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ok so my theory is wrong, some clarification(fastest selling is for weekly basis)

He added that PS4 ?led U.S. hardware sales for the month, and marked the highest first month sales of a hardware platform on record.?

He clarified that PS4 had an additional week versus Xbox One, noting that ?when looking at sales on an average per-week basis, Xbox One led PS4. Keep in mind, however, that supply typically becomes constrained in the second week after launch.? He added that Xbox One was the ?second highest selling platform for the month, which marked the largest launch for a Microsoft console.?

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/12/12/playstation-4-had-largest-console-launch-in-history

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I think this whole next generation will stay close yet again unless MS either drops the ball with exclusive games in which case the ps4 pulls ahead or they cut deals with cable providers and the xb1 is sold as a second set top box option subsidized for less, in which case it'll storm ahead. Only time will tell really.

 

The ps4 will most likely be the leader between the two. For the simple fact that, as microsoft has shown for two generations now, they are incapable of not failing miserably in japan.

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The ps4 will most likely be the leader between the two. For the simple fact that, as microsoft has shown for two generations now, they are incapable of not failing miserably in japan.

That's definitely possible.

The only way that doesn't happen is if the US market goes in favor of the X1 in such a way that it compensates for Japan.

Of course, we also don't know how popular next gen consoles will be anyway, considering Japan's move toward mobile/handheld gaming the last several years.

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Wii U 220k

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The ps4 will most likely be the leader between the two. For the simple fact that, as microsoft has shown for two generations now, they are incapable of not failing miserably in japan.

 

Japanese just aren't interested in American consoles. I don't see any games for Xbox One that would appeal to that audience.

 

I remember when Japanese games used to matter in the US, but it seems like they all fell off a cliff about 10 years ago.

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Wii U 220k

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Sheesh.  Xbox 360 sold 670k lol.

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The ps4 will most likely be the leader between the two. For the simple fact that, as microsoft has shown for two generations now, they are incapable of not failing miserably in japan.

While they don't sell great in Japan compared to the others the 360 did better than the original did and the one could do better as well.  It doesn't take much IMO, more jrpgs is what's needed to start.  That said out of all the markets out there, Japan is the smaller one.

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I remember when Japanese games used to matter in the US, but it seems like they all fell off a cliff about 10 years ago.

 

There's still plenty of gamers in the US who care about japanese titles(myself included). It's just that we're hugely overshadowed by all the idiots who would rather just shovel money onto more generic military shooters or zombie games or whatnot.

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There's still plenty of gamers in the US who care about japanese titles(myself included). It's just that we're hugely overshadowed by all the idiots who would rather just shovel money onto more generic military shooters or zombie games or whatnot.

 

So people aren't allowed to enjoy those games just because you don't like them?

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There's still plenty of gamers in the US who care about japanese titles(myself included). It's just that we're hugely overshadowed by all the idiots who would rather just shovel money onto more generic military shooters or zombie games or whatnot.

 

I used to be a huge fan of the Japanese games, but I haven't really been impressed with anything they put out in at least the last 5 years. They used to be really awesome, but I think they just ran out of ideas or have bad implementation at this point.

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There's still plenty of gamers in the US who care about japanese titles(myself included). It's just that we're hugely overshadowed by all the idiots who would rather just shovel money onto more generic military shooters or zombie games or whatnot.

I'm one of those fans as well.

Unfortunately, we can't blame it all on being overshadowed by shooters. Some Japanese developers have simply lost the touch they once had for bringing out great Japanese content, especially jrpgs (I'm looking at you SquareEnix....) or they are turning to focus more on mobile games (Capcom...) than AAA Japanese content.

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So people aren't allowed to enjoy those games just because you don't like them?

 

get off your Japanese high horse.

 

Did i upset a couple people who do the very thing i described in fueling how we see little else aside from the same 2-3 types of games from most western devs?

