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Forums - Sales Discussion - Not even halfway through this generation, Japan's home console market clinches growth

 

Japan is...

Cool 2 4.26%
 
Fascinating 7 14.89%
 
Awesome 2 4.26%
 
Kawaii 13 27.66%
 
Games 23 48.94%
 
Total:47

There's no need to worry about Japan's home console market anymore, because things are looking up. Here are a bunch of Famitsu sales numbers as of December 20th, 2020.

Last gen's total: 12.68m

PS4 - 9.27m
WIU - 3.30m
XB1 - 0.11m

The PS4 isn't done yet, so the final total will be a bit higher than the above, anywhere between 12.70 and 13.00m.

This gen's total: 14.31m

Switch - 14.04m
PS5 - 0.24m
XBS - 0.03m

And this gen isn't even remotely close to its end. Way to go, Japan.

Simple question to spur some discussion: Are you still worried about Japan's home console market?



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Is this a Wii U bashing thread?



Ka-pi96 said:

Is this a Wii U bashing thread?

Every thread that mentions the Wii U will ultimately include Wii U bashing, but what you can't take away from the Wii U is that it had a better Mario Kart than the PS4.



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While I personally prefer a yearly view on developments, this data clearly shows that the often announced death of home console in Japan isn't reflecting the truth.



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The Switch's really been a godsend for the japanese gaming market. That console alone surpassed the whole 8th generation over there.



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How's the handheld market doing?



I think Japan is Games, but also Kawaii.

Nintendo just seems to care about Japan, Sony imo no longer does any effort.



Farsala said:

How's the handheld market doing?

Well, the Switch's really knocking it out of the park, with the Switch not being that much far behind. The Switch also promises to sell a lot this year as well, but it's going to be difficult to compete with the Switch's last year, the Switch really needs to bring up a lot of good stuff if they really want to compete with the Switch.



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I voted for the "Japan is Games" option. And fully expect that thread to be topped sometime soon.

Anyway, on handheld and home console, I'd sooner say Switch is a new hybrid market that is a bit of a successor to both of those things -- at least from Nintendo's perspective. Switch can be both a handheld and a home console, and also a tablet - although few items use tablet exclusive controls.



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One thing for sure is the handheld market took a big dump.....



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