To celebrate the PS3’s 2nd Birthday in Japan Famitsu have been looking back and putting some numbers together.
The thing that I found to be the most surprising is the fact that no piece of software has broken the million mark for the PS3 in the land of the rising sun.
The leader in sales at the moment is MGS4 which has shifted 671,706 units. However what is even more surprising is that 476,334 of those units were sold within 4 days of it’s launch which goes to show that Solid Snake just doesn’t have the legs anymore.
It’s a very romantic idea that people still think that Japan is hugely important in the video game race when you look at the sales. In 2 years the PS3 itself has only sold 2 469 448 units in it’s home country which is a drop in the ocean compared to the 17 million it has shifted worldwide.
I honestly believe Microsoft are wasting their time trying to capture the Japanese market and would be better helped trying to secure all the smaller (current) markets with great potential like India, Brazil, China and of course South Africa.
Last Updated: December 9, 2008