October 19, 2005
PS3 Statistics by Famitsu
Thanks to Famitsu, the most respected video game news magazine in Japan, we can give out some statistics about Japanese Gamers’ intentions.
23.9% of Japanese gamers will buy an Xbox 360.
They like a lot Xbox 360’s controller. And, as we recently said in our controller-banana article, they could be right. This controller isn’t enough for us :) we are not monkeys, are we?
Anyway, it’s like 63.2% of japanese gamers will buy a PS3.
A lot of features, a lot of expectations, a lot of hardware, a lot of fun. So… why shouldn’t they buy a Playstation 3? Well… one of the main reasons was… The banana controller! Again! ARGH!
Ok, let’s fix it, my Japanese Sony Friends. Give it triggers, make it bigger and… no bananas!
Now, most interesting thing, 63.2 + 23.9 = 87.1% (yeah, math is my strong point). Meaning that almost all japanese gamers will buy a next generation console… what a country :)
But I would lower the total to 75-80%, as I’m sure that those percentages include people buying both the XBox and Playstation 3.
I’ll go PS3. Did you guess it?