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PlayStation 4 Sales Tops 8 Million Units in Japan

PlayStation 4 Sales Tops 8 Million Units in Japan - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2019 / 4,623 Views

Sony's PlayStation 4 has surpassed eight million units sold in Japan, according to Media Create for the week ending March 24. The consoles sold 34,895 units to bring its lifetime sales in the country to 8,024,939 units. 

The PlayStation 4 is currently the best-selling current generation platform, however, the Nintendo Switch has sold 7,749,855 units in just over two years and has been closing the gap on a weekly basis.


Thanks ResetEra.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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29 Comments
Squeezol (on 30 March 2019)

@Talonman

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Rafie (on 27 March 2019)

Way to steal the PS4's thunder with the Switch numbers bit. :-D Very good for PlayStation, but damn now the Switch is looking even more impressive in Japan. Just goes to show you that they care more for handhelds than consoles these days.

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kazuyamishima Rafie (on 27 March 2019)

The last home console to had huge success in Japan was the Ps2. More than 10 years ago...

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Mr Puggsly Rafie (on 27 March 2019)

To be fair PS2 thrived while the competitors were weaker. In the 7th Gen the audience in Japan was split between Wii and PS3.

Handheld gaming gaming also saw a massive upgrade with DS and PSP. Which did a better job delivering a console style experiences.

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kazuyamishima Rafie (on 28 March 2019)

Only strong competition was Gameboy Advance. After DS and PSP launch everything went handheld related in Japan. Still doing more than Ps3 will be enough for Sony.

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Mr Puggsly (on 27 March 2019)

For the record, VGChartz has PS1 at 19m, PS2 at 23m, and PS3 at 10m. My guess is PS4 will probably sit somewhere near PS3 in sales. Meanwhile PSP was 20m and Vita nearly 6m.

Switch should be able to pass 20 million with good support.

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twintail (on 27 March 2019)

launch aligned, PS4 is selling better than the PS3 which I think is good enough for Sony

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bamf (on 27 March 2019)

It's a handheld place so ps4 is doing well considering. But we all know that eventually Japan and the rest of us won't be talking console sales anymore when as much as we hate it now, are all going to be streaming games. Imagine looking here in the future and it's not nintendo or sony that dominate Japan but Google or amazon.

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VAMatt bamf (on 27 March 2019)

Well, regardless of the technical ability of phones and tablets to stream games, they're still not going to be comfortable controllers for many types of games. So, I think there will be a place for things like Switch for a good long while.

In fact, in many respects, the Switch is an ideal game streaming platform. You can use it like a normal controller to play games on your TV, or you can take it on the go and still have the good controller options. I doubt that they thought much about this angle while designing it. But, that kind of lucked in to a great piece of hardware if streaming picks up over the next couple of years.

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Squeezol Squeezol (on 27 March 2019)

@Talonman

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TalonMan Squeezol (on 27 March 2019)
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Kerotan Squeezol (on 27 March 2019)

Why has he got 32k likes lol 😂

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