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

FentonCrackshell said:
chakkra said:

I wholeheartedly disagree with that.  I think if they price it right ($250 early in the year and then a full holiday at $200) they have a HUGE chance of being close to flat YoY.

Being down year over year probably isn’t an issue for them at this point. They’ll see how far they can push it at the current price before anything changes. 

I actually agree with that. They don't seem to be in a rush to drop the price for now.  And I don't blame them.  I wouldn't be either.



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chakkra said:
CGI-Quality said:

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.

I wholeheartedly disagree with that.  I think if they price it right ($250 early in the year and then a full holiday at $200) they have a HUGE chance of being close to flat YoY.

Flat is possible, but unlikely. That's totally fine after 6 years.



                                                                                                             

chakkra said:
CGI-Quality said:

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.

I wholeheartedly disagree with that.  I think if they price it right ($250 early in the year and then a full holiday at $200) they have a HUGE chance of being close to flat YoY.

They already sold a huge amount of consoles. I doubt people at sony are concerned about selling less consoles than the previous year, that was gonna happen regardless. They obviously care way more about making profit and will have small random price cuts through the year until holidays.



I have 3 questions. Does anyone have any idea?

1. How big is the console market in South Korea ?

2. Are any game sales figures from this country known? (example) The Last of Us or Spiderman ?

3. Resident Evil 2 appears in South Korea? or no release in this country, last week ?

I am very interested in that.



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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.

The brand is strong with this one. Only the price is holding them back.

Also, it seems that there are parts of the world that are always one generation behind, but will follow suit regardless.

When we begin to get into the PS5, they will move from their PS3s to PS4s as the pricing changes.



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Surprising even with this quite good price cut, but to see lines this big of holiday and on the 6th year, crazy.



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KazumaKiryu said:

I have 3 questions. Does anyone have any idea?

1. How big is the console market in South Korea ?

2. Are any game sales figures from this country known? (example) The Last of Us or Spiderman ?

3. Resident Evil 2 appears in South Korea? or no release in this country, last week ?

I am very interested in that.

I previously answered question 3 for you. it released on the 25th. At least digitally it did.

The console market is small compared to other major countries. Wii and PS2 did a million each, which should indicate console popularity levels. PS4 and Switch appear to be doing well, so to speak.

I dont think sales figures are ever given directly for Korea. Its such a small market that it is kind of pointless. TloU did sell relatively well according to Sony, but how much I can't find out.



twintail said:
KazumaKiryu said:

I have 3 questions. Does anyone have any idea?

1. How big is the console market in South Korea ?

2. Are any game sales figures from this country known? (example) The Last of Us or Spiderman ?

3. Resident Evil 2 appears in South Korea? or no release in this country, last week ?

I am very interested in that.

I previously answered question 3 for you. it released on the 25th. At least digitally it did.

The console market is small compared to other major countries. Wii and PS2 did a million each, which should indicate console popularity levels. PS4 and Switch appear to be doing well, so to speak.

I dont think sales figures are ever given directly for Korea. Its such a small market that it is kind of pointless. TloU did sell relatively well according to Sony, but how much I can't find out.

good to know, thanks!!!!



The Last of Us 2, so beautiful <3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dowuwdxzblM