Japan's first half of the year sales are out

#1 Posted by finalstar2007 (25271 posts) -

Enjoy

Link: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/07/04/ps4-japan-sales-at-over-600k-in-first-half-knack-1/

Famitsu has released their sales report for the first half of 2014 in Japan (December 30, 2013 – June 29, 2014), with hardware sales up 6.4% compared to this point last year and software down 3.8%, resulting in an overall market growth of 0.1%.

Hardware:

  1. 3DS – 1,079,166
  2. PS Vita – 639,730
  3. PS4 – 613,785
  4. PS3 – 300,386
  5. Wii U – 291,605
  6. PSP – 80,251
  7. Xbox 360 – 6,421
  8. Wii – 6,194

Software:

  1. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 849,027 (1,135,480 lifetime)
  2. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) – 739,032 (739,032 lifetime)
  3. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 633,695 (633,695 lifetime)
  4. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 512,467 (512,467 lifetime)
  5. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 416,864 (4,393,693 lifetime)
  6. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS) – 411,992 (1,417,689 lifetime)
  7. Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 404,666 (404,666 lifetime)
  8. Knack (PS4) – 398,685 (398,685 lifetime)
  9. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3) – 367,354 (367,354 lifetime)
  10. Dark Souls 2 (PS3) – 335,226 (335,226 lifetime)
#2 Posted by xhawk27 (7341 posts) -

So Japan is the country that Knack sold the most. LOL

#3 Posted by charizard1605 (58077 posts) -

Why do other systems even bother trying to sell there? It appears to be 3DS land.

#4 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21764 posts) -

Pretty good i must say.

also Knack is over a million now worldwide last time i heard. i think sony spoke about a sequel in the works lol.

I haven't tried the game yet btw, but it looks like an old school brawler with some crash bandicoot in there. art style needs to be similar to crash though. put us in the future or an island. and yes even the crash games had more appealing art style to me.

#5 Edited by Ratchet_Fan8 (5550 posts) -

godny has moved 1333766 hardware .

but flipping nintendo and their handheld pocketmonsters,argh. tough to dethrone.

handheldtendo is too dissapointing with their main consoles , they seem to be like the best handheld/mobile company as they target the whole audience and constantly innovate,i can see why they want Nintendo handheld only,only their pride is stopping from doing that i guess

#6 Posted by Blabadon (26546 posts) -

They didn't buy millions of PS4s, so that's smart so far

#7 Posted by CWEBB04z (4588 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Why do other systems even bother trying to sell there? It appears to be 3DS land.

The PS3, PS4 and Vita seem to sell pretty respectable.

#8 Posted by xhawk27 (7341 posts) -

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

#9 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25510 posts) -

Those 3DS sales.

#10 Posted by Ragnarok1051 (19940 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

So are we to presume you expect it to be an instant hit in Japan?

#11 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

I find it mind boggling that PS Vita sold more than PS4 even with the February launch.

#12 Edited by Mozelleple112 (6669 posts) -

Dem Sony combined sales.

#13 Edited by mario-galaxys (614 posts) -

With three more games, Nintendo would have absolute domination of the software chart. It would be interesting for the second half of the year once the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is released. Will it outsell Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Japan?

#14 Posted by cainetao11 (17691 posts) -

Nice to see Sony selling respectable in its home. Always respect a little home love.

#15 Edited by Krelian-co (11155 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

dem lems trying to spin things xD

#16 Posted by MrYaotubo (2709 posts) -

Interesting to see that not a single game has broke 1M copies sold in Japan in 6 months.

#17 Edited by super600 (30710 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

There's no chance of that happening. The PS4 will probably end up selling anywere from 750K-800K(maybe even less if it is unlucky) by the end of december. The XB1 will flop hard in Japan anyway.

#18 Posted by sailor232 (4805 posts) -

Any console re-leased in Japan is going to flop, it's handheld and phone land now.

#19 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2716 posts) -

@super600 said:

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

There's no chance of that happening. The PS4 will probably end up selling anywere from 750K-800K(maybe even less if it is unlucky) by the end of december. The XB1 will flop hard in Japan anyway.

You think that they will sell only 30k PS4 a month for the rest of the year when the PS3 sold 300k in about the same much time? Thats about half as much as the PS3 for a new system. This isn't the Xbone you know..

#20 Posted by Telekill (4685 posts) -

@Krelian-co: That is one of the most disturbing gifs I've seen in a while. Congrats. lol

#21 Edited by xhawk27 (7341 posts) -

@super600 said:

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

There's no chance of that happening. The PS4 will probably end up selling anywere from 750K-800K(maybe even less if it is unlucky) by the end of december. The XB1 will flop hard in Japan anyway.

On Amazon Japan pre-orders were #1 so how could it flop? Sure it's not going to be ahead of the Japanese Consoles but surly ahead of the Xbox 360. <_<

#22 Posted by LordQuorthon (5346 posts) -

PS3 beats Wii60 once again.

#23 Posted by xhawk27 (7341 posts) -
@LordQuorthon said:

PS3 beats Wii60 once again.

Yeah but the 360 beat the Wii. :D

#24 Edited by super600 (30710 posts) -

@bloodlust_101 said:

@super600 said:

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

There's no chance of that happening. The PS4 will probably end up selling anywere from 750K-800K(maybe even less if it is unlucky) by the end of december. The XB1 will flop hard in Japan anyway.

You think that they will sell only 30k PS4 a month for the rest of the year when the PS3 sold 300k in about the same much time? Thats about half as much as the PS3 for a new system. This isn't the Xbone you know..

