Neoseeker : News : 5.3 million PlayStation 4 units sold, officially the fastest selling PlayStation console ever
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Metallica Feb 18, 14
They still have yet to release it in Japan so it's going to be interesting to see how many more they sell. It's funny, a Japanese console and it get's released last in Japan lol.
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Avalith Feb 18, 14
Metallica, I have a feeling that the next PS4 article will be something along the lines of "PS4 breaks the sound barrier." Japan loves Sony.
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Drogo Baggins Feb 18, 14
quote Metallica
They still have yet to release it in Japan so it's going to be interesting to see how many more they sell. It's funny, a Japanese console and it get's released last in Japan lol.
I think they just wanted the absolutely smoothest release possible in what I imagine is their biggest market, essentially using other regions as beta testers. It's a smart plan, and it's obviously already paid off before the whole thing has even come together. The sound barrier comment above sounds about right.
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canderson Feb 18, 14
But.......... But console gaming is suppose to be dead according to certain people.

Anyway, this is fantastic news. Sony learned from their mistakes with the shitty first two years of the Playstation 3, and it's now paying off. Well done Sony.
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DedValve Feb 18, 14
Deader than PC.
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Socialist GAmer Feb 18, 14
Let's assume the Japanese sales of PS4 will boost the total sales towards 6 milllions within one month...so the profit will be........
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Stillwater Feb 18, 14
quote Drogo Baggins
quote Metallica
They still have yet to release it in Japan so it's going to be interesting to see how many more they sell. It's funny, a Japanese console and it get's released last in Japan lol.
I think they just wanted the absolutely smoothest release possible in what I imagine is their biggest market, essentially using other regions as beta testers. It's a smart plan, and it's obviously already paid off before the whole thing has even come together. The sound barrier comment above sounds about right.
Japan, contrary to popular belief, is not Sony Computer Entertainment's biggest market. The United States is.
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Metallica Feb 18, 14
Stillwater, I always thought thought the Americans were high on that other console?

quote Avalith
Metallica, I have a feeling that the next PS4 article will be something along the lines of "PS4 breaks the sound barrier." Japan loves Sony.
Lol probably.
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Phil Anselmo Feb 18, 14
That's crazy to believe.

I still don't know why people are buying the next gen consoles still. This has got to be one of the weakest launch lineups ever.
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Drogo Baggins Feb 18, 14
quote Phil Anselmo
That's crazy to believe.

I still don't know why people are buying the next gen consoles still. This has got to be one of the weakest launch lineups ever.
For me, it seems to be a safe bet that both next-gen consoles will have dozens of titles that will interest me in the future and I'll just end up buying one/both anyway. I very highly doubt anyone who likes games will buy either console and by the next generation (after PS4/XB1) say to themselves, "what a waste."

I could see waiting for a price drop as a good argument for waiting but that's probably gonna be a while, especially seeing as how things are going so well.
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Stillwater Feb 18, 14
Metallica True, but the United States has roughly three times the total population of Japan, so it stands to reason that it also has a larger gamer demographic. If you look at Sony's total PS3 sales, you'll see roughly twice as many units were sold in the US than in Japan. As a side note, I believe the US also has the largest gaming industry (which is why often times you'll see foreign titles released and published here first to gain notoriety).
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Wakaman Feb 19, 14
Not just that but Japan is heavy with gaming on the go so handhelds do better than consoles there. Doubt that'll stop them from adding an extra 1-1.75 million units sold there within the first week though.

Sony balling right now.
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Aurora Feb 19, 14
Interesting. I wasn't really expecting any of the next-generation consoles to galvanise so many purchases, at least not until the game lineup was stronger.
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BlackLabel Feb 19, 14
quote Wakaman
Not just that but Japan is heavy with gaming on the go so handhelds do better than consoles there. Doubt that'll stop them from adding an extra 1-1.75 million units sold there within the first week though.

Sony balling right now.
I think handheld has only taken off in a big way over there in the last couple of years due in part to last-gen consoles sticking around far longer than expected. The Japanese market like to be at the forefront of technology and when a box is sat in their homes for 6+ years I can understand them getting a bit bored of it. 6.3 million gamers in Japan bought the PlayStation 3 and I can imagine a similar number picking up the PlayStation 4. I do think the handheld boom was in part due to very little happening in the home console space for so long.
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