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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

Next developer Xbox acquires: Nihon Falcom. This would certainly ruffle some feathers. And give Xbox a good amount of IPs.



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While it's not a night and day difference, I think we need to remember that Series S|X are selling out while Xbox One was sitting on shelves. It's hard to actually tell how well the Series consoles will do but I'd bet north of the original Xbox if it can sustain momentum (maybe MS gets another JP to help appeal to japan with Tango).

Also, no Bris slander pls



DonFerrari said:

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.

The last week that was posted for spain sales had Series X|S at 1200 (1000 S, 200X), so yeah it seems like a similar lack of X.



500,000 Xbox is enough to be considered a success in today's Japan.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

Mnementh said:

Next developer Xbox acquires: Nihon Falcom. This would certainly ruffle some feathers. And give Xbox a good amount of IPs.

I would worry that they would be abused by MS.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

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People in this thread and OP got it all wrong.

It is not that Japan is showing particular love for the Xbox Series. In fact Xbox Series is probably still disliked.

Instead, it is that Japan showed particular disdain for the Xbox One, due to MS's decision making and marketing.



It's not loved as much as Xbox 360 , Xbox Series is having a great start yes , but Xbox Series has to many Western games and lesser Japanese games except for AAA Japanese , XBox 360 did better because it had Japanese First Party Exclusives like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon and Decent amount of SHmups and other quarky games exclusive to Xbox 360 until Xbox Series Starts putting actually Japanese first party games and brings in few exclusive 3rd party japanese games then it'll outsell Xbox 360 , Microsoft first party is loaded with western games and Evil within feels western Microsoft needs to purchase the right Japanese 3rd party studio to truly entice Japanese crowd to beat Xbox 360 Lost Odyssey is too good Microsoft needs Something Like Atelier Ryza or someone as first party? 

These other Japanese exclusive games not shmup on Xbox 360 

Magna Carta 2

Phantasy Star Universe

Guardian Heroes

Dungeon Fighter Live 

Phantom of Inferno

Every Party 

Rumble Roses double XX

Microsoft's Own Japanese franchise (Ninety Nine Nights 1 and 2 )

etc , theres handful of other japanese games not on ps3 - ps5 

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dx11332sega said:

It's not loved as much as Xbox 360 , Xbox Series is having a great start yes , but Xbox Series has to many Western games and lesser Japanese games except for AAA Japanese , XBox 360 did better because it had Japanese First Party Exclusives like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon and Decent amount of SHmups and other quarky games exclusive to Xbox 360 until Xbox Series Starts putting actually Japanese first party games and brings in few exclusive 3rd party japanese games then it'll outsell Xbox 360 , Microsoft first party is loaded with western games and Evil within feels western Microsoft needs to purchase the right Japanese 3rd party studio to truly entice Japanese crowd to beat Xbox 360 Lost Odyssey is too good Microsoft needs Something Like Atelier Ryza or someone as first party? 

These other Japanese exclusive games not shmup on Xbox 360 

Magna Carta 2

Phantasy Star Universe

Guardian Heroes

Dungeon Fighter Live 

Phantom of Inferno

Every Party 

Rumble Roses double XX

Microsoft's Own Japanese franchise (Ninety Nine Nights 1 and 2 )

etc , theres handful of other japanese games not on ps3 - ps5 

The first 2 years of X360 had plenty Japanese exclusives that either never showed on PS3 or took a long time (sure most received some polish and/or extra content, but well it was so long after that it didn't really matter) so yep that certainly helped push some X360 on Japanese markets.



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Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Mnementh said:

Next developer Xbox acquires: Nihon Falcom. This would certainly ruffle some feathers. And give Xbox a good amount of IPs.

I would worry that they would be abused by MS.

Abused in what way? We have heard nothing but praise for Xbox by all of the studios they have acquired since they began their acquisition spree in 2018. MS seems to let the studios they acquire develop whatever they want with very little publisher oversight.



Xbox Series consoles have now outsold Xbox One's Lifetime hardware sales in under a year. It's great to see a renewed interest in the Xbox brand.



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