Media Create and Famitsu software and hardware sales from last week have been released today, which will give us a good look into the overall sales of last week’s Japanese market. Here’s the software charts between April 7th and April 13th.
I suppose that's not terribly surprising Titanfall hasn't done well in Japan. I don't think the Xbox ever did really well there, other than when RPGs came out on it. Glad to see the PS Vita getting up there :)
360 was called a failure in Japan pretty early, but there is a small dedicated group of people playing it. Kinda like GCN or Wii U and Nintendo fans.
I'm sorry but the failure that is the 360 in Japan is not even close the success of the GCN or Wii U in comparison. The 360 sells in their hundreds (lol) each week. In a country of nearly 130 million people. We're 9 million in Sweden and 360 moves more units by far here than in Japan.
Failure = no profit. The GC made a profit and the Wii U will eventually make a profit. From the beginning losses to now the PS3, on the other hand, still hasn't made an overall profit. I believe the Xbox has been breaking even overall but that its lost a little on the manufacturing side(which is why Microsoft was looking to sell off the Xbox division not to long ago.) Some fanboys have a twisted view of what failure and success is.
I don't care about what happens in Japan. The West leads gaming now.
With DLCs, day 1 DLC, microtransactions and more DLCs.
Are you mental?
You do know that two of the three major game console makers are Japanese right? And that the highest selling games in history are Japanese right?
"Titanfall Has Poor Debut With Xbox 360" in Japan. don't panic people.
sales are down across the board in japan, maybe once the consumers get used to the tax hike they will buy consoles and games.
Yeah, EVERYTHING sold a lot less in Japan due to the tax issue. Even 3DS and Vita are down and those are monster sellers in Japan.
It's not just because of the tax, though it does not help, but Japan's economy is in trouble right now.
Dualshockers typical click bait headlines.
And everything is right with the world
So was the Vita TV DOA? I never heard much about it after it released. Glad to see the Vita itself doing great, it deserves good sales.
It doesn't have the remote play yet for PS4.
@OrangePowerz Heh, did not know that
Yeah, releasing a home device to play portable games in JAPAN was destined to fail. If the Vita TV released outside Japan i think it would've performed better. Oh well, glad to see the Vita picking up on sales.
I think the bigger problem is the lack of compatibility, particularly with Vita games. Dunno how that managed to happen, but it's a major oversight.
All new games are compatible. Some of the older stuff isn't, like Killzone. I was hoping Ridge Racer would get patched but it doesn't look likely now. Still, PS4 Remote Play shouldn't be far off. I'm enjoying using a DS4 with my Vita TV.
I hope we can agree that this week at least, the Vita is on top even with 3DS and 3DS LL combined.
Vita is fighting his throne in Japan.
And now you reminded me of Game of Thrones... been obsessing about the show, since it started again.
It'd be a sin not to obsess about it. It is THAT good :)
I hate to be that guy, but I don't see what so great about that show... I watched a episode of the first season (don't really know which one, but it was pretty late on the season) after a friend kept pushing it to me, saying how good it was and what not, but I just didn't get it, was lame as hell. But seeing how the hype for it just won't die, I'm starting to think I may had judged it wrong... Is this one of those shows you need to watch from the beggining, to see each and every episode, for it to be really good and make sense? Does is ever get things going (because the episode I watched was like it was never going to end yet it the story basically didn't moved at all)? And is it really that good, or it's just that people love the feudal setting on a show that basically have no competition like it?
@BISHOP-BRASIL Watch it from the beginning. It's very story-driven and there are several character arcs happening at once. It's a totally fascinating show. Watching it mid-season is like watching Breaking Bad mid-season where, to get the intended effect of little things or significant things precipitating from previous episodes, you have to be a faithful follower. Absolutely, you should give it another try. On topic, I'm glad PS Vita had a good week. It's a very underrated device. I am only mildly surprised with TitanFall's performance. Sure, Japanese gamers seem to love mech games and [J]RPGs, but I think Japan takes a greater interest in stimulating its own economy. If they find appeal in a console, they often go Japanese. Japanese game of interest on Japanese console? Win. Japanese game of interest on American console? If it's ONLY on an American console, they work with it. Last time someone in Japan thought the only way they could play a Japanese game on an American console, well, it was a bit ridiculous ( http://www.joystiq.com/2009...
