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
Last edited by PotentHerbs - on 18 November 2020