PS4 Passes 1.2 Million Units Sold in Japan as the Big Japanese Games Start Hitting Hard

The PS4 launched in Japan with a very slim line-up of games, especially considering local productions.

As an effect, sales bottomed out quite quickly, with the console barely pushing past the million units in its first year on the shelves.

Things are getting better now. Dragon Quest Heroes has kicked the console into a new gear, helped by God Eater 2: Rage Burst and more. Yakuza Zero launches tomorrow, and the Archipelago of the Rising Sun is holding its collective breath for Bloodborne, coming in two weeks.

After a string of weeks of strong sales, today’s Media Create numbers reveal, added to historical data, that PS4 sales to customers in Japan have passed the 1.2 million mark.

It’ll definitely be interesting to see where the console will go in a market that is becoming increasingly difficult due to the dominance of mobile games, but the Japanese games are finally coming in a tight pack. Hopefully they’ll help the PS4, and with it console gaming as a whole, soar.

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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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