The Japanese Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association released the results of the Tokyo Game Show Visitors Survey Report, and it included the purchasing intentions for home and portable consoles polled among those that attended.
Not surprising, Sony was the only one at TGS with much of a presence. MS had some games there but nothing catered to the Japanese, and Nintendo doesn't even attend TGS.
PS4 is the hot device right now but still a flop so far in Japan due to lack of games available for the japanese market. Wii U will win this holiday season in Japan with heavy hitters like SSB, Captain Toad...
The fact that this is Wii U's third christmas running and PS4's first will hurt its chances. It definitely had a lot more software for Japan this year and nintendo consoles always get the biggest boost around the holidays, so there's still a chance.
Ouch, it's that chart is true, then don't bet on Xbox One outselling the Wii U anytime soon. Oh, japan, never-mind.
And it's a fairly shockingly low set of numbers. Add all those up (which you shouldn't cos there will be a lot of overlap), and it's still less than i'd expect. This is the audience at a gaming show, and most of them don't want a console...
Not exactly surprising for the Xbox One. Hell, I'm kinda surprised it's at 5% considering it's been two months since it launched there. I figured it'd be even lower than that.
i imagine a lot of the attendees of TGS are hardcore gamers and collectors that would buy the xbone even if it has little incentive.
I don't agree. I been on xbox360 since day one. My dad and I are switching to the PS4. His will be arriving from UPS tomorrow and I will be getting my PS4 Black Friday.
Really a shame. Sunset Overdrive and the Master Chief collection seem awesome, while the only Ps4 exclusive coming out soon is LBP3. Not that LBP isn't great, it is, but seriously, that's it for PS4 exclusives. I know I'll be killed for saying this, but as a Ps4 user, I think the Xbox One deserves the win this Holiday season. Then again, it is Japan......
Not surprising. Ps4Lyf! That xbone figure appears exaggerated.
Good News for Playstation!
And bad news for competition.
There are already 2 million wii u consoles in Japan. Only 700 000 ps4s. Most of the wii u owners dont go to otaku fests. like TGS.
Sit, Benji. Bad dog. How long has the Wii U been out again?
I'm getting the idea nobody was surprised. They should be. It's the first time I've seen an article with xbox, wiiu and ps4 in the title with no mention of war or resolution or frame rates. He'll I'm shocked the wiiu made it into the main article heading. Just saying. I'm surprised
only one fourth of visitors wants to buy "dominating console". TGS has to be the biggest show of console games in japan. this shows the future of japanese console market.
Really? What portion of TGS attendees wanted to buy each console in previous years/generations? What metrics, past or present are you using to draw this conclusion - I'm interested, could you share them, please? Thanks :)
I'd imagine many of the attendees already have a console of some sort as well. This is a game show, so likely it would be attended by people who would have a way to play them already.
Wii U Master Race
I'm proud to be a minority. XB1 for life. (actually i own a ps4 aswell, but i find it completely boring at the moment :))
Lies. Troll harder.
PS4 is for the masses. PC + Wii U is for the gaming elite.
Next year japan will have Bloodborne, FF Type-0, Dragon Quest Heroes, Persona 5, new YS, Disgaea 5, Guilty Gear Xrd, Tekken 7, RE Revelations 2, Phantom Pain, etc. If those AAA games can't make more japanese gamers buy a PS4 than something seriously wrong with them!
playstation is the best brand, thats a fact
Best what? Pretty derp comment. I have a PS4 too. Yes it's the most powerful console. Best is subjective and its your fanboy opinion.. not fact.
^ Fanboy statement > Fact... People need to get over their insecurities and brand association issues lol.
Not surprising being Japan really. Then again seems to be like that everywhere at the moment. PlayStation domination.
Lol.... PS4 and Wii U dominate purchase intentions in Japan. No shit, really? Smh, Japanese doesn't want Xbox One and Xbox doesnt need Japan. A waste of time of MS, but they feel the need to provide the console there for Japan dev support. Oh well, they can keep suffering articles like these...
"Xbox doesnt need Japan" XBox needs all the sales it can get.
At best, if there's no crossover at all, this means only HALF of the attendees--comprised of the most hardcore gamers in the country--own ANY current generation home console. And this generation is more than a year in. So forget your childing console war masturbation for a moment: the key information to take away from this is that home console gaming is no longer to top dog it once was, and may never be again.
This was an intention to buy survey. If the people asked already owned a console then why would they intend to buy the console again?
I have no idea what you're talking g about. Reading comprehension, pal: it matters. I'm not downplaying any market; hell, I'm only even considering the Japanese market, and only the narrow demographic of that market represented in these stats. You may not like what those statistics indicate, but disagreeing with me won't change anything.
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