If the ps4 continues to sell 7000 or 8000 per week the console will most likely sell a bit under 200K for the rest of the year which is really bad. Christmas may bump the weekly numbers to 15K or 20K.My estimate may actually end up being true at the end of the year.I wouldn't be surprised if the ps4 weekly sales numbers collapsed completely and it struggles to break 700K by the end of the year.

#25 Posted by santoron (7769 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Why do other systems even bother trying to sell there? It appears to be 3DS land.

Derp

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

Someone is setting himself up for more heartbreak.

#26 Posted by LadyBlue (3929 posts) -

Would like to see how much the iphone/ipad sold. Confident it did better than all of those combined.

#27 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

@super600 said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

@super600 said:

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

There's no chance of that happening. The PS4 will probably end up selling anywere from 750K-800K(maybe even less if it is unlucky) by the end of december. The XB1 will flop hard in Japan anyway.

You think that they will sell only 30k PS4 a month for the rest of the year when the PS3 sold 300k in about the same much time? Thats about half as much as the PS3 for a new system. This isn't the Xbone you know..

If the ps4 continues to sell 7000 or 8000 per week the console will most likely sell a bit under 200K for the rest of the year which is really bad. Christmas may bump the weekly numbers to 15K or 20K.My estimate may actually end up being true at the end of the year.I wouldn't be surprised if the ps4 weekly sales numbers collapsed completely and it struggles to break 700K by the end of the year.

It's laughable that the christmas bump will only be 15-20k That's unprecedently bad and not going to happen. A single week in December will be 40k. Quote me on it.

#28 Edited by tonitorsi (8481 posts) -

Ghastly first half for the Quad. Usually a cut in price guarantees a performance boost in sales, but I reckon even that won't suffice with the current market state of consoles over there.

Truly saddening and eye opening.

#29 Edited by super600 (30710 posts) -

@ActicEdge said:

@super600 said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

@super600 said:

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

There's no chance of that happening. The PS4 will probably end up selling anywere from 750K-800K(maybe even less if it is unlucky) by the end of december. The XB1 will flop hard in Japan anyway.

You think that they will sell only 30k PS4 a month for the rest of the year when the PS3 sold 300k in about the same much time? Thats about half as much as the PS3 for a new system. This isn't the Xbone you know..

If the ps4 continues to sell 7000 or 8000 per week the console will most likely sell a bit under 200K for the rest of the year which is really bad. Christmas may bump the weekly numbers to 15K or 20K.My estimate may actually end up being true at the end of the year.I wouldn't be surprised if the ps4 weekly sales numbers collapsed completely and it struggles to break 700K by the end of the year.

It's laughable that the christmas bump will only be 15-20k That's unprecedently bad and not going to happen. A single week in December will be 40k. Quote me on it.

What did the Vita sell in a single week in it's second december?Maybe that can be an indication to what the PS4 may sell in a week in it's first december. I figured it out. The PS4 may be like the Vita and get a bump to 20K-30K at the start of december and sell around there every week that month and maybe a bit more for the rest of december.I thought about it a bit more and I think 800K may be possible for the PS4 by the end of december.

#30 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (8113 posts) -

All hail the 3DS!

#31 Posted by drummerdave9099 (738 posts) -

Sony could sell 4 PS4's in 6 months, and if the WiiU only sold 2 in those same 6 months fanboys would say Sony was doing great.

#32 Posted by LadyBlue (3929 posts) -

@tonitorsi said:

Ghastly first half for the Quad. Usually a cut in price guarantees a performance boost in sales, but I reckon even that won't suffice with the current market state of consoles over there.

Truly saddening and eye opening.

The mobile movement is real.

#33 Edited by tonitorsi (8481 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

@tonitorsi said:

Ghastly first half for the Quad. Usually a cut in price guarantees a performance boost in sales, but I reckon even that won't suffice with the current market state of consoles over there.

Truly saddening and eye opening.

The mobile movement is real.

Fucking A.

And I think its high time for Nintendo and Sony to catch up to that and reinvent their handhelds if they're even considering successors.

#34 Edited by KBFloYd (13791 posts) -

its funny how they have lifetime sales for the software but not the hardware...

#35 Posted by vashkey (33736 posts) -

lol, knack, wooooooow. That's just sad

#36 Posted by Netret0120 (2195 posts) -

When will they include mobile phone sales into this?

We can't ignore the fact that Mobile gaming is as big or bigger than traditional console gaming now.

#37 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16307 posts) -
@ActicEdge said:

@super600 said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

@super600 said:

@xhawk27 said:

Can the PS4 break a million in japan before the end of the year? I know Xbox One was selling #1 for pre-orders on Amazon Japan. ;)

There's no chance of that happening. The PS4 will probably end up selling anywere from 750K-800K(maybe even less if it is unlucky) by the end of december. The XB1 will flop hard in Japan anyway.

You think that they will sell only 30k PS4 a month for the rest of the year when the PS3 sold 300k in about the same much time? Thats about half as much as the PS3 for a new system. This isn't the Xbone you know..

If the ps4 continues to sell 7000 or 8000 per week the console will most likely sell a bit under 200K for the rest of the year which is really bad. Christmas may bump the weekly numbers to 15K or 20K.My estimate may actually end up being true at the end of the year.I wouldn't be surprised if the ps4 weekly sales numbers collapsed completely and it struggles to break 700K by the end of the year.

It's laughable that the christmas bump will only be 15-20k That's unprecedently bad and not going to happen. A single week in December will be 40k. Quote me on it.

To be fair, I don't think Christmas in Japan have the shopping frenzy of Christmas at say, the US.

#38 Posted by benleslie5 (7875 posts) -

Interesting sales chart list on games for Japan comparing it to the rest of the world

#39 Posted by Articuno76 (18838 posts) -

As it says in the article, Knack was actually packaged with the PS4 so it's sales presence isn't notable.