Xbox Has Outsold PlayStation In Japan — Eight Years Since The Last Time It Happened

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. 

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