GearNuke: "According to the latest sales from Famitsu Japan, the PS Vita and 3DS have both received a boost in sales thanks to new software. Unfortunately the PS4 had no such luck and as a result, it fell behind the Vita in hardware sales."
Wow Vita outselling PS4 by almost 13k units.
Well the Vita's actually got good games, for Japanese gamers. Like Sword Art Online. PS4 has nothing that can't be played on PS3, so far at least
The Vita needs the Japanese market more than the PS4 does. PS4 is doing great in the US and Europe. While the Vita continues to grow in popularity in Japan. Either way, it's good news for Sony.
Well there is Killzone and InFamous, but those mostly cater to western audiences, unfortunately. I think Sony would be smart to foot the bill for Namco to develop an exclusive Tales of game, or to get a home console Gravity Rush off the ground.
Or maybe all PS4 are out of stock? I always thought japan are the most hardcore gamers. How is this possible?
the console market in japan is dead.
Keep spewing stuff like that. Japan gets all the cool Vita stuff.
I think he's referring to home consoles. Handhelds in Japan are the most dominant and it's great to see the Vita doing so well there.
No. It's just no one is making games for them aside from Nintendo. Sony really dropped the ball in their own backyard.
I love how the dude with Guts in his picture just made this statement.
Nah, The Japanese just don't have any real reason to buy a ps4 yet. My guess is that this will turn around as soon as FF XV and such will appear. To bad Persona 5 is a ps3 title, because it could also have been a console seller. AS allways consoles need games in order for people to be interesed.
There is no real reason for anyone to buy a ps4 yet honestly. I own one and if it wasn't for arkham knight coming out i'd trade it in.
My guess is that this will turn around as soon as FF XV '' FF franchise have lost a lot of steam in this days. So no, FF will not saved shit.
Why isn't this top news?
My guess is because people don't care about sales performance in Japan. I think mostly those focused on the western gaming scene come to this site.
You could have fooled me whenever a report of something made by Nintendo doing bad in Japan shot to the top of this sites news. I see sales report in the top all the time. Thing is, all the ones I've seen at the top have either been praising the PS4 or putting down on the Wii U.
Tbhits not like sony care is it? There will be japanese games that sell the ps4 there amd the sales everywjere else in the world are great so... if vita's picking up thats also good for them (and potentially us other vita ownees xD)
I see Sony is literally doing the opposite of what they did with the PS3. Establish a presence in the US and EU then worry about their home at a later date. It's really surprising. I would have thought the late release date in Japan was to get Japanese games on the console but wth...
The japanese are weird with their awkward obsessuon with handhelds tablets and phones
The western people are weird with their awkaward obsession with guns.
Land of the hand-held fun.
Good to see Vita doing well! The last thing we need is less competition. I wish Sony pushed it a bit harder... Though, I'm still happy with the device.
Why would anyone disagree with this? :(
1-FFXV 2-make Persona5 available only in ps4 .. ps4 will get a millions of sales .. KH3 and MGS-V will help too
I see many people playing Vitas on the trian lately....but I live near Akihabara so many Otakus playing RPGs. I own a PS4 and there is little to nothing to play yet...once the heavy hitters arrive it might all change. I think in Japan (more than other countries) the DVD and Bluray players pushed hardware...now that's gone so it will be interesting what a "Game system" can do in this day an age here.
Strugle? It's every week around 13k, that has been very stable since the launch despite the lack of Japanese games.
Ps4 really needs some Japanese games to get going over there.
Agreed. Maybe some large scale sequels to some of the Vita's lineup? A home console Gravity Rush perhaps?
PS4 will struggle till a game the Japanese want comes out.
Fantastic to see Vita and 3DS perform well. Hopefully the console scene will pick up as more games come out. :)
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