PS5 Sells 118,085 Units in Japan at Launch, Xbox Series X|S Sells 20,534 Units - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 18 November 2020 / 3,612 Views
Famitsu has revealed the launch week sales for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S in Japan. The PS5 in its first four days sold 118,085 units in Japan, while the Xbox Series X and S sold 20,534 units in its first six days.
To compare, the PlayStation 4 sold 322,083 units in its first two days in February 2014 and the Xbox One sold 23,562 units in its first four days in September 2014. Also, the PlayStation 3 sold 88,443 units in its first two days in 2006 and the Xbox 360 sold 62,135 units in its first two days in December 2005.
Famitsu did note that while PS5 sales seem well below the PS4, the PS5 is sold out in Japan and the PS4 launched at a much later date when compared to its launch in the rest of the world, which meant more stock was available.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X and S quickly sold out of pre-orders when they became available and continue to have stock issues. Retailers have resorted to selling consoles using a lottery-based system.
Marvels’ Spider-Man: Miles Morales was the best-selling PS5 game with 18,640 units sold, followed by the remake of Demon's Souls with 18,607 units sold.
Here is the hardware breakdown of the last three PlayStation launches in Japan:
- PS5 - 118,085 units
- PS4 - 322,083 units
- PS3 - 88,443 units
Here is the hardware breakdown of the last three Xbox launches in Japan:
- Xbox Series X|S - 20,534 units
- Xbox One - 23,562 units
- Xbox 360 - 62,135 units
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