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.
Switch software is doing fine, it's always dominating the charts. However, seeing the top 10 being mostly Switch evergreens week after week makes me wonder sometimes what PS4 owners are playing.
Since this curve isn't including digital sales afaik, I'm pretty sure that the actual sales are above, or at least on par with the highest curve, meaning the one of 2014.
A slight decline is to be expected in the future however, but that's for a different reason: Japan's aging and declining population naturally also reduces the amount of gamers and the potential market.