Xbox One Sales Finally Pass 50,000 Units in Japan After Relatively Strong Week

on April 10, 2015 3:35 PM

The Xbox One isn’t exactly performing in a stellar way in Japan, but the latest Media Create Chart added up to historical data reveals that, at long last, Microsoft’s New Console passed its first milestone in the country of the rising sun.

Over 50,000 Xbox One (50,009 to be more precise) found a warm and loving Japanese home. Interestingly, this has been achieved after a relatively “strong” week in which the console sold over 900 units, which compared to the previous few weeks are a bit of an achievement.

For the sake of comparison, the PS4 has now sold a total of 1,375,839 units in Japan, while the Wii U leads the generation with 2,269,615 units. That said, the PS4 had seven more months on the market, and the Wii U was launched almost two years before Microsoft’s console.

Below you can see a handy graph showcasing the historical sales data since launch, and also showing that just over half of the total sales of the console have been achieved during its debut week.

Can Microsoft steer the ship in the right direction? We can only hope so, but said hope seems rather slim at the moment.


 /  Executive News Editor
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