Famitsu published the latest two-week sales numbers, encompassing the interval between December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021. During this time, the usual PS4 outsold each the PS5 and PS5 Digital mixed.

The PlayStation Four bought 30,482 models throughout these two weeks (with an extra 112 gross sales of the PS4 Pro), whereas the PS5 and PS5 Digital mixed solely reached 23,820. The energy of the earlier era highlights an obvious wrestle to maintain up with demand for the brand new console. Still, these numbers pale in comparability to the runaway success of the Nintendo Switch, which bought practically 600,000 (between Switch and Switch Lite) throughout that very same interval.

Here are the Famitsu {hardware} gross sales charts for Japan, courtesy of Gematsu. The first quantity is the gross sales for the two-week interval between December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021, adopted by lifetime gross sales numbers in parenthesis.

  1. Switch – 467,051 (14,512,967)
  2. Switch Lite – 123,243 (3,139,528)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 30,482 (7,733,236)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 18,129 (214,228)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 5,691 (51,554)
  6. New 2DS LL (together with 2DS) – 1,372 (1,151,470)
  7. Xbox Series X – 275 (24,974)
  8. PlayStation 4 Pro – 112 (1,575,530)
  9. Xbox Series S – 64 (6,584)

Nintendo’s success can also be mirrored in the {hardware} gross sales charts, with each single one of many high ten video games being a Nintendo title, save for quantity 8, which was Minecraft. While PlayStation is dealing with an apparent “brand decline” in Japan, that doesn’t imply its competitor in Microsoft is gaining any traction in the area. Sales of the Xbox Series X solely reached 275 whereas the Series S bought a paltry 64 models.

Given the exceptionally low adoption fee of the PS4’s mid-gen improve, these gross sales charts additionally make sense of the choice to cease manufacturing of the PS4 Pro whereas holding one mannequin of PS4 Slim round. Looking at Sony’s PS5 gross sales numbers proper now’s doubtlessly a bit deceptive with gross sales inherently restricted by inventory allotments. The actual check can be how the PS5 continues to promote as soon as stock can match and exceed the demand.

Many analysts expect the Nintendo Switch to remain the dominant platform in 2021, outselling the PS5 and Xbox Series X by yr’s finish.