Are gamers making the Switch due to Covid?

According to new data insights from the fully impartial price and product comparison site, PriceSpy, popularity for Nintendo Switch games are skyrocketing – with Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure claiming the overall top spot as most clicked-on game for the second month in a row.

Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says:  “Over the past few months, we’ve certainly noticed more of a presence from Nintendo Switch games placing amongst the top three spots on our popularity board.

Nintendo Ring Fit

Top five most clicked on games – January to June 2020

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
1 Pokémon Sword (Switch) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) Final Fantasy VII – Remake (PS4) Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)
2 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4) Dreams (PS4) Final Fantasy VII – Remake (PS4) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) The Last of Us: Part II (PS4)
3 Cal of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4) Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) Final Fantasy VII – Remake (PS4) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
4 NBA 2K20 (PS4) NBA 2K20 (PS4) FIFA20 (PS4) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4) Days Gone (PS4)
5 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition (PS4) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) NBA 2K20 (PS4) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Xbox One) The Last of Us: Part II (PS4) Borderlands 4 (PS4)

Liisa continues:  “Based on the total number of clicks received, despite launching in October last year, June’s most popular game was found to be Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure.

“Whilst price drops can often attract gamers to click more on older game releases, we believe this not to be the case for the rise in popularity for Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure, as the price point has remained fairly static since it first launched.

“Instead, a big contributing factor that may have led to the rise in popularity for this particular game is Covid-19 and lockdown, as people had to stay in and they wanted to stay active and feel motivated.

“It was also globally reported that Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure sold out, which most likely occurred as a result of all of the lockdowns that were taking place. Such news most probably also contributed to the increased consumer interest in demand.

Pricespy's Games of the Month June 2020

Source: PriceSpy

 

The good news is, the Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure is now back in stock but before shoppers rush out to buy a copy, we still encourage consumers to conduct important price research before they buy, as this important buying step can help save hundreds of dollars in the long run.

PriceSpy has teamed up with us here at STG once again to giveaway two of the top two most clicked on games in June 2020, Nintendo Ring Fit Adventures on Nintendo Switch and the epic The Last of Us Part 2 on PlayStation 4.

To stand a chance of winning, enter our giveaway by answering this question:

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure for Switch is a…?

A: Puzzle Game

B: Adventure fitness game

C: Horror game

You can give us your answer by placing a comment below, hitting us up on FacebookTweet to us, or Email Us.

* Winner(s) will be randomly selected from those that Comment below / Facebook Comment / Email in accordance to the above Question. Winner(s) will receive a physical copy of The Last of Us Part 2 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Ring Fit for Nintendo Switch. The Last of Us Part 2 is rated R18+ in New Zealand, Nintendo Ring Fit is rated G in New Zealand. You must be over the age of 18 years in order to enter this promotion – STG may request age verification. Competition ends on the 16th of August 2020. Only New Zealand entries are accepted for this promotion.

Download the PriceSpy app here.

www.pricespy.co.nz

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