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Barkley said:
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.

The fact the Switch launched WW on the same day and still sold 300K + in Japan shows Sony has less interest in Japan than ever. 



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So it falls upon the expectation we've placed ourselves in. 100K+ for the PS5 was the furthest it could go while I remember predicting around 20K for the Xbox SX which is the highest it'll ever get there but hey, it calls for a small celebration !



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Mar1217 said:
So it falls upon the expectation we've placed ourselves in. 100K+ for the PS5 was the furthest it could go while I remember predicting around 20K for the Xbox SX which is the highest it'll ever get there but hey, it calls for a small celebration !

Yes, all things considered both done what was expected, limited by allocated supply and only few weeks or even months from release we will be able to really grasp true demand.



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PotentHerbs said:
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. 

Do those publishers fit into the description Rol gave?



PotentHerbs said:
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. 

For bigger IP that sell most in the west, I could still see Playstation exclusivity deals. But anything that's bound to stay in Japan most probably will be made for the Switch, with a potential PS5 version on the side depending on the game.



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Marth said:
PotentHerbs said:
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. 

Do those publishers fit into the description Rol gave?

Doesn't Sony's global reputation as "the console to play Japanese games" come majorly from Capcom, Square, and From Software? Also, a publisher like Namco Bandai and to an extent Sega, fit into that mold. We even got the supposed collaboration between Konami and Sony for Silent Hill.

As long as these games sell great, I don't see Japanese publishers/developers abandoning the PS5, even with the lack of console sales in Japan

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Sony manufactured the shortage to create demand so they’ll sell more =P

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
PotentHerbs said:

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

For bigger IP that sell most in the west, I could still see Playstation exclusivity deals. But anything that's bound to stay in Japan most probably will be made for the Switch, with a potential PS5 version on the side depending on the game.

As long as Sony gets support/exclusivity from the huge publishers in Japan, they can make do without smaller Japanese exclusives, considering their second party relations around the globe more than make up for it.



So like a significant amount of the entire lifetime sales of Xbox consoles in Japan get sold on week 1 eh? haha that's funny. Sony didn't ship much because Japan is the weak territory for them and it is only going to get weaker, makes sense for them to prioritize shipments to everywhere else since Nintendo owns Japan.



Vodacixi said:
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...

It's obviously lower than the ps4 launch week sales but these numbers can't really go any much higher. The PS5 is sold out everywhere and nobody can buy it anywhere but from scalpers. That means no stock left. That's how much Sony sent to Japan which means that's currently already the best the ps5 can do.