PS4 Sold Almost 6.5 Million Units In Japan in Four Years; Just Had its Best Year Since Release

The PS4 just concluded its fourth year on the Japanese shelves, and it was the biggest since its local release in February 2014.

With today’s Media Create charts, added to historical data from the same source, we finally get the total of PS4 units sold in its first four years on the Japanese shelves since its release on February 22nd, 2014.

The grand total is now at 6,485,416 units, which means that 2,083,974 units were sold during the fourth year of the console’s lifetime.

While the Switch launched right after the PS4 entered its fourth year (on March 3rd, 2017), Nintendo’s new console doesn’t seem to have weakened the popularity of Sony’s machine. As a matter of fact, the year that just ended was the PS4’s best one in Japan.

Sony’s console sold 1,143,542 units in its first year, 1,364,681 in its second year, and 1,893,219 during the third, showing a steady progression that hasn’t stopped just yet despite the increased competition.

It’ll be certainly interesting to see how the PS4 will hold up during its fifth year in its home turf. This is Kingdom Hearts III‘s year, and that’s probably going to give the console a nice boost, together with the breadth of a lineup of Japanese games that keeps expanding consistently.

If you’re interested in worldwide sales, the latest sales figure we saw was 73.6 million units, while shipments were at 76.5 million consoles by December 31st.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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