony and Microsoft have limited supply globally.

Japanese hardware sales in 2021:

  • Nintendo Switch family of systems: 5.3 million
  • PlayStation 5: 942,798 devices
  • Xbox Series X | S: 5,598
  • PlayStation 4: 103,786.
  • Nintendo 3DS: 28,224 units


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