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Submitted by Abriael 11d ago | news

PS4 Owned by 4.5% of the Japanese, 7.9% Wants to Buy One; 3.5% Wants an Xbox One According to Survey

A new survey shows the distribution of all game consoles between the Japanese population, and the purchasing intentions for PS4 and Xbox One. (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Quicktim3  +   11d ago
wow thats pretty pitiful

for both consoles.
MRMagoo123  +   11d ago
They are comparing it to pretty much all consoles available tho if you look at the tags, so not THAT bad but still, we have to be getting a new dead horse now because this one has been flogged sooooooooo much it's turned into vapor and floated away.
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uptownsoul  +   11d ago
This pretty much confirms that Japan is going handheld and mobile, because we know the 3DS is doing better than the Vita and the Wii U is doing better than the PS4… BUT in Japan even the Vita is doing better than the Wii U, and the Vita is supposed to be dead
dmitrijs88  +   11d ago
cos dey dont wanna consoles but gamez dey dun have!
jocomat9  +   11d ago
RIP grammar.
Transporter47  +   11d ago
Sometimes bad grammar is okay, but this is just atrocious.
SpinalRemains138  +   11d ago
You're speaking in tongues.
Artista  +   11d ago
lmao!
joab777  +   11d ago
Yep. Although, once PS4 begins releasing what they want, it will change. Persona 5 is huge.
meatysausage  +   11d ago
Its on PS3 so couldnt imagine that many Japanese gamers wanting to get new consoles for it
MRMagoo123  +   11d ago
Really ? Another one? We kinda all know that the xbone wasn't and won't do well in Japan and we all know by now consoles in general aren't doing all that well either. Maybe let's just let this go and move onto something new now dualshockers? I am not even gonna click approve to prove a point.

Yes I know that I mentioned that above but it's not that amazing and being interested isn't a sale, I am interested in the wiiu but I don't have one.
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Abriael  +   11d ago
You do understand that 3.5% of the Japanese population would be a damn good result even if we don't count the 11.5% who is interested?

Yanno, there are quite a lot of Japanese on those four islands.
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AussieBadger  +   11d ago
You tell them abriael. I hate the people that want a console to flop. What a bunch of losers.
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Redgehammer  +   11d ago
Xbox doing any business in Japan would be considered blasphemous here, on reliable N4G. Still, that's higher than I would have guessed. I hope both consoles do well, even if I choose to stick with a particular platform.
Loktai  +   11d ago
Well, 3.5% would be a lot of sales if they all buy them... though 8% who still want the PS4 and havent bought it in almost a year.. how many of both sides are just wishful thinkers... how much overlap is there is another question entirely.

I Know their economy is in the toilet but whats the right pricepoint for these guys? They must have some weakness...
Mr_Writer85  +   11d ago
@ Abriael

But do you understand that it's not 3% of the population that have been asked.

It's 3 % of the 1072 people who took part.

I'm pretty sure 1072 isn't the population of Japan.
Ol_G  +   11d ago
Yeah would be good if this petition was hold in the entire country but that's not the case
GiggMan  +   11d ago
These articles are getting old. So what if the Japanese don't care about consoles.

I don't care that they don't care and neither should anyone else.
Redgehammer  +   11d ago
Nice Neverending Story paraphrase, even if unintended.
GiggMan  +   11d ago
Lol. "We don't even care whether or not we care". I love that movie.
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ContigoXRed  +   11d ago
It's a handheld market now. I don't see why this would be a surprise to anyone. The 3DS and VITA are more prevalent than ever in that region.
mcstorm  +   11d ago
I do find it bizarre how they prefer handheld consoles to home consoles but it goes to show gaming is not all about power and the best graphics.

