Console gaming is quite popular in Japan as most parts of the world. Sony’s PS4 has been very successful in Japan, compared to its predecessor PS3. This success main reason is the good content of the platform. Games like Final Fantasy XV and Monster Hunter World is among top seller games in Japan console gaming market. Nintendo is leading console gaming firm which in competition with Sony’s PS4 with its Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch Is Better Than PS4 In Japan
Yes, we mentioned that PS4 is more successful than PS3. However, Nintendo Switch doing much better than Sony’s console, PS4. We have analyzed similar console gaming statistics for the USA, in January 2019. Capcom’s Monster Hunter World is the best seller console game in Japan for PS4 platform. 2 million copies of the game is sold. Another PS4 hit Dragon Quest XI sold 1.3 million copies. But when these figures compared to Nintendo Switch, they are relatively low. Switch titles sold 6 million copies total.
PS4 Exclusive Game Preference in Japan
Popular exclusive PS4 games in the western market like Uncharted 4 or God of War didn’t get much attention from Japanese people. Instead, Marvel’s Spider-Man is the best selling console game of PS4 in Japan. What is the difference between PS4 and Nintendo Switch in terms of sales? While PS4 revenue comes from third-party games, Nintendo Switch’s comes from its first party games.