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Switch overtakes total PS4 sales in Japan, in less than half the time

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curl-6 said:
Pinkie_pie said:

Portable is the biggest factor so i see nothing wrong with people saying japan is portable crazy. Vita sold over 6 million without any 1st party and 3rd party AAA games because it is portable 

Switch is on track to more than triple Vita sales in Japan. Vita is also portable. So why is the Switch selling so much more than the Vita when they are both portable?

Because the Switch is a better one with better games.  Japan loves its portables but a bad portable with not enough good games ain't gonna sell as well.



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CGI-Quality said:

Guys, let’s try to reduce ‘it’s only because’ and actually consider a well placed product that hit at a crucial time. I’m not saying opposing opinions shouldn’t matter, only that you should avoid hit-and-run posts that don’t invite real discussion.

I didn't intend for my comment to be read like that.  I think it's pretty undeniable that when it comes to portable platforms sales are higher than one would expect in a different country.  That is not the only factor in Switch sales in Japan of course.  The whole point of the Switch is that it's suppose to cover both bases and does so with games that people want.

I wasn't even trying to have an apposing opinion.  Just an off the cuff reminder that Japan indeed loves portable gaming.



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dharh said:
CGI-Quality said:

Guys, let’s try to reduce ‘it’s only because’ and actually consider a well placed product that hit at a crucial time. I’m not saying opposing opinions shouldn’t matter, only that you should avoid hit-and-run posts that don’t invite real discussion.

I didn't intend for my comment to be read like that.  I think it's pretty undeniable that when it comes to portable platforms sales are higher than one would expect in a different country.  That is not the only factor in Switch sales in Japan of course.  The whole point of the Switch is that it's suppose to cover both bases and does so with games that people want.

I wasn't even trying to have an apposing opinion.  Just an off the cuff reminder that Japan indeed loves portable gaming.

Nah, don't take it personal. Was more of a general reminder. :)



                                                                                                                                            

Things gonna be tough for Nintendo when the market there for switch comes to a saturation point especially considering PS5 is on the horizon, very interested in how Nintendo will do then, forcing a new generation console again with meh power making it hybrid to guarantee their "success" in home with poor unnecessary third party support? If it is it, I call it dumb. As always, I'd rather play on a real home console without compromise on power.

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NathanSSSS said:
Things gonna be tough for Nintendo when the market there for switch comes to a saturation point especially considering PS5 is on the horizon, very interested in how Nintendo will do then, forcing a new generation console again with meh power making it hybrid to guarantee their "success" in home with poor unnecessary third party support? If it is it, I call it dumb. As always, I'd rather play on a real home console without compromise on power.

Considering how poorly Sony's last three consoles (PS3, Vita, PS4) have started in Japan and that there's no indication that Sony will change their strategy for Japan, it won't be tough for Nintendo at all.



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RolStoppable said:
NathanSSSS said:
Things gonna be tough for Nintendo when the market there for switch comes to a saturation point especially considering PS5 is on the horizon, very interested in how Nintendo will do then, forcing a new generation console again with meh power making it hybrid to guarantee their "success" in home with poor unnecessary third party support? If it is it, I call it dumb. As always, I'd rather play on a real home console without compromise on power.

Considering how poorly Sony's last three consoles (PS3, Vita, PS4) have started in Japan and that there's no indication that Sony will change their strategy for Japan, it won't be tough for Nintendo at all.

sure, not in Japan, but Japan probably is not the whole world, right?



NathanSSSS said:
RolStoppable said:

Considering how poorly Sony's last three consoles (PS3, Vita, PS4) have started in Japan and that there's no indication that Sony will change their strategy for Japan, it won't be tough for Nintendo at all.

sure, not in Japan, but Japan probably is not the whole world, right?

Switch is doing well worldwide. Launch-aligned, it's outpacing the PS4 through 24 months on the market.



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RolStoppable said:
NathanSSSS said:

sure, not in Japan, but Japan probably is not the whole world, right?

Switch is doing well worldwide. Launch-aligned, it's outpacing the PS4 through 24 months on the market.

Considering it was released when its competitors were already 4 to 5 years old, unlike PS4 and xbox one with almost the same release time, it is indeed an achievement.



NathanSSSS said:
RolStoppable said:

Switch is doing well worldwide. Launch-aligned, it's outpacing the PS4 through 24 months on the market.

Considering it was released when its competitors were already 4 to 5 years old, unlike PS4 and xbox one with almost the same release time, it is indeed an achievement.

It is despite your sarcasm. Switch launched in the same year during which the PS4 peaked. The PS4 was at its strongest, but Nintendo had no problems to sell their own console. So why do you consider the PS5 a threat to Switch?



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RolStoppable said:
NathanSSSS said:

Considering it was released when its competitors were already 4 to 5 years old, unlike PS4 and xbox one with almost the same release time, it is indeed an achievement.

It is despite your sarcasm. Switch launched in the same year during which the PS4 peaked. The PS4 was at its strongest, but Nintendo had no problems to sell their own console. So why do you consider the PS5 a threat to Switch?

Because I think switch itself is overrated, any new challenger in this industry can be a threat to it.