Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan Sales week 4, January 21 - 27 , 2019

Its good to see that the PS4 can sell 3rd party games this late in the console's life in Japan. Ace Combat 7, Resident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Dragon Quest Builders all had fantastic openings and while the hardware doesn't reflect it, its good to see the userbase still engaged.



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Nate4Drake said:
Dr.Vita said:
PS4 the number 1 console this week with an amazing opening from Kingdom Hearts 3!

Resident Evil 2 did well for a Remake, pretty sure that most of the sales will come from the west.

Yep. PS4 on Top in Japan, which is amazing considering Japan is only about portable nowdays. In Europe also PS4 is right now ruling again, without any competition, and most probably on top in the Global since Jan 25th.

Good job Sony.

If you would of told me that the PS4 would be the top selling console for a week in 2019 a while ago, I would have said no chance...but here we are.



Train wreck said:
Nate4Drake said:

Yep. PS4 on Top in Japan, which is amazing considering Japan is only about portable nowdays. In Europe also PS4 is right now ruling again, without any competition, and most probably on top in the Global since Jan 25th.

Good job Sony.

If you would of told me that the PS4 would be the top selling console for a week in 2019 a while ago, I would have said no chance...but here we are.

Even with Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 Remake this week?



BOOM! Looks like the Switch won't have a clean sweep in 2019 and win every week. GG PS4. Despite the promo oner Christmas steeling most of the January sales it still comes out on top.

Kh3 in beast mode. 700k digital? 1m LTD? I hope so.

RE2 also comfortably beat re7. GG.

AC7, DQB2, RE2 and KH3 all did well on ps4.



Nate4Drake said:
SKMBlake said:

On top with 215 units ahead only, and with 2 models, which isn't really what being on top actually is.

It's on Top, and it's extremely good to be on Top in a place where portable are the only attractive hardware nowdays, mostly.

  Sony is amazing this generation, and a big congrats to them.

215 units ahead. With 2 AAA games VS no new games at all.



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Kai_Mao said:
Train wreck said:

If you would of told me that the PS4 would be the top selling console for a week in 2019 a while ago, I would have said no chance...but here we are.

Even with Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 Remake this week?

Yes, even with KH III and RE2...and this is a very disturbing signal for Japan.

Switch, with KH III and RE2 would have sold much much more units; this is how Japan has sadly turned, let me explain better; These games should push more hardware, and the fact they are not boosting that much is because Japan do not care about home consoles, but only portable from Nintendo. This is not denigrating Nintendo Switch, of course, It's a note for Japan, and many of them are missing out on a fantastic gaming experience, and the situation seems irreversible.  It is not PS4 doing bad in Japan, it's Japan which seems to be so close minded and even capable of ignoring a very good console like XBox, because IT IS a good console.     This is only my thought and perception, so please respect it.



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Kerotan said:
BOOM! Looks like the Switch won't have a clean sweep in 2019 and win every week. GG PS4. Despite the promo oner Christmas steeling most of the January sales it still comes out on top.

Kh3 in beast mode. 700k digital? 1m LTD? I hope so.

RE2 also comfortably beat re7. GG.

AC7, DQB2, RE2 and KH3 all did well on ps4.

PS4 will be fine in Japan, even though it deserves much more...

On the other hand, PS4 will be on Top many many weeks in the Global from now on to end of November.



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Nice to see Switch sales haven't slowed yet and a great launch for KH3. hopefully it gets a Switch port soon.



     

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Nate4Drake said:
Kai_Mao said:

Even with Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 Remake this week?

Yes, even with KH III and RE2...and this is a very disturbing signal for Japan.

Switch, with KH III and RE2 would have sold much much more units; this is how Japan has sadly turned, let me explain better; These games should push more hardware, and the fact they are not boosting that much is because Japan do not care about home consoles, but only portable from Nintendo. This is not denigrating Nintendo Switch, of course, It's a note for Japan, and many of them are missing out on a fantastic gaming experience, and the situation seems irreversible.  It is not PS4 doing bad in Japan, it's Japan which seems to be so close minded and even capable of ignoring a very good console like XBox, because IT IS a good console.     This is only my thought and perception, so please respect it.

PS4 is in its 6th year, software has less impact on hardware late in the gen as we all know. 



PortisheadBiscuit said:
Nate4Drake said:

Yes, even with KH III and RE2...and this is a very disturbing signal for Japan.

Switch, with KH III and RE2 would have sold much much more units; this is how Japan has sadly turned, let me explain better; These games should push more hardware, and the fact they are not boosting that much is because Japan do not care about home consoles, but only portable from Nintendo. This is not denigrating Nintendo Switch, of course, It's a note for Japan, and many of them are missing out on a fantastic gaming experience, and the situation seems irreversible.  It is not PS4 doing bad in Japan, it's Japan which seems to be so close minded and even capable of ignoring a very good console like XBox, because IT IS a good console.     This is only my thought and perception, so please respect it.

PS4 is in its 6th year, software has less impact on hardware late in the gen as we all know. 

It's not only happening now, in the 6th year, it happened even before, and no legs at all after the release of big hits, in general, compare to Switch, whch can sell very well without any new game...or have a great boost after a rehash of a famous franchise and have legs after it.



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