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PS4 Sells Over 320,000 Consoles in Japan in Two Days

Mar 04, 2014 05:03 PM EST | By John Nassivera
Sony, PlayStation 4, Japan

Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold 322,083 consoles in two days in Japan after being released on Feb. 22.

The console surpassed its predecessor, the PlayStation 3, which sold 88,443 consoles in the same amount of time in 2006, according to Gamespot.

The PS4's sales, having reached over 5 million worldwide before its release in Japan, cementing the PS4's spot at the top of next-generation console sales, beating Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii-U, Latino Post reported.

According to Latino Post, The PS4 sold over 1 million units in 24 hours of its release on Nov. 15. Since then, Sony's console sold more than 5 million units worldwide, proving to be the fan favorite for playing video games. The Xbox One has sold 3 million units since its release on Nov. 22, and the Wii U has sold just under 5 million units since its release one year earlier than the other two consoles.

The PS4 was unfortunately not able to outsell the PlayStation 2, Gamespot reported. The PS2 was able to sell 630,552 units, almost double that of the PS4, in its first two days on sale in Japan in 2000.

The price for the PS4 has played a part in the console's success, Latino Post reported. The PS4 costs $400, which is $100 less than the Xbox One and $100 more than the Wii-U. Sony's marketing campaign also helped sales, which focused on PS4's games. The mistakes Microsoft made with its earlier pre-launch versions of the Xbox One also helped Sony's success.

The PS4 sells for 39,980 yen in Japan, 43,980 yen with the addition of the Eye camera, according to Hot Hardware.

The Xbox One still has a chance to beat the PS4 in sales with the release of the video game Titanfall on March 11, Latino Post reported.

Sony held a midnight launch event to celebrate the successful release of the PS4, Gamespot reported. The event featured speakers including SCE CEO Andrew House and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.

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