At last Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia announced the release date of inFAMOUS: Second Son for the Archipelago of the rising sun, and the game seems to be quite popular, especially on the local branch of Amazon, where it had an immediate surge in popularity.
After the announcement Sucker Punch’s upcoming exclusive jumped to 7th place overall, and continued to climb to 5th through the day. It also pushed up to first place for PS4 games (as you can see in the picture above), overtaking the console itself and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
Mind you, since Amazon’s best sellers charts are a weighed average based on time (the “weight” of each sale drops gradually with time), this doesn’t mean that inFAMOUS: Second Son is selling more than Ground Zeroes, that has been put on sale earlier, but it still means that it’s doing very well.
This is definitely a good result in a market hard to crack for western games on a console that still has a quite limited installed base in the country. It’ll be very interesting to see the ;Media Create charts for its launch week on May 28th. What’s your bet on its first week sales?