Cyberpunk 2077 was unquestionably one of the biggest games of the year, and it even managed to find an audience in Japan, moving a very respectable 104,687 boxed copies on the PlayStation 4. It wasn’t enough to top the charts – Nintendo Switch title Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban had that honour – but it’s still a satisfying result for CD Projekt RED.
It’s been a while since we checked in with the Japanese sales charts – honestly, there’s very little to report in the PlayStation department these days – but according to Famitsu, the PlayStation 5 sold 11,056 units this week, while the PlayStation 4 managed 9,154 units. Compared to the Nintendo Switch’s monstrous 229,698 units, it’s all pretty insignificant really.
In fact, it’s early days and it’s supply constrained, but the PS5 is trending heavily behind the Nintendo Wii U in the region right now, which is not particularly flattering company to be in. Of course, as we’ve seen with the PS4, Sony is tapping into many new and emerging markets to make up for the shortfall it’s facing in Japan – and given the PS5 is its biggest launch ever, it seems to be working well.
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