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Following Japanese launch, PS4 approaches 6 million sold
Following Japanese launch, PS4 approaches 6 million sold
February 25, 2014 | By Mike Rose

February 25, 2014 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The PlayStation 4 launched in Japan over the weekend, and subsequently sold 322,083 units in the first couple of days, moving total PS4 sales towards 6 million.

According to Japanese games magazine Famitsu, the new PlayStation console recorded a better opening weekend than the Nintendo Wii U (which managed 308,570 sold at launch), but sold less than both the Nintendo Wii (371,936 sold) and the PS2 (630,552) at their respective launches.

As of two weeks ago, the PS4 had sold 5.3 million units worldwide. This additional surge of sales will no doubt have pushed the console into the regions of 6 million sold, if not more.

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Michael Pianta
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It still remains to be seen if these healthy sales will continue, indicating at least stable (if not growing) demand in the console market, or if they are the product of pent up demand. In which case we might see something akin to what happened with the Wii-U (though less severe), where sales decline sharply and stay down all the way until next Christmas. Launch numbers are revealing to a degree, but I think the Q1 numbers will be much more revealing. Hopefully it's good news.

Jarod Smiley
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Yeah, the game lineup is also not very Japanese-centric. MGS:GZ and Infamous next month, then FF14 in april?

Hmm...I dunno, needs a Toukiden x-play title and Deep Down to release quick. And where the heck is Drive Club?

Merc Hoffner
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I do believe we're already seeing evidence of this happening in Microsoft's business.