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Japan Sales week 4, January 21 - 27 , 2019

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Kai_Mao said:
I hope to hear more original games (i.e., not ports) from the big developers like Capcom, Square, Namco Bandai, Koei Tecmo, etc. being announced for Switch this year and moving forward. No more excuses or tests. We have close to two years of great Switch sales. Software sales are increasing. Octopath Traveler shows that you can have a successful third party game when you put in the effort in making a quality game and market the game appropriately. I know we have games like SMT V, Super Robot Wars T, Super Dragon Ball Heroes (not sure if its an enhanced port of the 3DS game or not), Yokai Watch 4, and Daemon x Machina (developed by Marvelous), but I think there's more potential for the big third party Japanese devs to invest in other than ports. Series like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Soul Calibur, Resident Evil, etc., can find success on the Switch if given a chance.

Mega Man 11 and the current gen Mega Man ports are already on Switch. Unless you mean a Switch exclusive Mega Man, then my bad. 



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Kai_Mao said:
I hope to hear more original games (i.e., not ports) from the big developers like Capcom, Square, Namco Bandai, Koei Tecmo, etc. being announced for Switch this year and moving forward. No more excuses or tests. We have close to two years of great Switch sales. Software sales are increasing. Octopath Traveler shows that you can have a successful third party game when you put in the effort in making a quality game and market the game appropriately. I know we have games like SMT V, Super Robot Wars T, Super Dragon Ball Heroes (not sure if its an enhanced port of the 3DS game or not), Yokai Watch 4, and Daemon x Machina (developed by Marvelous), but I think there's more potential for the big third party Japanese devs to invest in other than ports. Series like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Soul Calibur, Resident Evil, etc., can find success on the Switch if given a chance.

Tecmo has been supporting the Switch well since the start tho, like Gust with Night of Azure, all the new Ateliers are coming to the switch and even the Arland trilogy. Plus other titles like Warriors and AoT. They would probably need more technical effort for things like Nioh or the new Dead or Alive, but what can be done on Switch, they have brought.



Keybladewielder said:
animegaming said:

Yup, busy work and school schedules (they only have Sunday's off for school in fact) along with public transportation like bus's and trains being a thriving industry in Japan, is how mobile and handhelds dominate over there. Hell apartments are pretty small in Japan to the point it might tough to set a entertainment center with a big TV and a home console. 

Uh this really sucks

I was playing Persona 5 and I wondered "why are they at school on saturday?"

That must really suck lol 



animegaming said:
Keybladewielder said:

Uh this really sucks

And their government wonders why young people aren't interest in dating, sex, marriage, or kids. 

 

This issue is pretty unrelated to Saturday's school, and come from multiple complex causes (political, economical and societal). There was a thread about it some time ago IIRC... Let's not derail this thread too much!



PAOerfulone said:
Welp, I guess these stats answered my question about adding a PS4 chart to my Media Create thread...

Not worth it. Despite all the third party support, sales are low.

Better focus on Switch and its comparisons with other hardware, handheld or homeconsole.



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Not looking too hot for the PS4 in Japan when it basically ties with Switch on the week that not one but two of its biggest games of the year come out.



Mar1217 said:
leo-j said:

at 720p docked and 30fps with less effects sure. 

900p docked and 30 fps if the port is done by Panic Button.

It's not gonna be 900p on Switch when it's 720p on the base Xbox One.

That said, KH3 should absolutely come to Switch, it'd be a big missed opportunity on the part of Square not to port it. It's UE4, which works well on Switch, and it'd sell nicely.

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Kerotan said:
animegaming said:

Great opening for Kingdom Hearts and Resident Evil, both are fantastic games from what I have played so far so well deserve to both Square and Capcom.

PS4 did better then I expect, but yikes it only beat the Switch by only a couple hundred units on the week its two biggest games of the year released, this will probably the be the best weak for the PS4 until the holidays and last it will top the Switch period.

In fairness the average price of those ps4 sold was well above that of the switch this week. The Switch is still the hot new hardware yet the ps4 in it's 6th year is desperately in need of a price cut. It's as simple as that. 

Wikipedia

The PlayStation 4 (PS4) ......., it was launched ....... on February 22, 2014, in Japan.

so it's turning five year old next month in Japan. 

I think Switch  will be at the same weekly HW level after 5 year, but having sold way more units than Ps4 in the same period time.



OTBWY said:
outlawauron said:

Did anyone think that? My perception was that people were still predicting that Switch would outsell PS4 this week.

Looking at last weeks performance many would think that. Even with the PS4 on top this week (as it should with a release like KH3), only about 200 units more is nothing to write home about. In fact, it's pitiful to say the least.

I don't completely understand. If the PS4 did better than you expected, it's pitiful to say the least? It's a step up from abject failure, which is what was your prediction?

ETA: I get that it's no real victory for PS4, if that's what you mean. It sold alright HW wise. I don't really know any person actually predicting much better for PS4 though. It's kinda selling as expected. 



Switch domination in Japan is bigger than I thought. I was looking for PS4 to have huge numbers,at least 20k OVER Switch's numbers due to KH3/RE2. Maybe I over hyped it though,which was my fault in the end. Switch steady with no big or noteworthy releases. Damn



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