Is the PS3 making its move in Japan? A new survey shows that software content matters more than pricing in Japan and that gamers appear to be equally split between Wii and PS3 for their next console purchase.
Wii is indeed a GREAT BIG DRAGON to slay, but muster your courage BLACK KNIGHT that is Sony and ATTACK the BEAST HEAD ON and Valiantly......
......"The JOEY has Spoken"
Its already started, 360 is long dead in Japan, and now Wii and PS3 are neck and neck...PS3 is growing in Europe and catching up in the U.S. It's all good, 2008 is Sony's year.
but they are all little kiddies, then their parents go out and buy the cheaper one, then the kid cries
they'd be neck in neck in sales 2....
The psp took time, but PS3 adoption by Japan core gamers should arrive quicker by MGS4. The casual market will grow for PS3 in Japan too, spearheaded by Blu-ray adoption like ps2 dvd (which Wii may add too in Japan (dvd or blu-ray?).
Every good thing has it's season.
People who own The Wii are just casual gamers for the most part. There really isnt any good online support for any games, which is the reason why SSBB wont be coming out next month. Most of these people have never played games online, and therefore they do not even know or understand how cool it is to play against or with real people. There is no community on the Wii, not even voice chat, yet.
Pretty much what Im trying to say is that people who got a Wii have no idea how much the ps3 kicks arse. If they understood the concept behind the ps3 their would be a big differance in sales,,
I think the ps3 does good with advertising, cause it looks cool, but it should point things out besides games.. They should be showing voice chat and text messaging and other stuff like listening to music and downloading stuff to show the big differance between the two, cause there is a big differance.
They made commercials about games, the girl swinging the sword,, warhawk, uncharted,, yea it looks cool, but honestly, the wii games are way more fun then the listed ones above. I know cause I own both systems,, and the only reason why i get on my ps3 is to hang with my friends and play call of duty,,, if im not doing that im playing Galaxies or Tenkaichi 3. Oh yeah, hey joey,, your Fu*king awesome dude,,, i love that pic, its so pimp..
Your statements might make more sense over here - but its simply not true in Japan where gaming and gamers are very different to us here.
Online is really not the huge issue it is for us here, and core gamers are as likely to be thrilled ny the WiFit board as their mums are.
I'm not suggesting that the PS3 will not have a great time of it this year in Japan, all the surveys have shown for some time that the japeneese have been waiting for particular software before they buy it and it's all coming. PS3 will be massive this year, and I will be glad to see it.
But I would say don't be dismissive of the Wii in Japan, it suceeds for different reasons than it does in the west and will continue to be top dog over there. This is coming from someone who's own Wii is gathering dust!
I don't think you understand the casual gamer very well. Everything you mentioned is very cool, but the average casual gamer doesn't care. That may chance over time, but don't mistake of thinking everybody would like the same things you do if only they weren't uninformed.
Makes sense. Ps3's biggest Japanese titles aren't out yet(White Knight, MGS4, FF...) and there isn't much to look forward to for Wii in 2008.
Dragon quest? Monster hunter?
its japan we are talking about, these 2 titles are in the same league as FF
this feeling will not soon end. This is more of an indictment on the 360 than anything else.
I once saw a comment that stated that the xbox360 is not as dead in japan as the ps3 is in the states.
And when i heard that, I simply shut down my computer and went to sleep early.
If I have'nt had done that then somebody would've gotten 10 messages in 5 minutes saying "DO U KNOW HOW TO FRICKEN DO MATH".
Both are great and actually are prefect match. On one end you have the uber future of gaming and on the other you have fun party atmosphere console. Together their power is unmeasurable ^^ (much like Captain Planet)
Most people who buy wii don`t look ahead at the line up, they have very little interest in the games, but they buy the wii due to its innovative way of playing. Even my mom thinks is cool and she never heard of mario.
Japan is waiting for MGS4, Gran Turismo, escpecially Final Fanatasy. That's when you'll see PS3 skyrocket in Japan, and everywhere else for that matter.
lol...bubbles up sir...
I've said this before, but they need to market the $hit out of High Velocity Bowling. Have a commercial featuring it w/ the custom soundtrack and show a family, then a bunch of teenagers, then show a bunch of elderly people playing it. Then show 'Exclusive to the PS3, starting at $399'
Seriously, this would get the PS3 to fly off the shelves in all territories. 99% of consumers don't even know this game exists for the PS3, and many people I know ONLY bought the wii for bowling.
Come on Sony, market to the casuals and see what happens to those console sales... seriously.
I agree. That is a really fun game and shows what is possible with the sixaxis control. Maybe they should bundle the dualshock 3 with a couple games like HVB.
There are two problems with your reasoning.
1. Casual gamers may not be willing to spend $460 for a bowling game.
2. Even if people did buy the PS3 just for that game, Sony would lose money on the console sale. Nintendo, on the other hand, is making a tidy profit on each console sold.
I Betcha SONY saying everything going according to plan . People please realize that the ps2 is still one hell of a beast the ps3 is competing with . Once the ps2 games will start to lack ( which i dont see until 2010 maybe ? ) then you will see the ps3 selling like hotcakes . For what the numbers is I think with competition and ps2 still around the ps3 is doing great . Dont worry those people will never jump into the xbot . If they wanted it to they would already have with halo 3 , bioshock , and gears ...all games i have never played ....
Some titles that are big in Japan are also on the Wii.
PS3 will have MGS FF13 so on and on
but Monster hunter? its big there, Dragon quest? its also big.
FF:CCB hey look a FF title.
Ps3 will have the major franchises, but so will the Wii.
Do not underestimate the japanese folk.....
ALOT of people intend on buying the PS3, and will. Just maybe not when its still 400$ haha. PS3 is going to comeback in the long run. It really is going to happen
I still believe that Wii will supplement the PS3 in terms of gaming experience. Sony halved the cost of production of PS3 and will reduce the price of PS3 this year and it will stimulate sales.
haha.. on purchase intent.. i bet sony fanboys get hope out of that too , even though the wii has been outselling that ps trash by 4 to 1
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