Sony’s retro mini-console enjoyed decent sales in its first week on the market.
Sony’s PlayStation Classic, their retro mini-console in vein of similar hardware that Nintendo has been putting out recently for legacy consoles, launched worldwide on December 3. Prior to its release, it was being met with negative reception, based on several things, including poor emulation, while reception post-launch has also been lukewarm- however, it doesn’t seem like that affected the console’s sales too much.
Media Create, who track hardware and software sales for video games in Japan, released their latest weekly report recently, as part of which they also revealed the performance of the PS Classic. Since its launch on December 3 up until the end of tracking period for the week on December 9, the system managed to sell 120,000 units in Japan. In comparison, during their own launch weeks, Nintendo’s NES Mini and SNES Mini sold roughly 260,000 and 340,000 respectively, but while the PS Classic’s performance seems quite tepid in contrast to those two, all things considered, 120k units sold in spite of the lukewarm reception it has received seems like a decent enough launch.
In their weekly report, Media Create also reported that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate smashed the charts to take the top spot with a hugely commanding lead, while also causing a massive surge in sales figures for the Nintendo Switch itself. The PS4 also saw a spurt in sales. Read more on that through here.