Media Create just released the full top 50 results and analysis for last week’s hardware and software sales in Japan, showing an unsurprising overall drop since last week as the tail of the New Year shopping period ended.
february is when ps4 japan sales really take off DQ h the order god eater rb disgaea yakuza0 type-0 episode duscae toukiden all in just 2 months them we get the anime games like naruto one piece, theres persona 5. all in all its gonna be a good year for ps4 in japan and xbox :300 not sure what to say
PS4 sales are going to explode in febreuary and March and if the Phantom Pain drops in April, it going to sell like hotcakes.
DQ h the order god eater rb also on vita disgaea yakuza0 type-0 episode duscae toukiden also on vita Japan like Vita Some with probably get ps3 version of DQ h yakuza0
Is x360 already discontinued in Japan? It seems nobody is tracking it there. Also it looks like X1 is only wasting MS's cash(ofc they have plenty, so why not)in Japan. I hope PS4 can revive console gaming in Japan, we need it!
PS4 sales will grow during the late winter/early spring window, but you're making that lineup look bigger than it is: - Type-0 HD and Episode Duscae are the same thing. Interest in Type-0 HD seems a bit muted too, since they got the game on PSP. With no date for Episode Duscae given, Japan just might wait this one out until the game hits the bargain bins. - The Order is a new cinematic western IP. I'm not sure that will do much in Japan. Other western Sony PS4 games like Killzone, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet and Drive Club sold low numbers. Uncharted 4 will be a mucher bigger deal. - God Eater 2: Rage Burst is launching simultaneously on PS Vita and PS4. Early indications are that the Vita version will crush the PS4 version's sales to the point where it might as well have only been on Vita. - Toukiden Kiwami is old. Japan got the PS Vita and PSP version in August of last year. Given it and God Eater are in the same genre, I wouldn't expect much from the PS4 port. It exists solely for the west. The 10,000 units they sell in Japan is just a bonus. - Yakuza 0, Persona 5, Dragon Quest Heroes are genuine sellers, but they're also available on PS3. Once again, early indicators are heavily favouring the PS3 versions of those games in sales (excluding P5 since there are no early indicators yet), though not to the extent of God Eater 2. It'll have a considerably muted affect vs. if they were PS4 exclusive. The same goes for MGSV. - Naruto's PS3 games weren't very popular in Japan. - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is available on PS3, PS Vita and PS4. Those first two will dampen the effect it has on PS4.
So 4 PS4 Games 25 3DS Games 6 Wii U Games 5 Vita Games 10 Ps3 Games 0 X360 Games 0 Xone Games 3ds is surely dominating both software and hardware PS4 is doing ok for no Japanese games WII U is doing good PS3 is still doing great Vita is surely rising each week X360 and Xone are having a real hard time. Hopefully Psycho Pass sells well.
Well the 360 doesn't even track anymore in the weekly numbers so that one is done. X1 right now is going the way of the PSPgo in Japan.
I really wondered about this but then I took a look at the lineup. It's just that they need to beef up the lineup and they could really benefit from an official price drop. I remember a story saying the sold out in a day at that one store with the major discount.
They made 50% discount. And sold out in one day. Price truly makes a huge difference.
One small store in a small town. They probably had 2 or 3 in stock and just wanted to get rid of them.
Um, how do you know? Maybe they had more in stock, maybe they didnt but still, price makes a major difference anywhere.
If they dropped it by 50% in the UK, then I would buy one lol but there's nothing making me want to upgrade my 360. Another year or so down the line or when they release the slim I'll probably upgrade. I dont ever see Xbox doing great in Japan... especially in today's market.
@DarkOcelet You do know that Japanese store your talking about with the 50% discount was dropping the price because they weren't going to carry any more Xbox Ones because they DONT SELL "The Xbox One isn’t exactly performing well in Japan, and apparently some store owners are starting to wonder if it taking precious shelf space is actually worth it. The manager of the Yorozuya store in snowy Hokuto, Hokkaido, apparently decided that it was time to stop selling Microsoft’s consoles, and issued a massive sale starting this morning, with sales of anything Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox scheduled to end at the end of the month" source: http://www.dualshockers.com...
No lineup will help them. The 360 had all these JRPGs like Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Star Ocean etc. and barely did anything for them in sales. The X1 is doing even worse than the 360 there. The only reason why they even came out in Japan is so they can get support from Japanese developers.
And they aren't even getting that hardly.
MS should just pull out,I dont care about Japan or the crappy Japanease games,they have a strange taste and should be left in the wilderness with handhelds,even PS4 isnt selling great,consoles are dying in Japan leave them to it I say
"Barely did anything for them"? Uh, the Xbox 360 sold just under 2 million LTD units in Japan. The original Xbox topped out at 500k. Xbox One isn't even at 50k (no zero missing) yet. Given those figures, the RPGs certainly are missed.
