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The PS5 can’t beat Pokemon, but it’s currently selling well in Japan

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Look, nothing can stop the Nintendo Switch in Japan – especially not with the new one pokemon Game on the store shelf. But there is good news for Sony: with PS5 stock The situation is finally improving, the console is actually starting to shift some serious units. The software charts don’t paint a particularly positive picture for new-generation systems — although there’s been movement on that front recently — but the hardware is getting number one. very much better

Case in point: the latest Famitsu Around 50,000 PS5 consoles were reportedly sold in the period from November 21st to November 27th. That number pales in comparison to the 150,000 Nintendo has achieved, of course, but given Sony’s place in its home market of late, it can be seen as a positive. In fact, you may actually remember the platform holder increased The price of its newest console in the country, however, does not seem to affect demand.

Horizon Forbidden West was the only PS5 game to chart, possibly due to the bundles implemented. That game has now sold over 100,000 units in the country, which isn’t exactly a mind-blowing milestone, but a solid result. Elsewhere, the software charts are dominated by Nintendo evergreens, incl Pokemon Scarlet and Violetwho sold more Half a million units this week. the wild!

Japan Software Sale (November 21 to November 27, 2022)

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 577,279 (3,114,571)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 39,322 (3,407,477)
  3. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 11,223 (2,866,629)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,057 (4,917,646)
  5. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 10,107 (112,333)
  6. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 9,682 (783,853)
  7. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirit (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 5,414 (44,470)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,478 (5,015,307)
  9. [NSW] Momotaro Dentesu: Showa, Heisei, Rewa Mo Tban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 4,108 (2,743,464)
  10. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 3,994 (923,009)

Japan Hardware Sale (November 21 to November 27, 2022)

  1. Replace OLED model – 99,863 (3,183,702)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 45,530 (1,894,179)
  3. Switch – 32,926 (18,899,449)
  4. Switch Light – 23,338 (4,993,867)
  5. Xbox Series S – 9,031 (221,450)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 5,390 (297,238)
  7. Xbox Series X – 2,908 (171,548)
  8. PlayStation 4 – 2,220 (7,828,361)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 65 (1,189,250)

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