Those are terrible numbers for South Korea and Taiwan with all platforms including the Switch.
All top 1000 titles together in South Korea for the whole year sell less than eg the latest COD game sells in the USA on just its opening day.
Wow!!!! I knew they didn't really buy Consoles but didn't think it was that bad, they still really are just PC & Mobile
The fact that PC & Mobile market is so large in South East Asia is a huge opportunity for Switch actually,
That's why the region as a whole is the fastest growing according to Nintendo. In the past East Asia didn't represent such a large part of Nintendo's growth, compare that to the past two years years especially after Switch officially launched in China in December 2019. In the last QA Shuntaro Furukawa pretty much underlined it that it's biggest growth region.
"By region, significant sales growth is continuing in Asia, and we believe there is still room for sufficient growth of new demand in Europe and the United States, considering the sizes of those populations."
The overall growth was 65% for hardware & 66% in terms software for Other(Asia/Oceania/Africa)
From Media-Create the hardware sales South Korea saw 97% hardware growth & 70% physical software growth Year over Year, while Taiwan saw 68% hardware growth & 14% software growth. If growth continues strongly just these two markets would become as large as France is currently for Nintendo in terms of hardware sales. Combine China, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan etc. it's possible that in a couple of years Asia might overtake EuropeLast edited by noshten - on 06 June 2021