Even though currently it seems like the hardest thing in the world, is to actually manage and find a PlayStation 5, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the console had a smooth launch. It seems that the interest for a PS5 in Japan is much lower than the rest of the world. The console, in Sony’s own home country was sold 240,000 times within the first six weeks, fewer units than all the other PlayStation home consoles before it.
The reason for this could be linked with the amount of supplies that Sony calculated for Japan. It is unclear how many units Sony actually delivered in Japan. Analyst Hideki Yasuda form the ACE Research Institute adds that Sony could attach less importance to the Japanese market than before. The reason for this remains unclear.
If this sort of trend continues, PlayStation 5 could only sell half as often as the PS4 in japan. The previous console has sold around ten million copies. However, it was the PlayStation 2 the one with the record breaking of 20 million units sold.
PlayStation 5 was launched on November 2020. Very few gamers have actually managed to secure a copy of the console. Most of them are waiting for the store shelves to be stocked up by Sony again.
We hope you all get to take one as soon as possible. Worst case scenario, you’ll just have to move in Japan and buy one there.