Forums - Sales Discussion - Ps4 sells over 7m in Japan

Lafiel said:

it's good that the PS4 is on track to outsell the PS3, yet I guess I'm not the only one who thought the gap would be a little bit wider with a full blown Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter and Kingdom Hearts (ofcourse that one is still to come) releasing on the system this time

And if we're lucky, FFVII Episode 1 release, too. However, I think the impact will be limited because by the time it comes out, the PS5 will launch, too.



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Lafiel said:

it's good that the PS4 is on track to outsell the PS3, yet I guess I'm not the only one who thought the gap would be a little bit wider with a full blown Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter and Kingdom Hearts (ofcourse that one is still to come) releasing on the system this time

Actually, when the PS4 came out, most people thought that it would sell less than the PS3 because of the fall of home consoles here. It's already a surprise to see it doing better. Nintendo didn't choose to do a hybrid for no reason...



Best selling home console of its generation in Japan. The only platform from that generation likely to outsell its predecessor. Not bad PS4.



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Kerotan said:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/dev2016/thread.php?id=237393&page=1

 

Check out the latest media create sales thread. Ps4 has now beaten the 7m milestone. Next up 7.5m and 8m which it should have any problem doing. 9m I predict at some point in 2019 and 10m in 2020. 

Congrats Sony and PS4 for that milestone. And after it initially struggled it is good to see it recovered. Sony put some work into it, to get a better japanese reception and it shows.

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Kerotan said:

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Ps4 has now beaten the 7m milestone. Next up 7.5m and 8m which it should have any problem doing. 9m I predict at some point in 2019 and 10m in 2020. 

Didn't expect that from you. Using half a million as a milestone is a stealthy dig at a sluggish performance. Either you are desperate or you have humor.

There quarters of the way to 10m homie. Like ps4 getting to 75m is a bigger milestone point then 7 0 or 80m.

 

@the guy asking how is it doing compared to ps3. I think it's like 430k ahead but ps3 about to go through a slow period so it should power past 500k again. Who knows how high it can go. 



PS2 sold over 20 Mil, this is pretty disappointing. All the consoles are really disappointing. They in to mobile games or what?



ZODIARKrebirth said:
think sony hoped for more, but maybe upcoming games like kingdom hearts, ff VIIR, resident evil 2 R, granblue fantasy can boost it to 10 mil

You think FF7R is coming out on PS4. That's so adorable.



contestgamer said:
PS2 sold over 20 Mil, this is pretty disappointing. All the consoles are really disappointing. They in to mobile games or what?

The mobile games were negligible or almost during the PS2 era. The mobile games market in Japan was at 5.1 billions dollars in 2012, and 9.5 billions in 2015. It now has a 25% annual growth rate, and is bigger than the US market even with 3 times less mobile users.

 

Meanwhile, the console market was at 2.6 billions in 2016 (-7% between 2015 and 2016). It's apparently 3 times smaller than 10 years ago.

 

So yes, they're pretty much into mobile now.