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DonFerrari said:
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DonFerrari said:

I'm not sure what you're trying to say here exactly. I'll agree that they arguably downprioritized Japan moreso with the PS4 since they straight up delayed the launch back then, but I think the 0 for 3 months thing is a bit of a distorted comparison.

It isn't a distorted comparison. You tried to spin the sales as the sales not being good on the 1st week compared to PS4 and also that Sony is prioritizing Japan less. When my post demonstrated that Sony is prioritizing more and why they don't have as much inventory to set to Japan (they have to supply plenty other countries compared to PS4 that when they launched in Japan it could receive most of the available inventory because other countries were already launched).

"Sales not being good on the 1st week compared to PS4" - Yes, I was pointing that out. I wouldn't call it much of a "spin" to say that 118k is a step down from 320k though.

"Sony is prioritizing Japan less" - I haven't said that they prioritized it less compared to the PS4. Actually releasing it on time this time around it certainly an improvement. I do think 118k shows they're not prioritizing the Japan market very highly though, especially considering it was one of 7 (I think?) launch countries.

What I meant by distorted comparison was simply that a delayed launch is a different approach altogether and I don't think it makes sense to line it up directly like that, but I get the point you were trying to make.

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Yes it is a spin to just compare 118k to 320k without considering any context.

Yes it is a wrong assumption to say it isn't prioritizing the Japan market very highly when you don't have numbers from any other place at all. When you have the numbers, and compare to total sale of PS4 on those countries, plus how good did MS on first week on those countries and compare and see that Japan got shafted then you can make your conclusion. Sony isn't going to produce over 1M consoles in 1 week, so the consoles for the launch in other countries would enter in the count as well.

You say it doesn't make sense to line it up directly, but then that is exactly what you done.

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PS5 numbers are lower than PS4 numbers but the PS4 launch was a couple of months after rather than in the same week like the PS5. Sony had to prioritize with limited stock and probably sent the most units to NA.



The amount of juggle and circus numbers that people are willing to perform in order to "prove" that the PS5 has sold well and that is not worse than PS4 is both hilarious and sad...



I don't think its a big deal that the PS5 first week is lower than the PS4 first week when you consider the amount of countries Sony is selling in. The PS5 will continue to expand the market which will make up for declining Japan sales.

Its not like Capcom or Square are abandoning the PS5.



PotentHerbs said:

I don't think its a big deal that the PS5 first week is lower than the PS4 first week when you consider the amount of countries Sony is selling in. The PS5 will continue to expand the market which will make up for declining Japan sales.

Its not like Capcom or Square are abandoning the PS5.

I consider it a big deal. The way Sony handled this, it will be quickly established for all the small and midsized Japanese publishers that returning to PS exclusivity is absolutely not an option, rather they will double down on getting Switch versions out day and date with the PS versions. And in turn the global perception that Switch is the console to play Japanese games on will only grow.



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RolStoppable said:
PotentHerbs said:

I don't think its a big deal that the PS5 first week is lower than the PS4 first week when you consider the amount of countries Sony is selling in. The PS5 will continue to expand the market which will make up for declining Japan sales.

Its not like Capcom or Square are abandoning the PS5.

I consider it a big deal. The way Sony handled this, it will be quickly established for all the small and midsized Japanese publishers that returning to PS exclusivity is absolutely not an option, rather they will double down on getting Switch versions out day and date with the PS versions. And in turn the global perception that Switch is the console to play Japanese games on will only grow.

Considering how Capcom, Square Enix, and From Software titles sell in the West, I doubt that. 



Lol, at people trying desperately to spin this negatively. Sony is doing a WW launch over the span of two weeks. They have to allocate HW all over. They don't have months to build up supply for Japan like with the PS4. This is more like the PS3 situation, which outsold the PS4 in the end. We just have to see how things play out before we can label this bad.



Like I said in the other thread, there's a good chance that the Switch will outsell the newcomers this week in Japan. I would have expected the PS5 to at least snatch a week from Switch.



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Damn Sony really gave the finger to Japan. Hopefully shipment numbers go up for the holidays



PortisheadBiscuit said:
Damn Sony really gave the finger to Japan. Hopefully shipment numbers go up for the holidays

I mean, less than they did last gen when they made Japan wait till February. Which is probably why PS5 numbers are so much lower than PS4. PS4 they could allocate more stock for Japan launch cause the rest of the world already had it.