With Sony and Nintendo being Japan’s more internationally famed brands, one would think Japan would take active interest in its offered highlights and offered gizmos.
But far be it for any country to be avid fans of anything that hails from that same country just because it comes from that country, recent figures and analysis based on a Goo Research survey indicates a steady decline in Japan’s interest for the Wii U and PlayStation Vita.
Based on the survey, only less than 8% of Japanese electronic consumers are interested in owning a PlayStation Vita or a Wii U. As a figure, this marks the third in a series, where interest figures are going down.
The survey collected data from 1,083 respondents, and from that, 7.8% said they were interested in getting a PlayStation Vita, with 60.5% just blatantly saying they didn’t want it nor would they be swayed. 31.7% indicated that they were quite curious about PlayStation Vita, but were not curious enough to buy one.
With the Wii U, 7.1% from the 1,083 respondents said they wanted one, with 33.5% simply curious about the console but not intent in getting one. 59.4% said that they weren’t interested in the console at all.
The survey also revealed something of interest, asking survey respondents about the Xperia Play, Sony Ericsson’s Adroid-driven mobile with functional features in running PlayStation games.
Not a single survey respondent owned one.
For those who were curious and were interested in getting one, 2.8% said they were, while 7.8% expressed that they couldn’t be bothered to get one.
Though Japan isn’t really the country to go to when it comes to assessing benchmark figures on the viability and best buy value of game consoles and portables, the figures gathered by the survey says something about next gen consoles.
The fact that older versions of the PSP are still in steady demand, also says something about upcoming and new incarnations, along with the current trends of video gaming interests and demands.