It’s no mystery that the PS4 had a few rough months in Japan, mostly due to the lack of Japanese games to entice the local fanbase. Lately things seem to be going better, and the latest Media Create chart combined with historical data reveals that Sony’s news console has sold over 1,300,000 units in the country. To be more precise, 1,303,655 PS4 consoles have found a loving Japanese home.
This comes after a period in which quite a few strong Japanese games have been released for the PS4, that never dropped under 30,000 units for the past four weeks, two of which saw sales numbers over 40,000.
Has the PS4 finally found its stride in Sony’s home turf, despite the challenging situation created by the increasing popularity of mobile games?
We’ll have to wait and see about that, but so far, so good. Next week will see the first data for Bloodborne, which will probably sell quite a lot of consoles. The true test, though, will be afterwards.
This “perfect storm” of Japanese games won’t last forever. Sales will probably drop some until the next hits will come. That’s pretty much a given, but the real clincher will be by how much.
In the meanwhile, you can see a graph displaying the Japanese sales of the PS4 since its launch.