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News  25, Feb 2014

PS4 sells 322,083 units in Japan within two days

The console’s sales in the country is more than triple the number of previous Sony system’s two-day debut back in 2006

 

The Japan sales numbers are in for Sony’s new console, which made its debut on February 22 this year. Within two days of being out in the public for sale, Sony PlayStation Japan sold 322,083 units, according to a Famitsu report.

That’s more or less triple the number of the PS3, which sold 88,443 units during its debut on November 11, 2006. Welcome to the next-gen indeed, Japan.

Highlighted launch titles for the PS4 include the Sega-developed action adventure title Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends. The launch also marks the beta debut of the PS4 version of Square Enix mass multiplayer online RPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

In related news, Sony announced that it has sold 5.3 million PS4s between November 15 and February 8. This includes all sales numbers from the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia market. Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida said that the delayed Japan launch was due to local developers still focusing on PS3 and handheld titles to make the next-gen jump.

 

Jonathan Toyad

Jonathan Toyad

If you want an elaborate answer on who would win in a fight between Ultraman and Godzilla, Jonathan Leo Toyad is your man. A six-year veteran in the game journalism industry, he did words and videos for outlets such as GameSpot, GameAxis, IGN and Stuff.TV. Fears coyotes and scorched earths.

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