PS5 sales increased by an eye-opening 457 per cent year-over-year in Japan last month, as Sony finally managed to get the system’s stock situation under control. The new-gen console sold an incredible 366,982 units in February 2023, more than the first four months of 2022 combined. That’s despite an increase in price, too!
It means that, for the first time since February 2018, the best-selling console in Japan was not the Nintendo Switch. In fact, now entering its twilight years, the hybrid hardware actually declined 41 per cent year-over-year – although it still continues to move an impressive amount of software. Obviously, this kind of trend is expected so late in the lifecycle of the device.
After a shaky start, worsened by stock limitations, PS5 is now actually trending ahead of PS4 and PS3 life-to-date in Japan, so it’s doing pretty well for itself. Similar trends are being observed right around the world, with European territories enjoying triple-figure increases year-over-year compared to February 2022. While the numbers are impressive, it does underline just how supply constrained the console has been.
[source famitsu.com, via twitter.com]
They better give us some banger announcements later this year with this growing install base.
For me it seems as not into VR or FF, Spider man 2 is the only big Sony studio game for me this year.
Looking like the other two for me might do a bit better this year unless Sony have something up their sleeve.
Either way PS5 will sell the most this year worldwide, can’t see Switch beating them this year now stock is a lot better.
@dschons I don't think Sony has much choice, the key now is to keep the momentum going.
Im just glad the two Japanese consoles are doing well.
@Dezzy70 "There's only one big game because I'm not into all the other ones"
You're right though, if I weren't all-in on VR, Spidey is really the only thing (and even with VR, Horizon is the only Sony Studios thing we know about.) I don't really count FF since it's not Sony Studios, it's paid exclusive, maybe 1 year, maybe forever who knows, but it's still a third party game. And I don't really care about spidey (but do care about VR and FF), so it's a weird PS year for me. With VR launch I'm using PS more than I probably will any other year, but it would be different if ZOMFG SAMMY UPDATED HIS PROFILE PIC
It’s a strange PS5 year for me as well but for different reasons. Hopefully the HFW dlc will be worth the purchase for me. After that nothing until Spider-Man 2 and that’s my whole 2023 done on PS5 this year.
Switch is where it’s at for me at the moment this year, MK8 online and new tracks, BOTW2 and Pikmin 4 and hoping for AAA platform surprise for the end of 2023.
Xbox, having GPU normally always something about, like atomic heart and Wo Long.
Of course Redfall May and Starfield Sep if they are very good. So you never know with Xbox.
So for me if I had to rank this year 2023 on what we know so far it is totally different from 2022.
Game wise only 2022
PS5, Switch then Xbox
Game wise only 2023
Switch, Xbox then PS5
Amazing how game release years effect things.
Loving these laughing pics next to massive moneys being made. The gangster sunglasses are best. Oh I better be careful given the Outerworlds article. Love being me though, first rule of being happy is loving ones self. I think my PS5 and faceplates needs a good clean, it's been a couple months since the last quick clean. Been meaning to take out the fan for a proper clean but don't really know how and not confident enough atm
I don’t understand why you Nintendo guys here trashing PlayStation for having mostly third party exclusives this year. When most of Nintendo switch good exclusives are made by third party companies including games that publisher by Nintendo 😂.
@Dezzy70 Yeah, I basically didn't touch my PS5 at all last year. I had started a few smaller games, played Stray, Kena, and the spongebob freebie, and that was about it. It literally just gathered dust all year. Then this year I finally decided to finish up HZD afer all these years, get into HFW, then there's the FF's and of course VR2 which is all that matters now (I want to get back to the other stuff, honest!) so I'm basically not touch the XB much excpet for HiFi, and trying to binge Yakuza but failing because VR2. Then Switch with TotK will steal the show for months. Almost no XB in there, but then Starfield.....if I'm done HFW+H:BS by then (spoieler: I won't be) and it's all PS all the time right now.
The woes of being multiplat + VR! I have all these games to play and what will I be doing for months? No Man's Sky VR at 520p per eye!
I'm sure someone will find some way to downplay this on this site
@Beerheadgamer82 I'm all for Push Square and their use of Kaz photos whenever they can.
@thetraditional same. Like the Jim Ryan one in gangster sunglasses too
@Keyblade-Dan i mean , if you insist
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