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Japan sales (Week 30) Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - July 23-29, 2018

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Very surprised to see PS4 leading on Megaman, Switch players usually like those games with old graphics more...

Second commercial failure in row for NIS. Japanese PS fans clearly don't appreciate their attitude towards Vita and Playstation in general. On the other side, they fail to attract Switch players. Western sales are a matter of survival now.

Good week for re-releases, especially Peach Beach Splash.
Surprised to see CollarxMalice, I heard Idea Factory was done with Vita...



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ryuzaki57 said:
Very surprised to see PS4 leading on Megaman, Switch players usually like those games with old graphics more...

Second commercial failure in row for NIS. Japanese PS fans clearly don't appreciate their attitude towards Vita and Playstation in general. On the other side, they fail to attract Switch players. Western sales are a matter of survival now.

Good week for re-releases, especially Peach Beach Splash.
Surprised to see CollarxMalice, I heard Idea Factory was done with Vita...

Bolded: Megaman X (well, Rockman X) is more associated with PS in Japan thanks to the games actually being PS-exclusives for some time. In addition, the 1+2 collection for Switch has a mandatory download attached to it.

Italicized: Since you can read Japanese, I'm interested in whether you could verify some things I've heard about NIS being regarded as a "kusoge" developer by core gamers now.
Of course, the effect of NIS producing bomb after bomb is a further reliance on their upcoming mobage and on NISA. And NISA getting even more non-NIS projects is...amusing, to say the least.



 
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Everyone, please have a look at this. Media Create has just hit a 5-year low in software sales. Switch doesn't have a sustainable effect in reviving the JP market. Many people are either leaving console gaming or spending less because the current offer doesn't fit. Japan desperately needs a new portable Playstation.

TheWPCTraveler said: Since you can read Japanese, I'm interested in whether you could verify some things I've heard about NIS being regarded as a "kusoge" developer by core gamers now.

I don't know if that answers your question, but I follow a news site called Hachima Kikô, and since that infamous interview of NISA president (in which he bashes Sony etc.), any NIS-related article gets tons of comments (hundreds). Many of them making fun of NISA and their deal with Nintendo. This week, the Disgaea bomb was very commented also, including people expecting NIS to go bust. Besides, Disgaea Refine has currently 2 stars on amazon JP. The rage is real.



ryuzaki57 said:

Everyone, please have a look at this. Media Create has just hit a 5-year low in software sales. Switch doesn't have a sustainable effect in reviving the JP market. Many people are either leaving console gaming or spending less because the current offer doesn't fit. Japan desperately needs a new portable Playstation.

It's not Switch that is the culprit, but declining PlayStation sales and third parties who have yet to follow the market. If more software is supposed to be sold, then games need to be made for Japan's hottest hardware. I am pretty sure you know the release lists and the PS4 is getting notably more retail games than Switch.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Sony is wise to focus on the west with how much the Japanese gaming market has collapsed. Portability trumps everything in Japan and Sony put out 2 portable devices and neither of them could get all that great of a foothold there. Leaving it to Nintendo is a wise choice. Completely disagree that Japan needs a portable Playstation.



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Megiddo said:
Sony is wise to focus on the west with how much the Japanese gaming market has collapsed. Portability trumps everything in Japan and Sony put out 2 portable devices and neither of them could get all that great of a foothold there. Leaving it to Nintendo is a wise choice. Completely disagree that Japan needs a portable Playstation.

The PSP was Sony's second-best selling console in Japan.

Still, it remains true that ceding the market to Nintendo is a good decision. A company the size of Sony doesn't make consoles to sell ~30m worldwide (15-20m in Japan, 10-15m everything else) which is now just about the best case scenario for a PlayStation handheld, because third parties in the West don't bother with portable consoles.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

ryuzaki57 said:

Everyone, please have a look at this. Media Create has just hit a 5-year low in software sales. Switch doesn't have a sustainable effect in reviving the JP market. Many people are either leaving console gaming or spending less because the current offer doesn't fit. Japan desperately needs a new portable Playstation.

 

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180724-00000029-mantan-game

 

In fact, Switch saved the japanese market. This graph only shows that people are more into digital than retail. 

 

Nintendo is number 01 now, just accept and move on



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Its a small decline, i would be willing to bet the growing digital ratio would offset that.



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The Switch is basically the only thing preventing a completely and total collapse of the Japanese console market, once the Switch surpasses the PS4 install base in Japan I am sure we gonna start seeing multiplats sell better on Switch in Japan.



A decline in software is expected no? At this point Japan only has 2 relevant systems going forward, instead of 2 or 3 systems and 2 handhelds selling software.