Update: Just like a quick update of this article, the new Famitsu sales data for the period from March 22 to March 28 is now published. PlayStation 5 continued its excellent sales streak, shifting a further 62,295 units, setting its lifespan at 580,211 units. Once again, the Nintendo Switch absolutely wiped out Sony’s console, but the next generation PlayStation is still hard to find.
Original story: There was concern at the launch that PlayStation 5 could go straight into Japan, even though availability is so low, this line of speculation always flirts with imagination. It is therefore worth reporting that the console is doing much better domestically now ̵
Crucially, the weekly figures have been consistent too late. Between March 8 and March 14, the next generation system moved 37,851 units – and between March 15 and March 21, it managed another 34,657 units. This is much smoother performance overall, and while it’s still being wiped out by the Nintendo Switch, it’s important to reiterate that stock is still limited.
Social media had a lot of fun pointing out late last year that the PS5 sold worse than the Nintendo Wii U in Japan, and while it still tracks behind the failed format, it is now quickly catching up with the launch. The biggest concern at the moment is that PlayStation software practically does not exist in the region, although Sony will no doubt look at Resident Evil: Village to see how it works.