Its also good to see the handheld market is going strong though.
ZeekQuattro  +   11d ago
It is odd but I'm glad to see handheld console are going anywhere. For a while there ever other piece was about how the handheld market is going down especially when the 3DS wasn't selling that well. I prefer home consoles but I always had a handheld console to go with my home ones so I'm glad to see its still thriving for some in the market anyway.
kalkano  +   11d ago
They prefer handhelds because that's where Japanese companies have been releasing all the games for the past decade. Handhelds/mobile won't go away, but if these companies start making console games again, Japanese people will flock back to consoles.
weekev15  +   11d ago
Wow that must have been a hell of a survey to get a percentage of the entire population of Japan.
Xb1ps4  +   11d ago
Lol I bet it was a survey of no more then 250 ppl..
Abriael  +   11d ago
Because you can't read.
weekev15  +   11d ago
1072 which as a representation of Japan probably isnt the most accurate sample.
Summons75  +   11d ago
3.5 for xbone? Considering the Japanese xbone launch recently was a HUGE flop I kinda doubt that.
revben  +   11d ago
it has been in the top of all of japan online retailers, infront of ps4 destiny bunble.
Loktai  +   11d ago
Japan is notoriously retail oriented... their online sales arent a great indicator and Destiny bundle isnt a great comparison... a launch time console vs the launch of a very western game and they already have white PS4s so its nothing new.

I would wonder about all PS4 skus including different colors and bundles vs the XBOX.
Summons75  +   11d ago
Have you seen pics from the launch...everywhere was dead.
InTheZoneAC  +   11d ago
12.4%>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>3.5%

and people that don't understand the survey please close your browser...
Eonjay  +   11d ago
Facepalm. This can't be right. 130 million Japanese. If "PS4 Owned by 4.5% of the Japanese" there would be millions sold by now. Over 5 million. I understand what it supposed to mean but we only have so many characters for a title...
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Illusive_Man  +   11d ago
I'm sorry but have you ever taken a stats class?

Do you know difference between a sample and a population?
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Eonjay  +   11d ago
Yes I do. I was referring to the title. I thought my comment was clear.
Macdaddy71  +   11d ago
I think if MS would make a X1 the size of a cell phone they would buy the heck out of it,.... They like little crap over there, in there little one room houses...I'm for real if MS would make a really small X1 they would buy it like they did the 3ds...they are all bout Small
ThatOneGuyThere  +   11d ago
youre saying they're not used to handling anything larger than about 3 inches? hmmmmmm?
weekev15  +   11d ago
Wow the racism is strong with both of these comments..
ThatOneGuyThere  +   11d ago
i was sort of making fun of that above racism by taking it a little further.
All_Consoles  +   11d ago
So almost a rough split of last gen. 10:3 ratio
oSHINSAo  +   11d ago
These days is good to be a bloger, you just need to post against Xone, and there you have it, a top rated article
Who came up with this crap? this isn't real, right?
Abriael  +   11d ago
Just two of the biggest research firms in Japan.
KakashiHotake  +   11d ago
The situation in japan is terrible i wonder what happened over the years. They once were the biggest gamers but now it seems nearly the whole population is all casuals preferring mobile games like angry birds.
Quicktim3  +   11d ago
yeah that why many were saying console gaming is dying when we looked at japan.

fast forward to now and ps4 is breaking records lol
kalkano  +   11d ago
They don't have a choice but to buy mobile games, since Japanese publishers largely stopped releasing anything BUT mobile games.
ContigoXRed  +   11d ago
Also, notice how the chart groups the DS/3DS, Wii/Wii U.. but separates the Playstation platforms. I bet the Numbers would be different if everything was separate. Doesn't sit right with me.
HentaiMasterRace  +   11d ago
I had kind of hope that Xbox would at least sell something there.
christrules0041  +   11d ago
This survey is done by just more then 1,000 people. I wonder what the results would be if there was a bigger amount of people that would do the survey.
seraphym88  +   11d ago
smash bros for 3ds isnt such a bad idea after all
NeoGamer232  +   11d ago
It is actually surprising that PS is only 165% more in demand than XB... That bodes well for X1 sales compared to X360 sales if true.

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