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There's still plenty of gamers in the US who care about japanese titles(myself included). It's just that we're hugely overshadowed by all the idiots who would rather just shovel money onto more generic military shooters or zombie games or whatnot.

Demons and Dark Souls have sold well! Persona 5 should do good next year, and I believe Ni No Kuni reached a million.

Japanese titles still have popularity from time to time.

On that note, everyone go buy Tokyo Jungle. I want Tokyo Jungle 2 on my PS4.

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Demons and Dark Souls have sold well! Persona 5 should do good next year, and I believe Ni No Kuni reached a million.

Japanese titles still have popularity from time to time.

On that note, everyone go buy Tokyo Jungle. I want Tokyo Jungle 2 on my PS4.

yeah me too.

I wish more of these game were on both platforms though. I know plenty of people that would be excited to buy them even if they only owned an xbox.

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poor wii u

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So did Sony not release the specific numbers?

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Did i upset a couple people who do the very thing i described in fueling how we see little else aside from the same 2-3 types of games from most western devs?

 

Haven't bought a COD game since COD3, and haven't played Halo online religiously since Halo 3 so...no. I'm assuming those are the games you're alluding to.  But cry me a river.  My point still stands.  Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they don't get to be popular or that others can't like them.

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poor wii u

 

It didn't take long for a response to his tweet to point out that he's not good at counting.

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It didn't take long for a response to his tweet to point out that he's not good at counting.

Well outside of hardcore WiiU fans, I would say most people are only thinking about the PS4 and X1 right now as the 'next gen' consoles.

Easy mistake to make.

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Well outside of hardcore WiiU fans, I would say most people are only thinking about the PS4 and X1 right now as the 'next gen' consoles.

Easy mistake to make.

 

Doubt it was a mistake.  Wii U is hardly next gen and already clearly not a contender.

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Doubt it was a mistake.  Wii U is hardly next gen and already clearly not a contender.

I'm just saying I doubt he made that statement out of malice against the WiiU.

He just stated it like most people are stating it right now.

I mean just look around, most people are all excited about the next gen console releases now and I don't hear many people talking about the WiiU as part of that group.

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Doubt it was a mistake.  Wii U is hardly next gen and already clearly not a contender.

 

If you're one of those who thinks 'gen' means power then yes, but that's not quite how it works(hint; it's time). But even if you want to look at it in terms of power it's still part of the next gen, as it is a leap in power compared to its predecessor. Which is exactly the way the 'power' people define a console as the 'next gen' after the last one.

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Haven't bought a COD game since COD3, and haven't played Halo online religiously since Halo 3 so...no. I'm assuming those are the games you're alluding to.  But cry me a river.  My point still stands.  Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they don't get to be popular or that others can't like them.

He didn't say that. He clearly said overshadowed, meaning hidden by, etc. And generic games with yearly or bi-yearly release cycles are ruining gaming. :)

 

There's still plenty of gamers in the US who care about japanese titles(myself included). It's just that we're hugely overshadowed by all the idiots who would rather just shovel money onto more generic military shooters or zombie games or whatnot.

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If you're one of those who thinks 'gen' means power then yes, but that's not quite how it works(hint; it's time). But even if you want to look at it in terms of power it's still part of the next gen, as it is a leap in power compared to its predecessor. Which is exactly the way the 'power' people define a console as the 'next gen' after the last one.

Well I think the easiest answer is that the community at large decides what is next gen. Yes, there are smaller groups that claim they care more about the power, or others that care more about time frame, etc, etc.

The Wii fell into a similar place as well. The argument was made that it was not part of the same generation as the ps3 and 360, even though it was clearly in the same timeframe and even outsold the other two.

In this case, the WiiU doesn't have the sales numbers to fall back on, but it is still in the same time frame. So they are part of the next generation, but that doesn't mean most of the public will view them that way.

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So how many PS4s were sold in the US in November? What did Sony say?

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