Xbox One Meets Significantly Low Support in Japanese Launch

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Since its September 4 launch in Japan, the Xbox One’s Japanese sales lag behind the PS4 and Wii U.

The Xbox One has had a slow start in Japan since launching September 4. The console sold 23,000 units from September 4 to 7 in Japan, Famitsu reports. The sales report lags far behind the launch weekends for the PS4 and Wii U, and they are also less than the launch weekend sales numbers for Microsoft’s previous consoles, the Xbox 360 and the Xbox.

Sony sold 322,000 PS4s in two days in Japan, while Nintendo sold 308,000 Wii U consoles over its launch weekend in Japan.

While none of Microsoft’s consoles have reached that level over a launch weekend in Japan, the Xbox One sales are less than half of the Xbox 360’s launch sales in the country. The Xbox 360 sold about 62,000 units at the time, whereas the Xbox One sold 23,000. In 2002, the original Xbox sold 123,000 units in Japan.

Famitsu noted that the most popular Xbox One game was Titanfall, followed by Kinect Sports Rivals and Dead Rising 3. A Titanfall Xbox One bundle was available for purchase, bringing up the game’s sales.

The Xbox One launched in several countries in Europe, Australia, North America, and Brazil on September 22 last year to what Microsoft said was its best console launch yet.

Source: Famitsu via CVG

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