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On one hand I am surprised that Kerotan calls out Sony fans, but on the other hand it actually makes a lot of sense. If Japan is brushed off as irrelevant due to its low PS4 sales, then Kerotan's narrative of excellent PS4 sales in Japan has no chance of working at all. He can't have members of his own team undermine him so much.

The rumor is that Sony paid to get Monster Hunter World (Monster Hunter 5 according to Capcom) on the PS4 and have Switch left out at the same time. If this can be confirmed to be true in the near future, then it will be irrefutable that Sony still cares about Japan.

Beyond that, Japan is obviously home to many prestigious third party publishers, so it's important to maintain a good presence in the country. Sony understands as much.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Miyamotoo said:
Mnementh said:

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.

The Switch did not affect the PS4 that much, if at all. The PS4 will be flat from last year in its 4th year. It wouldn’t have grown with or without the Switch.



Lawlight said:
Miyamotoo said:

 

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.

The Switch did not affect the PS4 that much, if at all. The PS4 will be flat from last year in its 4th year. It wouldn’t have grown with or without the Switch.

Thats a point, it will be flat in Japan while it will be best year in rest of world. Of Course that sales could be better without Switch, beacuse Switch is in same time home console also.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Coincidentally it's the country they're getting their ass kicked in

Yep Switch is selling more monthly than the PS4 there atm.

However its still around 2m NSW to 5.5m+ PS4's.

Its hard to say its getting its "ass kicked in" when its 2-3 times the total consoles of the switch there.



JRPGfan said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Coincidentally it's the country they're getting their ass kicked in

Yep Switch is selling more monthly than the PS4 there atm.

However its still around 2m NSW to 5.5m+ PS4's.

Its hard to say its getting its "ass kicked in" when its 2-3 times the total consoles of the switch there.

Why did you inflate ps4 and deflate switch when they are both around 400,000 past the their respective million number 2 and 5.

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JRPGfan said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Coincidentally it's the country they're getting their ass kicked in

Yep Switch is selling more monthly than the PS4 there atm.

However its still around 2m NSW to 5.5m+ PS4's.

Its hard to say its getting its "ass kicked in" when its 2-3 times the total consoles of the switch there.

Switch outsold PS4 by almost 6:1 last week.

When you talk about LTD numbers, you have to take into account that the PS4 launched three years earlier, so 5.5m in 3.75 years vs. 2.5m in 0.75 years makes the latter look better.



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Azelover said:
The Sony "base" love to change the rhetoric, when it doesn't suit them. Or move goals, anything to put Sony in a good light.

Japan was always important, a lot of global phenomenons have started there, or came from there. The PS4 isn't an American product or an English product, it's global brand that started and is based in Japan. So OF COURSE Japan is important for the PS4, no question about it.

You've lost the argument in the first three words of your paragraph, impressive I must say.

 

OT : It's the second best selling country, yea, but as a region it's getting smaller and smaller.



http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270349/ps4-vs-ps3-in-japanvgchartz-gap-chartsseptember-2017-update/

It’s tracking exactly like PS3 in Japan



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JRPGfan said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Coincidentally it's the country they're getting their ass kicked in

Yep Switch is selling more monthly than the PS4 there atm.

However its still around 2m NSW to 5.5m+ PS4's.

Its hard to say its getting its "ass kicked in" when its 2-3 times the total consoles of the switch there.

Actually Switch is at 2.4m while PS4 is at 5.6m, its matter of weeks when Switch will have half of install base of PS4 for less than 10 months on market.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Coincidentally it's the country they're getting their ass kicked in

I think that’s strong wording, considering the state of gaming there. It goes without saying that a device that has all the console features a casual gamer could want, but portable, would sell much better in a market that has been heavily driven by mobile gaming for the last decade, than a dedicated home console. It doesn’t make much sense to compare the two, as they really aren’t competing seeing as they’re aimed at different demographics and all. I still say PS4 is doing great, and if it can outsell PS3 in Japan, then it’ll still be a pretty big success, regardless of how many more units Switch sells. 



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