The Witcher 3 for Xbox One Sells 1,000 Copies in Japan; Sells Through 92% of Shipment on PS4/Xbox One

On Wednesday, we reported that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt topped the Media Create chart with its PS4 version, selling 67,385 copies, but how did the Xbox One version do?

Today Media Create released its full weekly analysis and Top 50, and we learn that the game sold about 1,000 copies in its debut week on Xbox One. Yet, it still managed to make the top 50, placing in 46th place. That’s not a feat many Xbox One games manage in the difficult Japanese market.

In comparison, The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 sold 5,000 copies on its debut week, but it was the only available console platform.

We also get sell-through data, and it’s definitely positive. The game sold-through to customers, counting both platforms, 91.97% of the initial shipment. Media Create reports that, according to retailers, the game had a stronger start than expected. Not too shabby for a western game in Japan. 

Going deeper into the data, and counting that there are 1,488,614 PS4 units and 51,601 Xbox One consoles out in the wild in Japan, we learn that 4.5% of PS4 owners decided to purchase the game during its debut week. On the other hand, roughly 1.93% of Xbox One owners bought The Witcher 3.

It’ll be interesting to see what Microsoft will attempt in order to move more units in the country, as last week only 308 units were sold, despite a new 50,000 yen discount on the purchase price.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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