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PS5 and Xbox Series Sales Jump - Japan Hardware Estimates for January 2024

PS5 and Xbox Series Sales Jump - Japan Hardware Estimates for January 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 February 2024 / 7,416 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Japan with 283,318 units sold for January 2024, according to VGChartz estimates. The Nintendo Switch has now sold an estimated 32.12 million units lifetime in Japan.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 220,039 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5.19 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 10,872 units to bring their lifetime sales to 0.55 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 3,190 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.67 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by over 8,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by over 10,000 units. PS4 sold 211,872 units for the month of January 2017 and Xbox One sales were at 848 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same month a year ago are down by 31,125 units (-9.9%). PlayStation 5 sales are up by 31,841 (16.9%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by 6,585 units (153.6%). The PlayStation 4 is down by 3,507 units (-52.4%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, Nintendo Switch sales are up down by over 152,000 units, the PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 8,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 4,000 units.

VGChartz Japan Hardware Estimates - PS5, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch

Monthly Sales:

Japan hardware estimates for January 2024 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 283,318 (32,118,765)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 220,039 (5,186,391)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,872 (554,532)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,190 (9,669,312)

Weekly Sales:

Japan January 6, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 104,566
  2. PlayStation 5 - 41,143
  3. PlayStation 4 - 732
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 704

Japan January 13, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 46,618
  2. PlayStation 5 - 36,521
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 1,173
  4. PlayStation 4 - 566

Japan January 20, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 57,919
  2. Switch - 43,708
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 1,897
  4. PlayStation 4 - 622

Japan January 27, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 49,959
  2. Switch - 46,448
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,912
  4. PlayStation 4 - 659

Japan February 3, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 41,978
  2. PlayStation 5 - 34,497
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,186
  4. PlayStation 4 - 611

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.


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3 Comments
jvmkdg (on 08 February 2024)

It was a good month for the PS5 in Japan. If the PS5 maintains a good sales pace it will end the year with more than 7 million lifetime units

  • +1
Garrus jvmkdg (on 08 February 2024)

these numbers an interesting contrast to the UK down across the board, is the UK in deep recession again?

  • 0
hellobion2 (on 09 February 2024)

surprised that the xbox is still even selling in japan

  • -3