The Xbox Series S managed to outperform the PS5 in Japan

The Xbox Series S managed to outperform the PS5 in Japan

After eight years of occupying the last places in sales, Xbox finally managed to overtake PlayStation in Japan during the last week. According to data provided by Famitsu, the S-series it sold more units than the PS5 in the last seven days.

As the Japanese media points out, the Xbox Series S, and only this model, managed to sell 6,120 consoles between May 9 and 15, 2022. By comparison, the combined sales of the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition only managed to move 2,693 units.

This is quite a unique situation in Japan. Last week, the PS5 family managed to move 49,798 consoles, while the Xbox Series S barely reached 10 thousand. This means that the shortage of units is constantly fluctuating the sales of these two companies. The only one that seems not to suffer is Nintendo, who always comes in first place in this section.

Although at first glance selling just over six thousand units might not seem like much, let’s remember that Xbox is not that popular in Japan. For 20 years, since the launch of the first Microsoft console, only 2.3 million Xbox consoles have been sold in this territory. By comparison, the PS5 currently has 1.5 million in this region, while the Switch and its various models top 20 million units.

By the beginning of March 2022, the original Xbox had sold 472,992 consoles. The Xbox 360 reached 1,616,128 units. On the other hand, the Xbox One barely reached 114,831. Lastly, the Xbox Series X|S currently carries 142,024 in Japan. Although clearly this is a result of the crisis of components and production that is experienced throughout the world, Microsoft has achieved a good position thanks to the fact that they have managed to put consoles in stores.

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Editor’s Note:

It is clear that the big winner of this generation, at least during its first years, will be dictated by the number of consoles that are available in stores. Although the PlayStation 5 had a great start, Xbox has begun to outperform its competitor in various markets, and it’s all thanks to the availability of the Xbox Series S.

Via: Gematsu