Friend says Japan doesn't matter

#1Ritster21Posted 10/6/2012 1:59:09 PM
Me: Currently, in the first 42 weeks of life, Dreamcast did better than the Vita

Friend: Where is the proof? There is no way Vita is doing that badly.

Me: Here is a link.

Friend: Oh, I see. That's in Japan though. Who cares.

Me: Japan is a very important market. If it is doing bad in Japan, thats a bad thing since that is the homeland.

Friend: It's just Japan. It doesn't matter.

Thoughts? Does Japan matter? Should we care about Japan? Is Vita doing bad? What are your opinions on the matter?
#2GodMWOLFPosted 10/6/2012 2:00:42 PM
Thoughts?Your friend visits gamefaqs too.
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#3TheExiled280Posted 10/6/2012 2:01:06 PM
Are we really gonna do this again? Only the daft would think Japan doesn't matter. Anyway, I guess I'll christen this as flame war #2368687757854757576
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#4StrikeNinja24Posted 10/6/2012 2:02:29 PM
Tell him its actually doing worse in the US.
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#5DiligentTreePosted 10/6/2012 2:02:51 PM
Hasn't most of this board established that barely ANYTHING matters when it comes to the Vita?

Although, the moment when the Vita starts to be successful, whatever caused it will matter again. That's just the way this board works.
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#6CorruptedRPGPosted 10/6/2012 2:05:43 PM
Japan doesn't matter.

Look at poor NEO GEO Pocket selling less than Vita or Dreamcast. The Japanese market is DOOMED if things like this keep up
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#7GigaVoltsPosted 10/6/2012 2:08:15 PM
India is probably the only real market
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#8Ritster21(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2012 2:59:41 PM
#9Spiffy247Posted 10/6/2012 3:06:31 PM
I remember SenorLovecraft saying that Japan didn't matter because they had dumb interests.
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#10kdiz4321Posted 10/6/2012 3:09:55 PM
Tell your friend that vita sold 40K last month in NA. That is about equal to the 10K per week seen in Japan. If Japan doesn't matter, what does it say when NA which does matter is selling the same number every week.
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