Japan isn’t too excited about the Xbox One

Minimal pre-orders for Microsoft’s newest console.

Posted By | On 04th, Sep. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Microsoft and Xbox have never had much success in the Japanese market. That’s just a sad fact of life, and how things have been. You sort of come to accept that, in spite of some concerted efforts made by Microsoft to push the Xbox in Japan (particularly with the Xbox 360 in its early years), the Japanese people don’t seem to, well, give a fuck about Xbox.

Sad, isn’t it?

If you were one of those people who was actually expecting that to change with the Xbox One- and honestly, there was a more real chance of that happening than you’d think- well, it doesn’t seem like the Japanese are interested in Microsoft’s offering this time around, as an industry insider has confirmed that pre-orders for the Xbox One are minimal, and that Microsoft will almost certainly have a minimal presence at the Tokyo Game Show.

Oh well, at least Xbox One will still continue to get Japanese games, if only for the benefit of western audiences.

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  • Mark

    Well, let’s wait n see for some numbers. I like Shinobi. He defenitely knows some people in the gaming biz. But I did see Xbox had 2 SKUs (Kinect and base system) in the top 20 Amazon Japan recently. I don’t know that reporting the Xbox pre-orders being dead in Japan lol, is happening based just off an insider. Shinobi may not be trolling. But we should see soon.

    No way Xbox will sell more than, or equal to, PS4 in Japan. But selling maybe 100-200K would be actually a positive sign for them. If not oh well. Haha. I’d like to see both systems sell atleast decent there. As both consoles have really good stuff on them imo.

    • demfax


  • MaxKill

    So you give credict to rummors….. Journalist now on days!!!!


    • Robert

      And other top japan retailers


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