Originally Posted by intrinsic
How much do you think games like Final Fantasy and Gran Turismo will boost the ps3 install base in japan? How much higher can it possibly go? I'm no business expert, but I'd imagine most consumers targeting either of these releases would have bought a ps3 already (for gt5, especially with the prologue)
I think Final Fantasy has been on the decline in recent years…
The bigger RPG franchise, Dragon Quest, has moved back to Nintendo hardware, that alone is a big blow to the PS3. Final Fantasy XIII is also being done on the 360 (in the west right now) and I imagine Square/Enix can easily move it to the J360 to boost sales. I don't believe Gran Turismo is a big enough system seller to boost install base… though GT5 is one game I personally cannot wait for and will give my PS3 a big workout.
All in all, the PS3 is basically going to be set in third place world-wide. I am curious to see what direction Sony goes from here…