Xbox One Launch in Japan Quietly

#21slowdog76Posted 9/4/2014 1:04:59 AM
terabaap3 posted...
slowdog76 posted...
the interesting thing about all this is not so much what is being reported, because it was fully expected, but maybe it is just that those buying it were doing so online instead. I mean, a couple months ago we heard reports that xb1 was topping online pre-order charts, which was pretty weird, mainly because we didnt expect to see "xbox" and "topping" in the same sentence without the word "not" in there somewhere.

so with that in mind, I went and had a look at this:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/bestsellers/videogames

now i'm not saying this is that indicative of anything (it doesnt have actual sales figures for example), but again,i find this interesting when compared to what we are seeing at the stores

now, i dont particularly care about sales figures as long as things are going well. which they are. but it doesnt mean i cant find some aspects of it interesting, which this is


Yeah that really doesn't mean anything, to get a better perspective look at the top sellers of 2014 rather than the last hour.
In which case we notice that Titanfall's 360 version which sold around 20K units in Japan is at No. 94, while XB1 is not in the top 100. Which means if Amazon sales for tianfall and XB1 have the same ratio for the rest of retailers XB1 might very well sell 10-15K units at launch, which will be quite abysmal compared to PS4's 320K.


hold on. it hasnt been out for 24 hours there and you are throwing out that it isnt in the top 100 for 2014. thats.......just ridiculous.
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#22terabaap3Posted 9/4/2014 1:09:25 AM
slowdog76 posted...
terabaap3 posted...
slowdog76 posted...
the interesting thing about all this is not so much what is being reported, because it was fully expected, but maybe it is just that those buying it were doing so online instead. I mean, a couple months ago we heard reports that xb1 was topping online pre-order charts, which was pretty weird, mainly because we didnt expect to see "xbox" and "topping" in the same sentence without the word "not" in there somewhere.

so with that in mind, I went and had a look at this:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/bestsellers/videogames

now i'm not saying this is that indicative of anything (it doesnt have actual sales figures for example), but again,i find this interesting when compared to what we are seeing at the stores

now, i dont particularly care about sales figures as long as things are going well. which they are. but it doesnt mean i cant find some aspects of it interesting, which this is


Yeah that really doesn't mean anything, to get a better perspective look at the top sellers of 2014 rather than the last hour.
In which case we notice that Titanfall's 360 version which sold around 20K units in Japan is at No. 94, while XB1 is not in the top 100. Which means if Amazon sales for tianfall and XB1 have the same ratio for the rest of retailers XB1 might very well sell 10-15K units at launch, which will be quite abysmal compared to PS4's 320K.


hold on. it hasnt been out for 24 hours there and you are throwing out that it isnt in the top 100 for 2014. thats.......just ridiculous.


Amazon counts pre-orders as sales, Destiny is still a week away from release date and it's still at No. 65 for example.
#23scoobydoobydontPosted 9/4/2014 1:15:44 AM
darkness1018 posted...
dnmt posted...
darkness1018 posted...
All you have to do is look at how the 360 did in Japan.


Which did worse than the first Xbox there, if you can believe it.


That I didn't know. I do however enjoy the original XB more then the 360, hence why I still own one but got rid of my 360 for the XB1.


You didn't know that because he made that up. 360 did far better than OG Xbox in Japan.
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#24billOrileyPosted 9/4/2014 1:50:03 AM
ms pushing hard in japan by also giving away 6 months free of xbone live,but no one cares.
#25chedibang1994Posted 9/4/2014 2:17:19 AM
Sony seems quiet to tbh consoles are dead it's been confirmed
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#26X_Masquerade_XPosted 9/4/2014 8:12:20 AM
HiddenRoar posted...


Never heard of iDOLM@STER.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm1Jc3VPOq8

See that crowd? They have no reason to buy an Xbox now.


if I was an 11yr old Japanese schoolgirl I'd be pretty psyched up right now.
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