The latest media create numbers, added to historical data gathered by DualShockers, gives the total sales of Xbox One in Japan in its first full year on the shelves.
Holy crap that's horrible and funny at the same time XD
And 24k of those were sold on launch day ...
Lol... Total X1 sales in japan is less than last week PS4 sales(mg5 launch sales)in japan.
To most people, it seems pointless, but I think they are only there to keep the developers in Japan from going completely PS exclusive. There has to be a strategy.
And does anyone still wonder why MS doesn't really support Japan in a meaningful way?
Wait seriously? Lol That's close to half
It's dead Jim
That's less than the 360 in the same timespan Damn this is sad.. Hopefully fable can push some consoles
Thats 54k more than I was expecting! I wonder how many of them are foreign nationals or expats buying them? I reckon it could be a sizeable majority. Still remember that video of the interviewer asking a kid about the Xbox and the kids reply was, "Whats Xbox?". Ouch.
happy sad birthday Xbox one.
It's easy when you're... https://youtu.be/tl6u2NASUz...
Those Japanese don't know what there missin.
@kickerz: Well, for January, February, March, April, May, June and July, they missed nothing because there WAS nothing.
china probably bought more, just goes to show how different the japanese market is.
@ abzdiine For some reason you just made me think of Moe sticking is head in an oven.
Yet I seem to be playing my Xbox one for hours everyday. Go figure.
So what percentage of that number over there do you think was bought by Microsoft employees?
@ kickerz We wont hold that against you.
Serious question if anyone knows or has a link with solid data. Is this more or less than the first year of the 360? Just wondering, if it's more, well they have improved, which while the numbers are dismal and that's being nice, if it's an improvement, it's a step in the right direction. Obviously, if it's less, the opposite is true. This is not about some fanboy my console sold more/is better war. There are bigger things to consider. Either way, as much as people downplay this, Japan IS an important market, MANY of the very best devs are Japanese, this just leads to more exclusives for the PS4 and 3DS. It is a big deal as publishers will be very hesitant to publish a game on a console with 55k sold in a year in their home country, that's simple to understand and it's a loss to the XBOX brand. Many of these games are not 'niche' as is used as excuse over and over, they are quality games that if given the chance would be enjoyed by all gamers, regardless of the system. MGSV is devolved by a Japanese company, I highly doubt the day will come when a game so broad and popular is made exclusive for these reasons, but there is always the possibility. If it ever comes to that, it's a dark day in gaming, not the end of the world but there are consequences that fanboys would rather gloss over than consider and look at in a mature manner. Just my thoughts.
The fact that the PSTV (which is a great micro-console), or even a Nintendo handheld that came out in Feb. 2011 is outselling the Xbox One is red flag that MS should consider their relevance in Japan.
How Xbox appears is huge to Microsoft. I remember they stated they named their console "360" rather than "2" because they didn't want it to appear in any way less than the "3" in "PS3". Such pride won't allow them to leave Japan --- it'll just look really bad for them and take away their intent to keep the X1 as an actual and equal competitor to PS4. So I don't think X1 will ever leave Japan.
The WiiU is outselling the Xbox One every week in Japan. That in itself should be a much larger message.
Japanese comedians bring the xbox one up on stage when their jokes are tanking and they need to get a laugh from the audience.......
You know, that made me think. I don't think the Japanese have comedians. All of their comedy is upskirt, perverted or just a guy getting hit in the balls.
Well.... It is at least, OVER 9,000!!!!
Bravo, well done.
@the-dragons-bane Lol it's funny but not surprising. Xbox consoles have that stigma of being the pro-american, dudebro shooter box. That is the main reason the Xbox brand mainly does well in NA but does pretty poorly in places like Japan and other territories compared to other consoles.
I think dualshockers is the only website that reports how Xbox does in Japan lol Not sure why we already know it does terrible over there.
VGChartz? Media Create? Not sure what difference it makes who reports it though, since the numbers are not being disputed. You're right that we knew it was doing badly over there, but this really illustrates how badly.
A small factory can make that many Xboxen in a month
PS4 sold last week 54k in Japan. X1 sold 54k in a year. Now thats a coincidence!
The graph shows a flatline, let's give it a time of death.
Happy Birthday indeed! 'bane how about that last part? When I saw this part of their tweet "Thank you for your future support" I LMFAO, it kinda hurt a little. Future support...
Seems fair Xbox gamers dont care about japanese games so why should the japanese care for xbox? Xbox is a niche console in japan just like how all all xbox gamers say that jrpgs are niche titles
Last generation I made sure to have a 360 for Lost Odyssey.
Let's see Gamingbolt put out an article and try to exploit THIS? LOL!
It's horribly funny.
Yea, I just chuckled when I read that. Ouch.
Yeah, it's not good. Last gen they sold 1.6 million XBox 360, which is the most any US produced game console has ever sold in that country. I think Microsoft killed themselves with that price and the terrible reveal. Unlike last gen, Microsoft didn't get many Japanese developers on board early. So there really wasn't many Japanese type games to play on the XB1 for the first year. Doesn't help that Japanese gamers have moved on to mostly handhelds and mobil gaming. The PS4 probably isn't selling better then the PS3 either I bet. Seems the XB1 is doing better in Hong Kong and China. They may want to just stick to those Asian countries.
Their loss :)
Agreed. Microsoft must have lost a lot. Well pointed out. Edit: Just a thought, but are there any/many Japanese games on the 'bone to give them a reason to buy the hardware?
