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Submitted by Valay 401d ago | news

Media Create hardware sales (7/21- 7/27)

Media Create published the latest hardware sales from Japan. (3DS, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii U, Xbox 360)

daclynk  +   401d ago
ouch.. for the PS4 sells. Looks like WiiU sale are going up and Hyrule Warriors will be out in three weeks time. Good for Nintendo. Looks like the PS4 was only selling of hype in Japan. But where are the games. hmmmm.
360ICE  +   401d ago
I'm guessing the PS4 will pick up in 2015 once Deep Down, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy, The Phantom Pain and Kingdom Hearts hit the market. I'm surprised, though, that the sales have been that slow. Haven't they been able to get any of the JRPGs from last year's TGS on the market? I remember there being dozens...
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MSBAUSTX  +   401d ago
Funny thing is that Wii U sales will go up in 2015 as well as Super smash come out this holidays, X Chronicles, Splatoon, Fatal Frame, and then Zelda U all come out between now and end of 2015.
360ICE  +   401d ago
@MSBAUSTX
I should hope so.
Chevalier  +   401d ago
Only Natural Doctrine is out and Omega Quintet on the way. If they released a Persona game it'd really push sales.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   401d ago
Go up in 2025 you say?
Sales will dip below 2500 weekly then
@MSBAUSTX
Fatal Frame is September 27 and Bayonetta Collection comes before
360ICE  +   400d ago
@Chevalier
Yeah, PlayStation does have a lot of typically exclusive franchises that should make an appearance sooner or later. The Tales Of games and Atelier being more of those.

@OtakuDJK1NG
Not really. Is there any reason why all of them should be pushed back any more? Also, TGS might reveal something. I really feel like PS4 needs a good JRPG to make it abroad.
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SoapShoes  +   401d ago
Uh dude, Wii U isn't doing well either. Just sayin'... Nothing really is other than 3DS and even that's not lighting anything on fire.
daclynk  +   401d ago
at least Japan Wii U owners have Japaneses Games to play. What was Sony thinking. I want more Japaneses games to play. all the other games from the west are meh'. PS4 is doomed at least in Japan unless bring out some Big Japaneses games that will move the system. All those are in 2015. so lets see how it holds up till then. i remember when everyone here on N4g said PS4 will crash Wii U in japan when is releases. Look at it now. So much butt hurt. LOL
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SoapShoes  +   401d ago
^ They still have Japanese games to play just not a lot. Oh and Wii U was exactly the same, it launched with hardly anything the Japanese wanted that's why it has done so poorly. You are the one who sounds butthurt, trying to make one failure look good because it is slightly better than another failure.
thehobbyist  +   401d ago
Wii U has been outselling PS4 most weeks. That's what people are pointing out. Not to mention Nintendo makes money off of hardware sales and Sony doesn't. So even lackluster sales are profitable for Nintendo. While Sony has to deal with selling short, and selling at a loss.
avengers1978  +   401d ago
@hobbyist Nintendo just posted another profit loss, so no, not all sales equal profits for them... They are doing better than they were but at this point still losing money. I do believe Wii U sales will continue to improve, but I also think PS4 sales will improve in japan
lelo  +   401d ago
Unfortunately Japan gave up on home consoles. They mostly purchase handheld gaming devices.
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Neonridr  +   401d ago
PS4 sales in danger of dipping below 5k
ritsuka666  +   401d ago
PS4 is trailing behind the Dreamcast in Japan.
SoapShoes  +   401d ago
But so is the Wii U.... It's a different time and consoles don't do well there until something big comes out.
DanielGearSolid  +   401d ago
I'll reserve my judgment until MGS:TPP FFXV and Kingdom Hearts drop over there
Neonridr  +   401d ago
yeah, but the console might be dead before those games hit.. :P

Obviously the system will take off in sales, but it's still not good to see the old 3DS model outselling it.
ritsuka666  +   401d ago
I doubt this games will sell a lot of consoles.
DanielGearSolid  +   401d ago
@Neon
Idk, to me it's just ppl comparing the old Japanese games market to the new handheld/Smartphone dominated market it has become today.

It's almost Apples to Oranges

@Ritsuka666

Do you have any reason to believe these games wont sell alot of consoles?

They're 3 of the top 10 most wanted games as voted by fans according to Famitsu.
TongkatAli  +   401d ago
Ritsuka doesn't think FF15 and Kingdom Hearts 3 will move a lot of consoles....... XD you in for a really rude awakening on that one buddy.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   401d ago
@DanielGearSolid

MGS: GZ didn't do much why will MGS:PP do much
KonsoruMasuta  +   401d ago
Good to see WiiU gaining a steady footining.

