This week's Japanese sales include a big PS4 bump and Metal Gear Solid V's debut.
Good bump for the PS4. We all knew this game was gonna move some PS4's over there, that's for sure. The rest of the list is status quo.
So....about 450,000 total sales for MGS V for all platforms. Impressive even if Dragon Quest had better sales last week for one only console.
Don't you mean PlayStation platforms? I can't find the sales for the XB1 version of MGSV nor can I find the sales for the PC version.
Your math is really bad. It is more like 350K, which is really depressing considering that MGS5 is maybe one of the best games ever made. And the PS4 bump is also very depressing only 30K up for one of the most important Japanese games.. This was tragic for a great game and sony in Japan.
I didn't even saw those numbers. I was speaking about Famitsu numbers which are very different this time. According to famitsu the game has sold about 100,000 more: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/r...
OK saw the Famitsu numbers. Much better for the game still surprised the PS4 did not get more sales. Hope for the sake of big scale Japanese games MGs has legs.
That PS4 bump though. I guess retailers weren't kidding when they said MGSV would sell a lot of PS4s.
It will be another huge month for the PS4, because of MGS V that is a real system seller and will eclipse everything launch this month. This is already crystal clear. We are getting tons of news about MGS V, everybody is talking about this game and i think sales wont slow down yet. The game seems to be like an exclusive, but it isnt... This gen is crazy.
This is really depressing I was hoping that Mgs would sell 500k and shift 100k ps4 consoles. I Ｆｅｅｌ like this is a really bad sign for the ps brand in Japan and for console gaming in general. Fanboys celebrating a jump of the 35K for a game that is considered one of the greatest Japanese series of all time and basically a ps exclusive in Japan. I really hope Mgs has legs and carries the PS4. I am Nintendo fan but consoles dying in Japan is bad for everyone.
I disagree, IMO this is a good sign that the PS4 is going to get some real momentum going in JP. MGS is a big franchise, and one of the best out of JP, but it's not the biggest franchise for PS in JP and has never been the top selling (top 10 yes, top 5 maybe). I would be worried if this is the sales they had for say Final Fantasy 15 in JP which is unquestionably the biggest franchise in JP for PS. 35k extra sales may not seem like a lot, but that's still a near 3x boost in sales and outsold the 3DS which is JP's best selling platform consistently and has done amazing in JP. We know JP console gaming is declining, but the PS4 is slowly chugging along, and getting solid numbers when a big JP franchise hits the console. We also know the PS4 is still at it's launch price of $399. So what happens when there's a price drop down to a much more consumer friendly $299, what happens when the big AAA JP franchises like Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Dragon Quest, Gran Turismo, Kingdom Hearts, Monster Hunter (they seriously need this), Youkai Watch (seriously need this) start dropping on the PS4. Sales are going to jump, because right not it has none of this going for it, and it's still doing okay / solid numbers for a country that has given up on consoles in favor of handheld and mobile. The PS4 could, and needs to be doing so much better in JP, because it's the only console that can really turn things around over there (Wii U had a chance, but I think that's come and gone, although it'll do decent there). The problem is the flow of games isn't there yet, the magic price point isn't there yet, and until both of those things happen the PS4 isn't going to take off or settle into a decent sales numbers. Next year tells the tale of JP, and honestly whether or not the PS4 will go on to rival the PS2 sales or if it'll settle down a bit, and be on track to match Wii / PS1 / GB.
well you have to figure that 3DS sales can't continue forever in Japan. It is a finite market and they have moved like 17-18 million units in that territory. That is near double the total sales of the PS3 in Japan. I think everyone and their mother has at least 2 variations of 3DS's now over there..
Japan never really has price drops. The wii u actually has been mildly successful, it has had some very big weeks. I dont share your optimism in regards to sony in Japan. they seem to have totally blown it. The delayed release may be to blame...Or the Ps market is the big loser to mobile gaming. You can argue that final fantasy will change things, but Mgs is a bigger franchise among hardcore gamers. Every year more 3ds customers join the market. the 3ds is like a standard gift for children entering elementary school. the PS4 does not have the college market like it does in the US. College students in Japan are not really interested in gaming anymore.
@benji All validation went out the window when you said Metal Gear was bigger than a main series Final Fantasy. Wii U has 1 more year in it, and the future games outlook for it seems very grim for 2016 outside of Zelda. The PS4 is the only viable console for JP, until NX launches. But until then Sony has the market all to itself. It just had a price drop down to $34,999 in JP, and it had a few games announced for it for 2015, and a BUNCH of games for 2016. 2016 is make or break for PS4 in JP, and the entire JP console market.
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