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Switch outsells PS3 in Japan

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KLXVER said:
Im kinda surprised the PS4 hasn't overtaken the PS3. It seems to do pretty ok in Japan.

Launch aligned they are neck to neck: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/440862/ps4-vs-ps3-in-japanvgchartz-gap-chartsaugust-2019/

Sony has lost a lot of trust in Japan. Maybe they are no longer in touch with japanese requirements, and Japan became a less and less important market for them. Sony focused too much on the western markets and lost a lot in Japan.

It's so bad, they sell more than double the amount of PS4 in ROW than in Japan: http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/

So no, PS4 is not doing very OK in Japan. It doesn't matter so much, as the device is doing pretty well elsewhere, but Japan has become a difficult market for Sony. Well relatively speaking, obviously it isn't XBox bad.



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That's pretty low to have Switch compete against last gen.

Not only that, but to make it more specific to make it seem like Switch has the upper hand. Like why compare just in Japan and not as a whole?

What a poor writer at Nintendo Life.



V-r0cK said:
That's pretty low to have Switch compete against last gen.

Not only that, but to make it more specific to make it seem like Switch has the upper hand. Like why compare just in Japan and not as a whole?

What a poor writer at Nintendo Life.

Well, it smashed this gen already, so last gen was the next bump in the road.



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The Switch been beat the PS3 over there. Why is this news?!



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Rafie said:
The Switch been beat the PS3 over there. Why is this news?!

Not even three years of selling Switch are beating more than seven years worth of PS3 sales. I would say this is news worthy.



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I don't know why japaneses stopped caring about home consoles. They are missing some great games and amazing experiences.



DonFerrari said:
Took longer than what I thought it would, PS3 and PS4 dropped majorly compared to PS2 sales in Japan.

Speaking of PS2, next week NSW will pass it launches aligned.

LTD week 144

PS2-10,505,390

NSW-10,432,570

PS2 Dec 2002

78,970

109,747

157,759

152,833

Total-499,309

NSW December predictions

200k+

250k+

300k+

250k+

Total-1+ million

It should pass PS2 next week and by the end of the year have close to a 500k lead

This is a 1:1 comparison because they both launched in the first week of March.



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The implication (at least my own) was not that Switch outselling PS3 in Japan is impressive in itself. It's simply a milestone on Switch's journey.

Switch outselling N64 globally wasn't an earth shattering achievement in itself, yet it was still noted as a milestone. There were articles and threads when PS4 outsold the 3DS even though a Playstation home console outselling a system that won't reach 80 million lifetime also wasn't exactly a mind-blowing occurrence. 



What console is next? Is it the Nintendo Wii?



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Jranation said:
What console is next? Is it the Nintendo Wii?

Yep; 2.1 million more to go til Switch passes Wii.