Cool to see Vita selling. Can't believe it beat New 3DS and even PS4.
It seems to be doing pretty good the last few weeks. Hopefully more devs support it. I could use a Patapon 4 on it and another God Of war .
Those are Sony games. They abandoned Vita.
Has the most incoming games in Japan for the entire year I believe. It would do a lot better in the west if marketing strategies changed and if support was shown.
Seriously -.- you're really gonna compare it to that model knowing they have four combined tripling vita sales
I sold my vita, it was a stupid decision.
It's not that big of a surprise. The Vita isn't doing as bad as the media would like you to believe and the 3DS has lost it's thunder which is why Nintendo made the New 3DS. Also you can't do remote play on the 3DS like the Vita can.
It's doing well for a system that doesn't get the support it needs from it's own company.
Japan isn't a blip on the radar anymore when talking gaming.
Did you see sales numbers when games like Monster Hunter release over there? Right now there isn't much released for the Japanese people on consoles. I wouldn't discount that market. And handheld sales are as strong as ever so it is certainly still on the radar when it comes to gaming.
Not a blip? Famitsu has reported that the PS4 has passed 1 Million units in Japan…1 Million units doesn't qualify as a blip on your radar? Source: http://www.dualshockers.com...
Sure it's not,in your own delusional little bubble ofc...
lol sad day for xbox but at the same time, not really is japan even important anymore?
Well, it was important enough for MS to release the Xbox One overe there. It isnt important for the people whose console of choice is selling poorly over there. You know, sour grapes? :/
It's important to Sony , Nintendo , and Japanese developers/publishers. It's not important to Xbox fanboys , though.
Quick, find some bad news for the X1, it's getting way too much good press recently!
Love the choice words used to describe the same action suffered by both console in a select region. Lol , what a joke
MS needs to have more discounts and some games to appeal to Japanese gamers. If gamers in the USA and UK shunned the Xbox One to the extent that the Japanese gamers have done, perhaps 50% discounts would've occurred in those regions as well? /s
Xbox wont sell pull out MS and leave them to their crappy handhelds and weird games
Xbox is in Japan for developer support. Without Xbox Japan we probably don't have a D4.
Oh wow. A negative Microsoft article from Abriael. Surprise.... It even has the red Xbox that he always uses for doomed articles.
I understand the reasoning behind Microsoft's decision to have a console presence in Japan. But at some time they should really consider pulling out. The meager sales figures are not worth the expense and may actually be hurting their reputation.
Who gives a crap bout Japan??? We all know if it has the stamp USA on it they don't want it!!! They won't buy X1 cause MS is a USA company,.. Shows the difference in us n them, we really should be like that, if we was we would have a Lot more Jobs in USA then over sea,..
Actually it has the stamp Made in China on it and the excuse is getting old. Apple has no issues in Japan, other electronic manufacturers don't, McDonalds doesn't, cloth companies don't have the issue. So let's just blame it on the "because it's American" and ignore all those American companies that have no issues in Japan to sell their products. The X1 doesn't sell well there because it was built mainly for the people in the US. It's not a globally designed product that has limited appeal outside of the US and UK. @Tctczach You are welcome to make a positive article out of it. Or do you mean nobody should make an article about it because the sales of your favourite product are not very flattering?
I have no idea why people keep focusing on bitter world war 2 vets. Those people are clearly not the target market for video game systems. Most of the marketing of those products are geared towards young people. The young demographic of Japan has no issues in buying American products simply because they dont hate the USA because of World War 2. For them its a conflict that happened in another time period and has nothing to do with them. Sure you can have those small isolated groups that hate Americans but they are not large enough to really impact sales of American products. The Japanese like the rest of the world are choosing the PS4 over the XB1 because that consoles just appeals to them more. Whether its the games or the features they obviously see something in PlayStation that's worth buying. That's really it and the fact that Microsoft designed a system for a very limited demographic based on two main geographic locations (USA and UK) isnt helping them at all. P.S Funny how that after using MacDaddys logic you can come to the conclusion that the Americans are racist towards their products when it's not the holidays. Kind of shows how crazy his theory's are.
"We all know if it has the stamp USA on it they don't want it!!!" Keep telling yourself that. It depends on the product. Some US stuff they love, some they don't care about.
Is Microsoft on a hiring spree again to disagree and give bad bubbles on N4G?
Only 300 ppl in Japan bought a X1 lmao, M$ just discontinue the X1 I think is obvious Japanese gamers not a big fan of your console
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