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How many Xbox Series Consoles need to be sold in Japan for it to be considered successful?

500,000 12 29.27%
 
750,000 1 2.44%
 
1,000,000 12 29.27%
 
1,250,000 2 4.88%
 
1,500,000 2 4.88%
 
2,000,000 1 2.44%
 
3,000,000+ 11 26.83%
 
Total:41
Spade said:

Get Persona on Xbox pls!

Cracks me up each time.



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DroidKnight said:
Spade said:

Get Persona on Xbox pls!

Cracks me up each time.

Phil Spencer Sarah Bond can do it. We gettin weird ass niche games, we can get the number.. 3? highest selling Japanese franchise too. 



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Spade said:

Phil Spencer Sarah Bond can do it. We gettin weird ass niche games, we can get the number.. 3? highest selling Japanese franchise too. 

It would be a great to have more JRPG's interested in Xbox.  Persona would be a nice get.



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Zippy6 said:

The 360 sold 62k in it's first 2 days and 290k by the end of 2006. So Series is very far behind in that battle.

A genuine effort was made to push the 360 in Japan though. Yet it sold 1.6 million.

So its not a battle, MS just gave up and rightfully so.



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DroidKnight said:
Spade said:

Phil Spencer Sarah Bond can do it. We gettin weird ass niche games, we can get the number.. 3? highest selling Japanese franchise too. 

It would be a great to have more JRPG's interested in Xbox.  Persona would be a nice get.

MS's best bet, without wasting a bunch of money, just encourage more ports and drop them on Gamepass.

That could potentially appeal to the Japanese audience and weebs if people that like that shit can get instant access to a large library of Japanese games.



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rapsuperstar31 said:

What is the cause of the increased sales in Japan? Are those that never owned the system buying it to play all past games they missed on gamepass, or are they buying it for the future games that will be coming to the system? I don't read all of the weekly famitsu sales charts has there ever been an Xbox X game on the top 30 sold list of any given week? Even Playstatoin 5 games rarely crack into the top 30 list for more than a few weeks before Switch games from 4 years ago passes them by on the weekly charts.

Only very few XBS games have had physical releases in Japan so far and all were in limited quantity, never enough to enter the top 30. It's basically almost only digital and gamepass.



The Series S is perfect for the japanese market. The right size and a lower barrier of entry to a console most haven't considered.

Also by how far back they started, it only takes a single-digit percentage of japanese gamers to be upset with the Sony pivot towards a western focus or their censoriousness of some japanese releases to get quite remarkable turnarounds like these.



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Past performance:

Xbox: 530,000
Xbox 360: 1,660,000
Xbox One: 120,000

Though the Xbox only sold 530,000 units in Japan, it still had a descent showing. The Xbox launched late in the 6th generation so it was available for 3 years in Japan before the 360 was introduced. The 360 was available for a full 8 years before Xbox One was introduced. Delaying the Japan release of the Xbox One for a full year after the rest of the world didn't help it. Snub Japan and they snubbed back.

I think matching or beating the 360 lifetime sales would most certainly be considered a victory for Microsoft and would help build a solid foundation moving forward for future generations.



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