PS4 Sold Over 7 Million Units In Japan after Four and a Half Years

After four years and a half past its release in the country, Sony Interactive Entertainment's PS4 has passed the seven million mark in Japan.

on August 22, 2018 9:02 AM

Thanks to the latest Media Create figures, combined with historical data, we learn today that PS4 has passed another sell-through milestone in Japan.

The console has now sold-through over seven million units. To be more precise, Media Create has it marked at 7,023,521 units as of Sunday, August 19th, 2018. That’s pretty much exactly four years and a half after the console’s local launch on February 22nd, 2014.

If you’re unfamiliar with the terminology, sell-through means actual sales to customers, and of course, it’s Media Create’s estimate (all sell-through figures are estimates, but Media Create is considered very reliable by manufacturers themselves).

This gives the PS4 a lead of over two million units over its Nintendo Switch rival, even if the hybrid console has been gradually closing the gap.

Speaking of a worldwide scale, we recently learned that the PS4 sold-through 81.2 million units by July, while Sony increased its prediction for the full fiscal year to 17 million shipments, which would bring the console to 96 million shipments.

 /  Executive News Editor
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