Nintendo Switch Lifetime Sales Cross Ps4 In Japan

Nintendo Switch Lifetime Sales Cross PS4 In Japan


Sony has for long been the hardware king in Japan’s console market with the PlayStation 4 but it appears that Nintendo has taken that crown back. According to a new report, the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Switch have now surpassed the PlayStation 4 in the company’s home country. The Switch has sold more units than the PlayStation 4 in Japan.

The latest sales charts from Famitsu show that the Nintendo Switch has sold 8,125,637 units in Japan compared to the 8,077,756 units for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro combined. That’s certainly an impressive feat.

Toyota Quarterly Profit Dips, But Sales Rose; Honda Reports A Loss

Toyota quarterly profit dips, but sales rose; Honda reports a loss

TOKYO — Japan's top automaker Toyota said Wednesday its profit for January-March fell 4% as vehicle sales lagged in North America, while smaller car manufacturer Honda reported a loss. Toyota recorded a quarterly profit of 459.5 billion yen, or $4.2 billion, down from 480.8 billion yen in the same period the previous year. Quarterly sales rose 2% to 7.75 trillion yen ($70 billion), the company said. The maker of the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid and Lexus luxury models is projecting a profit of 2.25 trillion yen, or $20 billion, for the fiscal year through March 2020, up nearly 20% from 1.88 trillion yen ($17 billion) for the fiscal year through March 2019. The company said results for the fiscal year through March this year were hurt by the absence of a U.S. tax break that boosted earnings in the previous fiscal year, and by investment losses. Still, the 30.2 trillion yen ($275 billion) in annual revenue Toyota reported was the first time a Japanese company has recorded sales above 30 trillion yen ($273 billion), a milestone for Japan, according to Japanese media reports. For the fiscal year that ended in March, Toyota sold 10.6 million vehicles around the world, up from 10.4 million vehicles in the previous fiscal year. Toyota's vehicle sales grew in Europe and Asia excluding Japan, but fell in North America, an important and lucrative market. Chief Executive Akio Toyoda told reporters Toyota must adapt to changes in the industry, such as self-driving vehicles, net-connectivity, ecological technology and car-sharing, to stay competitive. "My mission is to put Toyota through a full model change to become a mobility company," instead of just a car manufacturer, he said. Toyoda noted partnerships with Uber and other Silicon Valley businesses, as well as with SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese internet company, will offer technology for various fields, not just vehicles. Toyota's production methods, admired around the world for efficiency and worker empowerment, are advantages, he said. But Toyoda, a grandson of the automaker's founder who has led the company since 2009, also recalled memories of hardship, such as a massive recall fiasco that had him questioned in U.S. Congress in 2010. "Every day has been nerve-wracking," he said. Also Wednesday, Honda Motor Co. reported a loss of 13 billion yen ($118 million) for January-March, despite growing sales, as an unfavorable exchange rate, income tax expenses and other costs hurt results. Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo announced Honda will streamline its product offerings, consolidating model variations, and increase parts-sharing to cut costs. Nissan, reeling from the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, on financial misconduct charges, reports financial results on May 14.

Ps4 Sales Will Soon Cross 100 Million Units

PS4 Sales Will Soon Cross 100 Million Units


To say that the PlayStation 4 has been a massive hit for Sony would be an understatement. The console has consistently outsold the Xbox One and will soon cross another major milestone. According to the figures officially revealed by Sony, it won’t be long before the PS4 sales cross 100 million units.

Sony did caution last year that the PlayStation 4 sales had fallen for the very first time year-over-year. That has happened once again in 2019 but it’s still a pretty strong showing by Sony’s console. The company sold 17.8 million PS4 units in the fiscal year ending March 31st, slightly down from the 19 million units sold in the previous fiscal year.

The Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed The N64 In Lifetime Sales

The Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed The N64 In Lifetime Sales

Nintendo’s future felt a bit murky during the era of the Wii U, where Nintendo was attempting to build on the success of the Wii with an updated model with newer features. Unfortunately, it never quite took and it felt like Nintendo might just drop out of the console race entirely. However, the company managed to successfully rally with the Nintendo Switch.

Not only has the Switch sold pretty well, but it has also managed to surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales and there are no signs that it is slowing down. This is because according to Nintendo’s latest financials, it has been revealed that the Switch has also managed to surpass another Nintendo console, this time in the form of the N64.

