The game is back! The Xbox Series sold twice as many PS5s in Japan in June 2022

At the beginning of the current generation of consoles, Sony surpassed Microsoft and sold more PS5 units in various markets around the world, but it seems that the tables are spinning and the Xbox series are showing their strength even on earth. – Christmas. PlayStation.

According to the latest data from Famitsu magazine, during the week from 13 to 19 June 2022, the Japanese bought 6,695 units of the Xbox Series, while the PS5 sold only 3,035 units.

Despite this difference, the Nintendo Switch still topped the list of bestsellers, selling 50,405 units in Japanese stores.

Most surprisingly, the PS4 only sold 18 units, indicating that the previous generation was indeed coming to an end.

As for bestseller games, the list topped the Nintendo Switch version of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, while Overlord: Escape from Nazarick debuted was the best debut of the week, with less than 6,000 units sold.

List of best-selling games of the week (June 13 and 19, 2022) in Japan:

  1. Demon Killer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Chronicles of Hinokam (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 20,964 (111,849)
  2. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 18,789 (493,046)
  3. Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo, 10/6/22) – 13,002 (45,175)
  4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 8,649
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,456 (4,682,390)
  6. Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,887 (2,677,377)
  7. Overlord: Escape from Nazarick (Kadokava, 06/16/22) – 5,682 (issue)
  8. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 5,462 (3,181,291)
  9. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 19/11/21) – 5,043 (2,560,536)
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 7/12/18) – 4,364 (4,905,190)

List of best-selling consoles of the week (June 13 and 19, 2022) in Japan:

  1. OLED Model Switch – 22,860 (1,899,156)
  2. Switch – 19,907 (18,399,758)
  3. Switch Lite – 7,638 (4,761,895)
  4. Xbox Series S – 3,423 (130,076)
  5. Xbox Series X – 3,272 (108,983)
  6. PlayStation 5 – 2,371 (1,451,795)
  7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 664 (242,208)
  8. New 2DS LL (includes 2DS) – 215 (1,187,058)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 18 (7,819,701)

Factors such as a lack of units in stock may explain the new Xbox series, which exceeds PS5 sales, but in any case, this is a major milestone for Microsoft.

What do you think about this turnover of sales?

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