GearNuke: "Famitsu has released the weekly sales figures for last week in Japan and according to sales figures, the hardware sales continue to decline, resulting in some shockingly low figures for the PS3, PS4 and Wii U."
Interesting. Now let's look at this time last year: | 3DS # | 36.162 | | PSV | 11.564 | | PS3 | 10.738 | | PSP # | 6.833 | | WIU | 6.058 | | WII | 1.189 | | 360 | 272 |
I think the sales for PS4 will explode. Once Deep Down and kingdom under fire 2 are released in Japan. Sony need some games in Japan. I'm hoping that Deep Down is at E3 and now announced for the North America and Europe. Keeping my fingers crossed that Deep Down is a full retail game in the North America and Europe. Free to play games are very popular in Asia but not so much on consoles in the USA.
The only thing that will shift PS4s is if capcom finally brings Monster Hunter back to PS. Otherwise what we are seeing here is further evidence a lot of core Japanese gamers have gone mobile or handled. There's still a hardcore market but there aren't as many of them as there used to be.
Japan is a different world. Really different.
This is a nation where statistically around 40% of their media is anime/manga. Bring out some more games with that style and I'm sure we'll see an increase there.
Japan doesn't love Sony the way they once did.
Doesn't really matter. PS4 is still the fastest selling system ever and other terriotorries will make up for the lack of a Japanese presence.
I'll wait for Yakuza 5 to get released in Japan, then I'll make judgement. If Yakuza can't sell PS4s in Japan, I don't know what can.
Japan is mobile land now, no discussion. It has completelly embraced the mobile market model, they buy the newest portable gadget every other year. Just look at this chart alone, add 3DS LL and Vita numbers, they sold more than every other gaming consoles and portables combined. The only way for PS4 to pull impressive number out there is if they magically make a PS4 fit into a pocket and "slim" it every 18 months, other than that they can do good with more Japanese oriented games, but hardly keep the momentum, it's not a problem with the console, it's just not right market anymore.
gaming is dead right now. after titanfall and infamous there's only watchdogs. then nothing till September for destiny. not much to play. I'm playing my 360 a lot more than any other system.
Meanwhile, I can't wait to get Mario Kart 8 next week.
I feel bad for people like you that only play big budget "AAA" titles.
Transistor released like yesterday -_-
Funny, I just downloaded "Transistor" last night. Haven't played it yet, but it's getting rave reviews everywhere. I also am only half way through "Tomb Raider" (I never played it when it came out originally)...and I still have to play through Infamous as evil. That isn't even mentioning the times where I fire up "Resogun" or one of the two pinball games I have for a quickie. As for upcoming games...I am looking forward to Diablo III, Starbound, Metro: Last Light, Rygar, The Last of Us remaster (didn't play this one yet either), The Order:1886, and probably 2 or three others (including Destiny). The "there are no good games" argument is getting a bit tired, especially with all of the evidence to the contrary.
Not surprising when Most are buying the 3DS. Don't know why it sells so well.. Poor quality screen and so so games. But it's built for japanese market imo. Not a fan of 2DS OR 3DS. But i'm not a fan of portables anyway. Shield is another meh device.
Lol you revealed yourself as a fanboy troll when you said "so so games".
Damn, Japan......Y U NO LIKE PS4? I guess it has something to do with the lack of JRPG's...and Japanese games in general on the PS4. Which is something the PS3 is in abundance of. Hopefully that will change for those guys soon.
Lack of games *fullstop* Once they start getting more Japanese centric games, things will pick up.
They aren't releasing until next year, or at the tail end of this year. I don't expect much for this year but hopeful for the next year.
I think we'll see a slight pump when Infamous: Second Son releases but not much of a bump and not enough to sustain a better average going forward (ignoring natural weekly fluctuations)
U say : "Lack of games *fullstop*" And you add : "Once they start getting more JAPANESE centric games, things will PICK UP". So, what's the difference between what you said and what @Lukas said. PS4 isn't doing very well in JAPAN because it doesnt have JAPANESE CENTRIC games yet. Not just games. Did you want to troll or smthg ? Or acting like you're the only objective one here?
