Today is Wednesday, and Media Create has gone back to its regular scheduled releases after the holidays.
man, Splatoon 2 is about to cross the 2 million mark in Japan (probably already has if you factor in digital sales)
At this point anything with a Switch sticker will sell gangbusters. Nintendo has done it again.
hardware chart: (PS I am NOT trying to make fun of X1X, Just posting the weekly sales chart). 1, Switch – 37,500 2, PS4 – 32,890 3, PS4 Pro – 10,918 4, New 2DS XL – 9, 929 5, New 3DS XL – 5,270 6, PS Vita – 4,388 7, 2DS – 1,656 8, Xbox One – 107 9, Xbox One X – 6
Well deserced too the switch is awsome.
PS4 beat Switch and MHW isn't even out. Good job Sony!
Man, Horizon Zero Dawn is about to cross the 6 million mark.. now back to Dissidia, Im considering getting this as I was tempted to get the psp one but never got it. Im about to play the beta right now come to think of it
Neonrider was talking about Japan only . . . Worldwide Splatoon 2 was at 3.6 million sold as of September, just a month after release, so it's likely crossed 6 million at this point. Also, the 2 million in Japan is significant because Splatoon 2 is now the first home console game in nearly a decade to cross the 2 million mark in Japan.
Wow, 35 and going downvotes for making a happy statement about anything other than the Sony-version game praised in the headlines. That's N4G for ya; a den of Sony fanboys that hate anything positive said about anyone else. Sure, I'm happy FF did great over in Japan, but downvoting anyone for not sucking up to Sony here is just sad.
Yah! because nintendo fanboys do not hate anything positive said about anything else than nintendo. Do I really have to remind you of the trash talk the PSP and Vita recieved from nintendo fanboys? Stay delusional monkeyboy.
You don't need to remind me of anything, Antagonist. [yes, that was on purpose] Sony fanboys do twice the trashing compared to Nintendo fanboys. As someone who's a part of both fanbases, Sony fanboys are 100% more toxic in my experience. I can guarantee you that the majority of Nintendo fans on N4G don't waste time hanging around articles specifically for bashing good news about consoles they don't own, but the same cannot be said in reverse for Sony fans, who take time out of their gaming day specifically to trash on both Nintendo AND [if not especially] Microsoft. I've experienced this. No amount of denial on your part can change what I've experienced.
Cry me a river mate, get over it. Sony has twice the fan base of Nintendo and MS. That might be why there are more Sony fans commenting on articles. 'sucking up to Sony' - how old are you? Sony doesn't care about the little community known as N4G. It's just a little banter that some people take too seriously.
xX-oldboy-Xx There is a huge difference between owning a PS4 and being a moron. Morons are what the majority around here are.
Well wtf are you complaining when everyone else is making more happy statements about Sony? You are being hypocritical ya troll.
Wow, what did you say lol
Not really surprising. Splatoon has been quite successful. I would't have thought it would happen on first seeing the game, but it's a good fun game. I don't even like MP games, but Splatoon is a lot of fun.
The Xbox One X dropped from selling 9 units last week to 6 units this week.
Hey, that's almost one every day.
Funny thing is they make a loss on the console when they factor in shipping costs etc lmfao
I love mine.
That's great! So take your pickaxe and get back to the coalface 😁
Japan don’t support most American products but we love imports.
True, but it seems to have sold quite a bit more this week. I think there may have been a special offer / price drop.
The tides have turned
in what regards?
don't take his bait
Septic, I think you're losing it lol
It's all the falafels I'd say!
I honestly think he has a mental disorder
^^LMAO! Why is that?
Yeah and the world will soon spin in reverse.
Kun_ADR it's actually flat bro
Ok, you just made a bad statement.
It's called a joke...genius
Glad to see that Square-Enix has a decent hit on their hands with this one. I'm really hoping they come around to announcing the Mana Collection for stateside release, as well as a port of the remake for Switch. But I'd also take Bravely Third. I'm CRAVING a good Bravely fix, and if I could get it on Switch then all the better.
yeah I have a physical copy of the Mana remake for the PS4 ordered, but would love it for the Switch. Would rather be able to play it on the go than stuck on my TV.
Play it on the Vita then
@SuperSonic91 - would rather play it on the Switch with the bigger screen and better resolution.
