Sony once ruled Japan with a iron fist. Of course Nintendo always had the handheld market on lock, but the Playstation took the world by a storm selling 100,000,000 (estimate) consoles that the competition could only dream of selling. With about 19,000,000 (estimate) consoles sold in Japan alone, PS couldn't be stopped and is one of the highest selling consoles of all time.
Sony's next console "Playstation 2" was a even greater success. The PS2 sold more then the PS selling more then 150,000,000 (estimate) consoles. Again, competition could only dream of selling that many consoles worldwide. The PS2 sold 23,000,000 (estimate) in Japan, that's 5,000,000 more then the Playstation. Sony ruled its home turf in the console market.
Fast forward to the Playstation 4. The PS4 launched in Febuary in Japan. While the PS4 holds the lead and doing very well in the United States and Europe, it's falling short in Japan. With the PS4 launch and seven months in, it currently sits at 600,000 (estimate) consoles sold. What do you think, has Sony lost Japan to Nintendo? I think they did.
MoHasanie - "The X1 will pass the Wii U by the end of the year or early next year".