Japanese Feeling to PS3

A report by IncGamers' Tokyo correspondent, Jake Kawaguchi, outlines the issues the console has had with its native people.

Kawaguchi iterates that the lack of big titles, and exclusive titles, have had a bearing on sales figures in Japan, and with the previous release of Little Big Planet and GTA IV (localised), the console has seen a considerable rise in sales.

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Dorjan4048d ago

Sony have had a lot of fail over the last year.

Good luck for the next!

DavidMacDougall4048d ago

Wouldn't you say its almost like they had 33% failure rate

Noctis Lucis Caelum4048d ago

No, sony was only failing in 2006, they are now rising, look at 2007, 2008, and now 2009.

ultimolu4048d ago

They had a whooooole lotta failing and they're kicking ass worldwide.

You 360 fans are predictable. Create accounts to bash the PS3 and Sony.

Just wow.

PopEmUp4048d ago

like Sony they will be outselling the ps3 every single year and months by now but no they didn't fail

i am the truth4048d ago

All this will change when FF13 is relased in japan.That is if MS do not give square something like 20-50 million for it to not be exlusive in japan.

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AndyA4048d ago

Surprising how long it's taken for HD gaming to take off in Japan

hfaze4047d ago

Seriously... They get all of the sweet electronic gadgets before we do, yet they go ga-ga over a souped up Game Cube with motion controls for a home console, and judging from the DS sales in Japan, I'm almost convinced that every Japanese person has at least two DS'es...

Not to mention they get the advantage of lower prices on Sony, Hitachi, Pioneer, and NEC HDTV's due to not having to ship nearly as far, and no import tariffs.

You'd think that HDTV market penetration is higher in Japan than in the US or Europe, which should spark interest in HD gaming... Yet HD gaming is more or less ignored in Japan judging from the number of consoles sold, and the fact that the top 10 selling games in Japan are usually either Wii or handheld titles...

mint royale4047d ago

and so is the xbox. HD gaming is still really suffering, and 1 week when the ps3 outsells the wii with the fantastic bundles ain't gonna prove anything when its back behind the week after.

Maticus4048d ago

WHAT is in that picture lol?

darkwing4048d ago

its HD gaming in general that is in trouble in Japan, and Wii is playing a part in it

Arsenal4Ever4048d ago

sony failed in 2006 and 2007, but 2008 was very good and 2009 will be much better.

PopEmUp4048d ago

in 2007 but i do they fail in 2006 but in 2007 they outsell the 360 with the ps3 weakest vs 360 strongest line up of games, HALO 3

Nathaniel_Drake4048d ago

The PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide in 2007 even with the Halo 3 coming out.

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