PS4 Hits 3 Million Units Sold In Japan
Here’s to millions more.
The Japanese home console market may no longer be the massive, driving force that it once was, but it looks like with persistence, some systems can still have a shot at selling well there. The Nintendo 3DS, for instance, managed to sell over 20 million units there, and the Wii U is now at 3.2 million units sold.
The PlayStation 4 is the latest system to hit 3 million units in Japan, as its sales performance last week, as reported by Media Create (via NeoGAF) pushed it over the edge. 3 million isn’t a whole lot in the larger picture – it forms less than 10% of the PS4’s worldwide install base, and the console still hasn’t even overtaken the Wii U there – but the console is just two and a half years old there, and its biggest games for the Japanese market, such as Final Fantasy 15 and Persona 5, are yet to release.
So the PS4 has a solid base to work from, and a potentially bright future, too. Let’s just hope the console continues to do well there, and that the Japanese home console market can rebound.