Media Create Sales: The Why Does Sony Even Bother Edition

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

Media Create Sales: Week 32, 2014 (Aug 04 - Aug 10)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) - 120.682 / 2.093.992 (-16%)

02./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) - 81.584 / NEW

03./00. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Crimson # <ACT> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.08.07} (¥6.998) - 46.494 / NEW

04./00. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV # <FTG> (Capcom) {2014.08.07} (¥4.309) - 42.327 / NEW

05./02. [3DS] Yoshi's New Island <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) - 22.752 / 114.229 (-31%)

06./03. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) - 20.860 / 599.414 (+15%)

07./00. [PSV] Shin Hayari Gami <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.08.07} (¥6.264) - 12.585 / NEW

08./04. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119) - 8.435 / 127.842 (-5%)

09./05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) - 7.355 / 1.234.622 (-14%)

10./00. [PS3] Shin Hayari Gami <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.08.07} (¥7.344) - 5.745 / NEW

11./11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) <ACT> (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.389) - 5.323 / 38.997 (+7%)

12./12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) - 4.935 / 4.121.836 (+1%)

13./00. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Ultimate Hits) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥2.700) - 4.720 / NEW

14./06. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines # <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.07.17} (¥6.264) - 4.548 / 123.884 (-42%)

15./13. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} (¥3.908) - 4.326 / 84.588 (-11%)

16./17. [3DS] Gundam Tri Age SP <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.07.17} (¥6.145) - 4.112 / 37.043 (-4%)

17./00. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥5.184) - 3.945 / NEW

18./18. [PSV] Freedom Wars <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.06.26} (¥6.264) - 3.869 / 275.667 (-4%)

19./00. [PSV] Lost Dimension <RPG> (FuRyu) {2014.08.07} (¥6.782) - 3.868 / NEW

20./20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) - 3.566 / 2.362.577 (+6%)

Top 20

3DS - 11

PSV - 4

PS3 - 3

WIU - 2

HARDWARE SALES:

Nintendo 3DS: 41,045
PS Vita: 18,428
Wii U: 13,598
PlayStation 3: 6,486
PlayStation 4: 5,470
Xbox 360: 151

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#2 Posted by Sollet (8075 posts) -

Well at least Vita is alive in Japan while PS4 is dying, lol

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#3 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

lolSony

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#4 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@Sollet said:

Well at least Vita is alive in Japan while PS4 is dying, lol

It's being outsold more than 2:1 by its competition breh, that's pretty bad.

And PS3 and PS4 put together can't outsell the Wii U.

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#5 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34398 posts) -

Let me guess, Nike. PS3 > Wii60?

Mario Kart is close to six hundred grand down there? Man, I wish it sold more.

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#6 Posted by Telekill (7610 posts) -

This should probably be sub titled, why does the industry bother with anything but handhelds in Japan.

Sony has sold 10 million PS4s worldwide. I think that's pretty impressive for less than a year.

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#7 Posted by SecretPolice (32746 posts) -

Japan dissing the Bore big time damn, Sony's in trouble if / when X1 starts taking off in NA.

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#8 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -

PS3>Wii/360 and thus SDC, thank you SONY.

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#9 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (17558 posts) -

Wii U only has two games in that chart compared to the PS4's 4 games, yet Wii U is still outselling the PS4?

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#10 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22672 posts) -

@charizard1605: being outsold by 3ds is as relevant as my lexus being outsold by your honda

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#11 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

Let me guess, Nike. PS3 > Wii60?

Mario Kart is close to six hundred grand down there? Man, I wish it sold more.

It's selling in line with previous Mario Kart games in the series, when adjustments are made for install base.

@Telekill said:

This should probably be sub titled, why does the industry bother with anything but handhelds in Japan.

Sony has sold 10 million PS4s worldwide. I think that's pretty impressive for less than a year.

Well, considering the thread is for Japanese sales, I think the implication that the subtitle only applies to Japan is pretty clear. No doubt, Sony's worldwide performance is extraordinary, and I don't want to take away from it :)

@SecretPolice said:

Japan dissing the Bore big time damn, Sony's in trouble if / when X1 starts taking off in NA.

Not gonna happen, the PS4 is the 'cool' console this gen, just like the Xbox 360 was last gen, or the N64 for its gen, or the Genesis for its gen. Simple word of mouth and online communities will contribute to a halo effect for the PS4, where its sales will continue to grow exponentially simply because it is the 'in' console to have.

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#12 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:

Wii U only has two games in that chart compared to the PS4's 4 games, yet Wii U is still outselling the PS4?