Get a next gen Monster Hunter on the PS4, problem solved.
@monkeyDzoro: I'm friends with Lukas. You seem to have a problem fella.
Nope. I just dont understand why you said "lack of games" to add again "japanese centric games". It's the exact same statement Lukas made above... lack of JRPGs and japanese games...
Lack of games *fullstop* = not even a lot of Western games Lack of Japanese centric = not just JRPGs but the lack of Japanese games overall. Understand now?
Isn't that splitting hairs? If the western games don't sell a whole lot then why I even bring them into the discussion?
I think it has to do with the lack of japanese type games in general. All japanese game on PS4 could be bought on PS3 and better yet on vita. So i'm pretty sure the japanese are not gonna shell out for another console just to get games they can get on their other existing platforms.
The PS4 doesn't have anything that's all that appealing, can't blame them i'm stuck in the same boat, my PS3 will be fine for another 6 months at least Witcher 3 is when I shall be buying a PS4
I think sales will pick up once Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV release (those are not exclusives but pretty sure the japanese would be playing them on PS4 and not Xbone)...... if those two don't improve sales then I'll worry about the PS4 on Japan but not before
Im actually starting to wonder if the ps4 will catch up to the wii u in japan. The ps4 has little to offer for japanese audiences this year and nintendo has fatal frame, mario kart, a warriors game, eventually a shin megami tensei and fire emblem cross over, and thats on top of MH and DQ already on there and the year head start. But on the other hand ps4 will eventually get FF and KH, which will be huge. I wouldnt put money on either, they both have different factors and i think in the end they'll be close in japan sales.
Zelda U will outshine both of them games
The mobile market is huge in Asia and Nintendo's handhelds sell very well because it's more convenient to play on the go rather than play on a console. Not that I'm saying that the consoles that have been released there are terrible but perhaps Japan have fallen out of love with consoles? Just a thought.
Simple ... Japan isn't as easily convinced as the rest of the world into buying 400/500 dollar systems for barely better looking games that already exist and are perfectly playable on last gen systems which they probably already own. Japan overall doesn't fall for hype alone. They need actual great exclusive next gen games to get their attention. Bravo Japan ... bravo.
To be honest I just think it's the model that's unappealing. Arcades and mobile devices are not dissimilar to one another in how you pay to play them. Handhelds satisfy the core crowd that's on the move, and people in Japanese cities are always moving. Game consoles are far more abstract and concrete I think.
Japanese culture is all about anime and manga related products. Japan needs more JRPGs for them to buy the PS4.
This is a weekly sales figure details guys.. the headline seriously is Click-bait.. so desperate for hits
How is it clickbait when it is listed in the description underneath the title? "Famitsu has released the weekly sales figures for last week in Japan and according to sales figures"
Weren't you just complaining about a clickbait title on another article that wasn't actually clickbait? Anyway, the Japanese want games the PS4 doesn't have yet. Fortunately, they ARE coming.
@ Spotie , "Weren't you just complaining about a clickbait title on another article that wasn't actually clickbait? " That was a Dualshockers article, and yes, that is the definition of click-bait because they used other websites, tweets, Neogaf insiders and make up their own stories/rumors with outrages heading that cause tension amongst gamers to bait readers to click on their site. This article here is linking to actual factual sales figure with numbers to back it up. It is an apple to orange comparison here.
@ samjob It's funny you say it's click bait .....but when wii u was at these sales level last year and everybody was bashing the wii u now that ps4 is at the same level now everyone wants to say console gaming is over in japan and make excuses ...the hypocrisy is crazy lol....
That's what I was thinking. It's honest journalism if you point out how poorly Wii U is doing. It's click bait if you say consoles like PS4 and in general are on a decline. Even when it's true.
Right now, Japanese focused games are in development!
Are they going on sale pretty soon?
apart from Persona 5 what other big Japanese games are coming soon? nothing from Namco Bandai, nothing from SE, nothing from Capcom... or am I mistaken? so that probably explains the lacklustre sales
For PS4? There aren't many titles with a announced release date so far. The PS3 has far much more including Persona 5, Tales of Zesteria and plenty more JRPGs.
