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but why are the software sales so bad? is it bad counting/reporting or is it that bad really?. where are the big Japanese exclusives that used to sell a lot. 

I mean the switch is proving that there is still market outside of phones. sure its also a handheld but as a whole experience most of it sits under the tv.



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Well, it'd be more useful if you provided numbers to compare the attach ratio for consoles in Japan.



Yeah, I don’t think Switches are sitting under TVs in Japan...



Gonna' need a bit more than this in the OP, at least post some HW and SW numbers...



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1. It's (physical) software isn't bad.
2. You forget about the digital advantage for PS4 compared to every other system in Japan
3. PS4 literally just had a huge release in MHW :).

For 1: compare 2015 and 2016

2015:
01. 3DS - 18.438.698 <49,37%

02. PSV - 5.205.609 <13,94%
03. PS4 - 5.114.598 <13,69%
04. PS3 - 4.185.655 <11,21%
05. WIU - 3.926.000 <10,51%
06. PSP - 304.545 <0,82%
07. XB1 - 117.378 <0,31%
08. 360 - 55.261 <0,15%
00. ALL - 37.347.744 <100,00%>

2016:
01. 3DS - 14.780.505 <45,93%>
02. PS4 - 8.672.086 <26,95%>
03. PSV - 4.823.793 <14,99%>
04. WIU - 2.206.047 <6,86%>
05. PS3 - 1.629.591 <5,06%>
06. XB1 - 66.771 <0,21%>
00. ALL - 32.178.795 <100,00%>

For 2015 Vita started with triple the install base and still had double the install base of PS4 by the end, yet PS4 sells similar physical software and definitely sold more total software with digital. 3DS had 17x (start) and ~10x (end) the install base and sold only 3.5x as much SW.

For 2016 Vita had double (start) and 33% more (end) yet PS4 almost doubles the physical SW and much more with digital. 3DS had ~10x (start) and ~5.5x (end) and yet its entirely possible that the PS4 sold 10m+ SW with digital.

The situation has only improved for PS4 on the SW front, imo it is the HW that is lagging behind in contrast to your assertion that the SW is.



I still can't seem to figure out how to see total sales in one region on this site like it used to be set up, where you could just scroll to the bottom to see the total sales one platform has in one region for software. Is that feature discontinued?



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
I still can't seem to figure out how to see total sales in one region on this site like it used to be set up, where you could just scroll to the bottom to see the total sales one platform has in one region for software. Is that feature discontinued?

http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/43121/Japan/

On the right side you have "Japan Software by Platform" with the weekly number and the LTD total.



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RolStoppable said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
I still can't seem to figure out how to see total sales in one region on this site like it used to be set up, where you could just scroll to the bottom to see the total sales one platform has in one region for software. Is that feature discontinued?

http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/43121/Japan/

On the right side you have "Japan Software by Platform" with the weekly number and the LTD total.

Oh how silly of me, I did not see that. I was just used to looking at the games and scrolling down to the old total software sales page on GameDb. Thanks  



MasterThief said:

but why are the software sales so bad? is it bad counting/reporting or is it that bad really?. where are the big Japanese exclusives that used to sell a lot. 

I mean the switch is proving that there is still market outside of phones. sure its also a handheld but as a whole experience most of it sits under the tv.

Don't take into account digital sales. Assumes switch gets a lot of TV use in Japan.

 

Nice topic.

 

Software is selling. Hardware is still ahead of the PS3. The situation on both fronts is ok in Japan