The PlayStation 4 Sells Better Than It Launched!

Despite reaching its fourth birthday in a few months, the PlayStation 4 managed to pull off a great result.

According to GearNuke, since the console launched in 2014 in Japan, it sells faster than in its launch period. It sold over a million consoles this year already, which is a stellar performance, especially considering a new, strong rival on the market in the shape of the Nintendo Switch (the Xbox One is relegated to a backmarker in the Japanese market).

Why did the PlayStation 4 take a few years to take off there? There are two explanations behind this event: the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita. The Vita is popular in the local community, and the PS3 was powerful enough to stay on the road long enough to receive ports of PlayStation 4 JRPGs, which almost all skipped the prev-gen port in the West, except for Persona 5.

As Dragon Quest XI just launched in Japan (where the 3DS version outsells the PS4 port), no wonder the console is on the way up, and there are still a few exciting games for the platform in the pipeline this year (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Gran Turismo Sport, Knack 2).

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