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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

I'm curious, with the supply shortages, how much they would have sold in Japan by this point had there not been shortages. And I don't just mean that in the way most would, but because, I'd imagine, with limited supplies, that Microsoft has shipped more to places where demand is higher.

In an ideal economic situation, there would be surplus, so you can have whatever is in demand from each market ready to sell in that market. But this situation isn't ideal, so I'd imagine MS is prioritizing USA for receiving shipments since that is where most of the demand is for Xbox, therefore even moreso limited their potential success in Japan. Basically, I'm arguing that the pandemic is disproportionately impacting sales of consoles in markets that there isn't as much demand in in order to maximize sales/revenue/profits for the company by focusing on markets where there is higher demand.



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Japan is mobile country now. I expect the rest of the world to become mobile slowly as well.

They already are, honestly: smart phones are everywhere.



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? 

Does Xbox have to have Japanese games made by Japanese game developers to do well in Japan?  The Japanese market is already flooded with Japanese games.  Sure having a few couldn't hurt, but you would think they would be interested in new western RPG's because of the lack thereof on the other platforms.  Switch does have games like the Witcher 3 and Skyrim and Kingdom's of Amalur, but they are dated and could be played on Playstation.  The way Japanese games appeal to me in the US, I would think the opposite could be true as well.  I don't think Xbox should try to be like the competition. The different type of games from what they already have access to, should be the appeal.

Last edited by DroidKnight - on 11 November 2021

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That's great news. All ms needs to do is buy some Japanese developers and lock the games to pc and xbox and put it on gamepass day 1. That will increase it even bugger than what 360 achieved 



DroidKnight said:
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? 

Does Xbox have to have Japanese games made by Japanese game developers to do well in Japan?  The Japanese market is already flooded with Japanese games.  Sure having a few couldn't hurt, but you would think they would be interested in new western RPG's because of the lack thereof on the other platforms.  Switch does have games like the Witcher 3 and Skyrim and Kingdom's of Amalur, but they are dated and could be played on Playstation.  The way Japanese games appeal to me in the US, I would think the opposite could be true as well.  I don't think Xbox should try to be like the competition. The different type of games from what they already have access to, should be the appeal.

From my limited viewing of the Japanese market well known Wrpgs tend to have a similar sales pattern in line with other western games of similar stature, in that you often see them release at the top of the weekly chart or close to it with sales in the hundreds of K's but unlike those Japanese counterparts with similar opening sales they drop away pretty quick.

Last edited by mjk45 - on 11 November 2021

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DroidKnight said:
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? 

Does Xbox have to have Japanese games made by Japanese game developers to do well in Japan?  The Japanese market is already flooded with Japanese games.  Sure having a few couldn't hurt, but you would think they would be interested in new western RPG's because of the lack thereof on the other platforms.  Switch does have games like the Witcher 3 and Skyrim and Kingdom's of Amalur, but they are dated and could be played on Playstation.  The way Japanese games appeal to me in the US, I would think the opposite could be true as well.  I don't think Xbox should try to be like the competition. The different type of games from what they already have access to, should be the appeal.

The market for western games increased last gen. Quite a few did ok enough on PS4 (of course far cry to what certain JPN games did, like FF or Nintendo IPs)



If the XBOX Series consoles continue to sell at this rate, it could be the most successful XBOX console in Japan. I know the 360 would have sold more but it took a lot of promotion for it to do what it did. Likewise the progress it did make vanished overnight after Final Fantasy XIII launched.



Xbox Series isn't terribly behind the 360 though still a hefty amount, 115k vs 187k but the gap has shrunk since week 30. It's not unrecoverable however 360 is just about to get the Blue Dragon launch which catapulted 360 sales in Japan, not sure if Xbox Series is going to see the same kind of boost this holiday and if it doesn't get a boost like that the fight with the 360 might be over.

No idea what happened with Xbox One. 30 weeks in it's ahead of Series and then it just completely flatlines and never recovers.



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