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PlayStation 4 sold 322,083 units in two days released

According to Famitsu examined, that the domestic sales of PlayStation 4 was released on February 22, 2014 has become the 322,083 units in two days sale is (Period clearly: 22 - February 2014 the 23rd).

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BigFnHooters821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

I would say it is a bit better than not bad. 3rd biggest opening for a console in Japan.

The PS4 was over 5.3 million back on Feb. 8th. The worldwide totals now stand at:

5.3+ million worldwide
322k first two days in Japan
Before Japan the PS4 was selling about 200k a week worldwide. It's been two weeks since the official 5.3+ number from Sony.

That should put the PS4 at 5.3+ million + 322k + 400k to bring it to just over 6 million worldwide. And the PS4 should be just in the 6.3-6.5 million range the first week of March.

LuaMaster821d ago

Over six million and still in February. Amazing.

I saw someone posting that the PS4 is predicted to hit ten million by May. Thought that sounded a little high. But it looks like with Japan now adding to the worldwide sales for the PS4 that it should be selling about one million a month.

Ten million by May seems reasonable. And twenty million by the end of 2014 for the PS4 might be reached.

IVanSpinal821d ago

And how many millions of dollars are for you?
XD

gaffyh821d ago

I think it could have been a lot more if deep down came out at launch.

abzdine821d ago

inFamous is coming out in a few weeks.

FamilyGuy821d ago

I was thinking they'd have launched with 500k but seeing as they sold out I guess it was around 350k. Demand will only increase in March with Infamous SS.

allformats820d ago

Intelligent bubble for you, BiggnHooters. Nice little math there.

vigilante_man820d ago

Amazing amount for Japan. Great numbers so early in its lifetime.

In Japan a system seems to sell like crazy each time a good game comes out for that platform. They have some amazing sales spikes.

Interesting to see what happens over the next 3-4 weeks in Japan. Now the PS4 can distribute more units across the other countries again for more sales spikes.

Still one thing that bothers me: If the XB1 is being produced at the same rate as the PS4 (as claimed by MS just before release) where are all the unshipped XB1s?

MehmetAlperTR820d ago

Conguratulations to Sony. Keep going. We want more games from Sony Studios and from others. Especially The Evil Within and Uncharted.

Saigon820d ago

So in other words, there will be a sale spike in Japan when Metal Gear Releases in a few weeks.

mcarsehat820d ago

The fact that someone had to try and argue with "not bad" is hilarious.

NewMonday820d ago

Namco was estimating the PS4 would sell 300k in Japan after a month, but Sony managed to do it in 2 days

at this pace the PS4 will hit 10m in July

Patrick_pk44820d ago

Don't forget that Sony is sending their second shipment and have stated it is running dry already. I can see around 600-1m sold within the week.

scott182820d ago

Nice, the consumers are speaking with their wallets around the world. It is obvious the PS4 is a great product with great hardware and games, the gamers want it.

miyamoto820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

Told you guys.
Even Sony doesn't know the full potential of the PS4.
Its not even March yet and the PS4 cruised like a missile past over 5 million just like that!

we are so stoked for second son

TheStruggleIsReal820d ago

Suddenly everybody knows how to do math LOL

But good calculations tho.

starchild820d ago

Congratulations to Sony. The PS4 is a great system.

mewhy32820d ago

Wow the PS4 is kicking the xbone's rear!!! BANG!!!

darthv72820d ago

Congrats to Sony. The PS4 launch is the 6th best launch weekend in JP gaming history.

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Modi1984821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

no games just ports and not in the holydays .. thats good
i bet it come with NA release its going to be over 500k

wsoutlaw87821d ago

Ya what about the NA release

jjonez18821d ago

Oh I see what you're saying and agree. It did sell well considering it had no must have games, especially in Japan's weakening market. I don't know if Sony would have had enough stock to launch in Japan on the 15th. They barely managed to scrap together 350k ish units for its feb 22 launch.(guessing that's how many they shipped since they sold out recently.)

hkgamer821d ago

@Jjonez18Japan probably got 350-400k in stock for launch.

