Famitsu has released their sales report for the first half of 2014 in Japan (December 30, 2013 – June 29, 2014), with hardware sales up 6.4% compared to this point last year and software down 3.8%, resulting in an overall market growth of 0.1%.
Wow for 3DS!!!
Japan, the home of portables, handhelds, mobiles and other small and easy to move things.
So the PS4 is outselling the Wii U in Japan. Figures. And they said the PS4 wasn't doing as well as the Wii U in Japan because of it's first 3 weeks. People have to realize that the Wii U was launched during the holidays, the busiest season of the year for buying consoles. While the PS4 sold few thousand less than the Wii U but months passed after the holiday. Do the math with those variants in mind.
Anyway, I'm glad that PlayStation and Nintendo are doing well.
@UltimateMaster Dude, fanboys hate logic.
Why all the down votes? Nintendo clearly still dominates Japan.
because it was an anti-Sony statement..
How about it's just stupid fanboys. Both sides. Butthurt if you dislike.
Good numbers for all of the platforms, 3DS and Vita especially.
Wow, the vita outsold the ps4 now that is great news indeed. Also, Knack is number one on the Ps4 that's soooo great with that near 400k sold that means knack has def. made it's money back and some. I thought I remembered seeing rumors of it costing 10million tops to dev. Knack and it sold over a million copies at 60$ soooo that's 60 million made in total 50million in gross. Da*m you Mark Cerny you beasty dev. you. Also, I loved and enjoyed knack despite the low reviews, taking it for what it was introduced as and nothing more (basic platformer designed for 1 time gamers or young children). My fiance' and I enjoyed the game much. I'd say 8/10 for Knack.
http://www.siliconera.com/2... KNACK was bundled in Japan for $401
lol and yet love mentioning Titanfall bundle
@Darkfist - lol Exactly Dat Knack domination, eh Axios?
Not too surprising as handhelds are the in thing in Japan right now! PS4 will definitely go up as well when more Japanese-centric games come out. :)
Umm... Each sale of a game doesn't equate to all of it being profit. If they sold 1m copies, that's likely closer to $12m or so profit. If that much.
It should be noted that Knack came with all launch-edition PS4s for free. The highest-selling PS4 game that wasn't a free throw-in was Yakuza Ishin.
True, but it was a download. I'm assuming they arrived at this figure simply by counting how many launch-edition bundles were sold, but with zero insight into any other digital sales.
Yakuza Ishin needs to come west!
Amen. I've been playing the import and it's outstanding. Maybe the best samurai-era game I've ever played. I don't know why Sega can't just slap some subtitles on there and call it good.
I personally believe every next gen system will sell well by the end of the gen. Xb1 and ps4 sales speak for themselves, and that doesnt even include the more casual players. Wii U will (and is) picking up in sales after mk8, smash bros., and the 2014 holiday season. The 3ds will continue to sell with pokemon oras, and the vita.....well.......i cant see any game saving it. It has too little of an audience. Most people who would want it would rather purchase a xb1 or ps4
You know it's good when the Vita outsells the PS4.
Hopefully with all the games sales that should bring in the west will finally start to get more Vita games. Come on the library is more than 1/3 Japanese exclusives. BRING EM OVER I SAY!
Yes that would make the Vita so much more appealing.
Dam well when we got some jrpg for the ps4 it will surely rise. Next gen tales game and persona
Surely the next Tales, Persona, Disgaea, Atelier, etc will come to PS4. Those games sold well on PS platform, so there's no reason it will not come to PS4. But i hope Sega will make Valkyria Chronicles 4 for PS4.
They might stick to ps3. They sell fine there.
Yes there's a possibility they will do a cross-gen version like Yakuza Ishin or Guilty Gear Xrd. But it's obvious they will making PS4 exclusives in the future.
PS3 above wii u with donkey kong and mario kart 8 released. yep it's not dead
PS3 has constant releases Wii U only had 2 . At the end of Feb. til end of May. Not mention around 100 games in Japan for Wi U base off Miiverse total. Not to mention more expensive.
ps4 needs more japanese games thats pretty good numbers though for it being this early though
Knack is #1? Well I guess miracles DO happen.
software or Hardware 3DS stays top .Rlly good sales all around tho.
Over half a million in less than 6 months for PS4 in Japan is not bad. Not great, but not bad either, possibly sell a million by the end of the year.
Half of it came from week 1-2 sales then it just fell off
Way to go PSP at nearly 20 million unit sold. Not too shabby for their first handheld.
It's actually great considering it's competed with both the DS and 3DS.
PSP is a solid system. Those who looking to try some portable games, I recommend it.
Yep, agree. It's also had an extremely long life.
Consoles in japan are dying this will be the last gen for consoles there.So none of this matters its a handheld and tablet market in japan
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