However, it has since stamped its authority on the next-gen gaming race with 5.8 million PS4 sales around the globe. Now, avid gamers in the company's Japanese homeland can finally join in on the fun.
The console, a huge hit in North America, Europe and Australia went on sale at midnight on February 22 in Japan, ending a three month wait for gamers in the land of the rising sun.
Xbox: Very small in Japan
Microsoft is yet to confirm a date for a Japanese Xbox One launch. However, considering the poor performance of the company's previous consoles in the region, it's difficult to imagine this device becoming a hit.
We look forward to the 24-hour sales reports from Sony, following the launch in its home nation. It seems highly likely the company will leave Microsoft with a lot of catching up to do. We'll keep you posted.
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