I was being silly but they're missing out on some great games on Xbox One but I'm aware they are more into anime and Rpg games
Even if there were they wouldnt buy it. Last gen they had Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, DOA 4, Ridge Racer, Lost Planet, Monster Hunter, Dead Rising, and a ton of visual novels and bullet hell games out within the first few years and the Japanese still didn't bite. Some of the Japanese exclusive stuff on 360 (mostly bullet hell) is actually really good, so its sad we wont see that return.
You can probably blame Tales of Vesperia for that. People bought the Xbox 360 just to play it, believing it was a lifetime exclusive. As you can guess, Japanese gamers were a few leagues away from "okay with that". One guy I believe snapped his disc and set it on fire after the PlayStation 3 announcement. That aside, those numbers are terrible. Japanese gamers have not really taken a big shine to console gaming this time around. Could change with NX and Morpheus though. Regardless, if PS4 and Wii U could be doing better, there's literally no hope for Xbox One in Japan. Not a bad console, but it defies so many conventional tenets of Japanese consumerism: it's large, it's Microsoft, it does nothing for their economy, it has zero handhelds to offer some incentive to link up, it has an embarrassing level of Japanese developer support in the east (perpetuated by their indifference) and it's overall weaker than a platform that is smaller, has Japanese support, has a handheld companion loaded with games for them, and perhaps even a controller better suited to their ergonomics.
MS has nothing to offer to Japanese besides Windows.
You mean the Windows you have in buildings? I did not know that Microsoft was into glazing, well colour me surprised. :-)
omg that Equilibrium gif in the comment section. rofl
http://farm4.staticflickr.c... this one yes omg lmao, wow 360 did better
Better than expected? /s
MS only (life) support Xbox One in Japan so that the Console is seen as a Global product. It's extremely stubborn and foolish to keep push the Xbox brand in that Region. MS can still hire/contract Japanese Devs without having a presence in Japan. They need to exit that market as fast as possible. Not worth even the Marketing Spend. Man, 54k units in 1 year is diabolical /
I think both you and @Eonjay have it right. Though you could possibly argue that MS could pull their Xbox division from the Asian region for the same reasons.
Yikes. They have to be making something if they are still in th market over there. Wow.
My thoughts also. From this side of my keyboard, it seems a simple thing for MS to fund an exclusive JRPG (much like Lost Odyssey) that would appeal to the wider Japanese audience. Maybe they have something in the works because I doubt the typical Japanese gamer would be enticed by XB1's current offerings. If they don't have anything in the works, then I'm at a loss to understand why they don't. I'm sure they'd be able to entice some Japanese developers with cash to develop something. Hell, I'd be trying to woo Kojima if I was in charge.
Well they have Scalebound as an exclusive for next year that will most likely sell some XB1's, but then again how many people purchase a console just to play one game.
Another «news» to get clicks, because the PS4 sold the same number of consoles last week, because of MGS V. This shoudnt be approved.
Because it hurts his feels
because everyone knows that Xbox One is dead on Japan. It doesnt have any kind of impact. Selling 54,813 in one year in a country with more then 120 millions its a huge fail. This news appears in the same day that the we see that the PS4 sold like 54 or 55 thousands, therefore they want just clicks. This would be news if the the Xbox One sold 554,345 or 1.5 millions...
Yet he'll be in every comment section about how much Halo 5 sells in the US and claim it's great news even though everyone knows halo 5 will sell great in the US. I love how people complain about factual articles that provide real numbers (you know, like news) on a site that was created to link NEWS articles about video games. If you don't like the news that's being reported on, maybe switch up your hobbies.
@corroios "because everyone knows that Xbox One is dead on Japan. It doesnt have any kind of impact. Selling 54,813 in one year in a country with more then 120 millions its a huge fail. This news appears in the same day that the we see that the PS4 sold like 54 or 55 thousands, therefore they want just clicks. This would be news if the the Xbox One sold 554,345 or 1.5 millions" Do you realize how little sense that statement actually makes????
You do realize that you're comparing the same number of consoles sold…one which took a timespan of a week (PS4 like you mentioned) and one that took a whole year (Xbox One). Why should the fact that MS is doing bad in Japan be swept under the rug?
Gotta love damage control, lol.
Yes, it shouldn't be pointed out again that PS4 sold in one week what it took MS a year to do. Not to mention trends show what took MS a year took Sony roughly 6 months. Then to add almost half of their sales was from launch day meaning it took the rest of the year to come up with similar numbers they had at launch. Then to add MGS isn't exclusive thus if it was solely the title giving PlayStation the victory why didn't it do so well on Xbox?
Um happy birthday I guess? :I
Xbox has never done well in Japan though. What I admire is that Microsoft is still supporting fans out there even though they know Sony has always dominated that market.
By fans you mean.....Americam military personnel based in Japan..........cause I'm guessing most Xbones in Japan were bought by them.
I doubt those would count too much either. Most military personnel would just get it at base exchange on base or have it shipped in from Amazon. (unless they just couldn't stand the wait and didn't mind reading Japanese)
"Total X1 sales in japan is less than last week PS4 sales(mg5 launch sales)in japan. " xDDDDDDDD
Wow...ps4 sold that amount in the last hardware update. http://www.dualshockers.com... PS4 – 54,494 New 3DS XL – 26,976 Vita – 11,099 Wii U – 10,232 New 3DS – 5,179 PS3 – 2,817 3DS – 1,692 3DS XL – 909 Vita TV – 609 Xbox One – 180