That's two more than PS4

@SolidGame_basic said:

@charizard1605: being outsold by 3ds is as relevant as my lexus being outsold by your honda

Except a Lexus is a better car than a Honda, and the Vita is not a better system than the 3DS :)

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#13 Posted by SecretPolice (32746 posts) -

@charizard1605:

Nah, I don't buy that stuff man, games baby, that's what's it's all about, the PS4's been selling on hype and false premise and when that's learned, the party's over.

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#14 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

@charizard1605:

Nah, I don't buy that stuff man, games baby, that's what's it's all about, the PS4's been selling on hype and false premise and when that's learned, the party's over.

By the time we get to that point, the PS4 will have games.

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#15 Edited by Sollet (8075 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Sollet said:

Well at least Vita is alive in Japan while PS4 is dying, lol

It's being outsold more than 2:1 by its competition breh, that's pretty bad.

And PS3 and PS4 put together can't outsell the Wii U.

Eh once titles such as FF15 and KH3 releases.. Well you know the rest.

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#16 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (8491 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:
@SecretPolice said:

Japan dissing the Bore big time damn, Sony's in trouble if / when X1 starts taking off in NA.

Not gonna happen, the PS4 is the 'cool' console this gen, just like the Xbox 360 was last gen, or the N64 for its gen, or the Genesis for its gen. Simple word of mouth and online communities will contribute to a halo effect for the PS4, where its sales will continue to grow exponentially simply because it is the 'in' console to have.

N64? Genesis?

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#17 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@Sollet said:

Eh once titles such as FF15 and KH3 releases.. Well you know the rest.

Those games are over a year away from release. There is next to no Japanese support announced for the PS4 until then. What do you think happens in the meanwhile? How low can the PS4 go?

@93BlackHawk93 said:

N64? Genesis?

In the NA market, which is what SecretPolice was talking about.

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#19 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8491 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@93BlackHawk93 said:

N64? Genesis?

In the NA market, which is what SecretPolice was talking about.

Oh, ok.

N64 sold considerably in NA?

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#21 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93 said:

Oh, ok.

N64 sold considerably in NA?

21 million of its total of 33 million sold worldwide were sold in NA

@Desmonic said:

Jebus. 200k more and Yokai 2 will have sold 1 million more than the first game. That's pretty OP for a brand new series, yo!

Also, lolPS4.

Though, what's making the WiiU sales rise? The new releases don't seem to be doing it...

It's reached a critical mass of enough games that Japanese consumers are more interested in picking it up. And, I assume, just Mario Kart 8's legs manifesting.

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#23 Edited by Sollet (8075 posts) -

@charizard1605:

TGS is around the corner, let's wait and see shall we.

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#24 Edited by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@Sollet said:

@charizard1605:

TGS is around the corner, let's wait and see shall we.

TGS will see most of the support go to smartphones and tablets, with the 3DS, Vita, and PS3 (yes, PS3, not PS4) fighting over the scraps. It will be a sad, sad showing that shows the state of affairs in the Japanese industry.

Oh, and it will show Persona 5, so who the **** cares if nothing else worthwhile is shown anyway.

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#25 Posted by bforrester420 (3480 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

Japan dissing the Bore big time damn, Sony's in trouble if / when X1 starts taking off in NA.

Have you seen the numbers out of Europe? Sony is absolutely spanking MS in Europe.

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#26 Posted by deactivated-583e460ca986b (7240 posts) -

Wii U > PS4+PS3


I NEVER thought I would see that. WOW

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#27 Edited by Daious (2315 posts) -

Why aren't there any jrpgs and more Japanese games on the ps4? I don't even know how its selling at all there when there is nothing to buy.

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#28 Edited by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

People are saying, "wait for FFXV and KHIII" which is very true. but I feel like Sony really screwed up. there are other JRPGs that push units, but Sony failed to attract them to the ps4. Look at Persona 5 and Tales of Zestiria.

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#29 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

Those PS4 numbers are depressing.

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#30 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

@daious: Japan has a niche crowd for Western developed games, same as the west having a niche crowd for Japanese developed games.

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#31 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (25359 posts) -

Wii U!!!!

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#32 Posted by tormentos (26719 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Sollet said:

Well at least Vita is alive in Japan while PS4 is dying, lol

It's being outsold more than 2:1 by its competition breh, that's pretty bad.

And PS3 and PS4 put together can't outsell the Wii U.

I guess by this holiday the Wii U should be ahead of the PS4 sales wise since Japan is adding so many console to the wii numbers..lol

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#34 Posted by Seabas989 (13206 posts) -

Strange that the PS4 sold 10 million while doing terrible in its home market. Even the Wii U is selling better.

Consoles really have no future in Japan.

