PS4 Tops 3 Million Units Sold in Japan According to Famitsu: Metal Gear Solid V: TPP Best Selling Game

on August 25, 2016 3:54 PM

Today Famitsu announced that, according to its own data, the PS4 topped three million units sold on the domestic Japanese market. To be precise, it sold 3,006,635 units as of August 21st. It took 131 weeks since the console’s launch on February 22nd, 2014.

According to the magazine, the best selling games on the platforms locally are as follows:

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 438,478 units sold.
  2. Knack – 400,888 units sold.
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 356,468 units sold.
  4. Dragon Quest Heroes – 329,934 units sold.
  5. Dark Souls III – 321,931 units sold.

If you’re surprised by Knack‘s second place, keep in mind that it was bundled for free with the launch edition of the console in Japan.

Famitsu also mentioned that it expects sales to grow in the near future due to the release of PlayStation VR, Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV.

Interestingly, Famitsu’s estimates are considerably more conservative than the ones by the other big Japanese statistics firm, Media Create, that places the PS4 at 3,112,958 units sold in the same time frame.

According to Media Create the three million units sold milestone was reached over a month ago. Of course, these are statistics, so it’s impossible to know for sure which one is closer to reality.

 /  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.