Despite selling out, Xbox One X sales in Japan are poor

Japan has always been a tough market for the Xbox One with Sony and Nintendo dominating in sales, and it looks like this is no different even after the release of the Xbox One X. Despite technically selling out since retailers were only filling pre-orders, the console’s sales seem abysmal compared to the rest, with even the PlayStation Vita outselling it.

According to Famitsu, the sales figures don’t exactly paint a great picture for Xbox One X, though it did well compared to its younger sibling, the Xbox One S. Sales for the week of November 6 through November 12 can be read below.

  • Nintendo Switch – 84,593 units
  • PlayStation 4 – 23,613 units
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL – 10,935 units
  • New Nintendo 3DS – 6,576 units
  • PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,028 units
  • PlayStation Vita – 3,023 units
  • Xbox One X – 1,639 units
  • Nintendo 2DS – 1,176 units
  • Xbox One S – 49 units
  • PlayStation 3 – 38 units
  • Wii U – 32 units

Selling over 1,000 units is actually pretty commendable for the system in Japan, but it didn’t put a dent in Nintendo’s or Sony’s numbers. The Nintendo Switch is steamrolling the competition with over 80,000 units sold last week.

It might not be looking to good for Xbox One X in Japan, but it is selling well in other markets. Over in the UK it outsold the PlayStation 4 Pro when looking at launch sales figures for both systems. Xbox executives have even warned about high demand that could cause shortages in certain regions before the holidays. GameStop in the United States also nearly sold out of its initial allotment within the first 24 hours of the system being on sale.

Via Kotaku

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