Meanwhile, Xbox One competes at the bottom of the barrel with Vita TV.
The newest numbers for weekly Japan sales are out, and surprising absolutely no one, Nintendo’s 3DS, fueled by the hysteria that the launch of the ‘New’ models brought on about, is at the very top, selling more than every other system on the market combined, and then some.
On the software side, things are equally predictable, with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, and Youkai Watch 2 all ensuring the 3DS does not slip up there either. The highest charting new entry is Chaos Rings for the PS Vita, which is a port of the popular iOS game by Square Enix.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Xbox One, which had a dismal launch to begin with in the region, is now competing with the Vita TV in its quest for irrelevance, and is selling less than a thousand units a week- the Xbox 360 took years before it reached this point. Microsoft has claimed that it is unhappy with the system’s performance in the region and that it is looking at reversing the trend, so let’s hope they do that soon. A competitive Xbox One in the region is good for everyone.