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Darwinianevolution said:
Signalstar said:
I know Japan is a much larger market than Spain but seeing the Xbox One only put up 400 units in sales sort of puts things in perspective.

I do wonder why does the XBOne (and all XBoxes in general) have had such a steep road when trying to carve out a piece of the market in non-english speaking countries. It does well in UK, US and other smaller markets, but outside of those it's a landslide. Granted, the PS brand has been the de facto system in Europe ever since the PS1, (with "la Play" becoming alongside "la Nintendo" as the synonymous of gaming for many) but such a difference is staggering. Even during the PS3-360 days, the PS3 was the much more popular system, the Wii nonwithstanding.

In Europe, I think it's mostly because PC always was big there. Since most of it's games are also on PC, an Xbox was generally redundant in many households.

The UK switched earlier to console gaming afaik, probably because they were used other computers than those on the mainland (ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, later Amiga and then consoles compared to C64, Amiga and then PC being much more popular on the mainland). Hence they had less the redundancy that mainland Europeans had with Xbox consoles.

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