We already know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Frances very popular game of 2020, but how about some more statistics from that nation?
According to Le Figaro, who spoke to Nintendo France handling director Philippe Lavoué, there were several Switch video games which performed especially well in the region, including the typical suspects like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Ring Fit Adventure.
An unexpected fact is that Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics handled to outsell Ring Fit Adventure, as well as Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Lavoué also kept in mind that Switch hardware sales saw “annual growth at double digits,” and commented that “this type of development at this moment in a consoles lifecycle has actually never ever been seen prior to at Nintendo.”
The system is estimated to have offered 4.7 million units in France up until now– back in 2019, the install base was 3.3 million, so the console had quite a year in 2020.
While it might look like Nintendo romped to success in 2015, Lavoué is keen to tension that it wasnt simple:
We had to face two lockdowns and the closing of [media] aisles [in shops] and specialized shops in November. I desire to thank the reactivity, adjustment and innovation of French circulation, who were exemplary. We managed to please our players thanks to click and collect and online purchases.