Japanese Market Interested in PS4, Not so Much in Xbox One

Last Updated: February 20, 2014


We’re just two days away from the launch of the PlayStation 4 in Japan. With the high sales numbers Sony has seen for the console already, we’ve been wondering just how much of an impact the Japanese release will have. Well, if the data from Google Trends is any indication, it should give sales quite a boost.

Google Trends shows that a lot of people in Japan are searching for information on the PS4. Now, these searches won’t necessarily correspond to sales, as the poorly-selling Wii U has also seen a lot of searches, but at least the interest is there. That’s more than we can say for the Xbox One, which far fewer people in Japan have searched for.

The PS4 is very popular, but there aren’t a lot of strong Japanese titles available for it yet. How do you think it will fare when it releases in Japan on February 22? Let us know in the comments below.