Sony fails to register a single Million seller in Japan.

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#1 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3245 posts) -

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

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#2 Posted by EPaul (9906 posts) -

Yup, We need the PS4 and 720 badly right now

#3 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -

Unlucky sony.

#4 Posted by Krelian-co (12531 posts) -

they need to stop trying to copy west and do their own thing, ff xiii or re 6 hardly have anything that made their predecesors great because of "teh cinematic action". i've been a fan of ff since ff iv and ff xiii and xiii-2 are the only ones i didnt like. Same for re. And is also true ff always have been a bit excentric but they are now also borderline ridiculous.

#5 Posted by Gue1 (11175 posts) -

they need to stop trying to copy west and do their own thing, ff xiii or re 6 hardly have anything that made their predecesors great because of "teh cinematic action". i've been a fan of ff since ff iv and ff xiii and xiii-2 are the only ones i didnt like. Same for re. And is also true ff always have been a bit excentric but they are now also borderline ridiculous.

Krelian-co

what's amazingly funny is that not even Japan gives a F* about FFXIII-2 and Square is making a 3rd one. The idiots don't realize that they are just wasting resources at the same time they are about to kill the Dragon Quest series too if DQX's poor sales are anything to go by.

And to make things even worse than they already are: Former president of Square Enix calls corporate merger a disaster. Da fk is Wada doing? He is destroying Square with his westernization plans and by putting a mediocre developer like Toriyama at the helm of FF development.

#6 Posted by Bruce_Benzing (1731 posts) -

But don't worry, you can still watch movies on it...

#7 Posted by jimmypsn (4425 posts) -

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

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ninjapirate2000
Not surprising. Everything Sony has touched this gen has turned to crap.
#8 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -

But don't worry, you can still watch movies on it...

Bruce_Benzing
So? You can also watch movies on 360 and PC.
#9 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10764 posts) -

Yup, We need the PS4 and 720 badly right now

EPaul
How would this help any? The Japanese don't care so much for uber new tech.
#10 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -
[QUOTE="ninjapirate2000"]

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

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jimmypsn
Not surprising. Everything Sony has touched this gen has turned to crap.

Not really.Sony havent been perfect this year but I wouldnt say they were terrible.
#11 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6701 posts) -

Oh I see.. its this year only right? Because MGS4, FFXIII, Monster Hunter etc to name a few have sold well over the million mark in Japan alone.

2012 hasn't really given good games to anyone, so I'm not surprised. The only game I got was Max Payne 3, and thats with Steams Rockstar package.

#12 Posted by TheEroica (14381 posts) -
Damn.... thats ugly.
#13 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -
out of curiosity, how many did ninty have?
#14 Posted by timmy00 (15360 posts) -

hmm I'm surprised that the One Piece musou game didn't sell over a million. It should've been really close considering from what I've read, it sold a total of 940,000 around March.

#15 Posted by BPoole96 (22811 posts) -

What a shame. Sony can't even do well in their homeland. They better hope PS4 is a hit or they are finished. Nearly everything they have put out this gen has been a flop

#16 Posted by KBFloYd (14592 posts) -

that's playstation for you now a days

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#17 Posted by TheEroica (14381 posts) -

Oh I see.. its this year only right? Because MGS4, FFXIII, Monster Hunter etc to name a few have sold well over the million mark in Japan alone.

2012 hasn't really given good games to anyone, so I'm not surprised. The only game I got was Max Payne 3, and thats with Steams Rockstar package.

Mozelleple112
Speak for yourself.... there are plenty of great games to play this year.
#18 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -

hmm I'm surprised that the One Piece musou game didn't sell over a million. It should've been really close considering from what I've read, it sold a total of 940,000 around March.

timmy00
i'd be amazed if it didn't reach 1M since then...
#19 Posted by blackace (21319 posts) -

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

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ninjapirate2000
I'm not surprised. Many of their exclusives don't sell millions in the U.S. either. Where they sell the millions are in Europe. That's really Sony's main territory now.
#20 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="Bruce_Benzing"]

But don't worry, you can still watch movies on it...

