The Japanese cabinet recently released the GDP report for the second quarter of 2023, in which personal consumption fell by 0.5%, but consumption of durable goods including video games increased by 2.8%. %.
According to the Mainichi Shimbun, a Japanese cabinet representative revealed that the increase in consumption of durable goods was largely due to the recently released new games.
The representative did not specify which game it was. Attached are the following popular games released in the second quarter:
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released on May 12
Street Fighter VI Released June 2nd
Final Fantasy XVI Releases June 22
While both Street Fighter VI and Final Fantasy XVI had good sales figures, the best performer was The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Nintendo announced that “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom”, which was released on May 12, sold 10 million copies worldwide (2.24 million copies in Japan and more than 4 million copies in the United States) in the first three days in the first week, becoming the world’s largest The fastest-selling work in the history of the Erda series of games.