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    PS4 Japan pre-order sells out in minutes

    Don't know how many there were but there are rumors another 1 million is going to be added for the Japan launch.

    The PS4 Sells Out Faster than Hotcakes at All Major Japanese Retailers; In Most Cases Within Minutes

    This morning between 7 and 7:30 AM local time the floodgates for preorders of the PS4 opened on most Japanese major retail websites. How fast did it sell out? Very, Very Fast.
    All the Japanese online stores in which the console has gone up for preorder in the window mentioned above, including Amazon Japan, Yodabashi Camera, Bic Camera, Sofmap, Edion and Rakuten Books ran out of stock extremely fast. Some within mere minutes. Amazon Japan was the one to last the longest, for about 40 minutes.
    Both bundles offered, one with a voucher to download Knack, and one with the game and a PlayStation Camera,simply disappeared from the virtual shelves like they never existed.
    The screencap you can see below, from Amazon Japan, is just an example of what Japanese gamers who were too late are looking at as I’m writing. They’ll have to rely on the only two retailers that are going to start preorders later, Nojima at 10 AM and Joshin at noon. Most likely their stock is going to evaporate in minutes as well.
    Despite the delay of the release to February the 22nd, looks like Japan in still in love with PlayStation.

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    They're going to slaughter the competition over there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    They're going to slaughter the competition over there.
    yup this will be a bloodbath of epic proportions

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    No surprise. Japan is stupidly loyal to home-grown products. Sony has Japan in their pocket for sure.

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    I'd love to know how many units were released for pre-order in Japan.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Foraeli View Post
    No surprise. Japan is stupidly loyal to home-grown products. Sony has Japan in their pocket for sure.
    that's part of the reason. Japanese know a superior product when they see one

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    Yet the vita and the wii u says otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    They're going to slaughter the competition over there.
    What competition?
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    The PS will out sell every thing there

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorijapoosp View Post
    What competition?
    MS JP rep said that the xbox 360 didn't sell bad in japan


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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    MS JP rep said that the xbox 360 didn't sell bad in japan
    lol Thats like saying the Titanic was unsinkable or that the Hindenburg wasn't a disaster.
    Last edited by mistercrow; 10-05-2013 at 07:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercrow View Post
    lol Thats like saying the Titanic was unsinkable or that the Hindenburg wasn't a disaster.
    You are looking at those like they were the half empty glass. You should look at them as the half full glass, they both ALMOST made the journey. Not fooling anybody, this PS4 launch in Japan is going to be a more brutal slaughter than Spartacus in the arena. MS can't even launch until several months later and the PS4 will be firmly entrenched by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peregrin8X View Post
    that's part of the reason. Japanese know a superior product when they see one
    They have a long history of protectionist buying habits in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligmerk View Post
    You are looking at those like they were the half empty glass. You should look at them as the half full glass, they both ALMOST made the journey. Not fooling anybody, this PS4 launch in Japan is going to be a more brutal slaughter than Spartacus in the arena. MS can't even launch until several months later and the PS4 will be firmly entrenched by then.
    Other than the Wii and maybe the N64, what console has ever really seriously challenged Sony for sales in Japan?

    This isn't a surprise.

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    Not surprised in the least.

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    yeah I ain't surprised I don't think it's a console war over there we all know who is gonna win lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    MS JP rep said that the xbox 360 didn't sell bad in japan
    While it got outsold by the PS3 almost 6 to 1, that's actually very good for a foreign platform going into Japan. And so far it still has more sales than the Wii U in Japan.

    The Japanese are extreme nationalist when it comes to product consumption.



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    Japanese generally buy their own product because there aren't better alternatives out there. that's all it is. otherwise, by definition, i'm also a japanese civilian and i can assure you that i'm an american.

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    I don't believe what I said contradicted that statement. That said, to clarify if they find two products of what they view as relative the same in quality level, they will go with Japanese version if one is available. Unlike here were the vast majority of people will not even think about it and will by whatever w/o thinking about it's origins.

    I've actually got a lot more Korean electronics in my Household than Japanese and I still have a good amount of American. I buy what's the best (or best value) w/o thoughts on nationalism and from observations and discussions w/ many of my Japanese Colleagues I can say that nationalism is a very high factor in purchasing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TAZ427 View Post
    I don't believe what I said contradicted that statement. That said, to clarify if they find two products of what they view as relative the same in quality level, they will go with Japanese version if one is available. Unlike here were the vast majority of people will not even think about it and will by whatever w/o thinking about it's origins.

    I've actually got a lot more Korean electronics in my Household than Japanese and I still have a good amount of American. I buy what's the best (or best value) w/o thoughts on nationalism and from observations and discussions w/ many of my Japanese Colleagues I can say that nationalism is a very high factor in purchasing.
    my comment was general. but i think we may be associating their general nationalism with what i said.

    if americans made the best electronics, you would also see americans saying that they only buy american products because they're american. they may not understand that they just make the best products.

    if they really were that nationalist, why would they buy iPods over the walkmans? iPhones are also doing very well in Japan but we all know why Samsung is winning overall in these places, it has nothing to do with nationalism.

    you guys have no idea how popular japanese electronics are in other countries. growing up in pakistan, we didn't buy anything non-japanese. i'm sure chinese products have taken over there but we had everything Sony/Hitachi/Panasonic etc.

    if the japanese didn't make the best products, they wouldn't buy their own products.

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    The PS4 will do work in Japan just like the PS3 did. Only even better this time.


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    But according to some members here, console gaming is dead in Japan.. What's going on?

    Seriously tho, let's see if the sales continue passed initial buzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooper71 View Post
    But according to some members here, console gaming is dead in Japan.. What's going on?

    Seriously tho, let's see if the sales continue passed initial buzz.

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    it is dying indeed. but that's also because there aren't many console games that japanese would like. so it kinda goes hand-in-hand.

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    Lol calling japanese nationalist? they have a diffrent taste, calling this nationalist is plain wrong. I guess nowadays picking RPG over FPS is a crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    The PS4 will do work in Japan just like the PS3 did. Only even better this time.
    New console, no competition. That's why it'll do the work. It will do better than the PS3 for sure. It doesn't have any competition. PS3 still hasn't caught the Wii. That obviously won't happen with the PS4 because, GASP, it won't have any competition.




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