Last week the PlayStation 4 launched in Japan, dominating the sales charts. The console sold 309k units its first week in its home country and of course all other hardware took a dip because of it. It’s interesting to note that the PS4 seems to be going toe-to-toe with the Wii U in terms of launch numbers, as the Wii U sold similarly during its initial holiday rush.
Four of the top ten software sales were for the newly launched PS4, and the newest Wii U title, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze slipped to 12 spot with sales of 14k after a launch week sales of 50k. It seems like the PlayStation 4 is currently taking over Japan, but it will be interesting to see if Sony’s new console can keep this momentum in the next few weeks.
In terms of Wii U numbers, despite the release of the PlayStation 4, the Wii U has held steady at 8k week over week.
[PS4] Knack (First Limited Pack included) (SCE, 02/22/14) – 309,304 (New)
[PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 138,158 (New)
[PS4] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 82,540 (New)
[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) – 72,350 (634,433)
[3DS] Kuroko no Basuke: Shouri e no Kiseki (Namco Bandai, 02/20/14) – 45,681 (New)
[3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 35,125 (458,961)
[PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE, 02/22/14) – 32,336 (New)
[PS4] Battlefield 4 (EA, 02/22/14) – 24,799 (New)
[3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 17,665 (457,796)
[3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 15,092 (1,374,333)
PlayStation 4 – 309,154 (N/A)
3DS LL – 22,253 (27,650)
PlayStation Vita – 16,857 (17,081)
PlayStation 3 -9,983 (10,226)
3DS – 9,898 (12,066)
Wii U – 8,407 (8,782)
PSP – 3,171 (2,944)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,383 (1,267)
Xbox 360 – 241 (256)
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