TOKYO: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare first week sales have revealed a bit of a surprise. The Xbox One and 360 platforms accounted for 53% of the total sales during the first week of release.
Not much of a surprise. If you like western games in Japan then you're likely to own either of those systems.
Implying, somehow, that Western games don't come to the Japanese consoles?
No, but since playing western games is such a niche market in Japan I would imagine that it makes sense for anyone in to it to own an Xbox. That theory would certainly explain those statistics. We all know that the install base is tiny. After all, the main reason that Xbox doesn't do well in Japan is that people see it as a console for Western games, which the vast majority simply aren't interested in. I would certainly accept a different theory, if it made more sense than my own.
That's impressive, especially considering the difference in install base. Edit @ Genuine User, your point makes it even more impressive, a 3% difference from a 100% difference in install base, WOW.
-1 month Times DLC - MLG COD players - Marketed as an Xbox Exclusive in all the Ads. To me these Numbers are Unimpressive.
Nope, still impressive to me. We're hearing a 2 to 1 wordlwide lead and still the game sells more on MS platforms. That is impressive. Early DLC and MLG players are hardly massive factors compared to that lead. And when was it advertised as an exclusive?? Do you mean it advertising exclusive DLC content?
@ Septic The 2 to 1 lead is between the PS4 and X1, not last gen consoles. From the article: When looking at the actual individual console numbers, the PlayStation 4 led all platforms with 35% of the sales, followed closely by the Xbox One with 32%.
thats very cool :)
Sweet and way cool
So i am guessing, these are JAPAN numbers?
On re-reading the article I'm no longer sure. I thought it was Japan numbers because it began with "TOKYO:".
"When looking at the actual individual console numbers, the PlayStation 4 led all platforms with 35%..." PS4 still leads for single platform, quite impressive considering all the marketing it as an Xbox only title, and with the timed DLC.
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