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Japan Sales week 4, January 21 - 27 , 2019

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Train wreck said:
Kai_Mao said:

Even with Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 Remake this week?

We've seen in the past in Japan where consoles this late in the hardware cycle will get big releases and hardly move hardware I don't see why the PS4 would be any different, especially since its more expensive (the most expensive) than any console or handheld this late in their hardware cycle, so yes even with Kingdom Hearts III and RE2.

Though people have been praising the PS4 for going against the odds late in its lifespan, so no one expected another miracle this year? :P

Didn't the 3DS get a good boost in Japan in late 2016 when Pokemon Sun/Moon came out and broke records?



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Nate4Drake said:
Kerotan said:
BOOM! Looks like the Switch won't have a clean sweep in 2019 and win every week. GG PS4. Despite the promo oner Christmas steeling most of the January sales it still comes out on top.

Kh3 in beast mode. 700k digital? 1m LTD? I hope so.

RE2 also comfortably beat re7. GG.

AC7, DQB2, RE2 and KH3 all did well on ps4.

PS4 will be fine in Japan, even though it deserves much more...

On the other hand, PS4 will be on Top many many weeks in the Global from now on to end of November.

That last part isn’t certain just yet 



Nate4Drake said:
Kai_Mao said:

Even with Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 Remake this week?

Yes, even with KH III and RE2...and this is a very disturbing signal for Japan.

Switch, with KH III and RE2 would have sold much much more units; this is how Japan has sadly turned, let me explain better; These games should push more hardware, and the fact they are not boosting that much is because Japan do not care about home consoles, but only portable from Nintendo. This is not denigrating Nintendo Switch, of course, It's a note for Japan, and many of them are missing out on a fantastic gaming experience, and the situation seems irreversible.  It is not PS4 doing bad in Japan, it's Japan which seems to be so close minded and even capable of ignoring a very good console like XBox, because IT IS a good console.     This is only my thought and perception, so please respect it.

Chill the handheld market is huge there. The switch is the successor to the 3DS and the WII U. It's also a darn good console and the best handheld from nintendo next to the 3DS so far. 

 

Both of the systems are over 7 million sold.... ps4 will end up selling around what ps3 did or a little better.... so that's good. 



 

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cycycychris said:
Nice to see Switch sales haven't slowed yet and a great launch for KH3. hopefully it gets a Switch port soon.

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



 

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leo-j said:
cycycychris said:
Nice to see Switch sales haven't slowed yet and a great launch for KH3. hopefully it gets a Switch port soon.

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

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



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leo-j said:
cycycychris said:
Nice to see Switch sales haven't slowed yet and a great launch for KH3. hopefully it gets a Switch port soon.

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

That's all I would need. They could probably push it to 900p in some less intense areas but the game would probably run closer to 720p most of the time. It would sell like hot cakes on switch, huge market they are missing.



     

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Farsala said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:

PS4 is in its 6th year, software has less impact on hardware late in the gen as we all know. 

It's not even 5 years old yet in Japan :P.

Rounding up to the nearest February lol



Nice start for KH III and RE2. With digital sales it should be a nice chunk.

Also, PS4's numbers are nice as well considering it's 5 years old about now, and most ppl who are interested in KH already have one.

Last edited by Hiku - on 30 January 2019

I wonder if KH3 will have better legs than FFXV had on PS4 in Japan, in terms of ratios (but also overall sales). Will the franchise lesser in popularity the same way FF did in Japan? Looking back at the old PS2 games, KH1 and KH2 have *very* similar sales in Japan despite the fact that worldwide KH2's sales were fairly different. Then again, the same could be said for the other Final Fantasy games on PS2, there's only a ~400k difference in Japan between the best selling version of FF on PS2 and the 2nd best selling version. FF kept 85% of it's sales in Japan when jumping from FFX to FFXII (it's worse if you are comparing to X-2), whereas Kingdom Hearts kept 92.6% of it's sales in Japan. Though, I don't know if those numbers are relevant now.



Fantastic numbers for KH3 performed better than I expected. I wonder how high were its digital sales.

Now let's hope it has decent legs, 1 million LT would be a dream.

PS4 sales almost identical to Switch. RE2 did well too.