Nissan Leaf Becomes The First Ev To Surpass 400,000 Sales

Nissan Leaf becomes the first EV to surpass 400,000 sales

Nissan said Tuesday that the Leaf surpassed 400,000 sales, making it the first electric vehicle to hit that sales plateau. Of course, it's also had a hefty head start over its closest competitors, the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt, having first gone on sale in late 2010, and it has a few other advantages as well. Not to rain on the Leaf parade or anything.

Now in its second generation and sporting improved driving ranges, Nissan says Leaf owners have driven their cars more than 6.2 billion collective miles, equating to an estimated savings of 3.8 million barrels of oil per year. The battery-powered hatchback is now available in more than 50 markets across the world, with six new markets coming on board during the first half of 2019 in Latin America, and seven across Asia and Oceania by year's end. The Leaf was the best-selling EV in Europe in 2018 and the top-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway last year, Nissan says.

Lexus Reaches 10 Million Sales Since Its Inception 30 Years Ago

Lexus reaches 10 million sales since its inception 30 years ago

Almost immediately after Matt Farah's famed second-generation LS400 became the million-mile Lexus, the Japanese luxury brand is celebrating another major milestone: Lexus has now sold 10 million vehicles globally.

The Toyota luxury division, whose first car debuted 30 years ago at the 1989 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, famously pursued "perfection" when it came to build quality and ownership experience. The smooth, V8-engined LS400 was quickly followed by smaller additions to the lineup, and in the time Lexus has been around, it has sold a wide range of vehicles, from the Camry-related ES line and Land Cruiser-related SUVs to the LFA supercar.

Toyota U.s. Auto Sales Fall 6.6 Percent In January

Toyota U.S. auto sales fall 6.6 percent in January

Toyota Motor Corp on Friday reported a 6.6 percent fall in U.S. vehicle sales for January, hurt by lower demand for its Camry and Prius cars.

The No.3 automaker in the United States by sales said it sold 156,021 vehicles in January, down from 167,056 vehicles a year earlier. Camry sales fell 3.4 percent, while Prius sales slumped 57 percent, the company said.

Nintendo Switch Close To Surpassing The N64's Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Switch Close To Surpassing The N64's Lifetime Sales

As far as the best-selling Nintendo console of all time is concerned, that honor goes to the Nintendo DS which is sitting at over 154 million units. The N64 on the other hand has sold around 32 million units in its lifetime despite it being far down the list, but it seems that the Nintendo Switch is steadily making its way to the top.

According to Nintendo’s recent earnings (via Engadget), it has been revealed that the company had sold 9.41 million Switch consoles the last quarter, which means that it is now about 660,000 units behind the N64 which means that it won’t take long for the Switch to surpass the N64 in lifetime sales.

Canon Reportedly Commands 22% Of Full-frame Mirrorless Sales In Japan

Canon Reportedly Commands 22% Of Full-Frame Mirrorless Sales In Japan

When it comes to full-frame mirrorless cameras, for years Sony has more or less monopolized the market with its A7 and A9 cameras. However it looks like Sony is about to get some very serious competition from Canon, at least as far the Japanese market is concerned, according to a report from BCN Retail (via Peta Pixel).

The report claims that Canon now commands a whopping 22% of full-frame mirrorless sales in the country, which is very, very impressive when you consider that it was only back in September that Canon launched the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system. It also seems that despite only having one model, Canon has managed to beat out the likes of Nikon who reportedly accounts for about 10% of full-frame mirrorless sales.

Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed The Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed The GameCube's Lifetime Sales

The Nintendo Switch by all accounts is a success. It has managed to beat out the Wii U’s lifetime sales in less than a year of it going on sale, and now according to Nintendo’s latest financials (via Engadget), it looks like the console has managed to surpass yet another Nintendo console: the Nintendo GameCube.

Stores To Suspend Liquor Sales On Halloween

Stores to suspend liquor sales on Halloween

Two major retail store operators say their outlets in Tokyo's Shibuya district will not sell alcoholic drinks in glass bottles on Halloween.

Major Japanese discount chain Don Quijote and convenience store operator Lawson decided the move in response to a request from Shibuya Ward. The local administration asked for cooperation from shops near Shibuya Station to prevent drunken partygoers from bothering people.