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Japanese Retailer: “Xbox One Day One Edition Sold Out in No Time;” Major Retailers Offer Discounts

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The situations of pre-orders of the Xbox One in Japan is getting interesting. The manager of the popular independent retailer Games Ma-Ya, who is well known for giving information on her business via her blog, mentioned that the Day One edition sold out quickly.

That’s not too surprising, as Xbox users in Japan has always been a niche, and smaller, independent retailers are popular between them, as they usually have deals and import games unavailable at bigger stores.

Interestingly, all the three biggest Japanese retailers, Yodobashi Camera, Big Camera and Amazon started offering discounts on all Xbox One products. All three currently have a 5% post-tax discount on all console SKUs, while Yodobashi and Bic offer a 10% discounts on games as well. Accessories are discounted between 5 and 10% depending on retailer.

This is a fairly interesting move on a product that was just put up for pre-order yesterday, and is probably aimed to keep up the momentum (the Day One version is still stable in 1st place on Yodobashi Camera and 2nd place on Amazon so it must be selling quite well) and to counter the negative effect of the increase of the consumption tax, which has brought a depression in video game sales.

[Translation: Dai Bowery]

Source: http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/06/22/japanese-retailer-xbox-one-day-one-edition-sold-out-in-no-time-major-retailers-offer-discounts/



 

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Just like everything else.

However X1 wont do better than ps4 in japan.....if it does.......sony got a home infestation hahaha. XD



I predict 7,000 Xbones sold on Launch week in Japan.



Without hard numbers this means nothing? How many did they receive? 5k? 50k? I highly doubt the Xone launch will break the 100k barrier, there is simply no mass appealing software for it.




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This doesnt mean very much. The Xbox sold a little over a million in Japan last gen.



Obviously they heard about Killer Instinct



Unfortunately this probably means the smaller independent retailers didn't order enough stock because they thought the Xbox One would sell as badly as the 360 has in recent years. Now if they ordered alot of Xbox One stock and it sold out I'd be impressed, but we don't know how much they ordered. But at least Xbox One is still going strong at the bigger online Japanese retailers like Yodobashi Camera, if it keeps up this pace the Xbox One's launch should be bigger than the 360's launch (50k). All in all September is shaping up nicely for Xbox One between the 30+ new launch countries (including Japan) and the release of Forza Horizon 2, it should be the biggest month for Xbox One sales since December last year (the biggest since then was January at 440k).



shikamaru317 said:

Unfortunately this probably means the smaller independent retailers didn't order enough stock because they thought the Xbox One would sell as badly as the 360 has in recent years. Now if they ordered alot of Xbox One stock and it sold out I'd be impressed, but we don't know how much they ordered. But at least Xbox One is still going strong at the bigger online Japanese retailers like Yodobashi Camera, if it keeps up this pace the Xbox One's launch should be bigger than the 360's launch (50k). All in all September is shaping up nicely for Xbox One between the 30+ new launch countries (including Japan) and the release of Forza Horizon 2, it should be the biggest month for Xbox One sales since December last year (the biggest since then was January at 440k).

Yeah, would be nice to see Xbox surprise people, but I don't see it happening. They need more than what they have now for exclusive wise. Hopefully we see more than just Scalebound at TGS :)



 

10k FW. you hear here first



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