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Japan is full of used PS4 consoles. What's the meaning of this?

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celador said:
No games is the reason, although I don't get why people are so susceptible to hype, they must have known beforehand there was diddly-squat on the horizon for Japanese gamers


Yeah, but I would have expected the Japanese gamers to be used to this, they usually get their consoles first with little to no games on them... I guess they really changed, moved on... we loved you japanese gamers with all your cool games that never got ported over... :-S (back in the 90s early 2000s)



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They hype died, and they all bought Vitas instead.



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you call this full of used PS4...?? i thought its something like at least few hundreds or thousands unit you found...

but then again if OP use Japan had a few used PS4 won't get much people attention here... 



vfguy said:
outlawauron said:
For someone who supposedly visited these places, you're very ignorant about the used game market in Japan.

I hate this site sometimes. When I reported that Wii Us were in stock in my area in the days and weeks after launch I was called a liar.

When I reported that PS4s were in stock in the days and weeks after launch I was called a liar (oh and now ignorant!).

I'm sorry if you're offended, but it is ignorant to draw conclusions from used games and consoles. Living there, you know how good the trade-in prices are and know how often people return their game or console once they beat what they had with it. 24 consoles across a bunch stores in a populated area like Osaka means effectively nothing. Posting anecdotes about an area unknown to most of the forum generally will lead to misunderstanding, so again, I didn't want to personally insult you, but I don't think PS4 is domed like your OP suggests.





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People bought it in the hype and didn't get what they wanted, so they sell it to buy again later sometime later probably at a lower price. This thing happens.



outlawauron said:
vfguy said:
outlawauron said:
For someone who supposedly visited these places, you're very ignorant about the used game market in Japan.

I hate this site sometimes. When I reported that Wii Us were in stock in my area in the days and weeks after launch I was called a liar.

When I reported that PS4s were in stock in the days and weeks after launch I was called a liar (oh and now ignorant!).

I'm sorry if you're offended, but it is ignorant to draw conclusions from used games and consoles. Living there, you know how good the trade-in prices are and know how often people return their game or console once they beat what they had with it. 24 consoles across a bunch stores in a populated area like Osaka means effectively nothing. Posting anecdotes about an area unknown to most of the forum generally will lead to misunderstanding, so again, I didn't want to personally insult you, but I don't think PS4 is domed like your OP suggests.

So you apologize for calling me ignorant and then call me ignorant again?

At no point in the OP do I say that the PS4 is doomed. I clearly state that I think that it will be a success, just less so than the previous generation. At least, based on the current situation.

In terms of my ignorance, I just live in Japan and shop in these stores all the time, but what do I know?

At my closest game store, the trade-in value of a PS4 camera bundle is 33000 yen. That means that whoever trades in their PS4 loses over 10000yen in the process (over $100).

Yesterday (Sunday) I went to two locations more out in the country north of Osaka and both had PS4 consoles. This is of course more anecdotal evidence. Should such evidence not be posted because it doesn't fit with your personal narrative about how the PS4 is doing in Japan? Should it not be posted because it does not cover the entire Japanese narrative of the PS4? Well, here is one narrative of how the PS4 is doing in Japan at the moment. There are simply lots of used PS4 consoles in circulation in the big cities and out in the country.

This is the entire used-Sony section of this store.

 

 

This is a Hard Off store north of Osaka. Hard Off stores are mostly located outside of the big cities.



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DerNebel said:
People played Knack...


Once you play Knack, you'll never go back...



That it's selling on Wii U levels.



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