MaskedPlayer
So? You can also watch movies on 360 and PC.

Typical lemming jelly because their system doesn't play Blu-rays as well as games. See they are stuck with just gaming unless they want to pay for live so that they can pay for Netflix. At least they have DVD. Sure is nice to be able to use my system for something other than a paper weight when I wish to take a break from gaming.
#21 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

What a shame. Sony can't even do well in their homeland. They better hope PS4 is a hit or they are finished. Nearly everything they have put out this gen has been a flop

BPoole96
Most of your replies anymore are flops.
#22 Posted by TheEroica (14381 posts) -
[QUOTE="MaskedPlayer"][QUOTE="Bruce_Benzing"]

But don't worry, you can still watch movies on it...

AmazonTreeBoa
So? You can also watch movies on 360 and PC.

Typical lemming jelly because their system doesn't play Blu-rays as well as games. See they are stuck with just gaming unless they want to pay for live so that they can pay for Netflix. At least they have DVD. Sure is nice to be able to use my system for something other than a paper weight when I wish to take a break from gaming.

Yup im sure that would make anyone "jelly" :lol:
#23 Posted by timmy00 (15360 posts) -

[QUOTE="timmy00"]

hmm I'm surprised that the One Piece musou game didn't sell over a million. It should've been really close considering from what I've read, it sold a total of 940,000 around March.

jeffster85

i'd be amazed if it didn't reach 1M since then...

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/05/09-1/one-piece-pirate-warriors-close-to-hitting-1000000-sales

My only source really but yeah I'd be surprise too. I guess the game didn't have enough legs or they just stop counting the sales for it. >.>

#24 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (28490 posts) -

Oh I see.. its this year only right? Because MGS4, FFXIII, Monster Hunter etc to name a few have sold well over the million mark in Japan alone.

2012 hasn't really given good games to anyone, so I'm not surprised. The only game I got was Max Payne 3, and thats with Steams Rockstar package.

Mozelleple112

lol why do you persist in saying this? On my PC i've had 5 times more than i can play, had a brilliant time, and i haven't even bought a bunch i want.

#25 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mozelleple112"]

Oh I see.. its this year only right? Because MGS4, FFXIII, Monster Hunter etc to name a few have sold well over the million mark in Japan alone.

2012 hasn't really given good games to anyone, so I'm not surprised. The only game I got was Max Payne 3, and thats with Steams Rockstar package.

blue_hazy_basic

lol why do you persist in saying this? On my PC i've had 5 times more than i can play, had a brilliant time, and i haven't even bought a bunch i want.

Because most console gamers are completely clueless about the PC and what it offers
#26 Posted by TheEroica (14381 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mozelleple112"]

Oh I see.. its this year only right? Because MGS4, FFXIII, Monster Hunter etc to name a few have sold well over the million mark in Japan alone.

2012 hasn't really given good games to anyone, so I'm not surprised. The only game I got was Max Payne 3, and thats with Steams Rockstar package.

blue_hazy_basic

lol why do you persist in saying this? On my PC i've had 5 times more than i can play, had a brilliant time, and i haven't even bought a bunch i want.

Same... I actually had to tell my wife to hold on to a few games for xmas because im so backlogged with stuff this year.... this is merely a situation where he is disappointed in his platform of choice and instead of calling out them he instead manifests a story that everyone else is miserable with no games this year.
#27 Posted by Krelian-co (12531 posts) -

as expected this thread has become now a dumb fanboy thread with just plain stupid comments

seriously is microsoft paying some people here or there are actually people that dumb?

#28 Posted by jsmoke03 (13125 posts) -

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

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ninjapirate2000
i think its more a reflection of the gaming culture in japan than anything sony has done. japan is dominated by ninty....thats it
#29 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3245 posts) -

[QUOTE="ninjapirate2000"]

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

Link

jsmoke03

i think its more a reflection of the gaming culture in japan than anything sony has done. japan is dominated by ninty....thats it

I think Sony is chasing western gold, while Nintendo stayed Japanese.

