Even though it lags behind the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X|S can boast of a win. (Image source: GIGA)
In direct comparison to Sony’s PlayStation, other consoles often lose out. However, new sales figures now show that Microsoft can certainly record success with the Xbox Series X|S – and of all places where nobody would have expected it.
Xbox Series X|S: It’s going well for the console – in Japan
In the game console competition, Microsoft is an exception. The group is based in the USA. Both Sony and Nintendo, on the other hand, originally come from Japan. Microsoft has traditionally found it difficult to to gain a foothold in Japan with the Xbox. The latest model in the form of the Xbox Series X | S could now put an end to that.
The sales figures in Japan show that both Microsoft consoles can show success here. More than 144,000 Xbox Series X and more than 157,000 Xbox Series S have been sold. In the weekly sales charts from August 15th to August 21st, the consoles even take fifth and sixth place (Source: Gematsu)
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The PlayStation 5 is still way ahead of the Xbox Series X|S in Japan
However, Microsoft should not open the champagne too soon. Sales continue to show that the Xbox Series X|S lags far behind rivals Sony and Nintendo. the PlayStation 5 has sold more than 1,600,000 copies in totalwho have favourited Nintendo Switch to more than 2,200,000 copies sold. However, it could also be a lot worse. In the past, the Xbox One had fared much worse in Japan.
The Nintendo Switch is currently the most successful console in Japan. Also worldwide However, Nintendo does not have to hide. Global sales figures show that the hybrid console is poised to surpass the PlayStation 4 as the second best-selling console of all time. With the PS2, however, Sony is still firmly in first place.