It's pretty amazing how Sony have made so many PS4's for launch. Seems like they are maxing out the amount they can make and still selling out. Glad they didn't try to limit stock to create buzz by selling out.

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AngelicIceDiamond821d ago

Very great early numbers.

Congrats to Sony all the way.

Pogmathoin820d ago

Nice to see straight forward congrats to Sony, only a few bringing up the other guy, but no bite. Well done Sony.

showtimefolks821d ago

keep on keeping on

now please announce some more games at GDC, could we also get some news on

shenmue
yakuza 5
yakuza HD collection
Yakuza Ishin

hkgamer820d ago

Don't think shenmue will ever be made.

tiffac008820d ago

@show

I love your optimism brother, I wish for the same thing but then realize it's Sega we are talking about here. lol!

Bob Dole820d ago

Shenmeu 3 will be released the same time as HL3.

Kribwalker821d ago

How many people in previous post predicted a million sold in opening weekend...countless PSN4g posters, heck I even overshot it at 500k in opening weekend. And stock was still on shelfs. I'd say most pony boys are secretly disapointed at weaker sales then they thought. Beat the Wii U launch by 15k.....

sparta76821d ago

@krib, they sold out of stock. How do you except them to sell more?

AsimLeonheart821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

Yeah, some excited fans predicted a million more in Japan but that was a little too enthusiastic. Japan is the smallest market these days so a more realistic figure was always going to be in that range. Besides it sold more than what the PS3 did and sold out outside of a holiday season so it was definitely a big success. In the end it all comes down to games; there werent any must-have Japanese games. Once Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy and Tales of games start appearing, Japanese gamers will become much more interested.

FamilyGuy821d ago

500k seemed reasonable but they're currently sold out so everything they had sold regardless of the amount. The number will continue to grow as stock becomes available, no need to raise you troll victory flag just yet. 322k sold in 2 days in Japan while the X1 scraped up a measly 48k for the week in the last *global* hardware sales round up. UK just got an official price cut because MS is so worried.

You should be worried too.

hkgamer820d ago

They sold out In 3 days. Though I guess they just didn't get enough orders. Retailers must have underestimated the market. If I'm not mistaken, stores have been able to restock in ps4's right?

I'm just wondering how long it will be til ps4s would be seen in retail stores shelves without selling out straight away.

FlunkinMonkey820d ago

I think you are (not so) secretly disappointed, because the XBone is getting completely demolished worldwide..

Let's not even start on how the XBone, or MS for that matter has done in Japan, right?

Cry More, Sweet Child.

S2Killinit820d ago

Well you sound like a fanboy yourself, but just to inform you, the sales numbers areactually quite good considering the population of japan. People who predicted higher sales were probably not informed about the size of the market and the general trend of japanese gamers to play more handheld

redknight80820d ago

wow, you seem like you would be a huge douche in real life. Guys, GUYS! Remember that one time you said that one thing...well you were off by a lot! wooohooo you must be disappointed, I am sssooo smart.

BX81820d ago

Yeah wtf? I'm not huge on following console numbers but I swear I saw a mass amount of posts saying 1mil easy for ps4's sold. What a huge let down for them. That's what happens when you get wrapped up in a stupid console battle. Any way I pre ordered the kz bundle and can't wait for it to ship on Friday.

MysticStrummer820d ago

"Beat the Wii U launch by 15k…"

WiiU did very well at launch and then sales fell off a cliff, like what's happening to another console right now.

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DonDon821d ago

Definately not bad. It sold FOUR times what PS3 sold in the same timeframe. Looks like we'll be seeing strong japanese support. Whivh means more jrpg's!

