Media Create and Famitsu software and hardware sales from last week have been released today, which will give us a good look into the overall sales of last week’s Japanese market.
Here’s the software charts between March 3rd and March 9th.
"Knack was the only PS4 title to make it to the top ten list." That surprised me, I would have thought a couple PS4 games would have made it because the launch was only a few weeks ago.
Yeah that surprised me too. It's really unfortunate but maybe next week will be better.
the ? for me is how Famitsu and Media Create are so different. Famitsu is a journalist source and would generally be reporting the info that MC releases. So why the difference?
Japan doesn't give a sh*t about consoles. They're on the 3DS and Vita.
You're a week away from a Metal Gear Solid Bundle. Of course people are waiting.
and Knack only made it because it was a pack-in for a PS4 bundle.
I think Americans are buying those ps4s. The initial game releases would turn off most Japanese gamers. Sons and metal gear may not help. While smash and mk8 or coming. Japan is not as afraid of ms as the English speaking countries. All sony had to say is we are not ms to get hype this gen. Then they still made you pay for online lol. It's a good deal if you want Netflix gaming.
Dude, what the hell are you talking about?
You must be to young to know about military bases in Asia. Where do you think Xbox sales come from? There is some thing going on with the Japanese market.
Please never comment again. That was total nonsense.
Says the guy with one bubble. What are you guys 12?
I, for one, understand your first paragraph but the second one has me baffled. "Japan is not as afraid of ms as the English speaking countries" What does that mean? "All sony had to say is we are not ms to get hype this gen." Are you still talking about Japan? "It's a good deal if you want Netflix gaming." Ah! as I was typing 'what?' in response to this, the penny dropped. You mean a game rental type of service similar to Netflix, you weren't refering to Netflix itself, as with the xbox you need a gold account to access your Netflix account. I enjoy PS+ very much and I think it's a bit harsh comparing it to Netflix. By the time decent movies come to Netflix they're at least 3 years old and you've seen them a dozen times already. I'd describe PS+ more as Now TV gaming. Now TV is another streaming service we get in the UK, there are a lot less films to choose from but the new films are generally less than a year old and there's always something decent that you haven't seen.
Ha sorry long day of making cool stuff. We where just talking about this at the studio. Sorry I didn't explain more but whisky wins the prize. At least Netflix has breaking bad! I really don't want any of the games on ps now. It would be nice if sony made more challenging games with reply value. Gamers are really afraid of ms. Xbone just confirmed a lot of that. So the ps4 wins by default since you can't play a wiiu and be cool. Yet the wiiu will be getting some serious games. The I need this many games to get a wiiu is getting really close to a must buy, where you don't have to wait on the good games.... most of them are already out. Now if Nintendo had a Nintendo now I would pay a large premium for that across a console and handheld. Even if the wiiu doesn't sell we still get what we want the same goes for sony gamers so we all win luckily.
Now I don't know if we're talking about PS+ or PS Now. Is PS Now even available yet? "Gamers are really afraid of ms." Not sure afraid is the right word, I think alot are certainly very annoyed with them though. "Xbone just confirmed a lot of that." I don't think so. If you're refering to the nose dive in sales following launch, I think alot of factors have to be included. Alot of what MS have done over the years has annoyed alot of gamers: 1. RROD was inexcusable IMO. I don't care about the extended warranty, the only reason they eventually decided to offer it was because the alternative was to admit defeat and leave the console market. 2. Heavy Kinect focus for the second half of the last gen left the majority of their faithful fans alienated. 3. Closing studios resulting in a severe lack of first party games for the second half of last gen. 4. The xbox one reveal was an absolute shambles. I think MS got cocky. They thought they had a firm grip on the console market and their success from last gen would automatically carry onto this gen. However,I think Sony made such a mess of the PS3 early on with the high price, the delays, complicated hardware, lack of quality games, poor online service etc. that the 360 was a success "by default". "So the ps4 wins by default" I don't know if it wins by default. I think it is winning, primarily, because of the Playstation brand. The PS3 won the second half of last gen hands down by almost rebuilding the playstation brand and they have now managed to carry that momentum onto this new gen. "since you can't play a wiiu and be cool." Possibly. Well... that and the Playstation brand.
