March 27, 2023
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Switch sales in Japan dropped by 30%, a new low this year; PS5 surged 2.7 times

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Last week, the sales of Nintendo Switch series models (regular version of Switch + Switch Lite + OLED version of Switch) in Japan dropped by 30%, less than 100,000 units for 4 consecutive weeks, a new low level this year, while Sony PS5 series models (standard version with CD player) + Digital version without CD-ROM) sales soared by 2.7 times, and sales continued to be higher than Microsoft’s (Microsoft) Xbox Series X/S (XSX/S).

According to statistics released by Famitsu, a Japanese game general intelligence media, on the 20th, the sales of Nintendo Switch series models were greatly reduced, which dragged down the overall sales of game consoles in Japan (including Switch, PS5, XSX/S) last week (October 10-16). Compared with the previous week (October 3-9), it decreased by 2% to 67,177 units, showing a decrease for the 5th consecutive week. The weekly sales volume hit a record high for 17 weeks (60,135 units since the week of June 13-19). ) new low, the second low level this year.

In terms of machine types, the sales of Nintendo Switch series in Japan last week were 43,329 units, a 30% decrease from the previous week. The weekly sales decreased for the 5th consecutive week and were less than 100,000 units for the 4th consecutive week. A record low this year.

Among them, the sales of the regular version of the Switch decreased by 24% from last week to 17,610 units; the sales of the Switch Lite decreased by 23% to 1,490 units; the sales of the OLED version of the Switch decreased by 34% to 24,229 units.

Last week, the sales volume of Sony PS5 series models in Japan was 20,297 units, a surge of 2.7 times (a surge of 266%) from the previous week, the first increase in 3 weeks, and the weekly sales volume was higher than that of Microsoft XSX/ S. Among them, the sales of the standard PS5 surged 282% to 18,691 units, and the digital version surged 147% to 1,606 units.

Last week, the sales of Microsoft XSX/S in Japan were 3,551 units, an explosive increase of 346% over the previous week. Among them, the sales of XSX increased by 20% to 469 units, and the sales of XSS increased by 659% to 3,082 units.

Sony has raised the price of PS5 in Japan since September 15, while the price of Microsoft XSX/S and Nintendo Switch in Japan has remained unchanged.

(This article is written by MoneyDJ News Reprinted with permission; source of the first image:Flickr/Shinji CC BY 2.0)

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