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PlayStation 4 Japan Hardware Launch Comparison to Past Platforms

PlayStation 4 (¥41.979 / ¥46.179) launched in Japan just three days ago and the results for how it performed during its first two days are in. Of course, this isn’t about how well the PlayStation 4 has performed, but how how well it has performed in comparison to past platforms.

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sonypsnow883d ago

2000.03.04 [Sony PlayStation 2] (¥39.800) – 630.552 (2 days)

abzdine883d ago

Xbox more than Dreamcast? now that's an insult!
Good performance from PS4 without many games for Jap audience. PS2 has a weak line up but it appealed to the japanese audience: Dark Cloud, The Bouncer, Ridge Racer, Evergrace...

lonelyplayer883d ago

Looks like original xbox disappointed Japanese people and that's why 360 failed so hard over there.

kalkano883d ago

I'm going to assume you meant it HAD a weak LAUNCH lineup.

deafdani882d ago

I loved The Bouncer, actually. It was the first PS2 game I finished. :P

darthv72882d ago (Edited 882d ago )

@lonely... the dismal 360 sales are more attributed to the dropping of the xbox platform right when the 360 came out. In JP, that kind of move is not very honorable and they showed their distaste for the move with the 360 sales overall.

Had Ms continued support for xbox, the 360 could have probably fared better but...who knows.

It is rather interesting how the order of platforms that had higher launches than the PS4 322k+ are this:
PS2 630k+ in 2 days
NDS 468k+ in 4 days
3DS 374k+ in 2 days
Wii 371k+ in 2 days
PSV 324k+ in 2 days

and missing the mark...
Wii-u 308k+ in 2 days

The majority of the list was over a 2 day period. The NDS showing 4 days is the odd man out. So the PS4 marks the 6th best opening weekend launch in JP gaming.

Knushwood Butt882d ago

@ darth

So what's the difference between that and Nintendo dropping the Wii completely prior to the launch of the Wii U?

mediate-this882d ago (Edited 882d ago )

@abzidine
Can you not refer the japanese as jap, itis insulting and degrading to japanese people. Plus i got in trouble for saying it.

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Shnazzyone882d ago

2006.11.11 [Sony PlayStation 3] (¥49.980 / ¥59.980) – 88.443 (2 days)

That's a bummer.

MultiConsoleGamer883d ago

Seems like a strong start.

Wedged between two Wii consoles.

Neonridr883d ago

ironically it sold just a tad more than the Wii U did during it's launch over the first few days.

lonelyplayer883d ago

Wii u had a good start but the lack of games is killing it.

Shnazzyone882d ago

Sure hope that doesn't happen to ps4. Those numbers are pretty close.

Dunban67882d ago

Additionally, The Wii U launched in November holiday shopping season and the PS4 is not- that will have some effect to the comparison- Wi U sales fell off a cliff after X-mas (and game delay announcements)

It will be interesting to see how long the PS4 will sell continue to sell out in Japan post launch

Prime157882d ago (Edited 882d ago )

I don't know enough about the Japanese culture... do they see the same sales surge during the western holiday months for your point to be true?

Dunban67882d ago (Edited 882d ago )

Prime157,

I don t know if it is quite as big but they def have a holiday seasonal sales surge in Japan - if you look at video game hardware and software sales in Japan from Nov thru Dec compared to the rest of the year it's clear they buy a lot during that time frame compared to non seasonal sales

If I remember correctly Iwata said as much as 80% of thier revenue globally could come from the Oct thru Dec quarter in a given year

Edit
It seems the Japanese Seasonal sales surge starts a little closer to Christmas than ours in the US. But November is still a strong month in Japan and December even stronger

IRapeLolis883d ago (Edited 883d ago )

PS4 is doing great. Elsewhere at EA HQ however... http://www.quickmeme.com/me...

WeAreLegion883d ago

Bubble for AD. There is absolutely no way Microsoft's check covered the potential profits EA would see from PS3/PS4 versions of Titanfall. They'll have to write a MUCH bigger check to keep the series exclusive. I'm not sure they'll be able to do that.

Magicite882d ago

EA and MS deserve each other.

mediate-this882d ago

Great because tf belongs on every possible platform. Its a great game that should be experienced by all gamers.

barb_wire883d ago (Edited 883d ago )

You know, for a country the size of Japan, those figures (no, matter which console) seem low.

One thing is certain though, Japan sure loves their handhelds.

ritsuka666883d ago

If you ask me it did better than the Vita. I just hope it does not fall like it. lol

GordonKnight882d ago

I think that is the reason Nintendo made the Wii U with the gamepad.

worldwidegaming882d ago

It honestly took too long to sell out! two days.It should have been the same day.

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