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In 2020, Just Dance was as popular as watch dogs and Mario Kart 8 sold more than in 2019



Numbers are gorgeous. We are big fans of crushing all that tasty statistical cereal and spitting out interesting fact-nuggets. Remember when we took a look at gamesindustry.biz’s “Year In Numbers” and found out that Nintendo Switch owners were most likely to own another console? Well, we’re back with another fun discovery, courtesy of GI.biz editor Christopher Dring.

It turns out that there are two things people will do during the pandemic: driving and dancing. Since we can not do much of it in real life, we all turn to video games. Just Dance 2021 has apparently sold almost as many copies as Watch Dogs Legion, which is a surprising (and perhaps disappointing?) turnout for the London-based hacking game.

Both games are owned by Ubisoft, though, so anyway, there̵

7;s money in their pockets – money that will go to make the next Just Dance even more dancers.

Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – The Nintendo Switch version of the best-selling Wii U game – has sold more copies in 2020 than it did in 2019. It has actually gone better every year since the 2017 release, according to Dring, and it even came to number one at Christmas in Germany.

That probably means a lot of people are buying Switches and improving their game library with the 10/10 game we called “the definitive Mario Kart 8 experience”, telling readers it was an “easy choice” for Switch owners.

Wait, does that mean people listen to our advice? We have to say yes.




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