Xbox X and S series sales have increased in Japan, and according to statistics published by Microsoft, more than 206 thousand units of these consoles have been sold.
This information was published by the Japanese magazine Famitsu,
which also announced that the current generation of Xbox
consoles has significantly surpassed the Xbox One, which
sold a total of 114,831 units. It is interesting to know
that in the last few weeks, Microsoft's new consoles have managed
to surpass PlayStation. In the week ending June 19, the Xbox
series sold almost 6,700 units. Meanwhile, PlayStation 5 has
sold nearly 3,000 units. Of course, the lack of supply of
PlayStation 5 in the market has been one of the reasons for this
However, PlayStation 5 still remains the best-selling console in this country by a significant margin. In the week ending July 3, Xbox series X and S sold 9,756 and 2,774 units respectively. On the other hand, at the same time, 20028 standard PlayStation 5 consoles and 4333 digital versions have been sold.
The Xbox series consoles reached a sales
record of more than 100,000 units in October last year, less than a
year after the global release. In fact, 38,307 units of Xbox
series S and 64,284 units of X series have been sold.
For comparison, Xbox reached this amount of sales in
Japan in four years. In terms of sales, this console has had
the worst performance among Microsoft's consoles in Japan.
It is worth noting that Xbox in general has never been
very popular in Japan. Several reasons over the years had caused
this brand to be sidelined in Japan by the phenomenal
sales of PlayStation and Nintendo consoles. In recent years,
however, Microsoft has stepped up its efforts to increase its share
in Japan, and it seems to be paying off. Among these efforts, we
can mention the official release of Game Pass in April 2020 in this
country and the purchase of the Japanese studio Tango