Xbox One Version of Fallout 4 Sells 6,000 Copies in its First Week in Japan, More than Most Xbox One Games

on December 25, 2015 10:53 AM

Today Media Create released its top 50 chart and weekly analysis, and it came with an interesting detail.

The Xbox One version of Fallout 4, which did not make the top 20 released on Wednesday, ranked only 45th, but this doesn’t mean that it sold all that badly. According to Media Create the game sold on Microsoft’s console about 6,000 copies in its first week.

While it’s a far cry from the 123,000 copies sold by the PS4 version in a Nintendo-dominated week, in which the 3DS and the Wii U eclipsed the PS Vita and the PS4 by respectively over two-to-one and just under two-to-one, it’s a more successful debut than most Xbox One games, hindered locally by a negligible installed base.

It actually got close to Halo 5: Guardians, that sold 7,455 copies in its debut week, and it beat Forza Motorsport 6 (about 4,000 copies), Rise of the Tomb Raider (under 2,800 copies), Call of Duty: Black Ops III (about 1,300 copies), and most of the rest of the console’s line-up.

While the holiday period may have helped, selling 6,000 copies in the game’s debut week is definitely an achievement. Almost one in ten of the 62,636 Japanese Xbox One owners decided to purchase the game at launch.

 /  Executive News Editor
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.