Playstation 4 Price Cut Leads to Big Sales Increase in Japan

By   /   Oct 7, 2015
PlayStation 4

The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan have been revealed and as expected, price cuts lead to a rise in sales. It looks like the PlayStation 4 has done well from the timely change in price at the Tokyo Game Show, probably better than even Sony would have expected.

Below is the full breakdown of first software sales, then hardware:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu (Falcom, 09/30/15) – 88,879 (New)
  2. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami, 10/01/15) – 48,473 (New)
  3. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami, 10/01/15) – 39,017 (New)
  4. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni (Gust, 10/01/15) – 35,907 (New)
  5. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni (Gust, 10/01/15) – 32,904 (New)
  6. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 32,676 (1,599,416)
  7. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 (Nintendo, 10/01/15) – 30,468 (New)
  8. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 30,150 (275,332)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo, 09/17/15) – 19,355 (215,733)
  10. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 14,958 (696,454)
  11. [PS4] Mad Max (Warner Bros., 10/01/15) – 14,458 (New)
  12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 14,347 (1,065,020)
  13. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, 09/02/15) – 13,938 (386,171)
  14. [PS3] Yoru no Nai Kuni (Gust, 10/01/15) – 10,416 (New)
  15. [PSV] Tokyo Ghoul: Jail (Bandai Namco, 10/01/15) – 10,390 (New)
  16. [PS3] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Koei Tecmo, 10/01/15) – 10,337 (New)
  17. [PS4] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Koei Tecmo, 10/01/15) – 10,034 (New)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix, 08/27/15) – 8,921 (785,585)
  19. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,164 (351,598)
  20. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, 09/02/15) – 6,998 (174,689)

 

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 46,177 (4,071)
  2. New 3DS LL – 18,136 (21,765)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 15,237 (19,078)
  4. Wii U – 12,843 (18,024)
  5. New 3DS – 4,367 (5,069)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,088 (2,630)
  7. 3DS – 1,160 (1,529)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 761 (790)
  9. 3DS LL – 587 (747)
  10. Xbox One – 203 (232)

As you can see the PlayStation 4 had a huge increase in sales which for the most part will have been because of the price cut, but also may have benefited from some of the games on show at that time too. This is obviously good news for Sony.

Are you impressed by the rise in sales of the PlayStation 4? Let us know your thoughts below.

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