Both Sony and Microsoft are on the brink of releasing their next-gen hardware, and there's no doubt millions who are excited. That said, it's likely the biggest markets for those platforms will be in North America, and to a lesser extent Europe. When it comes to Japan, one industry consultant thinks Nintendo will remain atop the heap.
In an interview with Bloomberg, game consultant Serkan Toto was asked about the game scene in Japan. According to him, Nintendo has a very bright future.
“Many PlayStation 4 owners in Japan would eventually move to the PlayStation 5, but that would largely depend on how strong the PlayStation team in Tokyo will be in pushing the needs of Japanese customers to the American headquarters. Considering the current power balance between the U.S. and Japan, I can’t expect much, unfortunately. Microsoft will continue to have a hard time in Japan, and I don’t see any reason why the next Xbox should do better in Japan than the previous models. All signs point that for the next years, Nintendo will stay king in Japan, and I really don’t understand why Microsoft is still so obsessed with Japan.”