Sony's 5.3 million PlayStation 4 systems sold after three months is now a thing of the past. The record breaking console was finally released in its home territory of Japan on February 22. Despite ensuring better availability of the system, Sony still found that its first two PS4 shipments to the country were sold out pretty quick. Japan's Famitsu magazine estimates that 322,083 units were sold over the PlayStation 4's first two days on the market, bringing the total number of PS4 systems to an astonishing 5.6 million consoles sold.
It took the people of Japan a few hours to put their 3DS handhelds and mobile phones down long enough to start buying what could turn out to be their new favorite console. Some people began to think the PS4 wouldn't sell that well because we weren't seeing the sold out signs go up as quickly as they did at the Taipei Game Show last month. Slowly but surely, websites and retailers alike began announcing that they were sold out of the coveted PlayStation 4. Much like elsewhere in the world, it's probably going to be pretty tough to find one in Japan for a little while.
Check out Japan's PlayStation 4 launch line-up in three parts below.