‎- title: PS5 Sales Surge by 450%, Outpacing Nintendo Switch

PS5 Overtakes Nintendo Switch as Best-Selling Console in Japan

In February, the PS5 surpassed the Nintendo Switch as the best-selling console in Japan, selling 366,982 units, according to Famitsu. This marks a 457% increase in sales year-on-year, as Sony only sold 65,772 units in February 2022. The PS5 even sold more units in February than in the first quarter of 2022 combined, as pointed out by Twitter user Genki_JPN.

This news is significant as the PS5 has beaten out both Xbox and the Nintendo Switch in Japan. The Switch came in second with 221,041 units sold, making it a clear victory for the PS5.

Software Struggles

Wild Hearts
Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Despite the PS5’s success in hardware sales, it has faced some software struggles. Some of the most anticipated games, such as Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok, have been delayed, leaving fans disappointed. However, Sony has promised to deliver quality games and experiences, so fans are still hopeful.

Overall, the PS5’s success in Japan is a significant achievement for Sony, and it will be interesting to see how it continues to perform in the global market.


– Sony climbs the ranks of best-selling software titles
– Push Square reports on PS5 sales in Japan
– Hogwarts Legacy and Wild Hearts top the list

In the week ending February 19th, Sony climbed the ranks of the best-selling software titles, as reported by Push Square. This news comes as no surprise, considering the increased number of PS5 units sold and the newness of both games, Hogwarts Legacy and Wild Hearts, which topped the list selling 36,958 and 26,905 units respectively.

It’s clear that Sony’s PS5 continues to be a popular choice among gamers, and with more exciting titles on the horizon, it’s likely that we’ll continue to see the console dominate the market. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest tech news and trends from Tech Leaks.

The latest gaming news reveals that Sony has claimed the top two spots in the gaming industry. However, the next closest ranked title was Tales of Symphonia Remastered on the PS4, which took the eighth place. Other than these three games, the Nintendo Switch ruled the software roost, with Pokemon Scarlet / Violet and Splatoon 3 both being at the top of the pile.

The Secret to Success

PS5 and controller on a tableThe Secret to Success

One of the secrets to success in the gaming industry is to have a diverse range of games that cater to different audiences. This is evident in the success of Nintendo Switch, which has a wide range of games that appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers. Additionally, having remastered versions of classic games like Tales of Symphonia can also attract fans of the original game, as well as new players who are interested in the updated graphics and gameplay.

Another important factor in the success of a game is its marketing strategy. Games like Pokemon Scarlet / Violet and Splatoon 3 have been heavily marketed and promoted, which has helped to generate buzz and excitement among fans. This has resulted in high sales and positive reviews, which further boosts the popularity of the game.

Overall, the gaming industry is highly competitive, and success requires a combination of factors such as having a diverse range of games, effective marketing strategies, and a loyal fan base. By focusing on these key areas, game developers can increase their chances of success and stand out in a crowded market.


PS5 Sales Surpass Nintendo Switch After Supply Issues Resolved

The PS5 has finally ended Nintendo’s impressive winning streak, with the news that the PS5 shortage is over in Asia. This massive boost in sales comes hand-in-hand with Sony’s announcement that the company has finally tackled the supply issues that had plagued this next-gen console for so long worldwide.

The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, told an audience at the PlayStation Partner Awards that Sony finally resolved the PS5 shortages in December 2022. His message seemed to target Japanese audiences as the company could now deliver next-gen consoles to “many customers in Japan and Asia” starting “this year-end shopping season and into 2023”.

A rise in units available would naturally see a rise in units sold. However, that doesn’t diminish the incredible success that the PS5 has had, especially in the face of the Nintendo Switch.

PS5 Exclusivity Deals Revealed

In other news, a judge is making Sony reveal its PS5 exclusivity deals to Microsoft. This could have a significant impact on the gaming industry and the future of console exclusives.

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Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they’ve taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play – despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.

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