PS4 Sold Over 2.5 Million Units in Japan in Exactly Two Years; PS3 Breaks 10.4 Millions

on February 24, 2016 7:50 AM

The latest Media Create hardware charts marked the exact turning point of two years on the Japanese shelves for the PS4 in Japan. The console was released on February 22nd, 2014, and last week’s data ends on February 21st.

Combining last week’s data with historical Media Create data reveals that the console has just overtaken 2.5 million units sold in the archipelago of the rising sun. To be more precise, 2,508,223 PS4 have found a loving Japanese home from February 22nd, 2014 to February 21st, 2016.

The PS4 debuted with a fairly decent first week in Japan, but quickly declined due to the lack of local games, with most Japanese developers continuing to support the PS3 in parallel. Since then, Sony has taken quite a few steps to push the new console, including a substantial 5,000 yen price cut on October 1st, 2015.

Lately the console seems to have hit its stride in Japan, after a solid Holiday season followed by consistent sales due to the release of quite a few solid hits like Dragon Quest Builders, Yakuza: Kiwami and more.

Incidentally, the PS4 isn’t the only PlayStation console to reach a sales milestone today, as the PS3 also broke 10.4 million, reaching a respectable total of 10,401,494 units sold in Japan.

 /  Executive News Editor
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