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Cobretti2 said:
J_Allard said:
Cobretti2 said:
J_Allard said:
Cobretti2 said:
J_Allard said:
Xxain said:
"I wonder how Americans are gaming at home. Whenever I'm playing a game, I never feel like I want to watch TV, so the ability to switch between the two makes no sense to me."


Wonderful. For people saying Japan is irrelevant your blowin smoke. Japan will be the reason why PS3 beats outsells the 360 in the end and the reason MS will never have the top spot. The amount of more consoles they would have to sell in other regions to make up for what they aren't selling in Japan is nearly impossible to do consistently and thats without the competition.

You mean the 1.7 million or whatever the 360 has sold in Japan? I kind of think that would be pretty easy to make up in the US or Europe.

I suggest you read his post correctly. Then edit your post accordingly.

I read it correctly.


No you have not. Here is a hint, your number is wrong. 

I didn't give a factual number. "1.7 or whatever". Please edit your post accordingly.


1.7 or whatever is a bit far from the 10million mark which you should have mentioned as your approximate, so my point is still valid.

Your mistake is in assuming they need to make up 10 million in Japanese sales. I understand that's what the competition sells, but they are not the competition. And that number will be even less next gen as Japan continues to shrink as a home console market.

Your "point" is just numbers semantics.



Xbox had fantastic japanese developer support. If Lost Odyssey wasn't a system seller, nothing will be.



Jadedx said:
pokoko said:
"Ah, but if The Idolmaster 3 comes out, I guess I'll have to buy it..."

Microsoft's only hope in Japan.


Why japan is irrelevant.

Because if you get games to cater to audiences, they will buy it?!

Even if its small numbers, hardcore fans buy the game on whatever console it is on.



J_Allard said:
NanakiXI said:
IDK what some people are denying, but Japan looks pretty important to me. Might as well say the UK isn't important to the 360, Wii or PS3 as they failed to crack 10mil there

UK Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
X360 9,155 (-2%) 8,897,981
3DS 8,684 (-1%) 2,000,369
PS3 7,498 (-8%) 5,865,772
PSV 1,809 (-30%) 329,498
WiiU 1,769 (-6%) 143,418
Wii 725 (-22%) 8,709,626
PSP 458 (-11%) 4,514,460
DS 171 (-10%) 12,955,498
Total 30,269 (-7%)

Japan Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 48,641 (-35%) 11,461,372
PS3 12,585 (-28%) 9,284,826
PSV 12,457 (-37%) 1,537,195
WiiU 7,285 (-38%) 918,660
PSP 6,382 (-25%) 19,743,743
Wii 1,329 (-31%) 12,718,802
X360 391 (-19%) 1,640,968
DS 56 (-18%) 32,981,898
Total 89,126 (-34%)

Japan's population is double the UK and for home consoles you're talking 23.6 million sold in Japan and 23.5 in the UK. Soon enough even with double the population, Japan will be behind the UK. Furthermore we're saying Japan is not important to MS. They have 1.6 million sold there all generation. In the UK they have almost 9 million. How is that relateable at all?

Plus, home console sales in Japan have been down 2 generations in a row. A small percentage from generation five to six, but so far in generation seven, the drop is over 21%. And there's no evidence it won't be even worse next gen. I don't think VGChartz has UK numbers going back that far but I doubt you can say the same about that market.

Japan is already irrelevant for MS and soon enough it will be for Sony as well.

U mad bro? I really don't care. Just stating that Japan isn't irrelevant as was said before. I'm sure MS wish it had sold 8 million more consoles in Japan. Just like Sony wish it sold more in America or the UK or even it's home country. Just stating facts is all. No blinders here.



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The japanese would obviously love NFL. Therefore RIP ps4..



Yay!!!

