Famitsu has reported that PS5 sales in Japan have reached one million, and what’s more, the console has achieved the milestone faster than its predecessor.
PS5 sold 1,012,656 in Japan as of September 5, 2021, which breaks down to 847,421 and 165,235 for the Standard and Digital-Only Editions, respectively. Interestingly, its highest selling game as far as brick-and-mortar-retailers go is Resident Evil Village, which has moved over 67,000 units.
By comparison, the PS4 reached one million sales in its home territory in January 2015, 11 months after its debut in Japan in February 2014.
To be fair, it’s pretty impressive that PS5 has managed to achieve this milestone in this time, as the console is still not readily available worldwide, having been plagued by supply issues since launch.
Worryingly, Toshiba has suggested that ongoing PS5 and Xbox Series X/S shortages could continue into late 2022.
The PS5 launched in Japan on November 12, 2020, arriving in the same month as the US, Europe, and other major regions.
[Source – Gematsu]