alone conquers half of the 2021 retail market

Waiting to find out what the commercial performance of Nintendo Switch will be during the Christmas period, the hybrid console is confirmed to be among the most popular hardware on the British market.

According to the latest data released by the statistical analysis company GfK, 2021 would have seen the hybrid console dominate the retail sector. Specifically, Nintendo Switch games currently account for 45% of this year’s British physical gaming market. A significant percentage, which translates into the beauty of about 3.7 million games sold in retail format from January 2021 to today.

Excellent results across the Channel, therefore, with the Kyoto giant which has seen Nintendo Switch titles show significant growth. Compared to last year, in fact, 7.4% more physical games were purchased for the hybrid console in the UK. At the moment, the analysts of GfK have not had the opportunity to release precise estimates on the performance of the Nintendo digital market. Considering the persistence of the international health crisis, with the Covid 19 pandemic still very serious in Great Britain, it is in any case likely that the latter has been able to count on excellent performances this year too.

Among the next big releases for Tokyo hardware, we remember Shin Megami Tensei V, Pokémon Shining Pearl and Pokémon Shining Diamond, as well as Mario Party Superstars, which became the victim of a leak.