Neoseeker : News : Sony delayed PS4 launch in Japan due to lack of Japanese games
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Huntereb Sep 20, 13
Meh, better to release it with something to use it with rather than release it as a brick. Still, 2014 is so far away... I can tell a lot of people are gonna be mad about this.

I wonder what kind of stuff they've got internet-wise built into the Japanese consoles...
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DedValve Sep 20, 13
quote Huntereb
Meh, better to release it with something to use it with rather than release it as a brick. Still, 2014 is so far away... I can tell a lot of people are gonna be mad about this.

I wonder what kind of stuff they've got internet-wise built into the Japanese consoles...
If Japan seriously cared for consoles then I'm sure they would be mad.
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RabidChinaGirl Sep 20, 13
quote DedValve
If Japan seriously cared for consoles then I'm sure they would be mad.
Lol yes.
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Huntereb Sep 20, 13
quote DedValve
If Japan seriously cared for consoles then I'm sure they would be mad.
Well then what do they play games on over in Japan? It couldn't be PC, is it just little handhelds?
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Drogo Baggins Sep 20, 13
I saw "Sony" and "delay" in the same sentence and nearly had a heart attack.
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Slash Sep 20, 13
quote Huntereb
quote DedValve
If Japan seriously cared for consoles then I'm sure they would be mad.
Well then what do they play games on over in Japan? It couldn't be PC, is it just little handhelds?
3DS
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Zombie_Barioth Sep 20, 13
quote Huntereb
quote DedValve
If Japan seriously cared for consoles then I'm sure they would be mad.
Well then what do they play games on over in Japan? It couldn't be PC, is it just little handhelds?
Japan actually does prefer mobile device. Part of it use due to space limitations and the rest is due to their culture. They commute a lot so handhelds just work better and playing together locally is more common than in the west, I've also heard gaming in public is frowned upon aside from mobile devices for older men too, not sure if that changed or if its just men.

I've been told PC gaming isn't as uncommon as most people think, we just don't get most of the games because they're visual novels and stuff like that. Ys started out on PC if I remember right. Don't know if its as common as console gaming but you'd think it'd be since a gaming PC would be a more practical use of space.
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Skyler_x_Mandy Sep 20, 13
quote Drogo Baggins
I saw "Sony" and "delay" in the same sentence and nearly had a heart attack.
I had a tachycardia.
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Huntereb Sep 20, 13
Slash Zombie_Barioth

I see, that makes sense. Now I kinda want to bring me and my 3DS over to Japan for some StreetPass, as it's almost useless over here in the US.
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RabidChinaGirl Sep 20, 13
In regards to what others have said/asked: Japan is big on mobile games. Not just handhelds, but mobile. When I was in Japan a few years ago, before smartphones were really a huge thing in the US, everyone I saw over there had their faces buried in their flip phones, playing something or another.

I remember reading an article some time ago talking about how consoles just aren't as popular, namely because living space is hard to come by.
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DedValve Sep 20, 13
Yup, smartphones dominate in Japan and because it's more culturally acceptable for people of all ages to get their game on, so are nintendo handhelds.
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THM Sep 20, 13
Wow, Come on, Japanese only play Japanese games??? They can try Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous: Second's Son, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, or maybe FIFA 14 (Stupid CEO of EA).

I'm guessing that SCEI factory in China can't keep up with pre-orders so they delay the console launch in Japan until February, Over 3-5 millions pre-orders won't be easy for Sony factories in China. ( Poor Xbone: less than 1K pre-orders, I suppose).
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DedValve Sep 20, 13
quote THM
Wow, Come on, Japanese only play Japanese games??? They can try Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous: Second's Son, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, or maybe FIFA 14 (Stupid CEO of EA).

I'm guessing that SCEI factory in China can't keep up with pre-orders so they delay the console launch in Japan until February, Over 3-5 millions pre-orders won't be easy for Sony factories in China. ( Poor Xbone: less than 1K pre-orders, I suppose).
Or it could just be that Japan could give a shit about the West and gives even less about home consoles. Just look at the NPD numbers, the only thing topping console charts there are primarily Japanese and the only thing topping charts period is the 3DS.

Japan just doesn't care for the home console so it's understandable that it's "tier 3" for Sony. Less than 1k pre-orders for Xbox One might be exaggerating. Surely the number can't be higher than 200. Surely.
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MetallicaDragon Sep 20, 13
It's okay heart, you can stop pounding now. Glad I don't live there.
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