If anything, Nintendo should focus on Japan a lot more. It looks like they actually have a chance in winning Japan at least.

Those VitaTv sales are depressing though. Hope it does better in the west.
It bombed in Japan.
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MotherLight  +   401d ago
Gaining? This increase is the only one it has had in a while since MK8 released, after that it was dropping constantly and that was right after MK8 in Japan until now, the increase is probably because of Hyrule Warriors.

I guess it is slightly better, no denying that but the sales are still absolutely terrible in Japan all around for every console besides the Vita and 3DS. Why would they focus on Japan more when the Wii U is selling better in NA and EU by much larger margins?

MK8 moved way more hardware outside of Japan.

It is the best selling console in Japan but that isn't saying much really when it is still barely anything for what Nintendo is used to with their consoles there.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   401d ago
Maybe you should have read my whole comment before going on a tear filled, butt hurt, mini rant.

I said gaining "steady footing"; as in WiiU numbers seem to be settling in a decent range. Yes, I am aware that WiiU sales dropped after the MK8 craze but they've been in the 8k to 9k area for a few weeks now, which is better than what the WiiU used to sell in Japan.

I said nothing to suggest that I thought it was doing spectacular or it was flying off the shelves, I just said it was "gaining a steady footing"
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MSBAUSTX  +   401d ago
You been told MotherLight
SoapShoes  +   401d ago
@Konsoru, how is sub 10k a decent range? It's still not good.
MotherLight  +   401d ago
Lol butt hurt mini rant, okay. Told? Lol.

That was the entire point of my post is that the Wii U hasn't been gaining steady footing in Japan, the sales in Japan are constantly fluctuating. They aren't steady, learn what the word steady means.

You don't even need me to tell you that, every previous media create will do so just fine but yea I am being so negative and so butt hurt over this because I can point out the obvious difference between numbers?

I simply said the Wii U is selling better outside of Japan and that is the truth. I don't see what is so wrong about that and why everyone ignores the poor sales in Japan.

No, you didn't say it was spectacular but you said it was "good" when again they aren't steady numbers and in Japan the sales aren't good.

So my reading comprehension is just fine, thanks. I also really love how anyone who is articulate on this site, is automatically written off as ranting just because you people can't seem to read more than a couple sentences without flipping your shit about it.
scissor_runner  +   401d ago
The poor sales are being ignored due to japan's tax issues which are depressing spending. I'm not sure if apple store sales are taxed over there but that market is flooded with free to play games.

Only handheld games are holding on. The situation in japan is artificial in away. Japan should have been caught up in the hype of the ps4. It has not. The wiiu should be selling like hot cakes over there. The library caters to japan's taste mostly.
marloc_x  +   401d ago
..enough ranting!
KonsoruMasuta  +   398d ago
Yes, it was a butthurt mini rant.

Steady:

Firm and in position

The WiiU has been in the 8k to 9k range for a while now. It's been holding that position, and that means it's sales are steady.

Your comprehension skills are clearly lacking. You're ranting with a tear filled passion. Something similar to an ape.
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thehobbyist  +   401d ago
Well I know I'll be buying a Vita- excuse me. PLAYSTATION, TV sometime next year. Vita has some quality animu games that spark my interest.
daclynk  +   401d ago
At least Japan Wii U owners have Japaneses Games to play. What was Sony thinking. I want more Japaneses games to play. all the other games from the west are meh'. PS4 is doomed at least in Japan unless it brings out some Big Japaneses games that will move the system. All those are in 2015. so lets see how it holds up till then. i remember when everyone here on N4g said PS4 will crash Wii U in Japan when is releases. Look at it now. So much butt hurt. WTF even the PS3 is selling more than the PS4. Never remember seeing the Wii selling more than the Wii U in Japan. Not even once. lol
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SoapShoes  +   401d ago
You act like the Wii U has had a huge supply of Japanese games... The Wii U has done poorly because it has NOT had Japanese games to play. Now that Nintendo is releasing some heavy hitters that's changing somewhat.
Concertoine  +   401d ago
I would actually argue the opposite, that they focus too much on Japan.

They have 2 Monster Hunter games, Dragon Quest X, Fatal Frame, Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, and Xenoblade 2 all out or out soon, and none of those series have anything beyond niche appeal outside of Japan. Also the numerous party games that Japanese gamers buy in spades.
Ol_G  +   401d ago
It had monster hunter at launch a dragon quest mmorpg and a mario title

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