PS5 and Xbox Series X/S have already debuted in various markets and pending the arrival of PS5 in Italy and in many other countries, there is no lack of first sales data on both next-gen consoles.
We recently talked to you about how it is estimated that Xbox Series X/S has sold between 1.2 million and 1.4 million consoles on launch day but today we can tell you about the first sales figures in a market that is definitely worth keeping an eye on. like Japan. The Rising Sun is a complicated challenge for both Sony and Microsoft with the Japanese company that has to try to grind important numbers in an increasingly difficult market for home consoles and a Redmond giant that must try to play a role that in recent years it has practically always been incredibly marginal.
In this sense, the launch is certainly not surprising but at the same time it must be put in the right perspective, a perspective made up of sold out across the board, of lotteries to assign the very few units available, and a very evident lack of stocks that could be partially resolved. in the approach to the end of 2020.
In this situation, PS5 outclasses Xbox Series X/S (there are no numbers split between the two platforms) according to Famitsu’s data. PS5 sold 118,000 units in 4 days while Xbox Series X/S 21,000 in 6 days. On a software level, Spider-Man: Miles Morales sold 18,640 units while Demon’s Souls 18,607. In short, many have bought a console without one of the launch games according to these data.
Famitsu reports that PlayStation 5 sold 118.000 units in 4 days and Xbox Series X/S 21.000 units in 6 days
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Definitely a difficult situation due to practically zero stocks beyond those of pre-orders but it will be interesting to understand what the role of Japan will be at the next-gen level. On the other hand, the domination of Nintendo and Switch seems really difficult to scratch.
What do you think of these first sales figures?