ITPython821d ago

Goodness, and with Infamous coming out in just a few weeks, the PS4 might reach close to 7 million by the end of March. Although supply constraints are pretty much the limiting factor in PS4 sales, so here's hoping Sony manages to bump up production considerably for March when PS4 heavy hitters start to arrive.

Aceman18820d ago

To all the haters who will probably try to spin this into a negative the system is selling in all 3 regions just like PS1, PS2, and PS3 which is important to healthy system growth.

When was the last time Microsoft can say they sell in all 3 regions, and by that I mean US, Europe (not just UK), and Asia?

This was an successful launch in Japan even with the country mostly into moblie gaming.

Magicite820d ago

Worse result than Nintendo Wii and PS2, but better than anything else.

Evilsnuggle820d ago

This is great news for Sony fans and RPGS fans . The more PS4 sold in Japan the more japan developers will make new RPGS. Keep up those sales of PS4. 6 millions PS4 sold before the end of February.

danny818820d ago

No bad considering there was 2 or so games tailored to the japanese market. They really dont buy consoles when it lacks games for them. These numbers are healthy

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Sammy777821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

so Xbox is done after this. I just hope SONY doesn't become complacent . SONY really needed this boost . This is ps2 era all over . However, no competition is actually bad for industry

BigFnHooters821d ago

Why did Sony need any boost?

The PS3 has been the top selling console in the world for the past three years or so. And the PS4 before the Japan launch was already the fastest selling console in history.

Once Microsoft dumps the Xbox division Sony will have Nintendo to compete with. That seems like a perfect world for the console market.

Sammy777821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

SONY needed this since this will cause their share prices to skyrocket. Video Gaming is bigger than other forms of entertainment and just like Apple with iphone/ipad , i expect the ps4 to do the same for Sony.ps3 has been top selling i agree but ps3 caused Sony billions in losses and xbox 360 also sold almost as good as ps3. However, i see this as a runaway hit for ps4.

AngelicIceDiamond821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

@hooters "The PS3 has been the top selling console in the world for the past thre.. wha? They both sold the same.

Once Microsoft dumps the Xbox division Sony will have Nintendo to compete with. That seems like a perfect world for the console market.

Huh!?

That's not at all a perfect world if one out of the three are gone? Whatever the internet is the last place for rational and realistic thinkers.

EDIT: I'll save Hooters post for the future because he just exposed N4G true nature and feelings of this site. Since hes gonna get a million agrees.

So everyone agrees if MS ever goes under taking everything with them then the industry would be a paradise a perfect place with Sony and Nintendo got it.

Vegamyster821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

"Why did Sony need any boost?"

Well to be frank Sony is more then a gaming division, they have other divisions that are bleeding $.

ivan510821d ago

I doubt microsoft will dump xbox division. And you cant be serious about nintendo competing with sony with the situation there in. Dk:tf only sold 34k copies in japan. Seem pretty good but the last dk game sold 140k copies in japan. Nintendo currently isnt in the competition. which saddens me.

alexkoepp821d ago

More likely Microsoft buys nintendo than dropping the xbox division

hkgamer820d ago

Money wise I think MS made more money from 360 then the ps3 did.
360 had Xbox live giving themployees a constant stream of money, 360 was cheapwe to make, Kinect was a success and pretty sure they sold alor more games.

Most mmultiply sold more on 360 and their exclusives sell like mad.

This generation PS4 should be the one in the lead with sales and games sales.

mcstorm820d ago

@BigFnHooters I have to disagree. If it was not for Microsoft and the 360 sony would not of come into this gen they way they have this time. Sony used the PS3 as there way to win the battle with HD DVD and made a very expansive console and even lied about what there games would look like (Motor Storm).

I am glad Sony are out on top at the moment as it will make Microsoft and Nintendo up there game but I would like to see Microsoft go on top and also Nintendo throughout the gen rather than have one company on top all the way as this will keep all 3 innervating throughout the gen.

For me All 3 consoles are a must own at the moment because of the games that are out now in terms of Mario 3D World. DK, Forza 5, Ryse, KZ and soon to have Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Driverclub and Titanfall.

