PS4 Moves Over 900,000 Units in Japan During 2014, PS Vita Sells More Than 1.14 Million

January 6, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Taking a look back at last year, Famitsu has compiled sales data for 2014 (up to December 28), revealing that the Nintendo 3DS conquered all when it comes to hardware, while the 3DS and Wii U were the only platforms represented in the top 10 for software. For PlayStation, the Vita was the best-selling platform at over 1.14 million, with the PS4 moving 925,000 units since it launched in February.

Here’s a quick look at how software and hardware performed in 2014 in Japan, according to Famitsu:

Software Sales in 2014

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 3,050,178
  2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 2,464,850
  3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 2,381,177
  4. Super Smash Bros (3DS) – 2,066,022
  5. Yokai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (3DS) – 2,007,327
  6. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 994,346
  7. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 842,053
  8. Dragon Quest Monster 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) – 748,139
  9. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 687,957
  10. Super Smash Bros (Wii U) – 478,366

Hardware Sales in 2014 (Lifetime)

  1. Nintendo 3DS (includes New 3DS) – 3,153,045 (17,847,056)
  2. PlayStation Vita (includes PS Vita TV) – 1,147,936 (3,423,075)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 925,570 (925,570)
  4. Nintendo Wii U – 604,856 (2,123,283)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 450,034 (10,018,534)
  6. Xbox One – 45,958 (45,958)

Looking at sales figures for each category, Famitsu compared 2014 to 2013, showing that, despite new system launches, the market continued to drop (figures are in billions of yen):

Hardware

  • 2014 (52 weeks) – 1421.5
  • 2013 (52 weeks) – 1553.1 
  • 2014 comparison to 2013 – 91.5% 

Software

  • 2014 (52 weeks) – 2264.0 
  • 2013 (52 weeks) – 2536.6
  • 2014 comparison to 2013 – 89.3% 

Total

  • 2014 (52 weeks) – 3685.5 
  • 2013 (52 weeks) – 4089.7 
  • 2014 comparison to 2013 – 90.1%

Members on NeoGAF highlighted this chart about Japan’s decline in recent years:

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Are you surprised to see the PS4 didn’t reach 1 million in Japan, despite doing it in the UK and France?

[Source: Famitsu via NeoGAF (1), (2)]