The great news just keeps coming for the people responsible for PlayStation 4’s launch. The latest feather in their cap is the first sales count from Japan, taken just two days after the console’s launch and covering February 22nd – February 23rd.
In that time, the PS4 sold 322,082 units, according to Famitsu. That’s a good number, and a great deal more than the PS3 managed in its first couple of days (88,443 units, according to the same source). It’s a fair way off the 650,522 Japanese sales that made the PS2 the fastest selling console ever but selling almost four times the numbers of your previous comparable product is still likely to be cause for celebration within Sony.
For comparison, the Wii U launch in Japan saw roughly 310,000 in its first week and the Wii, which went on to be tremendously popular, sold roughly 380,000 in that time frame.
The Xbox consoles have traditionally had a hard time in Japan with the Xbox 360 managing just over 60,000 sales in its first two days, half the approximate two-day total of its predecessor, and the Xbox One putting off its Japanese launch until later this year.