In February, the PS5 eventually overtook the Nintendo Switch as the best-selling product in Japan, surpassing it by a significant margin.
According to Famitsu(opens in new tab), sales of the PS5 had reached 366,982 units, a 457% increase from the previous year’s sales of 65,772 units, which Sony only managed to sell in February 2022. Moreover, Twitter user Genki JPN(opens in new tab) noted that more PS5 units were sold in February than in the entire first quarter of 2022.
This significant development shows that the PS5 is now the best-selling console in Japan, surpassing both Microsoft and, more impressively, the Nintendo Switch. With 221,041 sold units, The Switch came in second. Thus the competition was relatively close.