Xbox Series S sales in Japan last week surpassed those of the PlayStation 5, making it the first time an Xbox console has outsole a PlayStation since 2014.
According to Famitsu, through May 9th and May 15th, the Xbox Series S console sold 6,120 units. Sales from the PlayStation 5 disc version and digital editions were only at 2,240 and 493 units, respectively.
This is likely due to the low supply of PlayStation 5 consoles, as the Xbox Series S has a more plentiful supply. Sony reportedly told analysts last year that shortages for the PS5 would continue through 2022.
Back in 2014 when the Xbox One launched, it sold 23, 562 units within its launch week. This was amazing in comparison to the meager 6,373 units the PlayStation 4 sold during the same time frame.
For obvious reasons, the Xbox brand does not fair so well in Japan, especially when compared to PlayStation and Nintendo (Japanese based companies). However, the Xbox Series X|S sales have already surpassed Xbox One’s lifetime sales in Japan.