Japanese gaming site, Famitsu.com has published latest figures regarding hardware sales in the region.

Famitsu Updates Japanese Hardware Sales Figures

Japan is a place where gaming is adored and consoles and software continue to sell aplenty. With the new generation of consoles now fully out in the wild for a few weeks, Famitsu has published the latest hardware figures. Nintendo Switch shows little sign of slowing down despite the new consoles being launched. Sony and Microsoft have both suffered with stock shortages since launch, partly due to the global pandemic but Sony’s PlayStation 5 is ahead in the early running as you can see from the below statistics:

  • Switch / 117,982 units (total 13,484,739 units)
  • Switch Lite / 27196 units (total 2,789,838 units)
  • PS5 / 28202 units (total 164,438 units)
  • PS5 Digital Edition / 12257 units (total 36997 units)
  • Xbox Series X / 2584 units (total 21857 units)
  • Xbox Series S / 1009 units (total 5954 units)

Japan a Tough Nut to Crack for Microsoft

It is well known that in Japan, Microsoft have not had the easiest of times over the years. Despite shortages of stock, the Xbox Series X/S have both had restocks already and with that in mind the sales for the new boxes are less than impressive. Nintendo are continuing to perform well with the Switch worldwide being many gamers second console.

The Future

It is still far too early to predict who will come out on top in this new console generation and once that stocks are up to full capacity we will have a better idea of how things are taking shape.

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