Xbox Japan General Manager “Steps Down” from Current Position, Moves to Redmond

Takashi Sensui has seemingly moved on from his current role following poor Xbox One sales in Japan.

Posted By | On 28th, Nov. 2014 Under News


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Xbox One sales in Japan have been pitiful since the console’s launch in September with only 40,000 units sold since then. As a result, Xbox Japan general manager Takashi Sensui has resigned.

Well, sort of. It seems that Sensui has “stepped down” from his current role, according to a report in Famitsu (translated by Kotaku). Yoshinami Takahashi and Nobuyoshi Yokoi have taken over his role while Sensui has relocated to Microsoft’s Redmond office to assume the position of Interactive Entertainment Business general manager. The job will reportedly focus on providing a link between the US and Japan teams as Sensui reports to Xbox VP Mike Nichols.

It’s a weird situation to be sure – Sensui was most likely taken out of his current role in order to shake things up and hopefully provide for better business with the Xbox One in Japan. However, he could still have plenty of use in other areas especially for the US branch. What are your thoughts on these developments? Let us know in the comments.


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