PS5: some respite for Sony’s console in Japan after a best-selling Xbox?

PS5: some respite for Sony's console in Japan after a best-selling Xbox?

Game news PS5: some respite for Sony’s console in Japan after a best-selling Xbox?

It’s time to take stock of a new week for Famitsu, which has just released data on console sales in Japan. A result that still leaves Sony time to breathe a little after another week of great sales from Microsoft.

An update on console sales in Japan

Famitsu is used to releasing sales figures for its leveled consoles within a week. The following table therefore lists these sales in the Land of the Rising Sun. On the one hand, the left column lists sales made between 20 June and 26 June 2022, in ascending order, from the most popular console to the least sold console. On the other hand, the right column indicates cumulative sales data since release for each console respectively.

Sales from 20 to 26 June Cumulative sales
Nintendo Switch OLED 28,267 1,927,423
Nintendo Switch 19,089 18.841.847
Nintendo Switch Lite 9.193 4,771,088
playstation5 7,257 1,459,052
Xbox X series 4,881 113,864
Xbox S series 4,034 134 110
PlayStation 5 digital edition 1924 244 132
New Nintendo 2DS XL 141 1,187,199
playstation4 17 7,819,718

Source: Famitsu

A head-to-head week between PS5 and Xbox Series

While interpreting this report, the Japanese company Nintendo still occupies the top three places with its Switch and largely dominates the ranking, all models combined. The Nintendo Switch therefore continues to record the best sales in Japan and has just passed the 25 million units sold since its launch in 2017.

Then, from Sony, the PlayStation 5 did not say the last word and is slightly ahead of Microsoft’s consoles after having lost his place in the standings twice.
But the Xbox Series X / S don’t deserve it and continue to see solid sales coming just behind the PlayStation 5 (little by little), having almost passed it again for the third time.

However, we must remain cautious on these data, also taking into account the lack of components at the origin of the stock problems, and which will tend to slightly distort the results.

Note, however, that since the launch of the next-gen consoles in November 2020, Sony has soared with over 1.7 million PlayStation 5s sold versus just 247,974 on Microsoft’s Xbox Series side.

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