PlayStation 4 pretty big in Japan

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The PlayStation 4 was finally released in its native Japan this week, giving Japanese gamers the chance to play absolutely nothing on their shiny new consoles like the rest of us. But just how many Japanese gamers are bored of playing the free copies of Knack they got in their bundles?

According to Famitsu, quite a few. they say that in the first two days of availability, The PlayStation 4 sold through 322,083 units. That’s not bad for two days. Famitsu says that the figures for the PlayStation 3 were significantly lower. that hulking console sold through 88,443 units in its first two days availability.

That’s probably because not enough Japanese gamers had second jobs at the time.

While Famitsu’s figures are reliable enough, we’ll really only know how well the console is doing in Japan once its chart-tracking Media Create releases its figures, which we expect tomorrow. the actual launch, according to those who were there, was actually rather muted – leading many to wonder if the Japanese public even cared, and whether or not Japanese gamers still have significance.While the Japanese no longer make up most of the gaming consumer market as they did a mere 10 years ago, sales of the Playstation4 there certainly show that the territory certainly still matters.

Many believe that the PlayStation 4 is a return to form for Sony, and the true successor to the beloved PlayStation 2.  That sort of talk may be a little premature, but the new console is off to a better start than the last one.

According to Amazon Japan, these are the top selling games  for the system right now – though it does include pre-orders, and doesn’t include Knack, which is bundled with every system sold.

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Pre-order – with Amazon limited bonuses)
  2. Yakuza Ishin
  3. Battlefield 4
  4. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  5. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  6. Killzone: Shadow Fall
  7. Dynasty Warriors 8: Extreme Legends
  8. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Pre-order)
  9. FIFA 14
  10. Watch_Dogs (Pre-order)

Last Updated: February 25, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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