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This doesn't surprise me in the least. I fully expect Microsoft to just avoid Japan entirely next gen. Even when they were getting all the exclusive software to cater to a Japanese audience (including Tales of Vesperia and Lost Odyssey games I want to come on PC/PS3/PS4 desperately) They still couldn't move units.

Maybe it's a cultural thing. Maybe its a marketing thing. Maybe its a tradition thing. All I know is that if I was Microsoft I would be focus on creating content thats diverse and compelling.



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What a useless comparison.



VAMatt said:
What I've really taken away from this thread is that the console Market in Japan is in very bad shape.

I already knew that, but I guess I needed a reminder.

PS4 ~6.7m
Switch ~4.1m
XB1 ~94,000

3DS ~24m
PSVita ~5.8m

Thats not really that bad is it?
Japan is a smaller country than the USA... you have to factor that into it.
PS4 will probably hit like 10-12m there, and Switch could go well above that.



JRPGfan said:

VAMatt said:
What I've really taken away from this thread is that the console Market in Japan is in very bad shape.

I already knew that, but I guess I needed a reminder.

PS4 ~6.7m
Switch ~4.1m
XB1 ~94,000

3DS ~24m
PSVita ~5.8m

Thats not really that bad is it?
Japan is a smaller country than the USA... you have to factor that into it.
PS4 will probably hit like 10-12m there, and Switch could go well above that.

That put the attach ratio at 5, the lower end of my estimative of 5-7. I would expect it to be a little higher... but since VGC doesn't track all the SW sold over there, it probably is over 7 for retail.



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Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

I'm locking this up and I'm gonna take it to the rest of the mod team for discussion on a) if it's really needed and b) what action should be taken against some of the trash posted in here.

The fact that so many games have "achieved" this goal makes it not very impressive. The fact that the Xbox One itself in Japan has sold less than 100,000 units makes this goal not very impressive. The fact that you yourself admit that this thread is done out of malice towards some comment made by Aaron Greenberg almost 10 years ago makes the thread itself not very impressive.