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vonny said:
UnderwaterFunktown said:
"Japan's video game market is a shadow of its former self"
Meanwhile AC:NH has a shot at becoming the best selling game of all-time over there.

It is true that (fully) home consoles have been doing significantly worse ever since the seventh generation so I can understand Sony's decision to not prioritize it, but the handheld market has barely slowed down, so it's not like video games are on their death bed in Japan.

The Switch wont even match the 3DS sales in Japan(most likely) and it will never reach DS or gameboy numbers, handheld market in Japan shrinking isn't a myth it's a fact.  

We'll see about that. I certainly expect the Switch to outsell 3DS and then some. It's around 2 mil behind in Japan launch aligned, but while the 3DS had already peaked at that point, Switch sales are still on rise.

Ofc the handheld market will never again reach anything as ridicolous as the seventh gen with 33 mil DS's + 20 mil PSPs but that was a wholly unique case. The 3DS + Vita did almost as much as the Gameboy and that was stretched over 2 gens.

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2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m