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This morning between 7 and 7:30 AM local time the floodgates for preorders of the PS4 opened on most Japanese major retail websites. How fast did it sell out? Very, Very Fast.

All the Japanese online stores in which the console has gone up for preorder in the window mentioned above, including Amazon Japan, Yodabashi Camera, Bic Camera, Sofmap, Edion and Rakuten Books ran out of stock extremely fast. Some within mere minutes. Amazon Japan was the one to last the longest, for about 40 minutes.

Both bundles offered, one with a voucher to download Knack, and one with the game and a PlayStation Camera simply disappeared from the virtual shelves like they never existed.

The screencap you can see below, from Amazon Japan, is just an example of what Japanese gamers who were too late are looking at as I’m writing. They’ll have to rely on the only two retailers that are going to start preorders later, Nojima at 10 AM and Joshin at noon. Most likely their stock is going to evaporate in minutes as well.

Despite the delay of the release to February the 22nd, looks like Japan in still in love with PlayStation.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/04/the-ps4-sells-out-faster-than-hotcakes-at-all-major-japanese-retailers-in-most-cases-within-minutes/



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Add 100k to the "Over a million"

This is very good news. At least Sony has a place in Japan unlike Microsoft. That'll help them a lot in the long term.

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Home consoles not as dead as we thought?

Or just very limited numbers?

brendude13 said:
Home consoles not as dead as we thought?

Or just very limited numbers?


both



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I'm quite surprised by this.

The PS3 sold 9.5m lifetime so far in Japan, and comparing to handhelds (DS/GB sold 33m) it's weak, also much less than the PS2 @ 23m. Where is the excitement coming from, is it just front-loaded and what games are these early buyers interested in playing, with PS3 software sales being generally low in the region how is the PS4 going to enjoy sales itself?

I'm confused.



happydolphin said:
I'm quite surprised by this.

The PS3 sold 9.5m lifetime so far in Japan, and comparing to handhelds (DS/GB sold 33m) it's weak, also much less than the PS2 @ 23m. Where is the excitement coming from, is it just front-loaded and what games are these early buyers interested in playing, with PS3 software sales being generally low in the region how is the PS4 going to enjoy sales itself?

I'm confused.


What is your point??? PS4 will be fine in japan just like ps3 was...Handhelds are bigger in japan, doesnt mean there is no place for consoles.

 

You really are confused......that much is clear.



iamdeath said:
happydolphin said:
I'm quite surprised by this.

The PS3 sold 9.5m lifetime so far in Japan, and comparing to handhelds (DS/GB sold 33m) it's weak, also much less than the PS2 @ 23m. Where is the excitement coming from, is it just front-loaded and what games are these early buyers interested in playing, with PS3 software sales being generally low in the region how is the PS4 going to enjoy sales itself?

I'm confused.


What is your point??? PS4 will be fine in japan just like ps3 was...Handhelds are bigger in japan, doesnt mean there is no place for consoles.

Can you just calm the fuck down? holy shit 3 question marks, it's needed? ffs

You can't say anything negative about Sony without you getting all up and ansy. Here, here's some positive for sony, go read it and chill the fuck out. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=169750&page=1



EricFabian said:
brendude13 said:
Home consoles not as dead as we thought?

Or just very limited numbers?


both

Limited numbers in February? lol no.



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happydolphin said:
iamdeath said:
happydolphin said:
I'm quite surprised by this.

The PS3 sold 9.5m lifetime so far in Japan, and comparing to handhelds (DS/GB sold 33m) it's weak, also much less than the PS2 @ 23m. Where is the excitement coming from, is it just front-loaded and what games are these early buyers interested in playing, with PS3 software sales being generally low in the region how is the PS4 going to enjoy sales itself?

I'm confused.


What is your point??? PS4 will be fine in japan just like ps3 was...Handhelds are bigger in japan, doesnt mean there is no place for consoles.

Can you just calm the fuck down? holy shit 3 question marks, it's needed? ffs

I am calm.......what made you think I wasn't? Can you see me through the internet? If so that's mightly creepy.