@ Neonridr: well if you want a bigger screen the tv would be a better choice. In terms of portability the Vita is actually more portable than the Switch.
@Nyxus - please do tell me how the Vita is more portable than the Switch. I do own both by the way, but curious to know why you say that. Because it's smaller? Is that really a bonus here?
@ Neonridr: yes exactly, because it's quite a bit smaller and the buttons are built into the system. For a portable device yes I do think that's a plus, because it's more practical to take with you.
The buttons are built into the system? So because the Vita is one form factor whereas I have numerous controller options with the Switch that is somehow a knock now? Interesting stretch. Sure it is smaller, but unless you are trying to jam the thing in your pants then you are carrying it around in a backpack or something. So at that point when does it become easier to transport? I mean you can hold both units in your hands easily. I actually prefer the switch since the buttons are better spaced out. The Vita cramps my hands after using it for a while (I remote play on the vita a lot for my PS4). But to each their own. If you think the Vita is better suited for portable play then that is definitely your right to believe as such. I disagree though and will take the larger screen and extra buttons any day of the week.
@ Neonridr: I just think the Switch is a bit too large to be practical as a handheld. If something that has to be put into a backpack is considered portable, than almost anything is. And yes, it's easier if you can stick the system in your pocket than having to pack it into a backpack. Of course, that comes with compromises, such as the spacing of the buttons. But I use the Switch as a home console, so I prefer to use the Pro Controller anyway, because they layout is better than the original controller. For portable Nintendo games I just use the 3DS for now, because I also find it more practical for that than the Switch (smaller, even the XL, and the clamshell design).
Haha Nintendo gamer who cares about resolution
Smaller and lighter. I don't know many people that willingly fill their bag with large, heavy items (although I do know one who does it for endurance training).
Lol better resolution.Then I guess you'd rather play nintendo games on the PS4/Xbox/PC. No? hypocrite!
PS4 would be very likely to stay ahead during the next two weeks at least in Japan due to this game then Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter World on the 26th.
I think that boost will be mainly for Monster Hunter World instead of Dragon Ball FighterZ. It depends on whether or not Japanese gamers are really hype for it.
You are really angry about this, aren’t ya ?
Monster Hunter will be crazy for PS4 sale in Japan. All in all, great time to be a gamer. So many games to choose from and its just January.
Xenoblade hanging in there.
Boomshakalaka! Just wait until Monster Hunter World releases.
3-4-5 are you ok?
You should also ask that to @DJK1NG_Gaming.
this article is about the ps4 outselling the switch but for some reason Nintendo fans seem to want to disregard this fact and talk about Splatoon. go find a "splatoon" article to chat about it. this is a ps4 article so of course you will get dislikes for trying to make it about splatoon.
No this is an article about consoles and game sales in Japan.
no, it's about sony once again dominating the market.
I wouldnt be bragging about Sony dominating Japan considering Switch has slaughtered it since it came out. Edit, And Nintendo has 8 out of the top 10 games, and 15 out of the top 20. Yeah so much for Sony domination.
Have you been paying attention to Media Create? The PS4 hasn't dominated Japan since the Switch came out. Before the Switch it more of a back in forth with 3DS in 2015-2016.
ps4 came out years before the Switch so what do you expect? when the switch outsells the ps4 in total numbers then you will have a leg to stand on. and with the ps4 win, it seems this will never happen... sorry :)
@sampsonon, PS4 has been selling better there the past year than it has any year yet, lol. It was selling less than 10,000 a week six months after release. The whole "PS4 has been out for ____" argument doesn't make a lick of sense. https://gematsu.com/2014/09...
The Switch in japan is massive. But Dissidia is also a huge hit on japan.
That can't be. That's impossible.
Console with games, sells. There is no secret.
I predict articles for the foreseeable future that share when one system overtakes the other in Japan. Think like one of those races with the annoying announcer saying "Sony has pulled ahead, now it's Nintendo, now it's Sony again", but spread out over several months worth of articles. Journalism FTW. In all seriousness, good on the PS4 given that it's not a handheld, which is a huge handicap in Japan's market. The PS4 is way in the lead worldwide though so the Japan race is just being reported on for the lols.
Except that Switch has been #1 in the US too for most of the last year
Can't play Dissidia NT on the Switch. MH:World dropping soon as well.
Anything that Sony Playstation does better than nintendo makes me happy ;)