OCEANGROWNKUSH820d ago

@hkgamer money wise i think MS blew any profit margin it saw paying out fortunes to Activision, EA and Rockstar for timed exclusives and DLC... got them REAL far didnt it?

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KwietStorm821d ago

I think PS3 covered their complacency stage. PS4 is a direct result of that.

iceman06820d ago

I don't think that Sony was complacent with the PS3. I think that they knew full well that $600 was a hard sell to the mass market and it would take time for penetration. (the sprint vs. marathon mentality) They also underestimated the penetration potential of the Xbox and probably weren't too concerned about it's early launch. So, they entered the unfortunate catch 22. Not enough consoles sold to entice the developers and not enough games to entice the mass market...with the high price. Once the price dropped, the PS3 started to sell like they expected. It was a lesson in adapting to a changing market and they applied that to the PS4. They launched first. They kept the power advantage without having some crazy, exotic chip, and most of all they kept it affordable. So, yes, lesson learned.

_FantasmA_820d ago

Sony wasn't complacent with the PS2, and it had no competition. There were more than 2000 games across 12+ years. Competition is good in other businesses, but not for gaming. Look at the rabid fanboys that M$ created. Fanboys existed with Sega and Nintendo, but it became a disease with Halo and M$. I think Sony would take even more chances with the PS4 if there was no competition. Think about it. They wouldn't need to worry about making any casual or perk-based shooters or anything to counter M$ brobox games. They would be able to just focus on the games, and not about sales or comparisions. Nintendo would do better also because people would buy it as their second console.

SmielmaN820d ago

I agree with virtually all of this ^^^^^

Aceman18820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

@sammy

Microsoft sells well in only 2 regions US and UK do you think that's enough to lead in a generation?

kayoss820d ago

Seems to be a trend here:
Super Nintendo was king back then. They then became arrogant. Sony came in with the Playstation and took over some of Nintendo Market. PS2 was released and became a success. Sony became arrogant. This was the same time the Xbox came out too. Xbox 360 became a big hit and Microsoft became arrogant. Now PS4 Is a big hit... I wonder what will happen?

I hope this trend is broken.

SmielmaN820d ago

Sony was supposed to make components for Nintendo (disc drives for cd games). Then Nintendo pulled out on it in the last minute to stick with cartridges. Then sony made the Playstation. So really Nintendos backtracking caused Sony to release a console.

Years later MS wanted to kill Sony and put them out of gaming so they could own it all. I'm hoping this is the gen we lose MS from gaming. That would be a better gaming future for all judging by how the unveiled the xbone and told everyone to deal with it.

OCEANGROWNKUSH820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

@SmielmaN

Actually theres a bit more to the story...

Sony was developing the CD attachment for the Super Nintendo, and without warning at E3 i believe, Nintendo announced it would be partnering with Philips to make an attachment for the SNES. This angered the people working on the project, and Kaz Hirai pushed for Sony to release their own gaming console, Sony didnt want to get involved in the console business at all at the time, but they eventually released the Playstation and we all know how that went...

So Nintendo eventually realized the Sega CD was tanking and decided to skip the CD attachment all together, this product eventually was released to the market as the Phillips CD-I. To sort of "make it up" to Phillips they allowed them to use Nintendo Ip's which resulted in the horrible horrible games "Hotel Mario" "Zelda: Faces of Evil" "Zelda: Wand of Gamelon" and "Zelda's Adventure" where you actually play as the princess. The whole ordeal ended up costing Philips about a billion dollars when it was all said and done.

cee773820d ago

@OCEANGROWNKUSH

*Ken kutaragi
Not Kaz Hirai

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majiebeast821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

The only 2 consoles that beat it, were PS2 with 600K around the holidays, and the Wii with 370K also around the holidays.

So i think it did pretty amazing for a non holiday console launch, it beat the wiiU.