The PlayStation 4's global lead is about to get significantly larger.
Sony's next-generation console has officially debuted in Japan, the 49th region of the world to receive the new system. It seems really strange that it came to Sony's home country so late but hey, it's out now.
The PS4 goes for 41,979 yen (about $410) and early reports are that consumers are flocking to stores to nab their unit. As of February 8, Sony announced that 5.3 million PS4 consoles had been sold around the world, and you can expect that number to rise quite a bit over the next few weeks. The PlayStation brand has always been very popular in Japan, especially when compared to the direct competition. Microsoft has tried to push Xbox but it just never seems to work out.
Midnight launches were going on all over the place, so the excitement level is at a fever pitch right now. Can't wait to see how the PS4 performs!