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#35 Posted by DocSanchez (4523 posts) -

Media Create given greater prominence than they deserve and why? Because it's the one market Sony isn't dominating.

Why does Sony bother? Because 10 million. That's why it bothers.

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#36 Posted by big_mak523 (210 posts) -

Why the Wii U bump?.. its been steady like 9K for a few weeks and before was 10k... Seems odd...

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#37 Edited by santoron (8583 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Sollet said:

Well at least Vita is alive in Japan while PS4 is dying, lol

It's being outsold more than 2:1 by its competition breh, that's pretty bad.

And PS3 and PS4 put together can't outsell the Wii U.

Vita's consistently outselling the WiiU. So I take it you think it shouldn't even bother anymore either.

Amirite, breh? ;P

@DocSanchez said:

Media Create given greater prominence than they deserve and why? Because it's the one market Sony isn't dominating.

Why does Sony bother? Because 10 million. That's why it bothers.

Nah not really. MC gets a bunch of attention because:

1. They are one of the few regular sales figures publicly reported, and SW loves it some sales.

2. History. They may be declining in importance to the industry, but we're still used to Japan being a major market.

No conspiracy.

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#38 Edited by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

and everyone wonder why XposBone should launch in Japan.. LOL

ohhh and bloodborne will change everything we all know japan doesn't like western games.

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#39 Posted by OhSnapitz (19275 posts) -

It seems as of right now.. the PS4 is teh new Xbox in Japan.

oh the irony for the cows.. lol

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#40 Posted by MonsieurX (37265 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

and everyone wonder why XposBone should launch in Japan.. LOL

ohhh and bloodborne will change everything we all know japan doesn't like western games.

Dark Souls 2 sold 255k on PS3 in Japan

I don't see Bloodborne doing any better on the PS4 considering the user base there

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#41 Edited by Alcapello (1396 posts) -
@MonsieurX said:

@lglz1337 said:

and everyone wonder why XposBone should launch in Japan.. LOL

ohhh and bloodborne will change everything we all know japan doesn't like western games.

Dark Souls 2 sold 255k on PS3 in Japan

I don't see Bloodborne doing any better on the PS4 considering the user base there

Yea but it sold 500k in spain and over a mill in other parts of europe alone. Also, with the new DLC pack it probably gonna sell a few more million over in china

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#42 Posted by smashed_pinata (3747 posts) -

Good lord...dat dere #NDC....

RIP #Sony #PS4

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#43 Edited by blackace (23576 posts) -
@Sollet said:

Well at least Vita is alive in Japan while PS4 is dying, lol

Damn.. Wii U is outselling it 2:1. Serious NDC in Japan at least. Nintendo needs to get US and Europe into the mix. Drop the price and offer a decent bundle and they will probably sell very well this holiday.

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@bforrester420 said:
@SecretPolice said:

Japan dissing the Bore big time damn, Sony's in trouble if / when X1 starts taking off in NA.

Have you seen the numbers out of Europe? Sony is absolutely spanking MS in Europe.

How many countries is the XB1 out in Europe? 6 maybe. Compared that to 30+ for the PS4. I think that gap will close a little after the XB1 launches in the rest of the countries plus China & Japan. After a couple of months Microsoft will give their sold through totals.

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#44 Posted by KBFloYd (19436 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:
@charizard1605 said:

@Sollet said:

Well at least Vita is alive in Japan while PS4 is dying, lol

It's being outsold more than 2:1 by its competition breh, that's pretty bad.

And PS3 and PS4 put together can't outsell the Wii U.

Let's get real. Who cares about Japan sales? 10 Million PS4 consoles in peoples homes in 9 months... Why does Sony even bother?

sony thought it would sell it out like usa and europe. they did not anticipate it to bomb.

now they have to save face and keep trying to sell it.

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#45 Posted by RoboCopISJesus (2222 posts) -

Software/hardware gaming sales lower than PC for all consoles atm.

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#46 Posted by bunchanumbers (5709 posts) -

They should just cancel the Vita so they can focus on the PS4 more. Outside of Japan its painful.

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#47 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11763 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Though, what's making the WiiU sales rise? The new releases don't seem to be doing it...

Probably people getting ready for Hyrule Warriors

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#48 Posted by xhawk27 (10384 posts) -

I think Xbox One could next month sell more than 5k at launch. lol

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#49 Edited by lamprey263 (35032 posts) -

even Wii U is outselling the PS3 an PS4 combined

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#50 Edited by Mantleman (340 posts) -

Japan is like the complete opposite of the world. Where the PS4 thrives, the Wii U dies. Where the Wii U thrives the PS4 dies.