And in limited supplies
The PlayStation 5 console launched in a number of markets a few days ago, so there are already sales statistics. Particularly from Japan.
In Japan, the PlayStation 5 didn’t even come close to selling the PlayStation 4 in its early days. But the problem is not with the console
According to the source, 118,000 PS5s were sold in the country in the first four days, while new Xbox consoles sold 21,000 in six days. Perhaps more Microsoft consoles would have been sold, but stocks ran out.
For comparison, PlayStation 4 in Japan sold 322,000 in its first weekend, and PlayStation 3 sold 88,000. However, PS5 stocks were limited, so the console could not possibly beat its predecessor in this indicator.
In terms of game sales, the top-selling next-gen game in Japan was Spider-Man: Morales. 18,640 copies of the game were sold. Demon’s Souls has sold 18,607 copies. Here we are talking only about retail sales of discs, excluding sales of digital copies.