Xbox One Version of Grand Theft Auto V Fails to Make the Top 50 in Japan

on December 20, 2014 3:54 PM

Grand Theft Auto V is fairly popular in Japan. It debuted very strongly on PS3 with 360,115 copies sold in its first week, and even managed to get a dignified ninth place in the Media Create ranking with the Xbox 360 version, selling 26,612 units despite the fact that Microsoft’s older console isn’t very popular locally.

Last week the game had a decent debut on PS4 too, with 81,659 copies sold, but what about the Xbox One version?

On Wednesday Media Create publishes just the top 20, and the Xbox One version of the game was nowhere to be seen there. Today they published the full top 50 and… the Xbox One version is still not there.

No other Xbox One game appeared in the ranking, and the only indication we have about the not exactly stellar version of the game on Microsoft’s new console is the platform-dedicated Tsutaya chart (which is less reliable than Media Create, as it considers only stores of the Tsutaya chain, but it’s still fairly good), which places Grand Theft Auto V on top of Xbox One game sales for the week.

Of course this is mostly to be attributed to the poor sales of the console in the archipelago of the rising sun. This week only 724 were moved, even if there hasn’t been a week yet in which it dropped under 500.

 /  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.