The first week of the PlayStation 5 in Japan shows interesting results and that allow to generate some questions about the brand
Now that several days have passed since the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X was launched, little by little you will be able to see new figures regarding their sales worldwide. Although Xbox has already commented that sales are not something they are thinking about much, it is still striking to see what their performance has been. It is a way of evaluating the path of both brands in territories around the world. Now, we already have access to the Japanese figures, which reveal a solid start for the latest Sony console.
According to Nibel, the PlayStation 5 sold 322,000 units in its first week and 118,095 units in its first three days. Comparing this second figure, an improvement can be noticed compared to the results of the PS3 (90,000 units). It also seems to be true that 88% of these consoles sold have been those with the disc reader. This indicates that Japanese gamers are not ready to completely abandon the purchase of physical games.
This figure may surprise some since the Japanese video game culture is increasingly dedicated to portability, but perhaps the PlayStation audience represents an exception. The best-selling game of the first three days was Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which sold 18,640 units. Behind this is Demon’s Souls with 18,607 units. Considering that around 100,000 units were sold in the first three days, selling so few games should get Sony’s attention. Less than half of its buyers would have taken one of its two exclusive stars.
Of course, it is still important to highlight the fact that the lack of stock may be conditioning figures in some ways in this article.