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Zelda beats Horizon Zero Dawn to No.1 in Japan

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All I read was "Horizon beats Zelda"*
Good job, Horizon!







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CaptainExplosion said:
*shakes a bottle of Lon Lon Milk like champaigne and sprays it everywhere*

You're quite late to the party.



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AlfredoTurkey said:
That attach rate for BOTW is insane. Zelda is taking names!

Yeah the attach rate is absolutely batshit insane considering the Wii U version sales and the amazing selection of games on the Switch. The next thing you know, Zelda BotW popularity >>> GTAV.

1-2 Switch did INCREDIBLE as well for a new IP!



Really goes to show how dead the PS4 is in Japan.

That said, this showing in Japan for Nintendo is still pretty darn impressive... no need to refuse them credit for selling a bunch of games on a brand new console in a country where console ownership and willingness to pay for more expensive game-centric hardware has been on the decline for quite some time.



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Johnw1104 said:
Really goes to show how dead the PS4 is in Japan.

Because Horizon was outsold by an established franchise? And 30K is dead there now? 

Time have changed, I suppose. 



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
Johnw1104 said:
Really goes to show how dead the PS4 is in Japan.

Because Horizon was outsold by an established franchise? And 30K is dead there now? 

Time have changed, I suppose. 

I suppose I mean comparatively dead :P

A console as popular as the PS4 with a hit like Horizon would have been selling a heck of a lot more titles in previous generations. 



Johnw1104 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Because Horizon was outsold by an established franchise? And 30K is dead there now? 

Time have changed, I suppose. 

I suppose I mean comparatively dead :P

A console as popular as the PS4 with a hit like Horizon would have been selling a heck of a lot more titles in previous generations. 

A console as popular as the PS4? Worldwide, I agree. But in Japan, while "dead" is far from term I'd use, it's not doing anything extradordinary. I'd say it's a testament to Horizon more than Zelda that they can even be compared at all.



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
Johnw1104 said:

I suppose I mean comparatively dead :P

A console as popular as the PS4 with a hit like Horizon would have been selling a heck of a lot more titles in previous generations. 

A console as popular as the PS4? Worldwide, I agree. But in Japan, while "dead" is far from term I'd use, it's not doing anything extradordinary. I'd say it's a testament to Horizon more than Zelda that they can even be compared at all.

That's exactly what I mean, PS4 is the king console and its presence in Japan is minimal. Compared to previous generations, console sales are just sad in Japan at this point. I keep hoping it will turn around but there's no signs that it will.

Still, I'm impressed by Nintendo's sales... while it may be a hybrid (a concept I imagine that appeals to Japanese gamers more than a stationary one), it certainly isn't priced like a handheld; the sales, overall, are still quite impressive given it released on a dead console and a brand new one.



Johnw1104 said:
CGI-Quality said:

A console as popular as the PS4? Worldwide, I agree. But in Japan, while "dead" is far from term I'd use, it's not doing anything extradordinary. I'd say it's a testament to Horizon more than Zelda that they can even be compared at all.

That's exactly what I mean, PS4 is the king console and its presence in Japan is minimal. Compared to previous generations, console sales are just sad in Japan at this point. I keep hoping it will turn around but there's no signs that it will.

Minimal presence and "dead in Japan" are fairly different things, though. It's far from a dead console. I usually find it odd that these two games are even compared, commercially or technically. But hey, maybe that's just me.