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Means nothing, 360 opened half as well as the original and sold 3x as much lifetime.



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Less abysmal than I expected. 23k is not that bad considering the shipping of 40k consoles.



prinz_valium said:
CosmicSex said:
prinz_valium said:

Its Microsoft's fault for not providing the content.  The point is that if you are going to bother in a region where your brand isn't doing well, the responsibility is on you to get the support for your product.  Its not a two sided argument.   It was a poor plan, they had only 5 exclusives that didn't appeal to the audience; it was sloppy and half assed and the results (worst console launch in recorded history) is the proper conclusion.   You are right, they shouldn't have bothered, but not because of the Japanese.  Because they shouldn't have bothered if they didn't care enough to provide content.     No one should "give a shit" about Microsoft if they don't provide what you want.  Thats insane.  Companies - Sony included - should have to work for sales.  



23k is actually a lot better than I expected. I was thinking around 12k.



Michael-5 said:

Means nothing, 360 opened half as well as the original and sold 3x as much lifetime.


Yes, because it had big games, whereas the One, with no big japanese exclusive will at the best reach 300k lifetime.

Let's see if they can money hat a big japanese game, but they dont seem to care about Japan so...



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Michael-5 said:

Means nothing, 360 opened half as well as the original and sold 3x as much lifetime.


u sure?

xb1 had the best launch in xbox history but is in big trouble right now.

and will proably never ever sell nearly the same like 360

 

 

imho that logic doenst apply this time

i dont see xb1 reach 1m lifetime sales in japan

 

not without a killer exclusive game like shenmue 3

period



prinz_valium said:
wow

if Japan doesnt give a shit about xbox, why does ms give a shit about Japan?


they should release in Nigeria or Pakistan instead and get better sales...

Ignoring Japan completely would be even more foolhardy. Then you can expect a lot of Japanese game developers to ignore developing games for Xbox One all together because many of them prioritize the Japanese market (in some cases EVEN if their sales are higher in the west, for some reason.)



Hiku said:
prinz_valium said:
wow

if Japan doesnt give a shit about xbox, why does ms give a shit about Japan?


they should release in Nigeria or Pakistan instead and get better sales...

Ignoring Japan completely would be even more foolhardy. Then you can expect a lot of Japanese game developers to ignore developing games for Xbox One all together because many of them prioritize the Japanese market (in some cases EVEN if their sales are higher in the westy, for some reason.)

yes. as i said

u cant abdone the second / third biggest gaming market with many huge developers.

tahts the reason, why they launched.

not so see decent sales.



Im pretty sure more than half of those sales are from Americans who live in Japan. I have no way to prove this, but I just have the feeling.
The rest of the consoles were giveaways by MS



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This will prove to be a nice boost for the Xbox One. I'm sure it's going to be ahead of the Wii U now.



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