Ever wonder how well Microsoft’s Xbox consoles have actually been selling in Japan? Weekly Famitsu magazine has shared a new report that sheds a little light into that. According to the report, which was written to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the console in Japan, a total of 2.3 million Xbox systems have been sold in the Land of the Rising Sun. Xbox 360 is the most successful generation with over 1.6 million sold, while the Xbox One only managed to sell a relatively pathetic 114,831—a figure that’s already been beaten by the Xbox Series X|S.
Xbox Total Sales (Japan)
- Xbox – 472,992
- Xbox 360 – 1,616,128
- Xbox One – 114,831
- Xbox Series X/S – 142,024
The Weekly Famitsu report has also revealed what the best-selling Xbox games in Japan are. Leading that chart is Tecmo’s Dead or Alive 3, which released exclusively for the original Xbox in 2001 (NA) and 2002 (JP).
Best-Selling Xbox Games in Japan in the Last 20 Years
- Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox) – 271,149
- Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (Xbox 360) – 208,521
- Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360) – 204,305
- Blue Dragon (Xbox 360) – 203,740
- The Last Remnant (Xbox 360) – 154,493
Japan has bought 2.3 million Xbox consoles in the last 20 years, new report reveals (VGC)
- The report also confirms that the Xbox Series X/S has already overtaken the Xbox One‘s lifetime total sales in the country.
- In context, Xbox console sales are tiny compared to the other platforms in the Japanese market (PS5 has already sold over 1m units in the country, and Switch has cleared 20m).
- However, given Xbox’s historically poor market performance in Japan, Series X|S are off to a more positive start in a country where Xbox has typically struggled.