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PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Doing Great in Asia; Sony on Xbox One: “It’s Welcome”

The PS4 has launched in Asia before Japan, creating a quite unique situation for the brand, and Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia Deputy President Hiroyuki Oda and Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan General Manager Tatsuo Eguchi told Game Watch that things are going quite well.

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ShugaCane971d ago

Yep. It's welcome for the last position on charts. Sony has always dominated MS on Asian territory. It's not going to change now that they dominate everywhere lol.

BigFnHooters971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

"It's welcome for the last position on charts"

Just like with the Xbox 360 that came in last place in worldwide sales.

The big difference this gen is Microsoft won't have the benefit of the RRoD fiasco to inflate their installed base numbers in the US(and the UK) by tens of millions of units like they did with the Xbox 360.

Sitdown971d ago

Do you have factual evidence that RROD inflated the install base by tens of millions?

Axios2971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

When in doubt of hardware sales, check software sales:

A few months old but you get the idea

PS3 Top Ten Sales………………………360 Top Ten Sales
CODMW3…12.79m………………CODMW3…..1 4.96m
CODBO…….11.99m…………….…CODBO……… 13.97m
CODBO2…..10.58m……………….CODMW2… .13.04m
GT5…………..10.49m………………CODBO2…… .12.44m
CODMW2….10.18m………………Halo 3………..11.78m
GTA4………….9.81m……………….GTA4………. ..10.32m
FIFA 13………6.71m……………….Halo Reach….9.44m
BF3…………….6.53m……………….COD4MW…… 8.91m
FIFA 12……….6.39m………………Halo 4………….8.36m
COD4MW…..6.33m……………..Skyrim…… …….7.42m

Top 10 exclusives

PS3………………….……360
GT5…….10.5m………Halo 3……….11.8m
UC2………6.2m.……..Halo Reach….9.4m
UN3………6m………...Halo 4……….8.4m
MGS……..5.8m………Gears 2………6.6m
LBP………..5.22m…...Halo ODST…..6.2m
UC………….4.6m…….Gears……….…6m
GOW3……..4.6m…….Gears 3……….5.8m
Resistance…4.2m……Kinect Sports…5.5m
GTPrologue…4.2m….Forza 3…………5.3m
Motorstorm…3.8m……Fable…………..4 .9m

@ digital

Both PS3 and 360 have 5 COD games in the top ten. The difference is the 360 has 3 exclusives and PS3 just 1.

georgeenoob971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

We have MS congratulating Sony and here they are saying something childish. Stay classy Sony. So arrogant and typical.

Gran Touring971d ago

@sitdown We'll probably never know for sure how many, as Microsoft will never release the numbers. But we DO know for a fact that the failure rate was relatively high, and many if not most consumers bought another 360 in place of their failed console.

joeorc971d ago

@Sitdown

Robbie bach before he left Microsoft after 22 years confirmed it:

Verdict: All 11.6 million units of XBox 360 faulty July 12, 2007

http://www.techrepublic.com...

DigitalRaptor971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

@ Axios2

So basically what that list shows is that Xbox fans prefer guzzling down more of the same stuff on average, whilst Sony fans prefer to support more diverse projects on average.

Oh, and that Call of Duty is still the most overrated franchise of all time.

DragonKnight971d ago

What Sony said...

"When the xbox one will be released conveying various charms in a different way, while competing properly, I think the most important thing will be that it’s going to expand the video game industry and the market itself. I’m often asked “What would you do if the Xbox One comes?” and the answer is “it’s welcome.""

georgenoob's reply: http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photo...

-Foxtrot971d ago

@georgeenoob

Wow just when you think you can't get any lower...

Arrogant...Sony, what is this 2006

Microsoft is the arrogant one here, they've been in their own world for years thinking everything is fine and how much we love Kinect, now that reality has hit them they are still trying to make out like they are better.

I honestly don't see how Sony are being childish WELCOMING Microsoft to the Japanese market....I mean.....god I honestly don't know with you.

CryofSilence971d ago

@georgenoob

I seem to recall a Microsoft ad suggesting people should "ditch" their PS3s. That doesn't make them out to be the knights in shining armor you like to portray. ;)

jebabcock971d ago

@georgenoob and those too lazy to read the article

An executive of Sony was responding to the question of a possible release of the xbox one in Asia and it's impact. The guy basically said that having it would expand the market and they would welcome it there... Not sure I am seeing the arrogance... Please read the article first so you get things in context...

johndoe11211970d ago

@georgieporgienoob

Just when people think you can't sink any lower, you prove them wrong. Way to go using that one bubble with a totally inaccurate and irrelevant comment.

O.T. Sony and the rest of the world knows that the xbox is doomed in asia but it was still really classy of them to welcome microsoft to the market. In all fairness I think microsoft would have done the same.

Kryptix970d ago (Edited 970d ago )

@Axios2

By looking at that list, you can tell who supports new IPs and who supports the same 4 or few franchises over and over.

