The PS5 marketed 118,000 units in Japan in its opening four days, several times greater than what the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S managed in six days. In accordance with Famitsu, Sony’s console has gotten off to a solid headstart in the area over its Microsoft competition.
While the PS5 shifted more than 100,000 units in the days after its launch, the new Xbox games only offered 21,000 units in nearly weekly, significance Sony sold nearly five times more consoles than Microsoft during launch week. Famitsu also states that the bestselling PS5 game in Japan so much is Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which sold 18,640 copies, though Demon’s Souls wasn’t much behind on 18,607.
While it’s a remarkable start for Sony, there are a few details to keep in mind. Firstly, sales are much lower than they were to the PS4, that changed over 300,000 units throughout its Japanese launch week in 2013 (although that launching came later than other regions, and did not occur during a pandemic). Secondly, while the Xbox collection X has sold fewer copies, Famitsu reports that the console is sold out in Japan and that merchants have been running lottery sales, which could suggest that Microsoft has not been able to keep up with demand.
It’s also worth pointing out that while this looks like a substantial cause for Sony, these characters just pertain to launch week in 1 country. Elsewhere, it’s been looking fairly difficult to find both consoles, so it’ll be intriguing to see how outcomes form up in different areas.