Xbox Series X|S outsells PS5 in Japan for the first time

Xbox Series X|S outsells PS5 in Japan for the first time

It is well known that Xbox has never sold very well in Japan, because in that territory Nintendo and Sony have always dominated in sales by a very large difference. However, Microsoft has not given up and for the first time this generation, the Xbox Series XX|S sold more consoles than the PS5 in a week.

According to Famitsu, the Xbox Series X|S finally outsold the PlayStation 5 in a week, in addition to surpassing 200,000 units sold in the region. Although it is still far from reaching the total number of consoles sold by Sony this generation, it is interesting to see how Xbox sales are slowly increasing.

  1. Nintendo Switch – 65,322
  2. Xbox Series X|S – 6,225
  3. PlayStation 5 – 2,693
  4. 3DS-235
  5. PS4-22

Related: The Nintendo Switch has already surpassed the sales of the PlayStation 4 in North America.

According to Famitsu, during the week of May 9-15, 105 Xbox Series X and 6,120 Xbox Series S were sold, for a total of 6,225 consoles sold. For its part, Sony sold 2,240 PlayStation 5 and 453 PS5 Digital Edition, so they sold less than half of the competition. Even so, the total number of consoles sold paints a different picture, because while the Xbox Series X | S reached 207,877 consoles sold, the PlayStation 5 already has 1,620,838.

A couple of months ago it was revealed that a total of 2.3 million Xbox consoles have been sold in Japan, taking into account all generations. However, most of these sales correspond to the Xbox 360, the best-selling Microsoft console in this region, which makes up 68.8% of the total.

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Although the Xbox Series X|S and the PlayStation 5 sold close to 9,000 units in the past week, the Nintendo Switch continues to dominate and registered a total of 65,322 consoles sold in the same period, taking into account the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED.