Xbox has had a very hard time getting any sort of footing in Japan and the Xbox One appears to be no different. This past week made a year since the console launched in Japan and the first year numbers are rather abysmal.
The Xbox One launched on September 4, 2014 and obviously Microsoft had some hope that they could finally turn around their fortunes in Japan However, that is far from the case as the Xbox One still has not managed to find a Japanese audience.
According to Media Create, as obtained by DualShockers, the Xbox One only sold 54,813 systems in all of Japan in its first year. The PS4 hasn’t been as successful as in the US, but it at least has sold decently well there, with one of the last reports saying they surpassed 1.5 million in sales over there.
Just for comparative purposes, as we told you earlier, the PS4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain sold almost 300,000 copies in Japan in just its debut week. It’s just crazy to think that a single game sold almost six times that of the Xbox One in just a week, compared to an entire year.
As Japan gets more mobile focused anyways, it just appears that Xbox One has little chance of jumpstarting in that market, but we’ll see if something can possibly change in the future, as I doubt Microsoft will just give up.