PS4 surpassed Wii U in Japan

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From Media Create, after 2 years in the market, the PS4 has surpassed Wii U in lifetime sales.

PS4 - 3,267,243
WIU - 3,265,329


Wii U launched in Japan about one year and 3 months before PS4.
WiiU launch: December 8, 2012
PS4 launch: February 22, 2014
 

Koppai

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I'm honestly surprised it took as long as it dod, but when you think about it the system barely had any Japanese games for it for almost 2 years.
 
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Why are they so close?
Because Japan do not really care about next generation and are more of a Nintendo handheld country. When PS3 launched it was outsold by PS2 for a long time, in fact those who had launch PS3 consoles played PS2 games for the most part.

They're happy with their backlogs.
 

Raylan

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From Media Create, lifetime sales.

PS4 - 3,267,243
WIU - 3,265,329
You ruined my thread with your short/crappy thread -_-

Anyways:

PS4 is the best selling mome console of this generation in Japan
According to Media Create, we have a new No.1 home console (for this generation) in Japan.

WiiU launch: December 8, 2012
PS4 launch: February 22, 2014

PS4 LTD: 3.267.243
WiiU Japan LTD: 3.265.329
XBO LTD: 68.224

Live camera of the home console race in Japan:

PS4


WiiU


XBO
 

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You ruined my thread with your short/crappy thread -_-

Anyways:

PS4 is the best selling mome console of this generation in Japan
According to Media Create, we have a new No.1 home console (for this generation) in Japan.

WiiU launch: December 8, 2012
PS4 launch: February 22, 2014

PS4 LTD: 3.267.243
WiiU Japan LTD: 3.265.329
XBO LTD:68.224

Live camera of the home console race in Japan:

PS4


WiiU


XBO
* Golf claps *
 

Toxi

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Sony and Nintendo fight over a moldy hunk of bread while Microsoft just sits in the corner crying.
 

georly

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Wonder what kind of impact ffxv/p5 will have on the ps4, of if this is about the size of that audience over there.


Also amazing how much of a cultural phenomenon splatoon was over there.

Vita?

PS4 will easily outsell Vita (5.193.428).
I mean, sony will support ps4 for longer than they did vita, so I think that's possible - but how long will it take to get another 2 million if it took 3 years to get to 3 million? Will ffxv/ff7r/kh3 be the catalyst to speed up sales?
 

Elandyll

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GGGRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

Seriously though i'm a bit surprised it took this long.
... ? Japan was pretty much the one country where the WiiU was "somewhat" successful though, so yeah, considering the time differential in releases (late 2012 vs early 2014), well done Sony, in a market that is just becoming harsher and harsher.

Good luck to Ninty with the NX, they'll probably need it imo, even with their baked-in audience.
 

Ryng_tolu

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You ruined my thread with your short/crappy thread -_-

Anyways:

PS4 is the best selling mome console of this generation in Japan
According to Media Create, we have a new No.1 home console (for this generation) in Japan.

WiiU launch: December 8, 2012
PS4 launch: February 22, 2014
I'll add the release date comparation.

XBO is not worth for this comparation though. u_u
 

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P5 was the PS4s saving grace it seems. Very curious to see if it gets an NX port because that would do gangbusters in Japan.
 

True Fire

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You ruined my thread with your short/crappy thread -_-

Anyways:

PS4 is the best selling mome console of this generation in Japan
According to Media Create, we have a new No.1 home console (for this generation) in Japan.

WiiU launch: December 8, 2012
PS4 launch: February 22, 2014

PS4 LTD: 3.267.243
WiiU Japan LTD: 3.265.329
XBO LTD: 68.224

Live camera of the home console race in Japan:

PS4


WiiU


XBO
Only 3 million install base? Final Fantasy XV isn't hitting 1 million in Japan :/

More incentive for PC/NX ports?
 

Scrawnton

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Huh?, The WiiU launched in 2012?
And tanked hard while the PS4 has had incredible success. I believe PS4 passed Wii U in North America within a few months or so. It's very telling about the console industry that it took this long in Japan.