Exactly, this is Japan. Home consoles are dead. Everyone knows this. Even Nintendo, which is why their idea of a home console is a portable with an HDMI port. Sony has long given up on Japan and that's why they're seeing enormous success in the west.
I think the wording should be dying, not dead. However I do find it amusing that I been saying this for quiet sometime, but for some reason I am being negative. So sadly not everyone knows this, in fact couple of the people I argued against in this very thread do not know this.
However I think you made mistake to state Sony has long given up on Japan, but that is an argument for another time.
However on to the current argument I will argue Monster Hunter effect on hardware was more front loaded than PSP/3DS effect, and it was not as big of an effect as previously seen by those two devices. However I will agree that people need to chill.
PS4 is doing meh, but it isn't awful.