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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


  1. Melasco

    February 25, 2014 at 11:42

    lol, header win!


  2. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 25, 2014 at 11:42

    OMG that header! BWAHAHAHAH! And well done SONY!


  3. Captain GUZ

    February 25, 2014 at 11:45

    Its like saying water is wet


  4. Hammersteyn

    February 25, 2014 at 11:46

    For all the little kids who doesn’t understand the header.


    • General JJ the annihilator

      February 25, 2014 at 12:52

      Legendary stuff.


    • Kensei Seraph

      February 25, 2014 at 13:42

      I’ve heard the end of this song a few times and I thought it was good but never caught the name.
      Thanks for sharing.


      • Hammersteyn

        February 25, 2014 at 13:44



    • guest

      February 25, 2014 at 14:24

      So good, I love me some 80’s music 😉



      February 25, 2014 at 14:32

      Is that Justin Biebers Great great grandfather?


      • Hammersteyn

        February 25, 2014 at 15:07



    • Skyblue

      February 25, 2014 at 16:52

      Proof that some bands should NEVER tour.


      • Hammersteyn

        February 25, 2014 at 18:17

        good point!



    February 25, 2014 at 12:01



    • Hammersteyn

      February 25, 2014 at 12:55

      My word you’re back with a bang!


  6. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    February 25, 2014 at 12:20

    All the okes who get the header are showing their age. 😀


    • Hammersteyn

      February 25, 2014 at 12:54

      Says the guy that used the header 😛


    • TheBrain

      February 25, 2014 at 13:27

      Dammit, its stuck in my head now, without even watching the video


    • Skyblue

      February 25, 2014 at 16:40

      Too true but Alphaville are STILL awesome!


  7. Hondsepop

    February 25, 2014 at 12:26

    Was a beeeeeeg fan of Alphaville. Now they are just Big in Japan. Anyway, good for Sony.


  8. fred

    February 25, 2014 at 14:40

    Alphaville one of my fav bands, along with Depeche mode , Simple Minds , U2 … the 80’s were awesome.


  9. JustAnotherGamer

    February 25, 2014 at 15:18

    thought they’d sell a million in Japan in first week. PS fail?


  10. Jonah Cash

    February 26, 2014 at 08:38

    Good to see Fifa 14 on the list… Have been waiting for my Japanese online games, some of them really understand how to play Fifa!!


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