The sad part is it actually is sold there and it's 2 predecessors did respectable numbers.
Thats my point. Its practically none existed in Japan. Everything would be outselling the X1 in Japan. Just like US cars dont sell well in Japan either. Thank god Japan is only a small market share.
As for the original Xbox and 360. They didnt sell well either in Japan and they turned out to be successful consoles.
If i were MS ill just stop caring for the Japanese market all together and chase the bigger fish in the sea. Cant convince a culture to buy American products it just doesn't happen unless its iPhone. Im not even American and im saying this haha.