Media Create published its full top 50 rankings for the week between February 2nd and February 8th, and there are some interesting rsults.
Xbox One – 238 DAMN.. MS really must be hating that right now.. They thought Japan would be easier to crack this generation as they built up a brand awareness last gen.
They are delusional if they thought that. The 360 was a disaster since it basically had a recall due RRoD. That really damaged the brand there.
New 3DS LL – 21,650 PS4 – 18,758
I think they r taking big loss with such low sales. Also it seems that Vita TV isnt doing well and old 3DS might be discontinued.
of course dualshocker will squeeze PS4 in lol
Give me some bread for that jelly.
LMAO! OT: Great to see the PS4 doing great over the now, including the 3DS. @Otaku Stop being such a sour grape.
To be fair, it doesn't take that much to dominate the Japanese console market this generation. PS4's nearest competitor, the Wii U, is duking it out with Sony's 8 year old console while 3rd place is gunning for the title as the "Worst Selling Console in Japan, EVER". So yes, put in its own bubble, PS4 is dominating in Japan. It's more than doubling the sales of its competitors.
The wii u already has twice the install base the ps4 has so the ps 4 scoring 10K more skus for a few weeks is hardly going to change the 1 million more wii u consoles there are in a country where console gaming is dying. The wii U wuill be outselling the ps4 by 15K a week in Japan come April and May. Just look at the release calender and you will see why. The ps4 has no games scheduled for Spring.
You seem to forget Wii U launched in Japan in December 2012. It's been on the market there for >15 months. It's been through 3 holiday seasons in Japan(2012, 2013, 2014). The PS4 has only had 1 holiday in comparison. Not to mention the Wii U software linup up till now, is, without argument, better geared towards the Japanese audience. Yet it seems to be losing steam going into 2015. Interest is waning, while the opposite is true of the PS4. You also ignore the fact that the PS4 has games coming this year too. Arguably better than what the Wii U has with Zelda, Starfox, Mario Maker, XenoBlade, Mario Party, etc... There's exclusives (Xbox is irrelevant in Japan) like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy XV, Bloodborne, Dark Souls II and Dragon Quest. Although they probably won't boost sales as much as they did for other Sony consoles, but games like Final Fantasy and Metal Gear were able to push sales of the console to nearly 200k+ in a week. You have to look at the outliers and general trends, not just assume sales will continue as is. As of now PS4 has more sales spikes in store than the Wii U. All in all PS4 is looking to have a higher baseline than the Wii U and likely pass it before this calendar year is over.
3DS as the dominating handheld and the PS4 as the dominating console over there as shown by the numbers? what's so hard to understand? it's not like the are fabricating nonsense or whatsoever. the numbers are there for all to see.
With ps4 being top console, I hope capcom would put another Monster Hunter game on playstation device. Even if Nintendo paid for MH4 exclusivity, Nintendo has no exclusivity on that online version being released in china for pc. Put that sucka on ps4 and we're in business! Until it arrives on a PS console in Amaerica, Monster Hunter will NEVER reach the same Japanese popularity here in the west.Monster Hunter should be multiplatform (3ds, wii u, ps tv/vita, ps4, ps3)
It dominated for a few weeks. THe wii U out sold it massively at Christmas and has alrady got a huge lead in Sales. Mon hunter is never going to be on a Sony console.
What so hard to understand about my comment? I am not denying it's numbers. It fact that every media create charts dual shockers post has PS4 in it
Well its worth a mention since its the best performing console on Japan just like the 3DS is the best performing handheld.
A good time to be a gamer, in Japan or everywhere else.
Nah, Mac gamers still have it rough.
try being a Linux gamer. ;)
i do envy those that will get to play Yakuza soon. Pretty sure, it has a correlation to PS4 upping its sales in Japan.
are these good numbers for japan? 3ds doing double of what ps4 is selling but don't know if those numbers are high or low.
No, they are pretty bad.
Yep, i knew xb wasnt going to do well out there.. I honestly didnt know it was going to be THIS BAD though
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.