It's pretty clear that PS5 will be more expensive than Switch and PS4 / PS4 Pro at launch which almost guarantees a rocky start.
And they would need at least one launch title that goes well with the japanese audicence.
Nintendo showed that pretty well with the BotW, MK8D and Splatoon 2 combo in the first few months of the system.
Especially Splatoon carried a lot of early momentum.
I don't think either Monster Hunter World 2 or Dragon Quest 12 will be ready for launch.
A new Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts is also pretty much out of the question.
They will get ports in the best case but the selling power of late ports in Japan is pretty low.
Especially because the first batch of PS5 owners will be enthusiasts that probably already have a PS4 and the games.
The talks about backwards compability, while good for the consumer, will also make it even harder for the new console.
While I am confident that the PS5 will be a worldwide success, the japanese market will be pretty harsh.
Well said. And 100% true. The ps5 will be doa in Japan.
Not even a blip on the radar. It's all switch, all the time there. Sony can't challenge their dominance there. Now, Nintendo needs to get their ass in gear in the UK to challenge Sony there to make a real run at the title.
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