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PS4 sells over 300,000 in first two days on sale in Japan – report

Tuesday, 25th February 2014 05:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The PlayStation 4 managed to shift a pretty decent number of units in its first two days on sale in Japan.

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According to Famitsu, the PS4 sold an estimated 322,083 units during its first two days of availability in Japan.

The PS4 launched with just two days remaining in the Japanese sales week of February 17-23; it’ll be interesting to see if the console cracks half a million in its first full calendar week.

Famitsu’s sales figures aren’t as well-established as chart tracking firm Media Create; generally, the two sources paint a more reliable picture when taken together. Media Creat’es report is likely to surface overnight.

Rob went along to check out the PS4 launch in Japan. The punters he spoke to seemed pretty excited about the new console, which finally arrived in Japan after several months of availability outside Sony’s home territory.

Prior to its Japanese launch, Sony announced the PS4 had sold over 5 million internationally. The console is “generally sold out” in many territories, although Sony is working to ensure a steady supply of stock.

Thanks, Johnny.

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  1. Dragon

    As expected.
    Funny how Wii U, Vita and 3DS all had ~300-400k opening in Japan, leading to vastly different ltd sales.

    On a side note, with this PS4 has probably taken Worldwide lead in next-gen . Last time the lead changes hands this gen. PS4 all the way it seems.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. The_Red

    350k were shipped so, it’s a decent number but nowhere near the craziness that PS4 experienced in other territories. Also, no as bad and deserted as Guardian’s article described.
    Not bad, not great. Just mostly decent.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Dragon

    Oh, and in a related news, Knack sold 322,083 copies first week in Japan.
    Such a great game, people are loving it so much that it got 100% attach rate :lol:

    #3 5 months ago
  4. loveaya

    A9VG SONY FANS HAVE BOUGHT 95% OF THESE UNITS!

    #4 5 months ago
  5. Dragon

    @The_Red,
    “350k were shipped”
    Where did you get that number?

    “nowhere near the craziness that PS4 experienced in other territories. ”
    Well, everyone should have known by now home consoles are dropping off in Japan. Anyone expecting more was just misinformed.

    #5 5 months ago
  6. Telepathic.Geometry

    I bought one of them. ^-^

    #6 5 months ago
  7. jmg24bad

    That is very good. I expect a drop off in sales though due to shortage mostly.

    #7 5 months ago
  8. Someboooodie

    Average

    #8 5 months ago
  9. RickGames

    @The_Red its actually is pretty good, considering japan is not the biggest market, and the fact that the UK sold 250k its opening weekend, the US had more than a Million its opening weekend. 350K is a really big deal, just by population numbers a third of the US and a third of their sales. its a perfect opening weekend.

    #9 5 months ago
  10. Fethennour

    @Telepathic.Geometry Me too, me too. Always have bought JP consoles, always will.

    #10 5 months ago
  11. Legendaryboss

    I don’t know why i’m surprised this trend has been happening in other regions, but i honestly expected things to go differently due to Japan being Japan. So i expected worse than what i’m seeing.

    #11 5 months ago
  12. gameoholic007

    Good numbers, glad to see the PS4 sell well over there. I don’t think M$ has a hope in the world in getting their X1 to sell in Japan lol.

    #12 5 months ago
  13. polygem

    price matters

    #13 5 months ago
  14. Cobra951

    @polygem (#13)

    Yes, and so does platform philosophy. The PS4 so far seems more gamer centric, while the XB1 has gone more toward the set-top box demographic. I have all my passive media and communications covered already. I only need a console for gaming. I suspect many, many people worldwide feel the same way.

    #14 5 months ago
  15. Dragon

    @Cobra951,
    Well said.
    If price was everything… *looks at dead Wii U sales*
    Nope, it is not everything.

    #15 5 months ago
  16. polygem

    i haven´t said that price is everything. i have said that price matters.
    @cobra: i fully agree,

    #16 5 months ago
  17. Joe Musashi

    But if doesn’t matter. Because sales don’t matter. What matters is to not worry about sales and to have love and rainbows in your heart.

    And hypocrisy in your words.

    JM

    #17 5 months ago
  18. polygem

    @Joe Musashi

    “But if doesn’t matter. Because sales don’t matter. What matters is to not worry about sales and to have love and rainbows in your heart.”

    i 100% sign that!

    the rest sounds like a desperate and depressing repetition on autopilot though shatner. it´s going on…account after account after account huh?

    #18 5 months ago
  19. Joe Musashi

    Awww, ickle love-filled child get sore about something and have to sputter nasty comment?

    Maybe ickle love-filled child not love filled at all, just little antagonistic troll that grows more ridiculous with each posty-wosty??

    I only say dis fings cos I am so filled with rainbows and teddy bears! You respond badly, it cos you’re not feeling love and rainbows. Look inside yourself. Always your own fault. Defwection! Tee hee!

    JM

    #19 5 months ago
  20. polygem

    @Joe Musashi
    if i´d only knew what you just tried to bring across there joe musashi.
    let me hug you. it will all be good again.

    #20 5 months ago
  21. Cort

    300,000 looks pretty underwhelming to me given performances elsewhere. The beginning of the end of the home console in Japan?

    #21 5 months ago