Laser will interprit anything and everything PS5 related in a negative way. Positivity is prohibited.
The fact that Xbox (an extremely weak brand) is performing as well as it's doing, and EDF6 breaking records when accounting for digital sales both point to traditional home console still having a place in Japan. Scalped/exported PS5's, and PS4's being too old and no longer in production make it literally impossible to know the real demand for PS5, for better or worse.
But of course as long as Sony refuse to send more units to Japan or come up with a solution against scalping/exporting, and top it off with absurdities like raising the hardware price, the hype/demand will deflate on the daily and Playstation may find the majority of its players lost to the other platforms. If PS5 fails to break 5 million in Japan, it's got less to do with the console's design and more with how Sony is mishandling everything and making a villain out of itself.
I don't see any real chance of PS5 falling short of 5m in Japan, not when it's going to be getting basically all Japanese AAA games for the remainder of the generation and likely multiple years into the next.
It's sold almost 2 million in under 2 years while severely supply constrained, no way it doesn't blow passed 5m in the coming years as both supply and library improve.
Last edited by curl-6 - on 20 September 2022