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Japan has double the population of the UK and is only 1m ahead? That's not really that good...



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Sony works like all markets are important and that's why the enjoy good sales where competitors ignore
Ps4 was delayed in Japan on purpose, they needed games that appeal to that market
Anyway that's all in the past now, Ps4 is indeed enormous success world wide, that's what really matters



Dont just look at the number, look at the size of the market.

PS4 accounts for over 1/3 of all hardware sales in the UK since 2014.

PS4 accounts for about 1/2 of all hardware sales in Germany since 2014.

PS4 accounts for under 1/4 of all hardware sales in Japan since 2014.

PS4 may have sold more in Japan than any individual European country but it represents a much smaller percentage of the overall market.



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Going by population PS4's popularity seems to be quite below average in Japan. Which is interesting considering Xbox is a complete non-factor there. They really hate consoles over there.



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You have to wonder why. What was the last home console to kick ass there?

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zorg1000 said:
Dont just look at the number, look at the size of the market.

PS4 accounts for over 1/3 of all hardware sales in the UK since 2014.

PS4 accounts for about 1/2 of all hardware sales in Germany since 2014.

PS4 accounts for under 1/4 of all hardware sales in Japan since 2014.

PS4 may have sold more in Japan than any individual European country but it represents a much smaller percentage of the overall market.

Which means Sony has more ability to grow in the japanese market than in Germany or UK.



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How can someone even try to claim that Japan isn't becoming less relevant for Sony? Look at it this way,

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 23.5 people in Japan.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 18 people in France.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 17.6 people in Germany.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 16.2 people in the U.S.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 15.3 people in the UK.


Look at the UK and France. Combined they have a population that's less than 4.5% higher than Japans, and yet Sony has sold 48% more consoles in those two countries.

On top of that, most European countries consume the same types of games. so If you make a game that caters to that market, you have a huge pool of consumers to draw from even if that game has limited appeal outside of the region.



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Mnementh said:
zorg1000 said:
Dont just look at the number, look at the size of the market.

PS4 accounts for over 1/3 of all hardware sales in the UK since 2014.

PS4 accounts for about 1/2 of all hardware sales in Germany since 2014.

PS4 accounts for under 1/4 of all hardware sales in Japan since 2014.

PS4 may have sold more in Japan than any individual European country but it represents a much smaller percentage of the overall market.

Which means Sony has more ability to grow in the japanese market than in Germany or UK.

 

Well Switch started completly owning Japan and Switch is in same time home console also, so PS4 grow in Japan would be very limited in any case.



Mnementh said:
zorg1000 said:
Dont just look at the number, look at the size of the market.

PS4 accounts for over 1/3 of all hardware sales in the UK since 2014.

PS4 accounts for about 1/2 of all hardware sales in Germany since 2014.

PS4 accounts for under 1/4 of all hardware sales in Japan since 2014.

PS4 may have sold more in Japan than any individual European country but it represents a much smaller percentage of the overall market.

Which means Sony has more ability to grow in the japanese market than in Germany or UK.

Haha well...that's one way to look at it.

 

"The Xbox One has way more room to grow in Japan than the Switch does!"



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Normchacho said:
How can someone even try to claim that Japan isn't becoming less relevant for Sony? Look at it this way,

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 23.5 people in Japan.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 18 people in France.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 17.6 people in Germany.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 16.2 people in the U.S.

There's 1 PS4 sold for every 15.3 people in the UK.


Look at the UK and France. Combined they have a population that's less than 4.5% higher than Japans, and yet Sony has sold 48% more consoles in those two countries.

On top of that, most European countries consume the same types of games. so If you make a game that caters to that market, you have a huge pool of consumers to draw from even if that game has limited appeal outside of the region.

Completly agree.

Normchacho said: 
Mnementh said: 

Which means Sony has more ability to grow in the japanese market than in Germany or UK.

Haha well...that's one way to look at it.

 

"The Xbox One has way more room to grow in Japan than the Switch does!"

Good one. :)