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sundin13 said:
Vita good (although those SS software sales are nothing to brag about)

Everything else is pretty bad...I guess I could say something good about those evergreen 3DS titles.

Anyways, when is more key software coming? We have MGS next week (right?) and then what?


SS was really good. Its not a sequel but the same game(added content) like how Bravely for the sequel was for the original Bravely Default



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Nice, so ps products are 67% market share.



Xenostar said:


But we still dont know its not supply problems

Remember for the first time Japan got the console last and is having to share supply with 50 other countries, not like every other console they got first and could have as many as they needed

PS3 and Wii both released abroad before they released in Japan last gen. Although the difference wasn't very great.

Anecdotal, but I just checked out a shop near me earlier today and they had ample supply of the PS4. (not the one with Knack) The only one that was sold out was the one that included the camera, which was a limited bundle.




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smbu2000 said:
Xenostar said:
 


But we still dont know its not supply problems

Remember for the first time Japan got the console last and is having to share supply with 50 other countries, not like every other console they got first and could have as many as they needed

PS3 and Wii both released abroad before they released in Japan last gen. Although the difference wasn't very great.

Anecdotal, but I just checked out a shop near me earlier today and they had ample supply of the PS4. (not the one with Knack) The only one that was sold out was the one that included the camera, which was a limited bundle.


So the Knack Launch shipment is all gone and the Camera Bundle is all gone, and now were down to just the weekly shipment, so could be not sold out or they could of just got this weeks supply. 



Xenostar said:
kowenicki said:
RolStoppable said:
kowenicki said:

hang on... so its the lowest of those 4 after 3 weeks, both for the week and combined?

Which raises the question: The PS4 is a MAJOR flop in Japan - we need to talk about it; yes or no?


I think it deserves debate....


But we still dont know its not supply problems

Remember for the first time Japan got the console last and is having to share supply with 50 other countries, not like every other console they got first and could have as many as they needed

Unfortunately that seems unlikely to explain everything. The drops seem pretty regular, following trends from previous consoles, and there's no real games (aside from maybe one) which are worth upgrading to a PS4 in Japan to. 

Maybe a small, small portion is stock related, but there's something far more simple and believable to blame here: Japan isn't all that interested in the PS4 right now, and I don't think that surprises an awful lot of people. Sure we can see how things go in the long run, but for how long can we keep on blaming the stock I wonder?



 

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Xenostar said:
kowenicki said:
RolStoppable said:
kowenicki said:

hang on... so its the lowest of those 4 after 3 weeks, both for the week and combined?

Which raises the question: The PS4 is a MAJOR flop in Japan - we need to talk about it; yes or no?


I think it deserves debate....


But we still dont know its not supply problems

Remember for the first time Japan got the console last and is having to share supply with 50 other countries, not like every other console they got first and could have as many as they needed

It got it last because their is hardly any Japanese support (at the moment) for the console.  For the next months it has PS3 ports like MGS/Natural doctrine/FFXIV..     I need trestress because he has the Japanese releaselist but it looks very empty for the next 6 months.  I will be hopefully proved wrong because I am hungry for some JRPG on my PS4..      Would already be happy if I can play ps one JRPG's on it :s.



ryuzaki57 said:
globalisateur said:
It's interesting to see those numbers grouped:

84k Sony combined
42k Nintendo combined

47k PS3 & PS4
7.7k Wii U

Yes, that is much worth notice. I remember people saying that "Nintendo owns Japan", but that's over (provided it's ever been a reality).

Iwata will have a hard time justifying his charts from now.


I've never believed that "Nintendo owns Japan."  I always felt it was a war between Sony and Nintendo.  Nintendo has the advantage in being the most popular handheld seller when Japan is heading towards being more handheld-centric.  

Also, combining PS3 & PS4 isn't really a fair comparison to the Wii U by itself when the PS4 is still relatively fresh in their market (regardless of the rather large drop-off).  

35k of the 47k is PS4.  

Also worth noting: Wii U is notably doing less in Japan than in the other regions.



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Vita is rising, just as I've been saying all along. It's getting nice software support in the future. I remember an argument I had last year with someone, where I said Vita third-party development would increase and they said it would all dry up and shift to the 3DS. All it needs now is for one of the cowardly big Japanese publishers to give it a major exclusive.

I'm not very worried about the PS4 for a similar reason. Japanese publishers are way, way behind western publishers when it comes to supporting new consoles. I think we're going to see them milk the PS3 for awhile, which will hurt the PS4. It's going to change gradually, though, and we'll see the PS4's situation improve as it builds exclusives.



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Conegamer said:
Xenostar said:
kowenicki said:
RolStoppable said:
kowenicki said:

hang on... so its the lowest of those 4 after 3 weeks, both for the week and combined?

Which raises the question: The PS4 is a MAJOR flop in Japan - we need to talk about it; yes or no?


I think it deserves debate....


But we still dont know its not supply problems

Remember for the first time Japan got the console last and is having to share supply with 50 other countries, not like every other console they got first and could have as many as they needed

Unfortunately that seems unlikely to explain everything. The drops seem pretty regular, following trends from previous consoles, and there's no real games (aside from maybe one) which are worth upgrading to a PS4 in Japan to. 

Maybe a small, small portion is stock related, but there's something far more simple and believable to blame here: Japan isn't all that interested in the PS4 right now, and I don't think that surprises an awful lot of people. Sure we can see how things go in the long run, but for how long can we keep on blaming the stock I wonder?

Probably no for sure either way on MGS week.