Have you seen the sales for both ps5/xsx,xss consoles this month? It's under 1m sales. This isn't limited to Japan only. Both consoles are under selling, due to shortages.
Nintendo will win in software market, because it's hand held. Anyone who has has ps4/ps5 and switch, will buy their games on Switch, because it's portable, and they can play anywhere they go.
Same thing with ps5/xss. People will use xss as gamepass machine, while ps5 as exclusive games. In the long run, ps5 will be just be Sony exclusive, if gamepass keep getting day1 games.
That is how software sales work.
No one here never denied that the consoles, Switch included, are supply limited. It was fairly obvious from the NPD and Famitsu data.
What the users of this thread have been arguing is that doing 1400 sales this week, 1800 sales last week is nothing. Thats not being supply limited, thats just being ignored. Sony made the clear and counciouss decision that, the 10 k that they certainly could have sent to Japan to have some kind of presence and to send a message to japanese devs that "We still care about Japan", NA and Europe markets are more important to them, and its more important that Sony sells 550k during november there and what seems like 5 k here in japan, instead of doing 500k in the US and 50k in Japan, because Im fairly sure that any stock sent to Japan would be cleared out.
And that sends a clear message that Japan is way, way back in Sony mind. And thats the bulk of our argument here. Some people who dont like how Sony is doing in Japan right now comes up with a myriad of excuses, so the discussion gets dilluted, but thats the essence of what we have been saying.
Nintendo is winning software not because the Switch is also portable(Switch is a hybrid console) but rather because not only is a far more attractive piece of hardware, because it is a hybrid console(so two for the price of one. If handheld was so much more important, the Lite sales would have been much higher than the OG model), but because the software appeals much more to them. Nintendo first party titles are unrivaled, and alot of japanese focused games are flocking to the Switch, either being multiplat or just straight up exclusives, like Momotaro(the train game by Konami). So its not just because of the hardware.
And thats where the frustration with Sony in Japan comes from. Sony has been moving away from Japan since the PS3. And sales have shown that. More and more of their first party titles are not japanese centric. Third party games and the deals that Sony did offset this trend up to a point, but we reached a point that Sony simply bled way too much, and addind to that a Nintendo that didnt screw up this time like they did with the Wii U, and you get the situation we jave with Sony in Japan nowadays.
Was the decision to focus on the west better for Sony? Hell yeah. But there were consequences, and losing Japan was one of them.