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

500,000 16 25.40%
 
750,000 5 7.94%
 
1,000,000 19 30.16%
 
1,250,000 4 6.35%
 
1,500,000 2 3.17%
 
2,000,000 2 3.17%
 
3,000,000+ 15 23.81%
 
Total:63

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kirby007 said:

i agree Bris is very sus

Kinda' sucks that I always pick the orange skin too... I make myself look like a carrot but the "Orang strat" is still VERY popular in random lobbies... feelsbadman :(



DonFerrari said:

The cool data from Japan is that Series X is about 2/3 of the sales and S is 1/3.

Say what???

The cool Famitsu data for the week shows 500 Series X and 3000 Series S. S has badly outsold the X for months.

I wonder how much stock (PS5 and X/S) is swiftly exported to China, though. Very low software numbers seems to suggest a lot of boxes end up in China...



That's nice, but they're gonna have to do better than that in Japan.



drkohler said:
DonFerrari said:

The cool data from Japan is that Series X is about 2/3 of the sales and S is 1/3.

Say what???

The cool Famitsu data for the week shows 500 Series X and 3000 Series S. S has badly outsold the X for months.

I wonder how much stock (PS5 and X/S) is swiftly exported to China, though. Very low software numbers seems to suggest a lot of boxes end up in China...

He was probably referring to LTD, where it's 64k for X and 38k for S.  But Series S has been outselling Series X for the past month or so.



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kenjab said:
drkohler said:

Say what???

The cool Famitsu data for the week shows 500 Series X and 3000 Series S. S has badly outsold the X for months.

I wonder how much stock (PS5 and X/S) is swiftly exported to China, though. Very low software numbers seems to suggest a lot of boxes end up in China...

He was probably referring to LTD, where it's 64k for X and 38k for S.  But Series S has been outselling Series X for the past month or so.

For weeks where there is almost no inventory for X, I would have no doubt S would be a lot ahead of it. But yes, I was referencing the total sales. And I would guess this is somewhat similar for the other regions.



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Bristow9091 said:

It's almost like you don't know what a misunderstanding is, maybe get that stick from up your butt and realise that not everyone knows every "important" person in the videogames industry? I never once called Kenjab out, I was making a comment based on the fact that I ended up with someone different, something he can also attest to as he tried it himself.

Also "This is also a Microsoft discussion thread so Kenjab is right everyone knows Sarah bond." What does the fact that it's a Microsoft discussion have to do with who knows a person? Does that mean if I randomly post in a Nintendo thread it automatically means I know everyone at Nintendo? I don't even know everyone at Sony for that matter and I run a nation thread... your logic is ridiculously flawed. 

Next time don't come at someone guns blazing like that, it just makes you look desperate to start an argument that doesn't need to be had. I'd advise dropping it here before any further action happens.

This was your quote "I put her name in google and I think it gave me someone else... who is this lady you speak of?"

The only misunderstanding is your claim to not know how to use google which doesn't make any sense. 

I don't expect you to know everyone but If you claim to have googled them then YES I would expect you to know who is being referred. Even if it was a Nintendo thread the same logic would apply.

Now you insult me and question my logic and follow up with a threat to take further action....Very nice!!!

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It's very hard to scalp xbox series x in Japan, aside from the times amazon jp gets stock (amazon isn't tracked by famitsu btw, so it's not included on these 100k ;) ), stock is only sold in physical stores, 1 purchase by person (and you can't buy both the S and X), using a special credit card.

Series S was also like this until late September, but they open up now (and it's appearing on several online stores).. but series S isn't supply constrained in most of the world, makes little sense to scalp to outside Japan.

Ps5 is different, usually gets big drops online, and in way bigger numbers than Microsoft ever shipped.



It's certainly better than last gen. Xbox has a lot of work to do, but a step in the right direction. Game Pass and Xcloud will be 2 factors that help Xbox, next they need some Japanese exclusives.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

I was kind of hoping Switch sales would hit 200k+ this week, especially with reports of lotteries being used.  The low supply might have been out of Nintendo's control.  That is a reasonable explanation.  Although this is Nintendo, and I could also see them underestimating demand, which they have been known to do.

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.

I think that is exactly what is going on. People who bought the X1 back in 2013 had a very limited catalog of games to play on it, but this time around, people who are new to the Xbox ecosystem have instant access to thousands of games from different generations. You add GamePass to the mix and Xbox is suddenly a no brainer for new gamers who still don't have an alliance to one platform, or to be used as a secondary platform.