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Given how much more popular handheld devices have been in Japan compared to home consoles in recent years, it was almost inevitable, but now it’s confirmed – the Nintendo Switch has now outsold the PlayStation 4 in the region.

The news comes via Famitsu, which gives us the following sales-to-date numbers for both systems:

  • PS4 + PS4 Pro – 8,077,756
  • Switch – 8,125,637

Even more noteworthy is how quickly the Switch reached this point, with the PS4 having a 36 month headstart.

Here’s hoping the success leads to even more Switch games out of Japan!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.