Japenese Hadware Sales

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  1. rockstar99
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    Source:Kotaku
     


  2. Hatsu

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    Surprising the DS topped the chart.
     
  3. rockstar99
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    it was expected like always
     
  4. Issac

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    I had no idea the xbox sold that bad in Japan! [​IMG]
    Sure I knew it was bad, but not THAT bad!

    almost 30 million ds's?!??! thats more than 3 times the whole population of sweden! [​IMG]
     
  5. prowler

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    I think Japan hate Microsoft [​IMG]
    They only care about Japanese company's
     
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    I was expecting the PSP sales to be worse. They aren't too bad at all. I'm surprised the Wii figures are still high. Doesn't everyone who wants one have it already? [​IMG]
     
  7. Hadrian

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    I don't think any Western console or even computer has done well there. True that they don't go for many games not developed in Japan, even games that were always made by Japanese developers like House of the Dead that sold well in the past have done poorly mainly because it has a Western developer.

    Shame, they're missing out on a lot of great stuff.
     
  8. Guild McCommunist

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    The Xbox has a lot more popular western games. Most Xbox 360 games popular in Japan are also playable on the PS3, which has a lot more in the ways of Japanese games. And with the PS3 and Xbox now in the same price range, it's unexpected for the Japanese consumer to take the PS3 over the 360.
     
  9. Celice

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    don't forget the Japanese even tried to stay with "their" (selective; non-general) own compression method for computer data, even when it started to become hugely bad in comparison with other evolving compression formats
     
  10. soulx

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    The DS is still selling well! Wow.

    Spelling mistake in title. *Hardware
     
  11. Uncle FEFL

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    He also spelled Japanese wrong.


    Aren't many Japanese people protectionists? I see no reason why you wouldn't buy something just because it's western. They're like Russia from the 1500's - mid 1800's.
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    It's Rocky, typos are common place.

    Well, it's not some type of disdain for western products, it's just different cultures. Games like Halo, Gears of War, and Call of Duty just aren't something that appeal to the masses of Japan. You throw out something like FFXIII, Monster Hunter Tri, or Tales of Vesperia and you've got Japanese consumers gobbling it up. It's kinda like how anime isn't very popular in the US but is hugely popular in Japan; different cultures, different tastes.
     
  13. soulx

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    Actually, I heard Japanese people typically purchase Japanese products to support their economy.
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    Most countries do. Sure, you're Canadian, so you don't have any products outside of snow and maple syrup (that was a joke), but in America we always say "BUY AMERICAN!" and crap like that. Companies actually use the whole "MADE IN AMERICA!" thing as a promotional tool, especially since the China lead scare.
     
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    Well the DS includes the new DSi and even the newer DSi LL. I don't see why you're all so surprised it's selling so well, especially when the only competition it has is from the PSP.
     
  16. Uncle FEFL

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    Rockstar is cool, he can have however many typos he wants. He better know how to play the drums, guitar, or bass though.

    I agree with that. Even though we can't compete with massive imports from China, people still feel the need to say buy American.

    To me, this topic just made it seem like Japanese people don't care about western products because they're western, which isn't the case. So that's good. [​IMG]
     
  17. hellohey

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    psp because of kingdom hearts bbs i bet [​IMG]
     
  18. raulpica

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    Nice reference to LZSS derivatives [​IMG]
     
  19. zuron7

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    I like PSP more than DS for a few days so yay PSP.
    And for the wii too.
     
  20. shakirmoledina

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    also it could be tht japanese are always on the move so sitting down and playing is difficult for them and they may be reputation players ie. they stick to a company they know has been good which means handhelds from nintendo and playstation