PS4 Sales in Japan Overtake 1.8 Million Units After Price Cut; Wii U Reaches 2.6 Million

on October 8, 2015 5:20 PM

Last week saw the debut of the new price for the PS4 in Japan and, the price cut sparked a spike in sales, allowing Sony to find a warm Japanese home for 46,177 units according to Media Create. That allowed the PS4 to overtake another milestone in the country, reaching over 1.8 millions in sales. To be precise, the life to date sales of Sony’s console are 1,844,243.

The PS4 wasn’t the only console to reach a milestone last week. The Wii U sold less ( 12,843 units, but those weren’t propelled by a price cut), pushing lifetime sales in Japan past 2.6 million units, to be precise 2,609,418.

The Wii U is still leading in total hardware sales for home consoles in Japan for this generation, but it has one year and two months more on the market. Considering the pace of sales, the PS4 seems to be destined to overtake the rival, but it’ll be interesting to see if Nintendo will launch the new NX before that happens.

 /  Executive News Editor
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