The gross sales in Japan for Xbox Sequence S final week surpassed these of PlayStation 5, making this the primary time an Xbox console has outsold a PlayStation in any given week since 2014.
In keeping with Famitsu, throughout the week of Might 9 by Might 15, the Xbox Sequence S console offered 6,120 models. Gross sales of the PlayStation 5 disc model and digital version consoles have been at 2,240 and 493 models, respectively, for a mixed whole of two,693 models.
This particular incident is almost certainly as a result of low provide of PlayStation 5 consoles whereas Xbox Sequence S provide is extra plentiful. Final 12 months, Sony reportedly advised analysts that shortages for its newest console will proceed by 2022.
The final time an analogous scenario occurred was when the Xbox One was first launched in Japan again in 2014, clocking in 23,562 models offered throughout its launch week in comparison with the 6,373 models of PlayStation 4 consoles offered throughout that very same time interval.
The Xbox model isn’t as well-liked abroad in Japan in comparison with its homegrown rivals PlayStation and Nintendo. On the very least, Xbox Sequence X|S gross sales have already surpassed Xbox One’s lifetime gross sales in Japan. Microsoft understands that the Japanese market, in addition to the broader Asian space, is necessary and says that Xbox is seeing phenomenal development there.
Whereas Xbox nonetheless has work to do in Japan, it does have a Japanese studio inside its first-party portfolio: Tango Gameworks. The studio lately launched Ghostwire: Tokyo, however it’s presently a timed console unique on PlayStation 5 and is predicted to launch someday subsequent 12 months on Microsoft platforms.
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