Zelda Boosts Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series Sales Drop - Japan Hardware Estimates for May 2023 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 08 June 2023 / 4,665 Views
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Japan with 344,989 units sold for May 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The Nintendo Switch has now sold an estimated 29.33 million units lifetime in Japan.
The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 170,778 units to bring its lifetime sales to 3.59 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 3,641 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.62 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 1,304 units to bring their lifetime sales to 0.44 million units.
PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 81,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by nearly 1,000 units. PS4 sold 90,138 units for the month of May 2016 and Xbox One sales were at 324 units.
Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 104,749 units (43.6%). PlayStation 5 sales are up by 116,864 (216.8%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 20,911 units (-94.1%). The PlayStation 4 is up 3,542 units (3,577.8%) year-over-year.
Looking at sales month-on-month, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 64,000 units, the PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 10,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 1,000 units.
Japan hardware estimates for May 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):
- Switch - 344,989 (29,334,678)
- PlayStation 5 - 170,778 (3,588,905)
- PlayStation 4 - 3,641 (9,622,381)
- Xbox Series X|S - 1,304 (441,918)
Japan May 6, 2023 hardware estimates:
- Switch - 88,713
- PlayStation 5 - 54,054
- PlayStation 4 - 996
- Xbox Series X|S - 523
Japan May 13, 2023 hardware estimates:
- Switch - 83,068
- PlayStation 5 - 41,452
- PlayStation 4 - 779
- Xbox Series X|S - 281
Japan May 20, 2023 hardware estimates:
- Switch - 86,662
- PlayStation 5 - 37,168
- PlayStation 4 - 889
- Xbox Series X|S - 254
Japan May 27, 2023 hardware estimates:
- Switch - 86,546
- PlayStation 5 - 38,104
- PlayStation 4 - 977
- Xbox Series X|S - 246
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.