The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a ripple effect on the gaming scene worldwide. Sales have been affected, events cancelled, important announcements and releases delayed indefinitely and so much more. Despite all that, the recovery rate has been exceptional especially in Japan considering how well the introverted lifestyle was adopted by the general public.
In a report by Japanese site, sales rankings of new releases were calculated and revealed. Ranking on top is our expected, Ghost of Tsushima and for good reason since the whole game is based on the 12th century Japan. Moreover, the game was so well received that it was only inevitable for its sales to top charts.
However as we’ve talked about multiple times, Nintendo’s grasp on the gaming market has been improving at a staggering rate. This is further verified by the fact that Paper Mario Origami King came in second in terms of new sales. Despite being quite a while since the game was released as compared to Ghost of Tsushima.
It is evident that the pandemic lifestyle has allowed folks to give more thoughts about the gaming industry as a whole. Acting as a blissful escape for many, the whole backlash towards the gaming industry has to have changed by some degree following recent events worldwide.