Famitsu 2018 Japan video game sales report

Famitsu has published a report of the top 10 highest-selling games and top-selling hardware of 2018 in Japan.

According to the report, software sales were up 108.2 percent in 2018 over the previous year, marking a second consecutive year of growth, whereas hardware sold 84.1 percent of what it did the previous year. Consumers spent approximately 264.21 billion yen (approx. $2.38 billion USD) on software, and 170.09 billion yen (approx. $1.53 billion USD) on hardware. While hardware sales dropped, the numbers are still well above the market scale between 2013 and 2016. As for software, digital sales saw a significant increase, including general online purchases (digital sales, subscriptions, additional charges, etc.).