The PS4 has been dominating the console world ever since it released back in 2013. Sony doubled down on the ‘greatness’ with the release of the PS4 Pro in late 2016. The main purpose of the new system has been to push 4K gaming. To an extent, it has achieved this, but it looks like Western gamers have been more interested in it than those in Japan.
Media Create recently released their latest weekly sales report from Japan (December 11th – 17th, 2017). This report contains data for both hardware and software, but we’ll be focusing on hardware here. In this latest report, the PS4 Pro sold 17,804 units. This was just enough to push it over the 500k threshold, meaning that the system has finally hit the half-million milestone in its home turf after a year on the market. That took a while, don’t you think?
Japanese gamers have been moving away more-and-more from home consoles over the course of the past few years. On top of that, some gamers are simply content with the normal PS4 (which is cheaper). Taking those factors into the consideration, it’s not too surprising that the Pro is only just now hitting the 500,000 mark over there.
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.