PSP and PS3 top sales in Japan

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Apr 25, 2010
  1. fgghjjkll
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    The Sony systems continue to show strength in Japan as the PSP and PS3 finish the week at #1 and #2 respectively. What about the others?

    Well, the PSPgo still isn't doing as well as its older cousins, but at the very least, it's doing better than the 10-year-old PS2, which sits at the bottom of the charts. The ever-selling Wii finished at #3, followed by the three variations of the Nintendo DS. Unfortunately for the Xbox 360, it's not doing so hot in the land of the rising sun.

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    imo, Japanese companies are the ones who's consoles really made it popular. All the other companies like Commodore, Atari and Gizmondo just....fail. Microsoft, however do a great job in the Western market but don't do so well in Asian countries.
     
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    Wouldn't have expected that... but then, I guess most people who want a Wii or DS must already have one by now. Now that the PS3 finally has some decent titles and is more affordable, I guess it's time for it to catch up a bit.

    Glad to see the PSPGo failing, though. Personally, I hate the idea of download-only games. I want some packaging and a manual, along with the game on its own disc or cartridge when I buy a new title. I'm much more comfortable with that, than with some intangible download that's probably locked to a specific unit.
     
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    That's because those in Japan are xenophobic (not racist, but they don't like/fear change) and would much rather use their own products. This is especially true for American products; they just don't want to use them.

    With the Nintendo issue: Everyone already has the Wii! The PS3's are probably their second consoles.
     
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    True. I've always found that highly ironic, given how westernized Japan seems to like being in so many other ways. I doubt those attitudes will hold out in Japan forever, though. It's just not a realistic way of thinking anymore.
     
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    Actually the Nintendo DS still sold more than the PSP. When you combine the sales of all three models it's:

    1. NDS - 31,255

    Still close [​IMG]
     
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    I've enjoyed reading this article: http://kotaku.com/5484581/japan-its-not-funny-anymore [​IMG]
    being in China, a few of these things apply to my own situation so I felt connected, but it's a good read anyway for all those people idealizing Japan and everyone whos always like "omg omg i wanna go to japan"
     
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    Skimmed through the article but some habits just don't die....Now that you talk about it, In China, everywhere you look at, you will always see AT LEAST 1 person smoking. (Actually more like 50...) Even in the toilets (Not really toilets...Just a hole in the floor..), high school students would gather around and smoke. It's just disgusting. Now what does this have to do with the topic? Probably the fact that Japanese buy everything Nintendo/Sony and don't want to experiment with other stuff. The situation is similar. Try quitting for once. Mthrnite could do it, why can't you?
     
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    Wait, are you kidding? [​IMG] There are so many things wrong with this sentence [​IMG]

    If there was a video game market in the first place, you have to thank companies like Atari and Commodore (okay, Commodore came in later, but that's another thing). Nintendo just joined the brawl seeing profit opportunities like those companies had in the USA.

    (...and what has that failure of a Gizmondo to do with all this?)
     
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    Wow that's surprising, I always thought Nintendo was ahead by miles in Japan
     
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    Sony/Nintendo are the big competitors in Japan. Both have popular franchises and both are Japanese companies.

    The Wii hasn't had a whole lot worth calling home about since... I don't know, January? None of the big games for the Wii (like huge first party games) aren't hitting until May to August. The DS hasn't had a whole lot this year in Japan. Mind you, all the big March releases for the DS this year were released in Japan a while ago. Pokemon, WarioWare, Infinite Space, and Strange Journey have been out in Japan for a while now.

    The PSP hasn't had a whole lot this year, but Peace Walker is being released in 3 days. Expect it to top the charts. MGS is already popular in Japan, and with a 40/40 score by Famitsu, Monster Hunter bits, and other Japanese product placements, it'll sell through the roof.

    The PS3 has had some pretty good titles. I can't really think of much since I don't monitor the scene that much, but it's been selling a lot lately.

    When May comes around, expect the Wii to top the charts for a while. SMG2 in May, Metroid: Other M sometime in the summer, Xenoblade in June.
     
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    Nintendo shouldn't have announced the 3DS so soon.
    Now they're sales have dipped and people are waiting for it's release.

    Anyways if you add up the sales of all the variations of the DS its more than the PSP.

    The PS3 sales have risen because of the 3D feature.
    The Wii has gone down because of that.

    But NINTENDO sold more than SONY so :yaynintendo:
     
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    PS2's are still selling... wow
     
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    i dont understand as some say DS sold more than PSP and some say xbox sold most and etc... maybe its area dependent
     
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    MGS won't top the charts, as dragon quest monster: swords 2 is also out that week, and is the more popeluar franchise historically speaking.
    Also psp isn't on top either, the combined ds sales top it.
     
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    Wat.

    Metal Gear Solid is insanely popular. The game that was originally planned as "Metal Gear Solid 5" is going to beat the sequel to a spin-off of Dragon Quest. I will bet my left testicle that Peace Walker will outsell DQM: J2.

    Those combined sales are through numerous different models. The PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000 are all rather comparable. Different, slightly, but comparable. The DSi/XL and the Lite are quite different. The DSi's comparable "competition" (since it's not really competition) is the PSP Go, as they're both drastic redesigns of the original models.
     

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