Yeah, it's safe to say that the Vita will sit comfortably for a while now. The 3DS isn't going to have any major releases for a while this year. But when Super Smash Bros., Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and Persona Q come out, the fight will begin.
Definitely interested in Persona Q, but with the region lock and, concidering Shin Megami Tensei IV don´t even has a EU date yet, I wonder if it will ever get released here.
Vita will be second by next week.........3DS has big releases for the next 3 weeks. Also according to famitsu, 3DS was number 1 3DS has pheonix wright, final fantasy, Mario golf, and Yoshis island
Super smash will be huge
@Protagonist Yes, the 2 King 3DS die so a new king took over and it's is the Vita. Game of Thrones: Handheld wars.
Heck no, 3DS and Vita should join forces against the evil iPhone empire. :P
Vita's glorious comeback. Great to see it in the top spot for a change. Bet no one expected that a year ago. :)
True, but watch how the Vita numbers are being discredited...If it´s Media Create...let´s check Famitsu, and if it´s Famitsu...let´s check Gematsu, cause surely the Vita has not outsold the 3DS and if it were true, surely the 3DS will be #1 next week.
The Vita will never outpace the 3DS but it can carve out a successful lifetime just like the PSP did in Japan. As we can see with this weeks charts & last weeks, the software are slowly coming to the Vita that are of interest. Just like the article i posted last week that mentions the president of Drinkbox studios raving about the Vita, it is a very good handheld. It doesn't have to have 3DS numbers to be a worthy competitor. Name another non Nintendo handheld that has done as well or have beaten a Nintendo handheld ever. There is none. So glad the Vita is getting the recognition it deserves in Japan, now if only the rest of the world can see that.
That is it exactly, another handheld could never beat Nintendo, they are just too good at this. The best the Vita can do is compete, and be successful, as your said the PSP didn't beat the DS but it was the first time ever that Nintendo was challenged in the Handheld department really and there was some competition.
Japan just really is not nearly as relevant in the broad look at the industry as they once were for consoles. Europe and N. America clearly have pushed Japan to the back of the line in terms of importance/ sales figures.
I think its more so because they haven't made themselves important enough again, what have they to sell? Things that were released on consoles and outside of Japan sold well, for example the Tales series. Most worked on mobile games the last generation, so they really did this to themselves in relevance to consoles.
Anyway you look at it. The japanese released the best & most COMPLETE games last gen. Unlike the west where it was 99% the same thing every year but even worse with games being pushed too early and nickle & diming. But hey, let's play the sales game, right??
We can agree to disagree on the quality of games. As for "playing the sales game"...this is an article about Japan sales figures so commenting on sales figures would seem relevant, no?
Way to go Vita ! If Sony advertised the thing, it would probably kill the 3DS. But they don't advertise it at all.
"it would probably kill the 3DS" That would never even if they did advertise right. What matters is key handheld franchises which they don't have.
I agree with Otaku, it can't "beat" the 3DS, it can only compete and be successful. You don't have to be first to be successful, look at Microsoft, the Xbox has been profitable but it hasn't been in first.
while its great to see the vita on top all around for each console and handheld these numbers are all pretty bad
it is a JRPG power machine, and a lot of those needs to be released in the west! Sega, I am looking at you! We have seen the likes of Ragnarok odyssey, Soul sacrifice and Toukiden make their way here so why no PSO2. They've all done relatively well and soon we will have freedom wars. At least Phantasy Star is a well known franchise..smh.
the weakest sales I seen in a grip
Cause of that new Tax I bet.
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