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Japan sales (Week 47): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - November 20-26, 2017

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Looks like the shortage is well and truly over.



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Kyuu said:
GuyDuke said:

I think Japan doesn't care about home consoles anymore, as a whole. The problem is not specifically related to the Playstation brand.

But it WILL be a brand related problem in no time if Sony doesn't do something about it. They're probably torn right now between having VR integrated in future consoles, or going hybrid.

Na, Sony won’t go handheld ever again. Not with the type of profit the gaming division is making. And I don’t think they particularly care about Japan.



Qwark said:

 

Nautilus said:
This week actually brings up the question: Maybe the Switch and the Ps4 can coexist in the west, but will the Switch start canabilizing the PS4 sales on Japan, specially given that many third party japanese games will start showing up on it?

Games like MH W will obviously slow down this scenario, if it does end up happening, but I dont think that the PS4, at this pace, can reach 10 million units sold in japan.

This is the biggest year for PS4 thus far so I think it will do the same numbers as PS3. Japan simply doesn't care all thst much about Playstation anymore. And Playstation actually wants to do great in the rest of the world, but doesnt see Ja pan as an essential market. Sony tried with games like Bloodborne, Persona 5 and Ni-Oh and Nier Automata but all they did was show that more typical Japanese games can also do well outside of Japan. While not doin all that well inside of it. Point is Japan is to much of a special market for Sony's global focus.

But I wasnt talking about global sales.WW is obvious that Sony is doing extremely well.My question is for japan.Wether WW is more important or not its not the point.The point is that Sony has "lost" japan.At least it looks that way.



Pachofilauri said:

By 2019-2020  we will start to hear all about the PS5 so i doubt we will have both PS5 and Vita 2 in the same span. Unless the PS5 is a hybrid console

Chances are almost zero. Why would they risk alienating the worldwide fanbase just to appease Japan? It really wouldn't be worth it.

I know Switch is selling well as a hybrid, but PS consumers expect it to run all 3rd party titles so the console ends up needing to be too powerful to fit on that form factor. I could not imagine Sony releasing a PS5 marginally more powerful than a PS4 Pro with MS having a new Xbox that would destroy even the X1X, both at the same price point. Multiplat gamers would jump ship immediately.

I think it's because Sony has most of their market on the 20s and 30s and little appeal to smaller kids. Nintendo seems to have a strong hold on the younger/casual crowd. I see both companies having different a public, so what works for one won't necessarily work for the other.



It's Nintendo's world isn't it? We just live in it.



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Kyuu said:

But it WILL be a brand related problem in no time if Sony doesn't do something about it. They're probably torn right now between having VR integrated in future consoles, or going hybrid.

They won't go hybrid. They have an arms race with MS, they can't afford being outclassed in raw power like 3 or 5 times, they would start to lose multiplats or get dumbed down versions. You are assuming they would risk the strategy that is resulting in huge profits and strong positions in NA and EU just to try an uphill battle in Japan, a market that is less than half than any of the other big 2.



My 3.8m prediction for the Switch in 2017 isn't too farfetched now



YNWA

Jranation said:
pleaserecycle said:
Hardware sales are only about 500000 below the 2015 total. About 1 million below the 2014 total.

Sony and MS bringing it down :( 

Ps4 and Xb1are the only consoles on the chart this week up YOY. Both these consoles wl be up YOY by the end. 3ds looking like it will fall behind. PS4 is tracking to have it's best year ever. 

 

It's doing fine in Japan and it's relatively more expensive in Japan compared to the EU  and US. plenty of room for price drops. 

 

Future years will have a cheaper ps4 pro slim and ps4 super slim. If Sony really wanted they could release a ps4 portable in 1-2 years. They already dominate worldwide sales though so might not feel the need.



torok said:
Pachofilauri said:

By 2019-2020  we will start to hear all about the PS5 so i doubt we will have both PS5 and Vita 2 in the same span. Unless the PS5 is a hybrid console

Chances are almost zero. Why would they risk alienating the worldwide fanbase just to appease Japan? It really wouldn't be worth it.

I know Switch is selling well as a hybrid, but PS consumers expect it to run all 3rd party titles so the console ends up needing to be too powerful to fit on that form factor. I could not imagine Sony releasing a PS5 marginally more powerful than a PS4 Pro with MS having a new Xbox that would destroy even the X1X, both at the same price point. Multiplat gamers would jump ship immediately.

I think it's because Sony has most of their market on the 20s and 30s and little appeal to smaller kids. Nintendo seems to have a strong hold on the younger/casual crowd. I see both companies having different a public, so what works for one won't necessarily work for the other.

I know that. My point was that it's unlikely that sony would release a PS4 portable console in 2019 when the PS5 is around the corner (2020). We all know that Sony is in the power race.



I found an interesting image.