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PlayStation 4 sales decline for fourth straight week in Japan

Sony's PlayStation 4 has been in a sales decline over the past four weeks in Japan.

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Neonridr1292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

Japanese gamers are a very fickle bunch. I think they value their purchases a lot more. People in NA and Europe buy with expectations for the future, Japanese gamers seem to live in the present. If there is compelling software for the platform, it sells very well. We see this week in and week out. A new Vita game launches? Sales spike. 3DS software releases? Sales go up.

The PS4 is suffering from a very sparse library (even more-so in Japan). Until some games release that the Japanese gamers want, expect to see sales continue to dwindle. They may even drop below PS3 numbers. That being said, expect sales to boom once the games start coming in.

Look at the Vita for example, the PSP was outselling it still a year and a half after the Vita launched there. Now that some good games have arrived, the Vita has definitely taken off.

kalkano1292d ago

"People in NA and Europe buy with expectations for the future, Japanese gamers seem to live in the present. If there is compelling software for the platform, it sells very well."

So, you're saying Japanese gamers are wise, and NA and European gamers are not.

Neonridr1291d ago

lol, perhaps..

Or that NA and European gamers have a little more "disposable" income???

joab7771292d ago

My thoughts exactly. They also value mobile and will be happy with the vita and ps3 until new games launch.

Majin-vegeta1292d ago

Well if SE finally announce FF 15 release date.I can see a huge surge of PS4 sales in Japan.

medman1291d ago

So PS4 is doing well everywhere and struggling a bit in Japan due to lack of Japanese focused games. Got it.