I also find it funny how Kinect Adventures sold almost 20mil on the Xbox 360 which tells what type of gamer is the majority on Xbox...the casual. That explains why Microsoft changed their focus away from the hardcore during the last few years.

http://www.vgchartz.com/pla...

erathaol970d ago

Is it me or does "It's Welcome" sound like "Bring it"?

MysticStrummer970d ago (Edited 970d ago )

Ahhh georgenoob never fails to fail. It's like some kind of high level sci fi paradox.

Is anyone clear on why Axios is listing PS3 and 360 games…? Maybe we really have gone back in time. The arguments from MS fans would seem to support that theory.

ShinMaster970d ago (Edited 970d ago )

@ Axios2

All that tells me is that there are more dude-bros on Xbox therefore, more dude-bros games are sold on Xbox.

As for the Top 10 exclusives.
PS3's list is made up of WIDE variety of games. While 360's list nothing but Halo, Halo, Halo, Halo, Gears, Gears, Gears, Kinect, Fable.

LOL

Themba76970d ago

actually i agree i bought 4 360's from RROD

Benchm4rk970d ago

@Kryptix

Kinect Adventures only sold that much because it was bundled with Kinect. If that was a standalone game sales would of been a hell of alot less.

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truefan1971d ago

America is much more welcoming than the rest of the world, I doubt xbox ever sells well in Asia.

joeorc971d ago

@georgeenoob

"We have MS congratulating Sony and here they are saying something childish. Stay classy Sony. So arrogant and typical."

i know right :

Anyone visiting the webpage saw an Xbox 360 branded site that "welcomes" Sony to the next generation and chides the electronics giant for being "late". Microsoft's Xbox 360 launched in late 2005.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/...

We have Sony congratulating MS and here they are saying something childish. Stay classy Microsoft. So arrogant and typical.

see how that works

AceBlazer13971d ago

Or dumber. I wouldn't trust the choices of a country that calls football soccer.

MysticStrummer970d ago

The US seems to be welcoming PS4 more than XB1. If MS can't win there they most likely can't win anywhere, and winning NA in a big way last gen didn't keep them out of 3rd place.

BG11579971d ago

People tend to forget that Nintendo dominated that market, but it's true, that Sony had a confortable and deserved second place.

DarkHeroZX971d ago

You mean just the handhelds.

BG11579970d ago (Edited 970d ago )

I kind of had the impression that the Wii had actually sold more consoles than the PS3. And it was just in 2012/2013, when practicly no game came out for the Wii that the PS3 surpassed the Wii...
Seing the reaction here, he think I'm wrong.

Sitdown971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

If you are going to try and have a witty response, at least get your sentence together. Next step would be seeing a therapist about your infatuation with Microsoft. Did somebody's kid from the company beat you up in grade school? We all know Microsoft sucks in Asia.... was there really a need to state the obvious?

How bad did the ps3 dominate the Wii?

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Sitdown971d ago

"It's not going to change now that they dominate everywhere" Yeah..... you sure did.

At this point is pretty clear that being witty is not your thing.... so no need for me to hurt your feelings further. Geeeeez

Kryptix970d ago

@Sitdown

He meant between Playstation and Xbox, not sure where you're getting Nintendo from as his first comment only mentions Sony and MS specifically.

kenshiro100971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

@ georgeenoob

How is Sony being arrogant? What arrogance?

Maybe learn 2 read the article next time- you might learn something instead of sprouting nonsense.

Nero1314971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

They don't Dominate in china actually nobody do except PC's

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TheOrder1886971d ago

PS4 winning Asia is a no-brainer.

Nocando971d ago

Gee, thanks so much Sony for allowing MS to compete. Talk about hubris.

jebabcock971d ago

Again... Why don't you actually read the article so you don't sound like a trolling ignorant fanboy...

Nocando970d ago (Edited 970d ago )

I did read it, and thats the way I interpret it, regardless of his disclaimer. And name calling makes who look ignorant? And lets talk about ignorant, especially at the "Im not surprised" comments below. So just because they are remotely similar the Asians are supposed to love a Japanese product? If you knew anything you would be aware that many Asian countries HATE the Japanese, so why would they be so in love with Sony?

chrisarsenalsavart970d ago

What about reading the Article first.
Geeeez!

MrTimesplitters971d ago

But Nintendo wont allow either of them HAHAHAHAH!!!

GenericNameHere971d ago

Only in the handheld space. Other than the PS3, the PS1 outsold the N64 and PS2 outsold the GC. The PS3 is only 3 million away from beating Wii sales. The PS3 is still very much alive and still getting new games, while Nintendo completely abandoned it as soon as the Wii U launched. This means the PS3 still has a chance of outselling the Wii in Japan.

Will the PS4 outsell the Wii U in Japan? We can't say it yet, but it's most likely.

T2970d ago

Not only that but poor WIIU is dying a quick unceremonious death... I fail to see how ps4 will not dominate in Asia

MethCupcakes970d ago

Who are you? You're every where why is what? It's terrifying.

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