The Xbox One launched in Japan last week, and the first week sales are probably exactly what you were expecting.
Japanese magazine Famitsu reports that Microsoft’s console sold approximately 23,562 units in its first four days, putting it at about a third of the Xbox 360’s 62,135 units sold in a similar time span. The original Xbox still carries the highest debut for the brand with 123,929 sold during its launch weekend.
Among the game’s launch titles, Titanfall sold around 22,416 copies (nearly as many as Xbox One’s sold) with Kinect Sports Rivals and Dead Rising 3 following with 14,191 and 7,330 copies sold respectively.
Xbox’s struggle in the Japanese market is nothing new, as the Xbox 360 only sold around 1.6 million units after nearly a decade on the market. The original Xbox fared even worse, selling less than half a million in its lifetime. Xbox has primarily had most of its success in its home market in America while Japan-based PlayStation and Nintendo have dominated the console market in their home territories, although that doesn’t seem to be the case for the PlayStation 4 just yet.