Apple iPhone 5s continues to be the top selling smartphone in Japan

Apple iPhone 5s continues to be the top selling smartphone in Japan
A survey done in Japan by BCN reveals that the Apple iPhone 5s is the top smartphone in the country. BCN, which measures sales of electronic gadgets in Japan, found that the iPhone 5s had 44.5% of the Japanese smartphone market in February. Combined with the 5.9% share belonging to the Apple iPhone 5c, nearly half of the smartphones sold in the country last month had the Apple logo on the back. That is up from the 44% share that Apple earned in December.

Japan was responsible for $13.5 billion, or 7.9% of Apple's revenues last year. Japan was also responsible for the largest operating margin that Apple was able to produce from any country at 50.7%. For the December 2013 quarter alone, Apple generated 8.6% of its revenue from Japan, which amounted to about $5 billion. 11.6% of its operating profit came from the country during Q4.

Besides Apple, Sony also did well in Japan during February. The highly regarded Sony Xperia Z1 f, which is a version of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact made for NTT Docomo, captured 2.3% of the market, while the Sony Xperia Z1 accounted for an additional 2%.


source: BCN (translated) via Forbes

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53 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

How ironic.

2. MrOCD unregistered

How is it ironic?

13. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I just assumed that Sony will sell more since Japan is their home turf. I guess Japanese people don't support their own brands as much as I thought they would.

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I think Japanese people are like rest of people, they like trends, whats cool, etc, as you can see beside Apple they support sony etc. No samsung what so ever. I am surprised that apple is doing so much better than sony :S

18. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So by "support their own brands" Motorola should be the best selling in the US then right?

30. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

My comment was clearly an assumption proven wrong.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's the best in the low end segment next to Nokia thanks to the Moto G.

36. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Apple?

33. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They had the local Sony phones since forever so that is why they aren't selling in boat loads because they already saturated their market over time. The iPhone just got announced on several major carriers so it has a fairly new run. Once it saturates a bit it should taper off as well for a while.

11. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Said the hater. Hate on hater. See how much it earns you. Make sure you let everyone know when you reach $1 million.

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Smartphones dominator..

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

im gonna have to stop being anti apple pretty soon, might as well start now. Well of course they are gonna be the #1 phone in japan, They are epic......

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't go wrong with an iPhone 5S. One of the best devices, and it's jedii approved. The jedii approval is what makes it top notch.

7. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You and that wp fanboi are getting to be more annoying than mxy now...

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol keep annoying him darkk

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A4n, I was just having fun bro, and he gets all sensitive lol. Who cares!!!

21. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

dude i may change to a4e soon enough

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol why is that yo?

38. Apple4Ever

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

well i have a mac because i need the software for it and its a pain in the a$$ rooting and stuff to my android, and i figured that a jailbroken 5 or 5s is adequate, plus i miss the days when i would sit with my iphone 4 with my friends and tweak our iphones and show off lol so, i might as well switch till i get a PC

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro why not just have both? I honestly couldn't part with the iOS ecosystem, but I also love android. In the end I had to go with both. I actually do pretty well with using both OS's day to day lol. Cases and car chargers were another story though.

42. Apple4Ever

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

yea im keeping my xperia sp and Z1 but im also going to get a 5 or 5s ill keep the droids for fun and day to day usage but ill use the iphones for my hacking needs and desires lmao, i love android but the limited options on mac are whats bothering me im lucky for sony bridge though, its a life saver

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Craigslist has good 5&5s deals

48. Apple4Ever

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

yea i got a 5s 32gb for 550 gonna pick it up tomorrow

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So f'n what?!! When u see my screen name skip past it, I'm not here to please you dude. The jedster rocks.

22. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

See, there you go again. How you like it if I did dickwaving in your face? You think you rock? You do sometimes. Other times you are a douchebag.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow dude u take phonearena comments section far too serious. I get insulted daily, racist remarks thrown at constantly, PAPINYC insults my wife every chance he/it gets, and I don't even bother responding and u let this get to u? Geewiz dude...reallyyyyyyyyyy. I am a hunk, I do rock, I'm gorgeous, highly self confident, and I won't be changing or logging out anytime soon. Get over it dude. The jedster approves this message.

32. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

spare me the passive aggressive BS

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Spare me the PMS

43. Apple4Ever

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

did u just invent the word d¬°ckwaving?

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Didn't realize that's what he thought I was doing lol.

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