PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

The PlayStation 4 has failed to make a significant impact in Japan.

Unlike in western markets, where the PS4 has been a hit (it’s the fastest-selling console in UK history), in Japan it’s struggling.

Japanese magazine publisher Enterbrain released a report on the Japanese console game industry and found revenue remained static for the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013 – despite the launch of the PS4 in Japan in February.

Japanese game industry consultant Dr. Serkan Toto said Enterbrain’s figures revealed Japan’s console market for the first half of the year was worth 1722.6m yen (£983m). In the first half of 2013 that figure was 1720.2m yen (£982m).


David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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