The stock of PS5 in Japan begins to recover and this is reflected in sales, which already exceed those achieved by PS4 in the same period of time.
The situation of PlayStation 5 begins to improve in Japan, after a first few months something discreet where couldn’t keep up with its predecessor, PS4, when it was launched in 2013. In part it is due to the replenishment of stock in stores, which begins to stabilize after the shortage suffered in the early months of the console’s launch.
As Famitsu highlights on its sales list, PS5 is selling at a much faster rate than PS4 at the time. Specific, more than 689,000 consoles have been sold, figure that exceeds 648,000 PS4 consoles which were sold in the first 7 months of the old gen console in Japan.
At first, and partly due to the great furor in Japan with the Nintendo Switch (it is still the best-selling console week by week), it was thought that the PS5 situation was especially worrying in Japan, as sold fewer units than PlayStation 4, but it seems that the numbers improve considerably in this month of May.
Keep in mind that the boot of PS5 in terms of exclusive video games is being somewhat slower than on PS4, although very popular titles have been released in Japan such as Yakuza: Like a Dragon or Demon’s Souls Remake, in addition to the recent Returnal. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine reveals that during the past week over 30,000 PS5 units sold.
Specifically, it is about week 25 for PlayStation 5 in Japan, and at this moment the next-gen console exceeds the numbers harvested by PS4 in 40,000 units. This difference is much greater than the one marked a week ago, when it was about 14,000 units between PS5 and PS4. It has to be said that the digital model of PS5 is having a hard time starting in that country, since the model with reader sweeps in comparison.
Sony’s sales forecasts are coming true, after announcing that PS5 has already sold more than 7.8 million consoles worldwide. This makes it Sony’s best-selling console of all time, and that taking into account that stock problems will continue until at least the next year 2022.
These huge PS5 numbers in Japan are expected keep growing in the coming weeks, with the releases of exclusives such as Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart or Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. Yes indeed, it’s still pretty far from the astronomical Nintendo Switch figures, which is sweeping Japanese players.
This article was published in Hobby Consolas by Ángel Morán Santiago.