New 3DS and PS4 Keep Dominating Japan: Media Create Top 50 Released

Media Create published its full top 50 rankings for the week between February 2nd and February 8th, and there are some interesting rsults.

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Gamer19821366d ago

Xbox One – 238 DAMN.. MS really must be hating that right now.. They thought Japan would be easier to crack this generation as they built up a brand awareness last gen.

PiNkFaIrYbOi1366d ago

They are delusional if they thought that. The 360 was a disaster since it basically had a recall due RRoD. That really damaged the brand there.

never4get1366d ago

New 3DS LL – 21,650
PS4 – 18,758

Magicite1366d ago

I think they r taking big loss with such low sales.
Also it seems that Vita TV isnt doing well and old 3DS might be discontinued.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1366d ago

of course dualshocker will squeeze PS4 in lol

SoapShoes1366d ago

Give me some bread for that jelly.

Whirlwind_Fanfare_081366d ago (Edited 1366d ago )


OT: Great to see the PS4 doing great over the now, including the 3DS.

Stop being such a sour grape.

jjonez181366d ago (Edited 1366d ago )

To be fair, it doesn't take that much to dominate the Japanese console market this generation. PS4's nearest competitor, the Wii U, is duking it out with Sony's 8 year old console while 3rd place is gunning for the title as the "Worst Selling Console in Japan, EVER".

So yes, put in its own bubble, PS4 is dominating in Japan. It's more than doubling the sales of its competitors.

benji1011366d ago (Edited 1366d ago )

The wii u already has twice the install base the ps4 has so the ps 4 scoring 10K more skus for a few weeks is hardly going to change the 1 million more wii u consoles there are in a country where console gaming is dying.
The wii U wuill be outselling the ps4 by 15K a week in Japan come April and May. Just look at the release calender and you will see why. The ps4 has no games scheduled for Spring.

jjonez181366d ago (Edited 1366d ago )

You seem to forget Wii U launched in Japan in December 2012. It's been on the market there for >15 months. It's been through 3 holiday seasons in Japan(2012, 2013, 2014). The PS4 has only had 1 holiday in comparison. Not to mention the Wii U software linup up till now, is, without argument, better geared towards the Japanese audience. Yet it seems to be losing steam going into 2015. Interest is waning, while the opposite is true of the PS4.

You also ignore the fact that the PS4 has games coming this year too. Arguably better than what the Wii U has with Zelda, Starfox, Mario Maker, XenoBlade, Mario Party, etc... There's exclusives (Xbox is irrelevant in Japan) like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy XV, Bloodborne, Dark Souls II and Dragon Quest. Although they probably won't boost sales as much as they did for other Sony consoles, but games like Final Fantasy and Metal Gear were able to push sales of the console to nearly 200k+ in a week. You have to look at the outliers and general trends, not just assume sales will continue as is. As of now PS4 has more sales spikes in store than the Wii U.

All in all PS4 is looking to have a higher baseline than the Wii U and likely pass it before this calendar year is over.

badz1491366d ago

3DS as the dominating handheld and the PS4 as the dominating console over there as shown by the numbers? what's so hard to understand? it's not like the are fabricating nonsense or whatsoever. the numbers are there for all to see.

ps4gamer19831366d ago

With ps4 being top console, I hope capcom would put another Monster Hunter game on playstation device. Even if Nintendo paid for MH4 exclusivity, Nintendo has no exclusivity on that online version being released in china for pc. Put that sucka on ps4 and we're in business! Until it arrives on a PS console in Amaerica, Monster Hunter will NEVER reach the same Japanese popularity here in the west.Monster Hunter should be multiplatform (3ds, wii u, ps tv/vita, ps4, ps3)

benji1011366d ago

It dominated for a few weeks. THe wii U out sold it massively at Christmas and has alrady got a huge lead in Sales.
Mon hunter is never going to be on a Sony console.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1365d ago

What so hard to understand about my comment?

I am not denying it's numbers. It fact that every media create charts dual shockers post has PS4 in it

MasterCornholio1366d ago

Well its worth a mention since its the best performing console on Japan just like the 3DS is the best performing handheld.

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WizzroSupreme1366d ago

A good time to be a gamer, in Japan or everywhere else.

Xof1366d ago

Nah, Mac gamers still have it rough.

ChozenWoan1366d ago

try being a Linux gamer. ;)

Yaay4me1366d ago (Edited 1366d ago )

i do envy those that will get to play Yakuza soon. Pretty sure, it has a correlation to PS4 upping its sales in Japan.

hkgamer1366d ago

are these good numbers for japan? 3ds doing double of what ps4 is selling but don't know if those numbers are high or low.

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