PS4 Sales Overtake the Wii U in Japan; Persona 5 Sells Almost 400,000 Copies in Two Weeks

on September 28, 2016 9:02 AM

The new CUH-2000 slimmed down PS4 keep pushing sales in Japan, and after selling 96,433 units in its first week on the shelves, it moved 49,652 units in its second week of availability, according to statistics firm Media Create.

On the other hand, the Wii U, which is suffering from a serious life cycle-end drought of strong titles, sold only 2,731 units this week, which means that Sony’s console just overtook the total lifetime sales of Nintendos’ one.

The PS4 sold 3,267,243 units in Japan since its launch on February nd, 2014. The Wii U now totals 3,265,329 units since it was made available on December 8th, 2012.

PS4 sales are also being pushed by Persona 5, that sold 337,767 units in its first week between the PS4 and PS3 versions. The second week on the shelves wasn’t obviously as strong, but it still moved 45,178 copies on PS4 and 14,771 on PS3. Lifetime sales are now at 397,716 in just two weeks of availability in the market.

That said, the best selling game for the week was Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro for PS Vita, selling 47,363 units. The PS4 version ranked third after Persona 5 for PS4, with 38,507 units, and the PS3 version ranked seventh, just behind the PS3 version of Persona 5, with 11,248 copies sold.

Aquaplus’ JRPG sold a total of 97,118 units in its first week counting all three platforms, which is definitely a respectable number for a relatively niche game.

 /  Executive News Editor
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