Forums - Sony Discussion - Massive Lines In South Korea For The PlayStation 4

TheBraveGallade said:
That being said, the install base of consoles that are not handheld have been VERY bad in SK ever since they actually started coming over around 2003.
And the PS4 hasn't drawn this much interest in South Korea at LAUNCH DAY. So... Good.

I don't think this is true at all. The PS2 and Wii both did over 1m in SK, while most handhelds were unable to break 1m.

As for the topic:

PS4 dominance in South Korea eh. I feel like this an experiment from Sony. They want to see just how much interest a large price cut would make, and SK is the perfect country to test it.



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How big is south korea for the consoles-industry ? looks really impressive!



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riecsou said:
If they don't want to be massively down year over year they need to do a price cut.

They're going to start to be massively down regardless of that. The thing is going to b e 6-years-old this year. Can't stay up forever.

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Farsala said:
TheBraveGallade said:
That being said, the install base of consoles that are not handheld have been VERY bad in SK ever since they actually started coming over around 2003.
And the PS4 hasn't drawn this much interest in South Korea at LAUNCH DAY. So... Good.

I don't think this is true at all. The PS2 and Wii both did over 1m in SK, while most handhelds were unable to break 1m.

As for the topic:

PS4 dominance in South Korea eh. I feel like this an experiment from Sony. They want to see just how much interest a large price cut would make, and SK is the perfect country to test it.

Just to add to this, Switch should reach over 1 million, it did 110k in its launch month.



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Tridrakious said:
This is crazy to see. Big price reductions, but we're now in the 6th year of the platform being out. I would expect price cuts to help, but not create a craze like this.

Ps4's non promotional price has incredibly remained quite high the last few years. So there's way more room to make price cuts then consoles traditionally had in the past. 

Correct me if I'm wrong but the ps3 in it's 6th year was cheaper then the ps4 and it would have been way more costly to make. Sony are milking the ps4 hardware for profit and who knows if they'll drop the price to $199 WW to enter it into a new category of consumers while the rest are targeted by the ps5. 



FentonCrackshell said:
I clicked on the link just because I thiught it was a prank story.

I read that a lot harsher than you probably intended.



Farsala said:
TheBraveGallade said:
That being said, the install base of consoles that are not handheld have been VERY bad in SK ever since they actually started coming over around 2003.
And the PS4 hasn't drawn this much interest in South Korea at LAUNCH DAY. So... Good.

I don't think this is true at all. The PS2 and Wii both did over 1m in SK, while most handhelds were unable to break 1m.

As for the topic:

PS4 dominance in South Korea eh. I feel like this an experiment from Sony. They want to see just how much interest a large price cut would make, and SK is the perfect country to test it.

Sony already knows how much interest a price cut would make, that much is pretty obvious considering how rarely they have given permanent price cuts to the PS4 and the constant selling well of the PS4 when they do do promotional cuts.