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Japan Sales week 7, February 11 -17, 2019 (media create)

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
thismeintiel said:

PS4 definitely isn't dead in Japan.  It's just overdue for a permanent price cut.  It's still selling for ~$270.  It really needs a cut to ¥22,999 (~$210.)

Didn't they last cut the price in Japan just half a year ago?

In any case, PS4 needs a pricecut, not just in Japan, but worldwide.

T ppro got a 50 cut to bring it in line with the rest of the world. It was effectively $450 before the cut. Sony going for profit egr



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Another great week for Switch



Bofferbrauer2 said:
thismeintiel said:

PS4 definitely isn't dead in Japan.  It's just overdue for a permanent price cut.  It's still selling for ~$270.  It really needs a cut to ¥22,999 (~$210.)

Didn't they last cut the price in Japan just half a year ago?

In any case, PS4 needs a pricecut, not just in Japan, but worldwide.

Not sure when the last time they did a permanent cut, but since it still selling for the equivalent of $270, it's still too expensive at this point in time.  As sales during the holidays prove, there are still plenty of people out there who want a PS4, but can't afford $270 & $300. 

I do agree it needs to be WW.  Though, I think Japan probably needs it the most.  PS4 was only down 4% on a weekly average in the US in Jan.  Not bad for a system that is going on 5 1/2 years old and still being sold for $299.  When they do cut, I think it needs to be at least down to ~$210 in Japan and ~$250 in other parts of the world.



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Switch staying above 60k!!!



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MasonADC said:
Atlus made a huge mistake with Catherine on vita, should have been a switch title

Not to mention releasing it at a bad time, since this is the month that Vita cart's are getting discontinued. So I am willing to bet it there isn't even that many copies that were shipped out to retailers and is probably end up becoming quite the collectors item for importers and Japanese vita collectors.



animegaming said:
MasonADC said:
Atlus made a huge mistake with Catherine on vita, should have been a switch title

Not to mention releasing it at a bad time, since this is the month that Vita cart's are getting discontinued. So I am willing to bet it there isn't even that many copies that were shipped out to retailers and is probably end up becoming quite the collectors item for importers and Japanese vita collectors.

I didn’t even think about this, more proof that this was a disaster of a release 



MasonADC said:
animegaming said:

Not to mention releasing it at a bad time, since this is the month that Vita cart's are getting discontinued. So I am willing to bet it there isn't even that many copies that were shipped out to retailers and is probably end up becoming quite the collectors item for importers and Japanese vita collectors.

I didn’t even think about this, more proof that this was a disaster of a release 

Yeah Catherine Fully Body really should of been a PS4 + Switch release, I am certain at least a Switch version would of done better then the Vita version in Japan and would of been able to be released along side the PS4 version in September for its English release. 

Will be interesting to see if the rumors about P5R being a PS4 + Switch ended up coming true, the platform split when it comes to sales is gonna be interesting. With Joker being in Smash and the PS4 already having the vanilla Persona 5 could give it the edge, but you never know what will happen.

Last edited by animegaming - on 20 February 2019

I think Catherine did decently for a remaster (although I'm not sure how much of the additional content is actually substantial). Jump Force had a pretty big drop from J Stars on PS3/V, but there's been a lot of this type of game on PS4 in the past few years. I'm not surprised that it didn't start very well.



OTBWY said:

An amazing week for Switch again. HW speaks for itself. Playstation 4 and all these releases... it's just not going to happen anymore. They need drastic price cuts in Japan.

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Switch doesn't want to let the 3DS grow too much of an advantage