PS4 is, interestingly enough, outpacing its predecessors in the market.
The PS4 continues to have a record setting run. SCEJA today announced that the console continues to outpace the sales of its direct predecessor, the PS3, and even the legendary PS2 (which is the highest selling console of all time), when it comes to both, the hardware and the software sales.
This is a bit surprising, because reports have always pegged the Asian market as a weaker market than the rest of the world- the announcement of yesterday’s price cut for Asian territories also left the impression that it was made to prop up a failing PS4. It doesn’t seem like that is the case- rather, it seems like Sony is eager to maintain a comfortable lead over their own best performances that they have established.
The software sales are what I really find the most interesting here, given that there has been no game that is truly appealing to Asian markets. Are tastes in gaming becoming more homogenized worldwide?