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Japanese developer attributes the PS3's poor sales to the console's large size


When it comes to the Japanese market, the size of your equipment matters. One of the common complaints and cited reasons for the original Xbox’s failure is the large form factor of the console. Japanese consumers complained that the machine was too large to fit in nicely inside their homes.

According to Masaya Matsuura, designer of the original PaRappa the Rapper, the PlayStation 3 is suffering from the same problem of size. “It's too big for the Japanese,” he said GamesIndustry.biz in an interview at the Nordic Game conference.

Although Xbox 360 slimmed down for the current generation, it did so while giving birth to a mammoth AC adapter – a similar problem in the eyes of Matsuura. “With Xbox, the problem is not the size of the hardware but of the AC adapter.”

So what of the smallest console in the current generation? “Wii is a very good piece of hardware. Many talented people from Nintendo make great ideas for game hardware, of course. Already I've been starting to think about Wii software, but it's very hard sometimes,” he said. “Players can't spend a long time on gameplay, so this can be tough. So I respect Nintendo's activities, but for software designers like us, it's very hard.”

So, in the eyes of this game developer, Nintendo has the easiest console for Japanese consumers to take home, while presenting software designers with the greatest challenges.
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So size DOES matter. Though this is a pretty lame DailyTech attack on the PS3.
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So size DOES matter. Though this is a pretty lame DailyTech attack on the PS3.
/agreed
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post #3 of 49
It doesn't seem like anyone is ever totally happy with whatever comes out.

I wonder if the japanese have room in their homes to do backflips while playing wii sports?
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post #4 of 49
Its bigger yes..However I wouldnt say its a monstor or anything
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It's a strange reason for not liking the PS3.
Sony could be holding an emergency board meeting to discuss this most serious issue! Maybe a "big is beautiful " ad campaign involving the DOA girls could remedy the situation.
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I think it's big without being bulky ya know? I mean, the AC is built in and it's a beast... My PC here isn't as quite or as powerful as the PS3 yet it's much bigger. I don't personally mind the size, as i own the system and it's sleek. Nuff Said

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It's a strange reason for not liking the PS3.
Sony could be holding an emergency board meeting to discuss this most serious issue! Maybe a "big is beautiful " ad campaign involving the DOA girls could remedy the situation.
Hahaha good one, but DOA is an Xbox title now. Great idea nevertheless
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The has confirmed that this is a dumba$$ theory.
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no ones ever happy
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Yah... PS3 is bigger and the XBOX360 has external AC. However, Japanese people can't very well move around a great deal within their pods, so I guess Wii sucks, too.

The best gaming systems are those watches that have cut-down versions of Mega-Man on them. Man, what a great time people have with that in comparison to all of the new offerings.
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So size DOES matter. Though this is a pretty lame DailyTech attack on the PS3.
Not to offend, but why asian people like "small" things?.
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