It's a crying shame that the ps4 can't play ps3 disks, then. It might see more use out of people when those games drop, if it did. I don't care about the costs;I would have paid more and gotten the system sooner if it natively supported the ps3, instead of using some bs cloud feature that isn't even guaranteed to have all the games I want to see on it...
Even Vita is seeing a heck of a lot more Japanese content than it's younger console brother. And that's why Vita sales have been spiking in Japan.
And the west is still buying the ps4 faster than they can make/ship them, so no problems.
I dont think so tim.
The japanese wont buy a system if they dont have games that interest them, like the 3ds , when games came it was flying off the shelf, same thing will happen with PS4.
Whereas in the west we just buy the consoles anyway, on good faith that games will come eventually :) And they surely will. Surely. Hopefully. Please?
Well, it's Sony, so we in the west have good reason to take the coming games on faith.
@AnteCash Absolutely. That's the way it's always been in Japan. They don't buy a system on a promise. It's why Xbox has never done well over there, if the Xbox brand had a lot of Japanese centric titles it would sell well. Simple. It could be argued that it's very sensible and the Japanese people, as a whole, tend to be just that.
Japan and most Asian countries just does't buy consoles like that anymore. They're more of a mobile market as they like to game on the go so this is to be expected. It's going to be very interesting too see how the X1 does it's first week of launch and the following weeks to come.
I like the way this article reports the numbers. Doesn't put a spin on it like other sites.
Uh oh!! XBox for life!! Naw I'm just jokin lol. If PS4 isn't selling right now, I know XBox will struggle over there too even worse. They didn't give a crap about the 360 over there. But you never know.
I live in Japan and got a PS4....there is literally NOTHING to play here. Even Infamous is yet to release. I wouldn't panic just yet...Japanese react to big releases more than other countries.
Well, there isn't much, but I did pick up Child of Light recently and have been enjoying that.
sony want to sell at home so release final fantasy 29, dragon quest 55, fire emblem 20 and other jrpgs
Fire Emblem is a Nintendo-only franchise. You want it? Grab a 3DS or Wii U for awakening or SMT X FE.
Damn ain't looking good for the Wii U. If anything the sales should be slowly increasing for the release of MK8 and it is only days away but they actually have been dropping again. I really hope that changes and ton of people grab the bundle, it really is a good deal. People are always begging for another Wii U price cut but that bundle is your cut, 2 $60 games, wheel and extra controller is a sweet deal if you add that all up, it makes the systems price itself cut down to about $210 from the normal $300 for the deluxe. They are even giving all that stuff away at a loss obviously because the cost of all that would be a little over $450 dollars if bought new separately. $300 Wii U Deluxe $60 Mario Kart 8 $60 NSMBU/Pikmin 3/The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD $30 Wii Remote $10 Wheel = $460 So $330 for all that is a steal.
Exactly, this isn't a flop its expected since theres no games catering to Japanese gamers yet. At least the vita is selling ok there, since no one else seems to want it
What happened to you Japan, you used to be cool
I hope Dragon Quest XI visit PS4...an offline game...
Hype sold the PS4, not the games. That's why sales are declining. But that will quickly change when more games make it to the shelves. And you've got to remember that Japans economy is in bad shape and that has to factor in one way or another. So if you live in Japan support your economy and purchase a PS4 or a Wii-U because the games will come, it's a matter of when not if.
Exactly ... hype is what sold the PS4 in the Americas and Europe. Japan clearly isn't as dumb. They will wait for the actual great and exclusive to next gen games first before buying.
Most people in Japan already own a PS4 so unless people are buying a 2nd PS4 , yes sales will flatten out. These troll sites can spin the numbers all they want, the PS4 is still king.
I'm confused... Are you claiming Sony has sold 127 million PS4's in Japan or that the population of Japan is only ~400,000?
PS4 is still king. '' King of what?
To be fair wish id waited few more months before picking ps4 up. Infamous is a yawn anythin else u can pick up on previous gen.