PlayStation 5 has been rolling off the shelves since its launch in November 2020. In the early days of next-gen consoles, it had become difficult to see this enticing console in stock in stores and online markets. Due to adverse availability issues, many enthusiasts ended up buying the PS5 at scalped prices.
However, Sony’s next-gen console has been selling like hot cakes worldwide, despite the huge inventory and supply chain problems it has faced for most of its life. Sony has increased imports by 400% to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. The well-known console has also finally reached the expected sales figures in Japan.
- PlayStation 5 has finally crossed the 2 million mark in Japan, two years after its failed release.
- The increase in sales and the 2 million figure go hand in hand with the recent stock improvements.
- Supply chain issues appear to have been resolved in the Japanese region, judging by the numbers.
- The PlayStation 5 has taken a little more months to reach this goal compared to the PlayStation 4.
According to a new report from Famitsu, the next-gen PlayStation 5 has reached another milestone in Japan by amassing a total of more than 2 million consoles sold in the region. The retail version of PlayStation 5 sold a staggering 1,749,737 units, and the PS5 digital edition contributed 278,046 salesThe making of total number 2,027,783.
Retail sales are much higher as opposed to the digital edition as the gaming community in Japan still prefers retail. Japan’s sales figure would have been much higher had it not been for a few hurdles. The main cause of the impediment was the pandemic that affected all industries in the world.
PlayStation 5 has overcome many hurdles but still managed to keep up its numbers against competitors such as the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. The latest achievement is highly commendable and has been anticipated by many hardware analysts since the PS5 it reached one million on September 9 last year.
However, the PlayStation 5 is a little late to the party to hit the 2 million mark in Japan compared to some of its predecessors. The PlayStation 4 has taken about 20 months to reach 2 million in Japan, while the PlayStation 5 is about 2 to 3 months late.
The backlog in numbers could have been extended if Sony hadn’t dealt with the pandemic effectively. A few months ago, in June, Sony’s next-gen console reached 20 million sales worldwide. However, it is struggling to sell in high volume in certain regions due to lack of inventory and availability issues.
Sony has responded to the stock issues and PS5s are already starting to be available in stores around the world, including Germany. The US and UK have also seen a huge number of PS5 arrive in stores and online stores; it will only get better for the PlayStation 5 from here on out.
This year has already proven better for the PS5 in terms of sales compared to 2021.
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