Early Indications Point At Xbox One Software Being A Bust In Japan


Posted By | On 09th, Sep. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


There were some- me included- who had a genuine hope that the Xbox One might actually do well in Japan, that this console would reverse the fate of the console line in the country that has never once been interested in it.

However, all recent indications as the system has neared its launch have pointed to just the opposite happening. And now, a major Japanese retailer, Tautaya, has published its software sales results for the last week in Japan (the week that Xbox One launched there), and…

Well, it’s not pleasant, as Xbox One software seems to have been a total bust. Not a single Xbox One game cracked the top 20. Not a single one.

Here’s the full list, if you were curious:

  1. Dragon Quest X – 3DS
  2. Youkai Watch 2: Honke – 3DS
  3. Toukiden: Kiwami – PS Vita
  4. Youkai Watch 2: Ganso – 3DS
  5. Samurai Warriors 4 – PS4
  6. Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – PS3
  7. Toukiden: Kiwami – PSP
  8. Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – Limited Edition – PS3
  9. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – PS3
  10. Mario Kart 8 – Wii U
  11. Super Robot Wars OG Saga Masou Kishin F – PS3
  12. Yoshi’s New Island – 3DS
  13. The Last of Us Remastered – PS4
  14. Youkai Watch – 3DS
  15. Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 – PS3
  16. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition – PS4
  17. The Amazing Spiderman 2 – PS4
  18. Ultra Dimension Action Neptunia U – PS Vita
  19. Medabots 8: Kabuto – 3DS
  20. Medabots 8: Kuwagata – 3DS

Of Xbox One games, we know that Dead Rising 3 did the best, followed by Forza Motorsport 5.

Okay, now for some disclaimers: this may be a major Japanese retailer, but it is still only one retailer. This is not indicative of total software sales for the country at all, and there is a possibility that the console and its games actually did fairly well overall. We can’t know until we have the Media Create and Famitsu sales numbers, which we will this Wednesday. Stay tuned.

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  • crizz1066

    Not much of a surprise, the ps4 didn’t fly of the shelves. So now they’ve had a chance to see all the spin n bull crap m$have done over the months is it any surprise they don’t want this oversized 80’s vcr?

    • rodney patrick

      and you sound like a dumbass sonyfangirl

    • Starman

      I guess they would rather have a gaming system that operates like a 80’s console , nothing nextgen about it …

    • crizz1066

      If it aint broke why change it, just make it more powerful which they have done. Why the PS4 is still in demand unlike the x1

    • demfax

      PS4 sold 332k in its first 2 days in Japan, which is pretty good for a launch.

    • crizz1066

      Yeah but you’d expect more from home territory. But still beat the x1 which had abysmal sales


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