PS4 Sells Over 800,000 Units in Japan in 40 Weeks; Might Make it to a Million in its First Year

on November 30, 2014 5:41 PM

Last week was the 40th after the release of the PS4 in Japan, and Sony’s console passed a milestone, selling a total of 809,074 units in the country and passing the 800,000 mark.

Below you can see the numbers for each week and a graph, showing the trend since release.


The console was released in the country on February 22nd, and console, starting strongly, but bottoming out rather quickly. Lately there has been a slight increase in weekly sales, that have been over 10,000 units for three weeks straight.

Considering the fact that console sales in Japan increase considerably in the weeks of Christmas and New Year (mostly due to “Otoshidama,” the tradition that prompts parents to give their kids money on New Year’s day), if Sony will manage to keep weekly sales over 10,000 and pull about 90,000 units during the Holidays (which is definitely achievable looking at historical data), the console could inch over a million units sold in its first year on the Japanese shelves.

 /  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.