The PlayStation 4 has returned Sony to home console dominancy in Japan, largely in thanks to the new slim model.
The new slim model sold 96,433 units in its first week on shelves, and 49,652 in its second, according to statistics firm Media Create. This half-month sales push has also been enough to see the PS4 overtake the Wii U in sales, putting the system on top for current-gen home consoles.
The PS4 has now sold 3,267,243 units in Japan since its launch on February 22, 2014. The Wii U on the other hand has been largely stagnant in growth recently and currently sits at 3,265,329 units since it first became available back in December of 2012.
The upswing in PS4 sales in Japan can be also be contributed to the recent release of Persona 5. Atlus’ new game has sold 337,767 units in its first week across both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The second week saw it move 45,178 copies on the PS4 and 14,771 on PS3. That means lifetime sales are 397,716 in just two weeks in the Japanese market.
Sony, you couldn’t let the Wii U have just this one thing? Shame on you.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.