if they just wanted to play Switch games, they could just hack their own already-owned Switches and not worry about shit like lacking compatibility with games, why bother buying something that's likely literally twice the price, twice the weight and size to play the same games they were already playing, but with more discomfort?
imo the hardware is a plenty bad sell to the japs in multiple respects, if anything the hardware is the worst part about the Steam Deck, raw specs doesn't compensate for its horrendous product attributes
You are literally selling to the handheld capital of the world, yet you give them what is probably one of the worst designed handhelds ever, and think they will worship the specs like retards here do?
They are a different audience.
The "rest of the world" varies. America is more prominent than most others when it comes to shit like that, yes, as is places like Russia and whatnot, but those places also have a strong PC-building culture, and handhelds in those countries were targeted more towards children generally rather than people of all ages.
This is also on top of shit like America being a more freedom-oriented society with its laws, origin and culture, on top of being on a vast landmass, allowing for shit like ownership of large plots of land more commonly, larger vehicles and apparatuses on top of a well-fed population with strong property rights and whatnot
Japan on the other hand, is a literal island country with a large public transportation system that many use, having preferences for smaller, more compact things in general both for space, and the fact that they are literally a physically smaller people than Americans and germans/anglos
They are also less freedom-oriented, and very submissive, fanatically loyal and obedient to authority and law-abiding, based on their origins and culture.
I'm not infantilizing them, I'm simply recognizing their differences.
People as a whole deserve to be infantilized, everyone suffers from different problems based on who and what they are.
Here, people have other issues.
Americans and certain european countries (but especially Americans) value convenience and speed above all else, keep in mind that America basically invented the concept of "fast food", walmart, convenience stores, and digital goods because physical copies are less convenient, also pioneering shit like early access and releasing broken shit and fixing it later
On top of this, Americans have horrible political instability due to the term system (which is both a blessing and curse), leading to the loss of the manufacturing industry, and by extension, the loss of
The Japanese, with the Quality revolution and quality-based culture, do a lot better, and still have their own manufacturing capabilities. Even now, the Japanese are still known as basically the highest quality producers in the world, when that title used to be shared between America, certain european countries (which they still have for shit like cars at least), and Japan.
Europeans are sort of an in-between, depending on the individual country's differences of course. England, for example, is pretty damn submissive to authority with their autocratic history, and now they've had to deal with shit like the "loicense" memes.
Germans are industrious and efficient, but due to their rigid natures, they have basically been made the world's whipping boy and forced to carry the entire EU on their shoulders
The French, have their own issues of course, but a lot of these countries became the homeplaces of liberal philosophers and people who changed the countries forever (and the occasional allowance for letting jews in to ruin the place periodically)
Every place needs to look inward and realize their part in the roles for how bad things are nowadays
But that's a bit of a rambling point that's gone off the rails, I'll stop talking now since this is way bigger than some shitty (((Product)))
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