#30 Posted by Newhopes (4661 posts) -

out of curiosity, how many did ninty have?jeffster85

About 5-6 + another 3-4 within spitting distance.

#31 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
they need to stop trying to copy west and do their own thingKrelian-co
This.
#32 Posted by Heil68 (46716 posts) -
Yet the PS3 is still beasting it up and >Wii360. Thank you Sony.
#33 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -

[QUOTE="jeffster85"]out of curiosity, how many did ninty have?Newhopes

About 5-6 + another 3-4 within spitting distance.

link?
#34 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9492 posts) -
Games like Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6 not making the list is very concerning and that has nothing to do with Sony but rather Japanese developers.
#35 Posted by ermacness (7118 posts) -

[QUOTE="jimmypsn"][QUOTE="ninjapirate2000"]

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

Link

MaskedPlayer

Not surprising. Everything Sony has touched this gen has turned to crap.

Not really.Sony havent been perfect this year but I wouldnt say they were terrible.

I take it that you never heard of "jimmypsn", huh?

#36 Posted by ermacness (7118 posts) -

What a shame. Sony can't even do well in their homeland. They better hope PS4 is a hit or they are finished. Nearly everything they have put out this gen has been a flop

BPoole96

I wouldn't say that.

#37 Posted by ermacness (7118 posts) -

[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][QUOTE="MaskedPlayer"] So? You can also watch movies on 360 and PC.TheEroica
Typical lemming jelly because their system doesn't play Blu-rays as well as games. See they are stuck with just gaming unless they want to pay for live so that they can pay for Netflix. At least they have DVD. Sure is nice to be able to use my system for something other than a paper weight when I wish to take a break from gaming.

Yup im sure that would make anyone "jelly" :lol:

The initial post sure enough had a fair share amout of "jelly" within it.

#38 Posted by BPoole96 (22811 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

What a shame. Sony can't even do well in their homeland. They better hope PS4 is a hit or they are finished. Nearly everything they have put out this gen has been a flop

AmazonTreeBoa

Most of your replies anymore are flops.

Good point

#39 Posted by Newhopes (4661 posts) -

[QUOTE="Newhopes"]

[QUOTE="jeffster85"]out of curiosity, how many did ninty have?jeffster85

About 5-6 + another 3-4 within spitting distance.

link?

Don't have alink one I just keep an eye on Media-Create sales, for example the 3DS has 3 one million plus sellers in the Top 10 charts ATM.

#40 Posted by BPoole96 (22811 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

What a shame. Sony can't even do well in their homeland. They better hope PS4 is a hit or they are finished. Nearly everything they have put out this gen has been a flop

ermacness

I wouldn't say that.

PS3: Flop (This does not mean it is a bad system, but MS was able to gain so much ground on Sony this gen and Sony has dropped from a near monopoly with the PS2 to last place in sales and library. That is a quintessential flop)

PSP GO: Flop and was discontinued

PS Move: Flop. Barely gets any support and doesn't have any compelling Move-Only games. Kinect offers more quality games than the Move does.

PS Vita: Flopping all over the world and just got it's first must have game (Persona 4 Golden)

PSN: Flop. Sony has been playing catch up with MS's service from 2005. Even today, XBLG offers compelling features that are not found on PSN.

So yes, I would say that

#41 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="ermacness"]

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

What a shame. Sony can't even do well in their homeland. They better hope PS4 is a hit or they are finished. Nearly everything they have put out this gen has been a flop

BPoole96

I wouldn't say that.

PS3: Flop (This does not mean it is a bad system, but MS was able to gain so much ground on Sony this gen and Sony has dropped from a near monopoly with the PS2 to last place in sales and library. That is a quintessential flop)

PSP GO: Flop and was discontinued

PS Move: Flop. Barely gets any support and doesn't have any compelling Move-Only games. Kinect offers more quality games than the Move does.

