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PS4 outsells closest competitor by nearly double for January

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https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/434102813178597376

This is PS4 only, and with a supply constriction to boot.

Good job Sony. Keep it up.
I have a sense you've already exceeded your "5million units by March 2014" goal with just 2 weeks remaining. And thats without the Japan launch which will rocket that number by a huge margin next week.

 

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I'm jealous of the Japan launch, and me not being there this time of year. I would love to see Ishin have come west, it's the first game I'm importing for my PS4 this year. 

I have a feeling once the JP edition launches, and once retailers get them back in stock were going to see sales skyrocket. 

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The japanese sales market is a lot different from ours. Top selling system averages about 30k a week there, and its usually the 3ds. The japanese are social gamers and prefer games like pokemon and monster hunter. Games they can play at home and then take out with them and be able to play with friends at a cafe etc.

Possitive of japan is they are consistent with sales numbers. They usually dont fluctuate. Only time they do is for a new release which usually sees the sales numbers double or triple for a week before returning to normal.

So expect the ps4 to do well but nowhere near as good as EU or US in sales.
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gR3yGh051 wrote:

https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/434102813178597376

This is PS4 only, and with a supply constriction to boot.

Good job Sony. Keep it up.
I have a sense you've already exceeded your "5million units by March 2014" goal with just 2 weeks remaining. And thats without the Japan launch which will rocket that number by a huge margin next week.

 

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while i'm very happy for the playstation brand doing so well, the Japan launch won't have a massive impact. while sony is a Japanese company, the Japanese only bought around 9 million ps3s in it's *entire* lifetime, to this point. it'll boost the numbers, sure, but it's not gonna compare with US or EU numbers.

 

that said, hopefully i'm wrong!     :-)

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PS4 exceeded all sales expectations in just one week on the US release and again on EU.

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Ahhhh console sales. Only relevant to 3 types of people: employees, stockholders, and fanboys.

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Ahhhh console sales. Only relevant to 3  4 types of people: developers looking to decide which consoles to develop for, employees, stockholders, and fanboys.


Fixed that for you. :smileyhappy:

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gR3yGh051 wrote:

PS4 exceeded all sales expectations in just one week on the US release and again on EU.


true. and i'm not trying to lessen the success, i love that it's doing so well! i just don't see the Japanese market adding a massive boost to the total right away. like i said earlier, i hope i'm wrong, but my impression of them is that they're not the most impulsive buying market. 

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I'm jealous of the Japan launch, and me not being there this time of year. I would love to see Ishin have come west, it's the first game I'm importing for my PS4 this year. 

I have a feeling once the JP edition launches, and once retailers get them back in stock were going to see sales skyrocket. 


Can't we have Yakuza 5 first?

 

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Sure I would import it.. If I could read Japanese.



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Keep up the good work Sony

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