They will get a big boost in a couple of months.
and when one tiny little no-name JRPG hits Japan: ppl will jump on the PS4 like its the last chopper out of Vietnam. XD.
That was hilarious
I understand that Knack was included in PS4 consoles in Japan meaning all 300,000 consoles sold accounted for 300,000 copies of knack, or so I am told.
A Sega title would have helped, Launches aren't the same without Sega sadly...
Isn't Yakuza Sega? Trouble is, many just bought it for PS3.
'PS4 sales face steep drop' obviously the sales are going to drop after launch, every console faces a drop in sales after launch.
it was obvious this was gonna be one of the first comments lol this site is pathetic
Ummm... how is stating an empirical fact pathetic?
You are one frustrated little fellow, aren't you ?
Make your own site that has news you like or hush/stop visiting.
Your trolling is pathetic.
This site is pathetic for comments like yours. What BelkingOfSony said is something people in the business call a "fact", and it's backed up by something called "statistics".
Obviously, PS4 sales will pick up again when the drought is over.
He's right. That's not an excuse. Even the XB1 dropped off after launch.
how dare you to be logical...
Yea but it launched in america a month ago and it dident do that now did it?I understand sales will drop but it shoudent drop this drastically. And it shoul have more than 1 game in the top 10 list.
Because PS4 has games that people in the West are actually interested in.
The answer is simple. The kind of games available on the system. The games currently available appeal to the western market but not to the Japanese market as much. There no JRPGs, visual novels, dating sims, train sims, anime based games, Resident Evil, Metal Gear (until another week), Final Fantasy, Tales of, Shin Megami Tensei, Devil May Cry, Star Ocean or any other Japanese developed games. There is nothing to drive Japanese people in to a frenzy right now. Yet the PS4 is the number 1 selling home console system in Japan so that is good enough for now.
japanese have different game tatses, right now there's nothin other than yakuza ishin for them.
Would you like a tissue?
The new MGS game coming out soon will probably help sales.
I could see PS4 dropping to 10-20k next week. just watch.
Next week japan had MGS: GZ. I doubt it will drop at 10-20k. Just watch.
Yea, just wait till some Japanese games come out..the Japanese will go crazy. https://lh4.googleuserconte...
The release date is the 20th, so the next round of sales actually won't have numbers for the MGS:GZ release. It will have reports for March 10th-16th. Two sales reports from now, we will see Ground Zeroes numbers.
This was a given. Japanese dont buy a system without any games of their liking. Theres like 1 or two tailored to the japanese.
Still the best selling hardware over there. Really looks like the whole industry is down, maybe this is a slow time for them, like our January.
They are waiting for MGS, FFXV, and KH3!
This! Why would they continue to buy the system in droves if there arent any Japanese games or JRPGs available for it at the moment?
Those games don't even have tentative release dates. KH3 and FF don't even have a year of release assigned to them. Why would they be waiting for that?
pfft why wouldnt they?! I havent bought a PS4 because Infamous:SS is'nt out yet. Why buy a new console it theres nothing you want to play on it. http://mynintendonews.com/2... Granted its a small survey.
Yeah, man everyone's preppin' for InFAMOUS! :D
No everybody in japan prepping for mario kart 8 just saying
not in Japan. That game wasn't even on Famitsu Japan Readers Most Wanted list.
+Bubs because your avatar is awesome.
new metal gear ps4 plus infamous
Vita TV isn't a Vita. Why are they combining them?
For the same reason they combine the 3DS and 3DS XL.
If they had monster hunter they would buy....
+bubble for you
Wii U for its first 3 weeks on the market, outsold what PS4 is doing 3-1. That shows you how bad it is going to get for PS4.
