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Forums - Sales Discussion - Xbox One Suffers Worst Launch Sales In Recent History For A Home Console In Japan

Goatseye said:

I really don't know because modern Japan is a black hole to me.

They seem very closed to the world and "yoge=kusoge" just reinforces my suspicion.

The question that lingers in my mind though is, with internet and all other social media, why they haven't approached or let West approach them?

Do they want to remain an isolationist nation?

The language barrier is quite a bit higher than between western nations, for one thing. Plus I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that Japan has traditionally been such a large market with a population that dwarfed any western nation's save the US and Brazil that they've been able to afford to just cater to themselves. Now that they're in demographic free fall and facing seemingly terminal economic recession, it will be interesting to see if in the coming years they're more inclined to reach out or just become angry and ever more insular.



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Azerth said:
Yay the 3rd thread on this topic.

I bet ms doesn't care about Japan and is focusing on China

I bet. The game support they will get from China is insane!



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LemonSlice said:
BHR-3 said:
  • 2006.11.11 [Sony PlayStation 3] (¥49,980 / ¥59,980) – 88,443 (2 days)


IMO, this was worse.

Dat  ¥59,980 tho.................



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No need to announce it to the whole world of gaming when they already know.



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mutantclown said:
LemonSlice said:
BHR-3 said:
  • 2006.11.11 [Sony PlayStation 3] (¥49,980 / ¥59,980) – 88,443 (2 days)


IMO, this was worse.

Dat  ¥59,980 tho.................

Disregarding that, a horrendous start for the successor of the PS2.



The original Xbox didnt do that bad considering.



Nem said:
The original Xbox didnt do that bad considering.

I guess Japan was still very much into consoles at the time. It was also right after the end of a long recession.

Also lauched with some nice Japanese games including DOA.



I'm surprised the OG XBox eclipsed 100k in it's first week in Japan.



NobleTeam360 said:
Meh, things are looking good in China at least.


China is not going to be much of a market...they have not done anything more for china then thay have japan/