Glacier White PS4 Slim Debuts With 17,000 Units Sold in Japan; Nier: Automata Almost Sold Out

The new Glacier White PS4 slim has a solid debut in Japan, while NieR: Automata almost dries up its initial shipment in its home country.

on March 5, 2017 7:52 AM

Last week, the new “glacier white” slimmed-down CUH-2000 PS4 debuted in Japan. After posting its top 20 on Wednesday, Media Create now released its weekly top 50 and full weekly analysis, and it included some interesting detail about the week between Febuary 20th and February 26th.

We learn that about 17,000 of the new Glacier White consoles found a warm and loving Japanese home (within a grand total of 37,008 PS4, plus 6,481 PS4 Pro), and we also get some more info about the performance of NieR: Automata, that got close to sell out its initial shipment.

The game’s 198,542 copies sold were, in fact, 92.35% of the initial shipment, and we also learn that it had 105,000 pre-orders. Not only sales nearly tripled the first week units sold by the first NieR in the country (about 72,000), but they surpassed the local lifetime sales of 163,000.

According to Media Create, this means that NieR: Automata has been embraced by a wide range of PS4 users, on top of traditional Japanese fans of the series.

The Glacier White CUH-2000 PS4 is currently available only in Japan, Asia and Europe (where it was launched in January), while no word has been provided about a North American release.

NieR: Automata deserves every bit of success it can get, as you can read in our full review. You can also enjoy 27 minutes of PS4 gameplay, while we wait for release on March 7th in North America and March 10th in Europe.

If you prefer the PC version, it will launch on Steam on March 17th.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.