Well Wii U did get Monster Hunter Tri G. Early
Not that early.
Wii U for its first 3 weeks on the market, was being sold during the holidays. That shows you how desperate you're getting.
For a better perspective here are some minor details you forgot when comparing PS4 and Wii U sales, Holiday season vs. Slump season. Japanese games vs. Western games. 26,250 Yen vs. 39,980 Yen Oh and how has the Wii U been doing worldwide since January 2013? It is considered dead by the gaming industry and the PS4 wiped its one year lead in THREE MONTHS! I know it hurts bro and you need to find something to make yourself feel better... You have my sympathies and condolences.
funny that no one came up with that excuse for Vita vs 3DS Japan launch when it the opposite season but Nintendo still top.
Wii U was out in December. PS4 was out in Feburary...... yeah exactly.
Wow, WiiU could potentially close the gap with Ps4 in Japan by the end of the year. I played Knack for a few hours and had to get BF4, then that for KillZone, and Im looking to trade that in for 15 dollars at gamestop. It's still better on Ps3. I'm not interested in Thief. So far, everything I've really enjoyed were Black Flag or free plus games. I'm glad my Ps4 was only 5 bucks. The only games I want to play right now are Monster Hunter4, Titanfall, WDogs, and Mk. I wonder when Americans are going to see the superiority of the Gamepad. I'm a bit baffled by how short-sited Sony was with Vita integration. Right now, Nintendo's in a position of releasing "fusion", which may be a portable WiiU3ds hybrid console. I mean, there should be no need for 2 separate pieces of hardware anymore. A dreamer can dream though right? Right now I don't have enough reasons to get a Vita, but I think this year might change. I'd love to play Witcher 3 when I'm on break. I really do hope the Ps4 sells over a 100 million. I just don't think it's worth it right now. No need to get political. I would've paid the XB1 price of admission for a WiiU, I enjoy it so much more.
Those of you that think ANY console will sustain 50-75k per week are fooling themselves. Japan is the land of handhelds now.
According to one of my closest friends the PS4 is readilly available in every store in Tokyo.
PS4 does great globally, that's great, but I worry about Japan the most. I don't want my PS4's selection of games to consist mainly of EA, Ubisoft, Activision, and indies. I have my PC for these. I want my NIS, Atlus, Xeed, Namco Bandai, etc. These kind of games will come, but like the PS3, they will not come in an abundance if the PS4 gets little support from Japan.
"I want my NIS, Atlus, Xeed, Namco Bandai, etc. These kind of games will come, but like the PS3, they will not come in an abundance if the PS4 gets little support from Japan." What a way to draw conclusion from one week sales. And you could be more wrong about PS3 doesn't have big support from japanese devs. But i gave you some recap here: - NIS workin on PS4 http://gematsu.com/2014/02/... - Falcom workin on PS4 http://gematsu.com/2013/12/... - Namdai already making games for PS4 such as Idolmaster and Gundam. After Tales of Zestiria released, i'm sure they shift the franchise to PS4. And it's obvious Harada will make Tekken 7 for PS4 / multiplat. - Atlus still busy with Persona 5 for PS3 and Shin Megaten x Fire Emblem for WiiU. After both title released, i'm sure they will shift their project for PS4. - Sega already making Yakuza Ishin for PS4. I expect more titles coming from them. - Arc System Works already making Guilty Gear Xrd for PS4. They even said that they will make a new fighting games for PS4 http://www.vg247.com/2013/0... - Team Ninja making games (new NG?) for PS4 http://www.videogamer.com/x... And the list goes on. So i don't think you need to worry about PS4 got little support from japan.
Considering it's against Mobile, 3DS, VITA and PS3 which are much cheaper and have more high-quality games I'm not that surprised.
who really expected japan to go crazy over the ps4 like america did? seriously? its aimed at western audience right now and japan is portable nation.
What games are their for the Japanese gamers? They're not big fans of BF4, COD, and AC or sports games.