It's been a very long time since any Japanese dev made a significant announcement and there aren't many upcoming games for the PS3 from any Japanese dev. The most notable are Sengoku Basara 3 which is multiplat with the Wii and FFXIV which might be 2 years away. Seems like this Year Sony might have to keep the PS3 attractive all by themselves with GT5, (Sorry, I don't actually know what 1st party Japanese oriented games Sony has coming out, but can we just assume that I wrote them here), because there's about nothing from the 3rd parties that could move any hardware or become a big hit. It's been happening since last year, when there were almost no big announcements and has been getting worse since then.
PS3 = 5 million consoles. You are wrong.
PS3 is getting many more games than PS2 is, Wii is getting even less (check dengekionline.com for release schedules), you are wrong.
PS3 is getting: Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy XIV, Ninokuni: Queen of the White Ash, Tales of Graces F, New Tales of, Macross Trial Frontier, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Devil's Third, Dead Rising 2, Agarest Senki 2, Disgaea 4, Trinity Zill O'll, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Neptune, New Yakuza, Another Century Episode: R, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Arcana Heart 3, Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2, Tekken vs. Street Fighter, Street Fighter vs. Tekken, Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Front Mission Evolved, Armored Core 5, Quantum Theory, Class of Heroes 3, Silent Hill, Deus Ex 3, Dungeon Siege 3, Splatter House, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Vanquish, Mindjack, Dinasty Warriors Troy, Never Dead, King of Fighters XIII, Knights Contract, Nobunaga's Ambition Online, Fortune Arterial, Pachipara Sea Story SLOT, Pachipara Ginger Paradise 16, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Clannad, Winning Eleven 2011. You are wrong.
As for 1st party games that appeal to the Japanese: GT5, Demons' Souls 2, The Last Guardian, Ape Escape. You are wrong.
Wii is getting: Dragon Quest X, Inazuma Eleven, Sonic Colors, The Conduit 2, Twinkle Queen, Deca Sports 3, Earth Seeker, Winning Eleven 2011, The Monkey King, Pacman Party, Anpanman Smiling Party, 100 Fun Games Party Show, Jinsei Game: Happy Family, Active Life: Explorer.
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