Nintendo is bigger than Sony in Japan
Switch is doing great. So great, in fact, that it appears to be completely outcompeting PlayStation in Japan, according to one analyst.
Japan is the home of both Sony and Nintendo, and has proved to be a notoriously hard market to crack for Microsoft. Looks like that will be even harder in the future, since Switch is wiping the floor with PlayStation according to Hideki Yasuda of Ace Research Institute.
Switch dominance: The senior analyst cites the huge disparity between Switch and PlayStation 4 game sales: 2,070,506 Switch games vs 21,425 PlayStation 4 games sold between December 28th last year and January 30th this year. There is only one PlayStation 4 title in Famitsu's top 30 sales charts.
PlayStation decline: PlayStation 5 isn't even represented in the sales chart, and Yasuda adds that the PlayStation brand's decline in Japan “has become a well-known fact.”. Switch made up no less than 87% of hardware sales in Japan last year, spurred by the COVID-19 lockdowns.