Sony has increased its shipment estimates, indicating a higher availability of the PS5 in the next few months.
The competition for market dominance is a recurrent theme across all industries, including the gaming industry. For many years, the gaming world has been characterized by the ongoing rivalry between two powerhouses, Nintendo and Sony. While Nintendo has been the dominant player for a considerable time, Sony has recently made a significant push to capture the top spot. However, whether Sony can sustain its recent success or Nintendo will retain its throne is yet to be seen, as the gaming industry is full of unexpected twists and turns.
As the gaming sector continues to grow and evolve, it is imperative for companies to focus not only on product quality and innovation, but also on capturing the hearts and minds of consumers. Whether it be through marketing campaigns, strategic partnerships, or industry collaborations, the competition between these two industry giants will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the future of the gaming world.
In the end, it is the players who are the ultimate beneficiaries of this friendly rivalry between Nintendo and Sony. They are offered a wider range of options and continued innovation in the gaming industry, ensuring that players will always have the best gaming experience possible. So, regardless of if you are a fan of Nintendo or Sony, it’s time to grab your controller, sit back, and enjoy the tussle!
PS5 Console Sales Surpasses Switch In Japan
According to data supplied by Resetera, PS5 has finally overtaken the Nintendo Switch in sales in Japan, with 62,908 units sold for the week ending January 29th, compared to 51,108 units sold for the Nintendo Switch. This increase in sales can be attributed to the improved availability of the PS5.
Nintendo Dominates Software Market Except for Forspoken
However, the PS5 still faces challenges in the software market, with the Nintendo Switch dominating the top-selling list except for a single game, “Forspoken.”
The Square Enix exclusive for the PS5 sold only 29,055 units, but it is important to note that these numbers only reflect physical releases, as reported by Famitsu’s data.
In an effort to improve the PS5’s software sales, some Japanese retailers have recently announced they will discontinue the lottery system for purchasing the console, making it easier for consumers to buy the PS5 directly when it is in stock. The platform holder, Sony, has also increased its shipment estimates for the current quarter, suggesting a readily available stock of the PS5 through February and March, 2023.
Sony will be hoping that with the increased availability of the PS5 hardware, software sales will also see a gradual, but steady improvement.
Latest Software Rankings as of January 29, 2023
- Nintendo Switch | Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life | 40,759 | NEW
- Nintendo Switch | Pokemon Scarlet / Violet | 37,265 | 4,776,300
- PS5 | Forspoken | 29,055 | NEW
- Nintendo Switch | Fire Emblem Engage | 28,422 | 173,000
- Nintendo Switch | Splatoon 3 | 14,844 | 3,848,543
- Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | 13,138 | 5,128,314
- Nintendo Switch | Disgaea 7 | 10,359 | NEW
- Nintendo Switch | Minecraft | 8,399 | 3,025,019
- Nintendo Switch | Nintendo Switch Sports | 8,231 | 986,742
- NintendoSwitch | Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban | 6,041 | 2,836,256
Hardware Trends for the Week Ending January 29, 2023
- PS5 – 53,256
- Nintendo Switch OLED – 28,787
- Nintendo Switch – 12,564
- Nintendo Switch Lite – 9,757
- PS5 Digital Edition – 9,652
- PS4 – 1,061
- Xbox Series S – 830
- Xbox Series X – 435
- New 2DS LL – 64