PlayStation 4 Sells Over 300,000 Units In Opening Weekend In Japan

The PlayStation 4 sold 322,083 units in its opening weekend in Japan, reports. The system has posted similar opening numbers to the Wii U, which opened at 308,570 copies in its first weekend.

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PlayStation 2’s opening weekend, however, was far ahead of both consoles. The PS2, according to archived Famitsu numbers, sold 630,552 units in its first two days.


That said, the PS4’s launch sales are significantly higher than those of the PlayStation 3’s. The PS3 sold 88,443 units in its first two days in Japan.


Note that the numbers above are from Famitsu. The tracker Siliconera uses for its weekly sales column is Media-Create, which posts its weekly report every Wednesday.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.