Wouldn't be silly at all, since Yakuza is always a big seller for PlayStation there (both consoles and individual units). It would be just what would get the Japanese region on board. There's only two other, unlikely, scenarios, and they both point to a PlayStation.
The last 3 barely broke 500k on a console that is region free and a much bigger install base then PS4. Vita maybe but PS4 would be suicide. You really think 500k is a big seller? lol sorry I just find that amusing. NMH, MAdworld are now big sellers
Urg, why do people think sales are directly proportional to install base... Fall of Man was released at the PS3's launch, but it still sold over 4 million copies ¬_¬
Anyway, Yakuza is a big series in japan, the last three have each sold about 600k over there. For reference, Super Mario Galazy 2 sold less than a million copies in japan and Skyward Sword sold less than 400k copies. So as you can see, 600k is actually pretty good for a home console release in japan.
You only have one game and that was due to there being nothing else to play.
SMG and Zelda are region locked. Yakuza isnt and the point I was making is that on a region free console, people who claimed it was a needed feaeture should be buying Yakuza but that isnt the case. If Region free is so important then the games that are exclusive to Japan should reflect that. The fact is that they dont.
600k worldwide is not stellar sales. But please bring up more region locked games to combat this argument.
Games sell over the period of years. When a console launches, while the install base may be smaller, the number of games it has to compete with is tiny. I could name you several games released during the first year of a console that have sold several million copies. Gears of War? Resistance? Motorstorm? The Elder Scrolls 4? I think you get the point :)
Of cooourse! A game heavily aimed at the Japanese market, spoken in a language that only a minority outside of japan know, is obviously going to be imported hundreds of thousands of times in the west! How silly of me ^^
Seriously though, that's a hilarious statement :P For that to be true compared to let's say, Skyward Sword, you would be making the claim that over 1/3 of it's Japanese sales were imports :')