Japanese games market sees big boost in 2017 thanks to Switch success

The Japanese games market had a pretty successful 2017, and that's largely due to the Switch. The hardware market saw a 172.9% increase in 2017 over 2016, and a 103.8% increase in software. Switch was the best-selling hardware with 3,407,158 units sold, while PlayStation 4 took second place with 1,935,247 units sold, and 3DS hit 1,827,131.

Equally impressive, 9 of the 10 best-selling games for 2017 were available on Nintendo platforms. You can see the top 10 list below.

Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon (3DS) 2,003,607
Splatoon 2 (Switch) 1,752,096
Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (3DS) 1,744,603
Monster Hunter XX (3DS) 1,684,991
Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (PS4) 1,336,180
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) 1,324,280
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) 1,103,744
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) 688,044
Pokémon Sun Moon (3DS) 576,506
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) 423,073

from GoNintendo


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