According to the latest data from Famitsu, Sony’s PS5 enjoyed a bumper first year in Japan, selling 942,798 units throughout 2021 – ten times the amount of Xbox Series X/S consoles sold in the same time frame.
While Nintendo Switch was the dominant platform in Japan last year, selling a whopping 5.3 million units in the country, PS5 still put in a solid performance amidst stock shortages and vastly eclipsed Microsoft’s efforts in Japan.
In fact, Xbox Series X/S struggled so much last year that even the PS4 managed to outsell it by just over 8,000 units.
It’s worth remembering that Microsoft has traditionally not had much luck in gaining traction in the Japanese market, with Sony and Nintendo pretty much ruling the roost over there. Still, the figures are pretty extreme.
The PS5 was released in November 2020 in the US, UK, Europe, and other major territories, although the system has been dogged by supply shortages that are likely to continue throughout this year.
[Source – GI.biz]