NanakiXI said:
J_Allard said:
NanakiXI said:
IDK what some people are denying, but Japan looks pretty important to me. Might as well say the UK isn't important to the 360, Wii or PS3 as they failed to crack 10mil there

UK Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
X360 9,155 (-2%) 8,897,981
3DS 8,684 (-1%) 2,000,369
PS3 7,498 (-8%) 5,865,772
PSV 1,809 (-30%) 329,498
WiiU 1,769 (-6%) 143,418
Wii 725 (-22%) 8,709,626
PSP 458 (-11%) 4,514,460
DS 171 (-10%) 12,955,498
Total 30,269 (-7%)

Japan Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 48,641 (-35%) 11,461,372
PS3 12,585 (-28%) 9,284,826
PSV 12,457 (-37%) 1,537,195
WiiU 7,285 (-38%) 918,660
PSP 6,382 (-25%) 19,743,743
Wii 1,329 (-31%) 12,718,802
X360 391 (-19%) 1,640,968
DS 56 (-18%) 32,981,898
Total 89,126 (-34%)

Japan's population is double the UK and for home consoles you're talking 23.6 million sold in Japan and 23.5 in the UK. Soon enough even with double the population, Japan will be behind the UK. Furthermore we're saying Japan is not important to MS. They have 1.6 million sold there all generation. In the UK they have almost 9 million. How is that relateable at all?

Plus, home console sales in Japan have been down 2 generations in a row. A small percentage from generation five to six, but so far in generation seven, the drop is over 21%. And there's no evidence it won't be even worse next gen. I don't think VGChartz has UK numbers going back that far but I doubt you can say the same about that market.

Japan is already irrelevant for MS and soon enough it will be for Sony as well.

U mad bro? I really don't care. Just stating that Japan isn't irrelevant as was said before. I'm sure MS wish it had sold 8 million more consoles in Japan. Just like Sony wish it sold more in America or the UK or even it's home country. Just stating facts is all. No blinders here.

I understand exactly what you're trying to say. And I am just letting you know you're wrong. Numbers don't lie, bro.



J_Allard said:
NanakiXI said:
J_Allard said:
NanakiXI said:
IDK what some people are denying, but Japan looks pretty important to me. Might as well say the UK isn't important to the 360, Wii or PS3 as they failed to crack 10mil there

UK Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
X360 9,155 (-2%) 8,897,981
3DS 8,684 (-1%) 2,000,369
PS3 7,498 (-8%) 5,865,772
PSV 1,809 (-30%) 329,498
WiiU 1,769 (-6%) 143,418
Wii 725 (-22%) 8,709,626
PSP 458 (-11%) 4,514,460
DS 171 (-10%) 12,955,498
Total 30,269 (-7%)

Japan Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 48,641 (-35%) 11,461,372
PS3 12,585 (-28%) 9,284,826
PSV 12,457 (-37%) 1,537,195
WiiU 7,285 (-38%) 918,660
PSP 6,382 (-25%) 19,743,743
Wii 1,329 (-31%) 12,718,802
X360 391 (-19%) 1,640,968
DS 56 (-18%) 32,981,898
Total 89,126 (-34%)

Japan's population is double the UK and for home consoles you're talking 23.6 million sold in Japan and 23.5 in the UK. Soon enough even with double the population, Japan will be behind the UK. Furthermore we're saying Japan is not important to MS. They have 1.6 million sold there all generation. In the UK they have almost 9 million. How is that relateable at all?

Plus, home console sales in Japan have been down 2 generations in a row. A small percentage from generation five to six, but so far in generation seven, the drop is over 21%. And there's no evidence it won't be even worse next gen. I don't think VGChartz has UK numbers going back that far but I doubt you can say the same about that market.

Japan is already irrelevant for MS and soon enough it will be for Sony as well.

U mad bro? I really don't care. Just stating that Japan isn't irrelevant as was said before. I'm sure MS wish it had sold 8 million more consoles in Japan. Just like Sony wish it sold more in America or the UK or even it's home country. Just stating facts is all. No blinders here.

I understand exactly what you're trying to say. And I am just letting you know you're wrong. Numbers don't lie, bro.

I'm not wrong about anything. Just stating that Japan isn't irrelevant. I'm sure MS is happy it still sold 1.6 mil XBox 360s and 12 mil in software. They put a dent in an extremly tough market to sell. Maybe they won't try as hard this time to push the XBox brand in Japan, but they still have the potential to sell 1 mil + to the Japanese fans they made over the years. As long as they don't push a big campaign like they did with the 360 in Japan; I'm sure MS would love to sell 1mill XBox One consoles for profit.

I'm almost sure that even though console sales shrunk in Japan over the years into a more handheld driven market. The XBox actually grew as a brand from the Original XBox to the 360. Seems like there could be some potential. Maybe just pocket change to MS. I'd rather have pocket change than nothing at all. Just a thought. I'm not saying your wrong either as I completely understand where your coming from. Really I care less what MS decides to do in Japan.

