After its October 28th release in Japan, the Samsung Galaxy S dominated mobile phone sales in Japan. Today, Japanese marketing research company, BCN reported the Samsung Galaxy S as the best selling mobile device in the last week of October. The iPhone 4 was previously the king of sales for a number of weeks, so Japanese phone maker NTT DoCoMo was surprised at the results.
While the iPhone 4 has dominated the United States market on carrier AT&T, the Galaxy S is selling millions worldwide in over a hundred countries on 210 different carriers. Meanwhile, Sony-Ericsson’s Xperia X10 fell behind in the rankings to fifth place.
NTT DoCoMo’s CEO, Ryuji Yamada, personally announced the phone with Samsung Mobile’s head and then launched a massive advertisement campaign. Advertising for the Galaxy S device includes a set of Darth Vader advertisements that portray the Galaxy S as a video game’s “final boss.”
The Galaxy S launched on the 28th in Japan with Android 2.2 already onboard.
Here’s a video of the Galaxy S launch in Japan: