Playstation 5 Has Sold 2 Million Copies In Japan, Behind Playstation 4: The number of units sold of the PlayStation 5 in Japan has surpassed the two million mark. On the other hand, it has the reputation of being Sony’s current console with the slowest performance.
As of the 23rd of October 2022, sales information obtained from Famitsu indicates that 2, 027,783 copies of the console have been sold in Japan. There are 1,749,737 PS5 consoles and 278,046 PS5 Digital Edition consoles included in this total.
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Playstation 5 Has Sold 2 Million Copies In Japan, Behind Playstation 4
This indicates that the system was able to reach the two million mark in sales 101 weeks after it was first released, which is a little less than two years. To put it in perspective, it took the PS4 90 weeks to accomplish the same thing, whereas the PS3 only took 73 weeks.
Nevertheless, the performance of the PS5 is noteworthy, especially considering its relatively high price, which was recently increased, and the fact that, like the vast majority of consumer goods, it has been hampered by stock shortages because of the pandemic.
It has been stated that console scalping remains a problem in Japan, with the devaluation of the yen being the primary factor driving the profitable resale of consoles in other countries.
The dominance of the Nintendo Switch in the region is most likely another element that contributes to the slower increase in the console’s sales. The console, which has already been confirmed as the best-selling Nintendo home console of all time, surpassing the 101.63 million units sold by the Wii, is incredibly popular in Japan, selling over 25 million units as of June of this year. Wii was previously the best-selling Nintendo home console of all time.
It’s possible that Sony’s shift in development concentration away from games geared at Japanese gamers and toward games aimed at the Western market is also a role in the console‘s slower growth.
In the United Kingdom, the PlayStation 5 achieved two million sales in 98 weeks, which is the same amount of time that it took the PlayStation 3 in the region to achieve the same number of sales.
In the UK, it took 57 weeks for the Wii to reach two million sales, 60 weeks for the PS2, and 75 weeks for the PS4. According to Sony’s estimates, total global lifetime shipments of PS5 consoles hit 21.7 million units during the three months that ended on June 30, 2022.
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