Forums - Sales Discussion - PSP will sell more tha GBA in japan ltd ???

hunter_alien said:
MHP3 is comming out, and a couple of other titles ( like Project K, FFXIII Agito and PE3) will give it boost in Japan. So yeah, IMO LT 17-18 million in Japan is not out of question This was a portable showdown generation in Japan, and I do believe that next gen could be dominated by handhelds again



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leo-j said:
PSP should end up outselling GBA world wide.. it needs to get passed 72 million.. and Sony's figures as of DEC 31 are a little over 60 million..

they need to cut price, and they should be able to sell another 15-20 million units before the system is completely dead..

GBA sold 81 million.



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Oh right, I got it mixed with another nintendo system



 

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KillerMan said:

GBA sold about 16.7 million in Japan. PSP is currently at 14.51 million and last year it sold 2.4 million. This year PSP has sold about 800k units in Japan so far so if we assume that it will do same kind of numbers as last year PSP's LTD sales in Japan will be 16.1 million when this year ends and so the gap will be about 600k units. PSP will sell that much next year even with release of PSP2.

It's at 16,960,000 shipped lifetime.  More surprising is that it only did about 1.48m of that after DS launch, meaning a staggering 15,480,000 in just over 3 and a half years.

PSP will beat it, but only by virtue of being on shelves longer.  After 3.5 years it had shipped only about half what GBA did in the same period.

 



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Bingo--jarrod beat me to it.




Carl2291 said:
I thought i posted here but... I didn't.

Weird.

Anyway, i expect a huge PSP pricecut at E3. They NEED to do something to try get it selling well again.

Pricecut + Bundles + PSP 4000? + MHF3 = SALES!!!

1. Pricecut
2. Monster Hunter
3. ????
4. PROFIT!!!!



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leo-j said:
Oh right, I got it mixed with another nintendo system

There isn't a Nintendo system that sold 72 million.... the Wii is the only one in the 70-80 million range.



jarrod said:
KillerMan said:

GBA sold about 16.7 million in Japan. PSP is currently at 14.51 million and last year it sold 2.4 million. This year PSP has sold about 800k units in Japan so far so if we assume that it will do same kind of numbers as last year PSP's LTD sales in Japan will be 16.1 million when this year ends and so the gap will be about 600k units. PSP will sell that much next year even with release of PSP2.

It's at 16,960,000 shipped lifetime.  More surprising is that it only did about 1.48m of that after DS launch, meaning a staggering 15,480,000 in just over 3 and a half years.

PSP will beat it, but only by virtue of being on shelves longer.  After 3.5 years it had shipped only about half what GBA did in the same period.

 

The DS absolutely obliterated it though.

The GBA from launch until the launch of the DS was the fastest selling console in the world (ie a timespan of 3 years from launch)
http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=DS&reg1=All&cons2=PS2&reg2=All&cons3=GBA&reg3=All&weeks=156
Not quite beating the PS2 when you look at regions seperately, it beat the PS2 sales by ~3 million in America and 1 million in Japan, but Others the PS2 beat the GBA by 6 million (of course the PS2 staggered launch made little difference if you consider Sony couldn't make enough of them for anything other than a Japanese launch anyway)
http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=DS&reg1=Japan&cons2=PS2&reg2=Japan&cons3=GBA&reg3=Japan&weeks=156
(that shows how incredible DS sales were at launch in Japan)
http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=DS&reg1=America&cons2=PS2&reg2=America&cons3=GBA&reg3=America&weeks=156
(DS was not so incredible in Americas until later)
http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=DS&reg1=Total+Other&cons2=PS2&reg2=Total+Other&cons3=GBA&reg3=Total+Other&weeks=156

 



TWRoO said:
Pretty easily.

Should top SNES too.... which shows tha tgaming really is moving to portables in Japan.

Software figures it will struggle to manage though.... GBA sold 73 million games in Japan, PSP is probably around 40 million.

Just a question. Is Piracy affecting the Jap PSP Software sales badly and hence significantly lower software sales in comparison to the GBA or is it because of not enough games and multimillion sellers on PSP in comparison to the GBA? I mean the GBA did have Mario and Pokemon back then REALLY helped.