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Japan Sales week 5, January 28 - February 3 , 2019

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Faelco said:
abroZ said:

I think it's better to say that most people that want one, have one. Platstation just isn't as dominant and popular in Japan as it used to be. 

Playstation 2 sold over 23 million units

Playstation 3 sold 10.5 million units

The potential is there but Japan has transformed into Nintendoland throughout the years, nothing to do about it really. 

Wrong. 

Japan became a handheld and mobile land, and home consoles are becoming more and more a niche product for societal reasons. It's deeper than Nintendo VS Sony, it's the type of gaming changing. Mobile became bigger than console gaming IIRC, and the Switch might also hit a ceiling after a while. 

Still, Psvita flopped and Switch came out years after when the market is suppose to be worse, but is doing really well. Sure it's more gravitating towards mobile/handheld, but still Nintendo is succeeding with an hybrid console which is pretty expensive for a handheld in a market even worse where Sony failed with the vita.



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abroZ said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

I actually think both can pass it at the same week

Pretty sure both games are already above 3m including digital. As for who was first probably splatoon. In retail it will be very close.  In the long run splatoon will be the bigger seller I think. 

Digital for smash is over 550k. Game is 3.35mil+ right now sell thru



We might have a mistake in the leaderboard :

very surprising to have Mario Odysee out of the list, which means that it had max half of the sales of Zelda.



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Amnesia said:

We might have a mistake in the leaderboard :

very surprising to have Mario Odysee out of the list, which means that it had max half of the sales of Zelda.

 This is the third week in a row that Odyssey has been out of the top 20.
Its legs are much weaker than the other evergreens.



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zorg1000 said:
TheBraveGallade said:

It's technically not Nintendo land.

That PS2 audience transitioned directly into the psp audience.

The current PS4 base has pretty much hit the ceiling, but it has that ceiling because it's a home console in an age when some houses don't even HAVE a TV.

Ok, I can see where the PS2 base was split between PSP & PS3 but where did it go after that?

PSP+PS3 did over 30 million, Vita+PS4 is currently under 14 million.

All to mobile spending of course. All consoles are affected.

Wii+DS 45m, Wii U+ 3DS 28m, Switch ???

 

 



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Azelover said:

The japanese market ain't what it used to be. I blame mobile "gaming".

I think the Switch is probably Japan's best chance at a recovery, but it isn't good enough yet..

Switch is still expensive (and not as handheld) as 3ds and vita. 

A cheaper mini switch, along with animal crossing and new pokemon gen can put it to a good form. 



Farsala said:
zorg1000 said:

Ok, I can see where the PS2 base was split between PSP & PS3 but where did it go after that?

PSP+PS3 did over 30 million, Vita+PS4 is currently under 14 million.

All to mobile spending of course. All consoles are affected.

Wii+DS 45m, Wii U+ 3DS 28m, Switch ???

 

 

I'm aware of that, it was a rhetorical question



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Just one week and the PS4 is already almost back to its normal baseline. Things aren’t lookin’ too good for the system over there.
The #1 spot should be all Switch from this point onwards until PS5 launches.



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PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
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pretty decent numbers for nsmbu wounder how is it doing ww



Damn. Switch still with nothing, continues to clean house in Japan. Wonder why the boost for Switch.



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