PS Vita: Flopping all over the world and just got it's first must have game (Persona 4 Golden)

PSN: Flop. Sony has been playing catch up with MS's service from 2005. Even today, XBLG offers compelling features that are not found on PSN.

So yes, I would say that

Ouch! :lol:

Is it true you used to be a cow once? :P

#42 Posted by BPoole96 (22811 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

[QUOTE="ermacness"]I wouldn't say that.

Rocker6

PS3: Flop (This does not mean it is a bad system, but MS was able to gain so much ground on Sony this gen and Sony has dropped from a near monopoly with the PS2 to last place in sales and library. That is a quintessential flop)

PSP GO: Flop and was discontinued

PS Move: Flop. Barely gets any support and doesn't have any compelling Move-Only games. Kinect offers more quality games than the Move does.

PS Vita: Flopping all over the world and just got it's first must have game (Persona 4 Golden)

PSN: Flop. Sony has been playing catch up with MS's service from 2005. Even today, XBLG offers compelling features that are not found on PSN.

So yes, I would say that

Ouch! :lol:

Is it true you used to be a cow once? :P

It is indeed true. Once I stopped drinking the Sony Kool-Aid and bought a PC, I became much more aware of how gimped PS3 is and what a failure Sony has been for the past 6 years. Cows get extra butthurt when I bash the PS3 because they know I speak from experience.

#43 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
They're prepping for Playstation Four
#44 Posted by resevl4rlz (3281 posts) -

its kotaku never mind them

#45 Posted by KarateeeChop (4666 posts) -

it is hard to think of a single thing sony made this gen that isn't a financial flop. here's hoping they get their shiit together soon, despite how unlikely that seems at this point. :(

#46 Posted by funsohng (28950 posts) -
I am pretty sure FF13 and Monster Hunter games sold more than a million just in Japan.
#47 Posted by spiderluck (2405 posts) -
[QUOTE="TheEroica"][QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][QUOTE="MaskedPlayer"] So? You can also watch movies on 360 and PC.

Typical lemming jelly because their system doesn't play Blu-rays as well as games. See they are stuck with just gaming unless they want to pay for live so that they can pay for Netflix. At least they have DVD. Sure is nice to be able to use my system for something other than a paper weight when I wish to take a break from gaming.

Yup im sure that would make anyone "jelly" :lol:

LOL..yup..and given the quality of ps3 games this year he would need to take a lot of breaks from gaming
#48 Posted by Newhopes (4661 posts) -

I am pretty sure FF13 and Monster Hunter games sold more than a million just in Japan.funsohng

FF13-2 flopped sale wise.

Last monster hunter game on a Sony machine was a PSP port on the PS3 last year sold ok but nowhere near a million .

#49 Posted by TheEroica (14381 posts) -
[QUOTE="TheEroica"][QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"]Typical lemming jelly because their system doesn't play Blu-rays as well as games. See they are stuck with just gaming unless they want to pay for live so that they can pay for Netflix. At least they have DVD. Sure is nice to be able to use my system for something other than a paper weight when I wish to take a break from gaming.spiderluck
Yup im sure that would make anyone "jelly" :lol:

LOL..yup..and given the quality of ps3 games this year he would need to take a lot of breaks from gaming

:lol:
#50 Posted by Shinobi120 (5570 posts) -

[QUOTE="ninjapirate2000"]

This is the first time in 17 years that a single game has failed to hit the million copies sold mark in Japan. There wasn't a single million seller for the PSP, Vita, or the PS3. Not Final Fantasy XIII-2 or RE6. Is Sony declining in it's own territory or is it just an off year? They used to dominate so hard. Next Gen needs to come fast.

Link

blackace

I'm not surprised. Many of their exclusives don't sell millions in the U.S. either. Where they sell the millions are in Europe. That's really Sony's main territory now.

This. Without Europe, Sony would be dead in the water right now.