PS5 Stock Shortages Force Format to Fall Behind Xbox for a Second Week in Japan
In Japan, where Sony is based, the Xbox Series X|S sold more units than the PS5 for a second week in a row.
This has already happened once, in mid-May. It was a big deal because it was the first time in over a decade that an Xbox platform beat a PlayStation console in the weekly Japanese hardware charts.
Famitsu says that the Sony console only sold 3,035 units in the week that ended on June 19, while the Xbox Series X|S family, which also has a limited supply, sold 6,695 units.
As you might expect, the Nintendo Switch's 50,405 units easily beat both of them. The software charts were also ruled by Nintendo, with only three PlayStation games in the top 30.
PS5 stock problems are a big reason why Sony is losing ground in Japan. The system sold 1,694,003 units overall, while the Xbox Series X|S sold only 239,059 units.
But in the end, both consoles are statistical outliers compared to the Nintendo Switch,
which has been on the market for a few years longer and has sold 25,060,809 units.
Still, these results will worry the Japanese company, which can't seem to keep a steady flow of systems on store shelves around the world.
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