Xbox One Japanese Launch Marathon Loved by its Audience: Over 84% Positive Feedback

By Giuseppe Nelva

September 4, 2014

The Xbox One has finally launched in Japan, and while it didn’t exactly push Japanese gamers to line up in front of the stores, its 24 hour-long launch marathon was appreciated by its almost 237,000 viewers.

Nico Nico has a rating system that prompts viewers to vote on whether they liked a broadcast or not, and the results were as follows:

  • It was very good: 72.5%
  • It was pretty good: 11.6%
  • It was average: 7.1%
  • It wasn’t very good: 1.9%
  • It was bad: 6.8%

That sums up to a 84.1% of positive feedback, which is definitely a good result for a brand like Xbox, which isn’t universally loved in Japan. The stream was definitely quite fun, and at times even a bit goofy, but its audience appreciated the effort and content.

In comparison the launch event for the PS4 back in February achieved similar results, earning an 87.8% positive feedback.

It’ll be interesting to see on Wednesday with the Media Create charts if the appreciation for the event turned into actual sales.

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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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