Last week was the 40th after the release of the PS4 in Japan, and Sony’s console passed a milestone, selling a total of 809,074 units in the country and passing the 800,000 mark.
Impressive. Especially considering that the JPN market is heavly leaning towards mobile. *Tips Hat*
Considering how pro-sony Japan is, I wouldn't consider it /THAT/ impressive. Still, with a population that "small," 800K is nothing short of an accomplishment.
itll easily get to a million. jpn games for feb/march are the order dragon quest yakuza 0 god eater 2 disgaea 5 blooborne dragon ball z type-0 and probably some others that forgetting
Lol bias much japans nintendo home ground and moble phones domain that is a great accomplishment plus japan Has 130million ppl you called that small
It's a great feat, but it would be even better if the majority of those sales weren't because of launch alone. The real showing will be 2015, when there are big AAA JP games out. We'll have to see if those sales grow, and if it does then JP is holding steady for another generation, if not, then JP is shrinking, and is going to be replaced by growing markets.
Japan has nearly double the population of the UK which reached 1 million in sales swveral months ago. This figure in their home territory is not impressive
Just because no one cares about Xbox in Japan, Mr. I have an Xbox controller for a profile pic, doesn't mean that Japan is "pro-Sony" any more than they are pro-Nintendo. Xbox is just uninteresting to them.
selling consoles in Japan has really become a challenge these days due to the market already heavily leaning towards portables especially the 3DS. having 1 mil sold for the year is a great achievement considering the challenges faced by the declining console market and strong dominance of Nintendo over there. even Sony and Nintendo are scrapping for sales in Japan, so at this rate, it's almost certain that the Xbone will be the worst selling Xbox ever in Japan when all is said and done.
-_- double post... damn... wasted my last bubble ;-;
Don't worry. You wasted the first one, too. Given the decline in the popularity of home consoles in Japan, a million in the first year would be VERY impressive.
I can see them selling over a million it's first year due to the GTAIV and DQ:Heroes PS4 coming out soon
For DQ:Heroes The game itself is gonna be released on Feb 26th, so that'll be past the first year. As for the console, I doubt it'll boost numbers much, because it's a very limited edition.
"Sony’s console passed a milestone, selling a total of 809,074 units in the country and passing the 800,000 mark." Ok I'm not usually that guy (I have given crap to that guy many times) but... The way this is written hurts my soul. Flame suit on.
Just in case you didn't know, 809,074 > 800,000. That's essentially how I read those type of sentences. Like they think I suddenly forgot which number is greater.
Dah! It has no competition there. No one there has interest in X1, even if free, and the Wii-U appeals to a different type of gamer.
That does not, by any means whatsoever, take away from the fact that it's reaching that milestone, nor does it take away from how impressive it is. Japan is always moving. That's why handhelds are huge there. For them to be able to sit down and play a console that has little to offer to that market is an accomplishment under any light.
40 Weeks just for 800,000 Units? didn't know things were this bad in japan .. at least the ps4 is selling well worldwide.
The console market in Japan is practically dead. They're all about the mobile games now. PS4 might have a chance to revive the console market there slightly.
This guy is slow, the disagrees proves it. No one say a word why we disagree.
Ps4 is a great console. Impressive feat that consolidates it as the #1
It would be nice to have some historical data to compare that with. I have no idea how good/bad that is. It's obvious that the massive, immediate drop after launch is due to lack of Japanese games. I'd think they would have had some ready near launch...I can't believe, almost a year later, there's still no reason for Japanese people to buy it. My interests align more with Japanese gamers, so I also still have no reason to buy it.
Jump Festa in 3 weeks time :)
I have one, I love it. But I agree with you, we need historical data for context. And the lack of Japanese developed games (especially popular IPs) has given Japanese gamers little reason to jump to next gen. When you can get a game on both last gen & current gen buying a new console is a hard pill to swallow or even to justify (example Yakuza Ishin). Hopefully Japanese Developers start giving us some awesome news in the coming months. PlayStation Experience & Jump Festa!!! *Fingers Crossed*
Japanese folks are driven by the games not necessarily the platform. Once compelling software (ones that cater to the Japanese audience) begin to release on PS4, hardware sales will pick up. good luck trying to get them off the 3DS/Vita/Mobile. . 'cause MH4 Smash bros. .
That's a good figure considering there are hardly any games catering for the market at the moment.
It took 360 5 years to finally reach 1m in Japan. XB1 probably won't make half of that in 5. 1m in 1 year for PS4 is great considering there's no heavy hitters. Just wait til Final Fantasy. PS4 sells will double.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD comes out in March. It managed to sell almost 700,000 copies in its first month when it came out for PSP in 2011 http://www.finalfantasy.net... and now it's coming out again alongside a playable demo of FFXV which has been in the Famitsu most wanted list for the last 200 years so yeah, pretty sure sales will pick up around then :) Soooooo looking forward to March :D
Meanwhile... Japan's xbox boss resigned because of extremely poor sales. Console market on Japan may be slow but at least the PS4 has decent sales.
Exactly. That's the excuse Microsoft have been using all generation yet the PS4's sales beg to differ. In fact I would say the PS4 has revitalized and most likely saved the industry.
Other than Nintendo this year really hasn't been good for Japanese Developers other than Kojima.
It will go up drastically when must have JRPGs hit
Persona 5 will help with sales!
I'm wondering if Tales of Zestiria will get announced for PS4. Persona 5 was originally announced for PS3 and then a PS4 announcement came later.
I don't think Zestiria will get a PS4 release. But we can expect Namco / Hideo Baba making a new Tales for PS4. In some interview, Hideo Baba gave some hint for that: http://www.dualshockers.com...
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