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Submitted by Geobros 491d ago | news

Media Create hardware sales (4/21- 4/27)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

3DS LL – 27,914
Vita – 22,394
PS4 – 12,712
PS3 – 6,726
3DS – 6,073
Wii U – 5,710
PSP – 1,957
Vita TV – 1,548
Xbox 360 – 242

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Vita – 17,905
PS4 – 14,396
3DS LL – 14,023
PS3 – 6,468
3DS – 5,920
Wii U – 5,204
PSP – 2,094
Vita TV – 1,133
Xbox 360 – 240 (3DS, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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GdaTyler  +   491d ago
SAO moving 145,000 units is awesome, though I expected a bigger hardware boost. Anyways, about 24-25K this week is very good for Vita. I'm glad it's finally stable in Japan. It's taken a long time, though.
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thehobbyist  +   490d ago
Patience is a virtue, and Sony has definitely been patient.
Geobros  +   491d ago
3DS in top of Japan again!! 34k copies totally and 25k for Vita....
desertpunk86  +   491d ago
The problem facing the PlayStation 4 in Japan is a simple one: a lack of games that appeal to the territory's tastes. This crippling issue can actually be traced back to the PlayStation 3, which released at prohibitively expensive price point and was notoriously difficult to develop for. As mid-tier game development collapsed and Western giants like Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts became increasingly powerful, Japanese studios sought out less fiercely contested markets in handheld and mobile titles.

At the time of PS3's launch, the anime-inspired aesthetic that had been hugely popular during the days of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 was quickly losing its appeal among Western gamers. The inherent difficulties in developing for the PlayStation 3 and adapting to HD standards combined with reduced global interest in Japanese aesthetics and design philosophies created the present scenario that promises to sink PlayStation 4's prospects in Japan.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   491d ago
I feel that the PS4 will hit around 6-9m in Japan same time span as PS3.
If it goes through 2014 with no huge Japanese exclusives then it could suffer til FFXV and KHIII.
Brazz  +   491d ago
i agree, but... you see... Ps4 will be the Major player in japan's home console market this gen, and have the lion share of this market.

X-one > it will be a flop in japan, they will barely surpass 1 million, whit lots of luck they will hit 2 millions...

WiiU > wiiU is floping in japan and in the world, they will hit something like 6-7 million life sales in japan, that is a fair and generous number considering sales of 2012-2014 and a life cycle of 7 years...

Ps4 > Ps4 get the remaning share of the Japanese market, that will be something like 17-25 million consoles in a life cycle (considering that last gen number is around 25 millions.)
Now, considering that 7-9 million are from Microsoft and nintendo, the remaning 10-16 millions are for Playstation. 10-16 million in sales! that is a big number, this make japan a very important market.

in the end Ps4 will have a very good market in japan, better than Ps3 market at the time. these 10-16 million sales are going to make a big diference, for sure. Sony will have sucess because even if the market is in decline, they became the "main player" that will take what remains of this market.
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cleric20  +   491d ago
For Japan to embrace the PS4 it needs The Last Guardian, a dragon quest and / or monster hunter and a consistent flow of RPGs... I'm sure SONY are on this - by Christmas hopefully!
saber23  +   491d ago
Once the PS4 gets many games that Japan likes, the Sales will go up. If PS3 made it then PS4 can.
tubers  +   491d ago
I hope FFXV and KH3 helps the PS4 in JPN soon.
Farsendor1  +   490d ago
home consoles are low i think ps4 will sell a bit more with good games but it seems like the majority of gamers are on mobile platforms in Japan.

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