The Xbox One version of The Witcher 3 sold 1,000 copies in Japan, but it still made the top 50. On the other hand, both console versions of the game sold a whopping 91.97% of the initial shipment.
My guess 90% of the shipment belong to the PS4. 67K in its debut week is impressive for a non Japanese game and well deserved sale. Congrats CDPR. We need more awesome RPG games. I cant wait to see what the Japanese devs have in store for the PS4 this gen. I want JRPG goodness everywhere.
I second that. I want my JRPG goodness
I really hope we do see Ni No Kuni 2 at E3 this year. Level 5 are amazing. We need more devs like them.
Persona 5 is coming.
Ni No Kuni is brilliant. I don't need context. I don't need to frame my argument. I like raccoons. And riding a purple dragon through some of the most beautiful environments I have ever seen.
What!?!? A 50,000 yen discount on Xbones in Japan!? I really need to move back there if they're PAYING people to pick these things up now! (Btw, I did click on the link ;)
I really hope Tales of Zestiria comes out on PS4 in 2016 (being realistic on time frame and don't have my PS3 anymore). Truly excited for Persona 5 also ,I can't wait to play that style again after P4: Golden.
no, its 90% of total shipment for both ps4/x1, its just that x1 had much lower shipment.
You can keep thinking that lol
@kingscorpion and disagreers Read the Damn title it clearly states what magicite just clarified -_-
Yup 1000 units for Xbox one were shipped Over 67,000 units for PS4 How are you getting disagrees?
Just 1000 copies that's hilarious
@darkocelet Level 5 exclusive isn't Ni No Kuni 2, its rumored to be a returning PS franchise from the PS2 era, Dark Chronicles 3 (Dark Cloud 3). Hope Level 5 game is revealed something at E3
There was a rumor that it was Ni No Kuni 2. If it is indeed Dark Cloud 3 then i will die! Dark Cloud 2 was a masterpiece.
@DarkOcelet in 2013 http://www.gamespot.com/for... Last year http://www.dualshockers.com...
Well considering Japan probably owns more PS4's than XB1's I would assume so. That being said, if they sold through 92% and that includes the XB1 games then the XB1 should have sold a decent amount in comparison to how many launched. Which means it sounds like maybe only 5-10k copies of the game were even released at first. * With western like games, they really are cautious when testing the market and make sure not to overproduce something. It's just good that a game like this sold through it's shipment. How we like certain Japanese games, is maybe how certain Japanese games like US or Western style games.
Don't forget Star Ocean!
No surprise here. Microsoft is a foreign company and people in Japan really have something against foreign companies competing with their own, still, glad this game managed to sell so well over there being a wrpg
And that's why iPhones are outsold by Sony phones in Japan... This isn't a case of having something "against" some foreign company. It's about a company giving them what they want.
Well the iPhone 6plus gives me what I want . So I'm glad I ain't in Japan lol . I hate android
It's not really about anti-Americanism, it's more about first impressions. The Xbox brand has had a stigma on it in Japan since the very first Xbox console due to the complete lack of any consideration as to what the Japanese gamer community would want. It was bulky, ugly, and filled with games that didn't interest the Japanese gamers. Japan can really hold a grudge it seems.
Visit this article and go down to the 'Cultural divide' section http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... Although I agree it's not the primary reason, it does play a role in why MS and Xbox do badly in Japan
@DragonKnight: Not just Japanese gamers, but FANS of Japanese games, as well (specifically, JRPGs).
"Microsoft is a foreign company and people in Japan really have something against foreign companies competing with their own" And Witcher 3 is a game made by a Polish company which topped the media chart in Japan on Wednesday for the PS4...
Don't worry, people think Japan is still a land of Samurai. Let them be ignorant.
Maybe.. just maybe the reason the Xbox One doesn't do well in Japan is because the Xbox One doesn't have a lot of games that appeal to that type of audience like the PS4 does?
lol Apple and Disney already prove those stereotype wrong
Apple, Disney, Microsoft's other products all prove this wrong.
Racial stereotypes? Ever thought that maybe Japan doesn't support the Xbone because the Xbone doesn't bother supplying anything that caters to their tastes in gaming? Ever thought that Japan really doesn't care for Halo,Forza,Gears,Forza,Fable,F orza more halo like Microsoft has done the past decade nonstop?
I actually have to agree. Currently I find ps4 games unappealing so I stay away from that console. If they had more games or experiences like ps2 or X1 things would definitely be different.
How long will people like you make this same uninformed comment?
For as long as there are people grasping for reasons to why the xbone is a failure in Japan I suspect.
@Mrmagoo Ain't that the truth. Lol
I guess Appel, McDonalds and all those other American companies that do well in Japan didn't get your memo.
Although that is all true Mos burger is far far far better than McDonalds and is Japanese.
This notion has been disproved many times, yet it keeps being spread around as if it's a fact.
They don't hate American products. A lot of American products sell well in Japan. They probably like American muscle cars too. They simply don't like the Xbox. They probably don't even like MS Windows.
Nobody likes American muscle cars outside of America. Poor build quality, ancient technology and terrible design take care of that.
They have something against crap. Have you thought about them having something against crap? Have you thought that perhaps Americans don't make informed decisions? Have you thought that, perhaps, Americans buy crap? Is this a thought you ever had when seeing Americans buy...crap?
So only 5 Xbox-One gamer wasn't interested.
I'm so sick of these kind of articles. We get it. Japan doesn't like Xbox. We've known that for what, 14 years?
In other news, the urban community still buys 99% of Nike Air Jordans. What else is new
That's actually no where near true. Most Jordans are bought by people living in suburban areas.
"suburban"...sub-... ."urban" Go away.
I can't lie... I clicked on this article already knowing its purpose and I feel for it. Two words Click Bait.
Very good sales of Witcher 3 in Japan.
Thx :) I wasn't sure if this is good news or bad :D
These figures look like bs to me. Game was never on the pre order topspot. Barely made the Amazon top ten on the days before its release, Consider final fantasy 10 remaster was number one and only did 15K! Very shady figures indeed. The PS4 is basically dead in japan, hardly ever features in Geos top preorders or Amazon preorder charts. Something is really a miss.
CDPR if this is your console optimization and advertised as polished stick to making games for the PC. The witcher 3 on ps4 is sloppy even after 2 patches totaling 1gb. Hey CDPR step your craft up and stop with the false advertising the witcher 3 as an open world game. Shite
M$ should pull out of Japan and stop embarrassing themselves.
I think that 1,000 copies are more than expected...
is 1000 alot?
I am not sure that is a lot or a little considering how small the xbox market is there.
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