Japanese trade magazine Famitsu reported that the PlayStation 5 had the second worst console launch for Sony in Japan. Within four days of its launch, the console had officially sold 118,085 units in Japan, making it Sony's second-worst console debut, only after the PlayStation 3, which sold 88,000 units in the same period.
Despite the seemingly low sales figures, the console has sold out across Japan with some stores claiming that they won't be restocked until 2021, meaning low sales are a consequence of a low supply. The Famitsu article also mentioned that the consoles will be available again in the future, although not through direct sales but lotteries through online stores. Finally, the console was officially launched in Japan on November 12.
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