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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 delicious. We’re big fans of crunching 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 the most likely to own another console? Well, we’re back with another fun discovery, courtesy of GI.biz’s editor, Christopher Dring.

Turns out that there are two things people want to do during the pandemic: drive, and dance. Since we can’t do much of those in real life, we’re all turning to video games. Just Dance 2021 has apparently sold almost as many copies as Watch Dogs Legion, which is a surprising (and maybe disappointing?) turnout for the London-based hacking game.

Both games are owned by Ubisoft, though, so either way, it’s money in their pockets – money that’ll go towards making the next Just Dance even dancier.

Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – the Nintendo Switch version of the bestselling Wii U game – has sold more copies in 2020 than it did in 2019. In fact, it’s been doing better every year since its 2017 release, according to Dring, and it even made the Number One spot on Christmas in Germany.

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

Hang on, does that mean people listen to our advice? We’re going to say yes.

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