Market trends can also have an adverse effect over the years. As of right now the UK is growing in console sales, while Japan is shrinking. I've been a member of this site for more than 6 years (my other profile is Nanaki XII that I lost my email and password to). I know exactly how all these numbers work. Things change and some don't. But nothing is irrelevant.



FootballFan - "GT has never been bigger than Halo. Now do a comparison between the two attach ratios and watch GT get stomped by Halo. Reach will sell 5 million more than GT5. Quote me on it."

Just because xbox360 sales is not good in that region doesn't mean that region is irrelevant. It means that its sales is not good compared to other gaming devices that runs circles around it over there. Trying to sugar coat it is not going to hide that.



NanakiXI said:
J_Allard said:
NanakiXI said:
J_Allard said:
NanakiXI said:
IDK what some people are denying, but Japan looks pretty important to me. Might as well say the UK isn't important to the 360, Wii or PS3 as they failed to crack 10mil there

UK Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
X360 9,155 (-2%) 8,897,981
3DS 8,684 (-1%) 2,000,369
PS3 7,498 (-8%) 5,865,772
PSV 1,809 (-30%) 329,498
WiiU 1,769 (-6%) 143,418
Wii 725 (-22%) 8,709,626
PSP 458 (-11%) 4,514,460
DS 171 (-10%) 12,955,498
Total 30,269 (-7%)

Japan Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 48,641 (-35%) 11,461,372
PS3 12,585 (-28%) 9,284,826
PSV 12,457 (-37%) 1,537,195
WiiU 7,285 (-38%) 918,660
PSP 6,382 (-25%) 19,743,743
Wii 1,329 (-31%) 12,718,802
X360 391 (-19%) 1,640,968
DS 56 (-18%) 32,981,898
Total 89,126 (-34%)

Japan's population is double the UK and for home consoles you're talking 23.6 million sold in Japan and 23.5 in the UK. Soon enough even with double the population, Japan will be behind the UK. Furthermore we're saying Japan is not important to MS. They have 1.6 million sold there all generation. In the UK they have almost 9 million. How is that relateable at all?

Plus, home console sales in Japan have been down 2 generations in a row. A small percentage from generation five to six, but so far in generation seven, the drop is over 21%. And there's no evidence it won't be even worse next gen. I don't think VGChartz has UK numbers going back that far but I doubt you can say the same about that market.

Japan is already irrelevant for MS and soon enough it will be for Sony as well.

U mad bro? I really don't care. Just stating that Japan isn't irrelevant as was said before. I'm sure MS wish it had sold 8 million more consoles in Japan. Just like Sony wish it sold more in America or the UK or even it's home country. Just stating facts is all. No blinders here.

I understand exactly what you're trying to say. And I am just letting you know you're wrong. Numbers don't lie, bro.

I'm not wrong about anything. Just stating that Japan isn't irrelevant. I'm sure MS is happy it still sold 1.6 mil XBox 360s and 12 mil in software. They put a dent in an extremly tough market to sell. Maybe they won't try as hard this time to push the XBox brand in Japan, but they still have the potential to sell 1 mil + to the Japanese fans they made over the years. As long as they don't push a big campaign like they did with the 360 in Japan; I'm sure MS would love to sell 1mill XBox One consoles for profit.

I'm almost sure that even though console sales shrunk in Japan over the years into a more handheld driven market. The XBox actually grew as a brand from the Original XBox to the 360. Seems like there could be some potential. Maybe just pocket change to MS. I'd rather have pocket change than nothing at all. Just a thought. I'm not saying your wrong either as I completely understand where your coming from. Really I care less what MS decides to do in Japan.

Market trends can also have an adverse effect over the years. As of right now the UK is growing in console sales, while Japan is shrinking. I've been a member of this site for more than 6 years (my other profile is Nanaki XII that I lost my email and password to). I know exactly how all these numbers work. Things change and some don't. But nothing is irrelevant.

For Sony or Nintendo, sure Japan might be important. But even for them numbers are down and will continue to drop next gen. For MS the region is entirely irrelevant. They will release the console there and it will sell some but they won't cater to them in any meaningful way or try very hard to do a thing there because it is a waste of time for them.