inFAMOUS: Second Son fails to stimulate PS4 sales in Japan, Wii U actually manages to outsell Sony’s console for first time

In a rather surprising development, Nintendo Wii U managed to outsell the PlayStation 4 in Japan last week, despite the release of Sucker Punch’s inFAMOUS: Second Son.

While consoles frequently trade places with each other as far as weekly sales go, this story is particularly noteworthy as it’s the first time Wii U has managed to outsell Sony’s console since launch.

Still, it wasn’t a landslide victory, with Nintendo’s struggling system only managing a lead of just over 1,000 units. Nonetheless, it’s curious PS4 wasn’t able to generate more interest in light of Second Son’s launch, which sold 39,757 units upon release.

Have a butcher’s at the full hardware chart below (via GearNuke).

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1. Nintendo 3DS LL – 20,304
2. PS Vita –13,334
3. Wii U – 8,858
4. PS4 – 7,387
5. PS3 – 7,383
6. Nintendo 3DS – 4,711
7. PSP – 1,201
8. PS Vita TV – 762
9. Xbox 360 – 104