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

Uh-oh.

Posted By | On 09th, Sep. 2014

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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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