It seems that the PS5 hasn’t had as successful a launch as expected in Japan despite its great success in most global markets. The reason may be partly due to Sony providing limited quantities of the new generation consoles to the Japanese market.
Famitsu revealed (according to ResetEra) in a dataset it compiled that Sony sold less than one million PlayStation consoles in Japan, and these figures combine both PS4 and PS5 devices.
This is the first time the company has sold less than one million PlayStation consoles in Japan in a full year since 1994, and 2020 marks the fourth consecutive year of declining annual PlayStation sales in the region.
Sony recently stopped manufacturing all but one of its PS4 models in Japan to focus on the production of the new generation PS5.