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Comparasion PS4 VS other console (Japan sales)

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drake_tolu said:
Fusioncode said:
It's important to note that most of those consoles launched during the holida- oh what's the point?

 

GameBoy the week of 27 Augost 1989: 16,000

SNES the week of 25 Augost 1991: 36,000

Saturn the week of 27 Augost 1995: 11,000

DreamCast week of 29 Augost 1999: 32,000

Wii U the week of 25 Augost 2013: 7,000

...

PS4 the week of 31 Augost: 6,000

 

So?

They all had japanese game releases?



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drake_tolu said:

NOTE: The PS4 Figures Do Not Include a Holiday Season, whereas the majority of the other system do.


Wasn't Obon literally two weeks ago?



mutantclown said:

They all had japanese game releases?

No.

Also, N64 the week of 25 Augost 1996: 46,000, and without games.



Console gaming is dead in Japan. Only the WiiU sputters by, but honestly the U numbers are STILL horrible. The VITA, yes the lowly Vita, blows the WiiU numbers away, and the Vita of course is utterly crushed by 3DS sales. WiiU is a SUPER distant 3rd place in the overall market. PS4 will never get big in Japan, U will sputter for a little while longer and die out, XB1 will die on release basically.

It's a mobile country now, AND one that is rapidly aging. Gaming will be dead in Japan even on mobile in a few gens.



Angelv577 said:
Well ps4 can't win all the markets


Why not? The PS2 had no problem doing it.



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prayformojo said:
Angelv577 said:
Well ps4 can't win all the markets


Why not? The PS2 had no problem doing it.

PS2 have even sold in one week like PS4 in 20 week...



So of the main companies and excluding Microsoft consoles the PS4 is the worst selling platform in Japan ever?

You didn't include the PS1 and the PS2 but I'd image they did a whole lot better anyway.

Well, I knew it was bad but not that it was that bad. WiiU isn't exactly doing much better. I think PS4 will turn it around a bit though. It won't end up in the top of course, but it will at least beat consoles like the Saturn, the Dreamcast and the WiiU. In any case, home-console gaming in Japan is probably sadly beyond repair.



In your list , PS4 is the only console that had absolutely 0 exclusives released or announced for Japan and no holiday at the same time.

So these sales are understandable and even normal in such context, it's not a relevant comparison at all, ( even without the fact we are in a generation where Japan isnt as strong as it was during PS2 era. )

But with first holiday and games coming, it will be better, much better.



Predictions for end of 2014 HW sales:

 PS4: 17m   XB1: 10m    WiiU: 10m   Vita: 10m

 

drake_tolu said:
mutantclown said:

They all had japanese game releases?

No.

Also, N64 the week of 25 Augost 1996: 46,000, and without games.


I'm willing to bet there was SOME GAME(s) that had recently released and were selling really good still.



mutantclown said:

I'm willing to bet there was SOME GAME(s) that had recently released and were selling really good still.


From release until September, the N64 had no games on it asside from its launch line up:

    1. Super Mario 64
    2. Pilotwings 64
    3. Saikyo Habu Shogi
    Literally three games.