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Xbox One sold 24,000 on debut weekend in Japan

Titanfall was the most popular game, followed by Kinect Sports Rivals

The Xbox One sold 24,000 units in its first four days on sale in Japan, according to data from Enterbrain and Famitsu.

Or, to be a little more precise, the Xbox One sold 23,562 units between Thursday September 4 and Sunday September 7. Japan has always been a problematic market for Microsoft's console business, and these figures will do little to alter the perception of the Xbox brand in the region.

By way of comparison, Sony sold more than 320,000 units of the PlayStation 4 in two days in Japan, and that may be below the company's expectations.

The best-selling Xbox One game during that period was Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall, which shifted just over 22,000 units, followed by KInect Sports Rivals with just under 15,000 sales. The figures for both games include copies bundled with the Day One edition of the console.

Thanks Dualshockers.

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Adam Campbell Product Manager, Azoomee6 years ago
I personally think for a global consumer electronics company like Microsoft, its best not to ignore any market. Never know what the implications could be in the future.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Adam Campbell on 12th September 2014 12:47pm

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Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 6 years ago
Why they launched in Japan is easy: Sega, Capcom, Konami, Namco, etc etc

Keeping up appearances in Japan is very important, way more important than Westerners realize

All I'm going to say is that 23k is probably a...very optimistic number.

Had they launched the system under the Panasonic or Toshiba name in Japan, with a partnership with Tsutaya for local programming and movies, with a BD burner, tuner and DVR, it would have dine gangbusters at that price. It's cheaper than the competition, with radically improves interface , dynamics, etc. Had it been marketed as that, that also plays games, they may have had something. As it sits, MS Japan will continue interfacing with those developers and keeping up appearances, but probably little else There's a lot of stuff that never gets covered in the "why Xbox Fails in Japan" articles, and I'll leave it at that.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.6 years ago
Xbox - 123,929 (3 days).
Xbox 360 - 62,132 (2 days).
Xbox One - 23,562 (4 days).

Each new iteration is half or less of the previous generation launch.
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Andy Samson QA Supervisor, Digital Media Exchange6 years ago
Congrats Microsoft. You exceeded my 10k 1st week sales estimate. Maybe a lot of those who didn't showed up for the lines, ninja bought your console and had them delivered.
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