Bullshit. The console market is still strong, the Switch proves that.
They prioritised the US for the PS4 as well, they released there like 6 months earlier than Japan. Wouldn't be surprised if the same happens again. Them not caring about the Japanese market isn't because it's not big anymore, it's because they're a bunch of sell outs.
3 months, besides holiday sales period is more relevant in west than Japan plus they were sold out for the whole period so releasing in Japan at the same time would have made output even worse matched with demand.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."