Media Create released its full top 50 chart for the week between April 6th and April 12th, and it’s fairly interesting, as it reveals the performance of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PS4 and Xbox One in the Japanese market.
lol!!! I hope MS gets the message
550 copies on xbone? Ouch. Thats a bit of an embarrassment for Microsoft to be honest.
They have had worse.
Yeah,the tourist season is over in japan.
Your comment is stupid Xbox has never done well in Japan period. Japan has always been PlayStation. Its almost not even worth bring Xbox to japan
I think S-E, Level 5,capcom, from software and a couple of other major japanese devs disagree with you. The reason why all three of those developers are making (or have made) ps4 exclusives is because of poor sales in Japan of the xbox one. These devs want to sell there game in there homeland. I mean whats the point of making a japanese version on xbox if its going to sell around 500 copies? I eman you can say sure it will sell decent in the rest of the world but thats a lot of lost worldwide sales plus lack of sales in a country where there own fans want there games. They are going to support there own fans first and foremost and to abandon Japan Ms would be hurting themselves even more and probably give a couple more Japanese exclusives to Sony. To be fair though its all about risk reward right now with Microsoft as they cannot really afford to advertise in Japan as even with the tiniest advertising budget they will lose money as they aren't even selling a thousand consoles so they have to go for broke if they ever want to get big games like bloodbourne on their console in the future.
pstv double the sales of XB1 :s lol
Wooooow... I remember how so many people were predicting the XBone would sell better than PS4 in Japan after PS4's rocky start there. lol...
Nobody ever said that. Ever.
Actually thats not true. People did say that. But in general Xbox fans and PlayStation fans with basic reasoning skills correctly predicted the real outcome. For reference check out the old Xbox One Japanese pre order stories published here by Dual Shockers.
Really? Xbox has never done well in Japan, most people who claimed that were reminded of that :p
is that even worth it for the developer? but i guess as long as other regions are not the same situation.
What I don't understand is why that Xbox One owner bought the game 550 times.
ok, that was uncalled for. I admit, that WAS funny. Still foul though
Japanese think Xbox westerners want their games but they don't. they just want shooters not jrps. its their money to waste to port it.
Gonna be some funny looks at SCE when Minecraft Vita's physical release eventually outsells Bloodborne. Western game they gave 0 push to on a platform they desperately want to kill vs. the only thing that's supposed to keep PS4 above 10k until September.
PS4 Weakly Tops the Chart Seriously? Proof read Abriel!!
Read it in context: "Dark Souls II on PS4 Weakly Tops the Chart" He's saying Dark Souls II topped the charts despite a weak sales figure. Abriael should definitely proofread his posts, though. PS4 was outsold by 3DS and Vita. What did it dominate? A dead horse in XB1 and two platforms on the cusp of being discontinued? That's like being the tallest little person, and a result that isn't going to change.
Microsoft need to skip Japan already. They have practically made it clear they they would rather die than touch an Xbox controller.
They can't exactly do that even if they want to If Microsoft suddenly says forget Japan, then Japanese developers will "forget" them in the same manner, even in the west. Which means in order to get games like Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, and even most of the Japanese fighting games, Microsoft would have to shell out a ton of money to bring them to their system in the west. Whereas Sony is/will get all those games without having to pay extra literally by default even in the west because of their own consistent success in the east. So as bad as it may look, Microsoft has to keep trying in Japan. Because the alternative of if they stop can end up being much worse.
terrible sales forr all console games. Pc is finally taking off in japan. xbox 360 controllers are out selling ps4 consoles and dark souls 2 was sold out for pc.
Your logic is weird.. Your comparing a controller to a console?? Not only that you included a PC title to the conversation and didnt say it beat the console version but it was better because it sold out?? What kind of dumb logic is that?? Anybody who knows anything about PC knows 99% of pc gamers now buy digital only. Those PC copies that sold out aren't even a blip on the radar of the ps4 version in Japan. Maybe if we included digital sales there would be a good comparison but your comparing hard copies.. Just silly.
Im talking about Japan. . 99% of Japanese gamers buy everything physical. Secondly the Xbox controller is not for Xbox consoles it is for pcs. Ps4 is selling like crap in Japan with the vast majority of gamers moving to PC. That is my point. What is more Dark souls 2 was also top of the steam charts in Japan. Just because you are a console fan does not mean you have to be ignorant. It is a choice you make. Pc is the future for anyone who really cares about gaming.
That's the dumbest logic i've ever read. Let alone your second reply.
I see a pattern in DualShockers news. SOMETHING PS4 SOMETHING DOMINATES, WAAAA, DOOOOMIIIINAAAAATEEEES, WHOOOLEE 10 UNITS MOORREE, DOOOMIIIINAAAATEES.
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