Xbox One Hits An All Time Low In Japan
PS4 and Wii U beat it by selling over 100x more.
The Xbox One was doomed to failure in Japan to begin with, but even so, it has crashed and failed spectacularly. Where the Xbox and especially the Xbox 36o were competitive with strong niches in the country for a while, the Xbox One fizzled out as soon as it launched, its sales soon plummeting to levels reserved for decade old systems in the process of being phased out.
And then there is this- in the last week that was tracked, the system sold a minuscule 100 units. 100 units. Throughout the entire country. It sold 100 units.
Even when the depressed dedicated gaming market of Japan is considered, that is just sad. For instance, consider that Wii U sold 16,413 during the same time seven days, according to numbers company Media Create. PS4 sold 10,822. The Xbox One sold less than 1% what PS4 did. That’s just sad.
I want to put something here to the effect of ‘stay tuned to find out whether or not Microsoft can turn the Xbox One around in the country,’ but even the thought of that seems ridiculous.