PlayStation 5’s long supply shortage is finally starting to ease, meaning the console has improved sales worldwide.
In Japan, according to weekly sales data published by Famitsu, the console has sold over 93,000 units over the past week, which not only represents a significant increase over the previous week’s sales (which were already improving), but it is also significantly higher. than what Nintendo Switch managed to sell (something very unusual in these lists). The Xbox Series X/S also saw an uptick in sales, having moved over 14,000 units during the week.
Interestingly, despite the PS5 being the best-selling console in Japan last week, not a single PlayStation 5 title managed to crack the top 10 in physical software sales. In fact, all of the games are Switch titles.
Pokemon Scarlat and Violet returned to the top spot, selling over 31,000 units, while games like Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and many others also sneak into the software charts.
Software sales (tracked by lifetime sales):
- [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Purple – 31,191 (4,807,491)
- [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 14,298 (3,862,841)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,858 (5,142,172)
- [NSW] Fire Emblem Engagement – 12,920 (185,920)
- [NSW] Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life – 9,522 (50,281)
- [NSW] Minecraft – 7,723 (3,032,742)
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 7,461 (994,203)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 6,346 (1,169,936)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 6,128 (5,116,872)
- [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 4,480 (2,840,736)
- PS5 – 93 026
- Nintendo Switch – 55,736
- Xbox Series X/S – 14,644