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PlayStation 5 outsells Xbox Series X in Japan by a large margin

Published: 11:53, 18 November 2020
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According to the first sales reports from Japan, PlayStation 5 sold 118.000 units in four days while Xbox Series X|S sold 21.000 units in its first week.

The next-gen, or shall we say the current-gen race now that the consoles have been officially released is shaping up to be quite an interesting one as we receive first sales reports from the UK and Japan. Microsoft confirmed earlier several days ago that Xbox Series X is their best selling console in history in the first week.  Sony are yet to reveal the details but we expect to hear similar story from the Japanese tech giant.

Today, sales report from Japan emerged where the PlayStation 5 console has outsold its main rival Xbox Series X|S by a large margin. According to the report in Famitsu, the PlayStation sold 118.000 units in four days while Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S managed to sell 21.000 units in six days.

Sony A photo showing PS5 on the left side and PS5 Digital Edition on the right side with two controllers by them. PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition (right)

This is certainly a big difference but it does not come as a surprise since Japan is a big market for PlayStation and Xbox only recently revealed their plans for the Japanese market, where they're traditionally behind PlayStation. 

It's worth noting that Xbox Series X|S completely sold out in Japan and low stock could be one of the reasons for these numbers. Who knows, if retailers had more consoles on the launch, the sale numbers could be a lot higher.

Additionally, the report also claims that the best selling games are Spider-Man: Miles Morales with 18.460 sold units and Demon's Souls with 18.607 copies sold. 

You can find more details in  Famitsu's report.

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