Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 kept above the 20,000-unit figure in the latest retail sales data from Japan.
Media Create Co. on Tues. reported that the PS3 sold 21,321 units between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12.
thats good, dont know why it went back up, i could be wrong but it did fall back down right around the 12k mark last week or so right????
It was right around 20k last week to...
People are realizing that PS3 is about to swoop in for the kill. BRAVO PEOPLE BRAAAAAAAAVO!
The PS3 still has a long way to go before it can claim any sort of "victory". However, it is obvious that MS needs to just give up on Japan...
Japan is a HUGE market and Sony is beating MicroShaft 8:1 in Japan.
no...yeah...see japan is actually one of the smaller markets the only reaosn it has any importance is because for the last 20 years its been the video game mecca...
Now japan has lost most of that influence, western devs are taking it back....Any ways the japanese are more into small things, mobile, whacky stuff...
Which is why the ps3 is geting its ass handed to it every sales report by the ds and the Wii.
Is the third largest market for videogame after america and EU and considering so doing great there its important not only because of developers but because the purchasing power is heavily influenced by videogames.
America Biggest gaming market, EU 2nd
Japan,Austrailia/Oceanic regions smallest.
Compared to america and EU japan is a small market, And actually no doing geat there no longer matters, Japan is still in an 15 year economic depression, and with the change of gaming habits (portable games) Japan is no longer important when it comes to world wide success.
This is proven every day by the fact ps3 is failing there and every where else, Wii is succeeding here and every where else.
Edit: another point if japan was the Major deciding factor then 360 wouldn't be out selling and out scoring ps3 in nearly every region, Because its not doing that in japan but its still winning compred to the ps3, The wii IS amazingly doing GREAT every WHERE no matter the circumstances.
not really surprising though. The current PlayStation userbase is elaphantine throughout the world. It simply comes down to numbers: Who is going to re-purchase and who is going to move on to a different platform. I think the writing is clearly on the wall in Japan and Europe.
I've been playing a lot of my ps2 games upscaled and smoothed on the ps3 lately. Its nice to have a built in game library. I wish there were a way to just load it up on the ps3 and transfer it over to the psp to play if you have the disc already though.
I can dream right? Anyway my backlog of ps1 and ps2 games was a huge deciding factor for me getting a ps3. Especially when my ps2 died 2 weeks before the ps3 came out (I had a launch ps2).
hmmm I wonder why all the sudden jump, must be themart lost his influential power in Japan. LOL
since launch they've had like 2 of em at most stores.
lol themart probably can't event pinpoint japan on a map, and all he does is babbling about how japan is not an important gaming market. Japan is a very important market that shouldn't be ignored.
yes did any one say ignore it? no
But the simple FACT is that compared to the nintendo,snes,n64,ps1,ps2 generations japan HASn't as much influence any more on the world wide success of a product, Its all ways been the 3rd smallest market by a good margin, IT is even more so now.
Its influence has wained because of the change of gaming habbits in japan from arcades, and consoles to Portable gaming, the 15 year economic depression is wearing thin ON ALOT of developers now, which is why Many Western developers are taking up the slack in game releases, and good quality games.
You know the saying "must like hearing yourself talk" you must like reading what you type... Enough with the economy lesson, blah blah blah, Japan or the Asian region for that matter is nothing to ignore.
Western developers are picking up the slack??? How exactly are the doing that? Adding more unlockables skins for their countless FPS's.
as Sony starts its PS3 gaming engine the Japanese will support it more and more. Remember people, money is green all over the world.
Is the 3 largest video game market, but it's importance is not only for this but most importanly because there are game companies like Square-Enix, Konami, Namco, Capcom, etc etc, that makes a lot of the most beautiful and cool games of the world (not like EA or Activision i say), and for them the japanese market is very important because it's their home market, and they concetrate at first for them and after for everyone else, they do also many local games that we never see or that comes to us very late, like the Naruto Accel game of namco-bandai that is years away from us even if on ps2.
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