This week we echo the hardware sales in Japan during 2021 disseminated by the Japanese magazine Famitsu and the header GamesIndustry. Although the main idea that these figures reflect is the almost absolute dominance of Nintendo Switch, in GameRant have taken another piece of information: sales of Xbox Series X/S in the Asian country they have surpassed in one wing the total sales of its predecessor, Xbox One.
Between December 28, 2020 and December 19, 2021 they were sold 95.598 consolas Xbox Series X y Xbox Series S in Japan. Between the launch of the console on November 10, 2020 and the end of that year, 29,433 machines were placed. In total, 125,031 devices latest generation from Microsoft. Xbox One sold about 115,000 units since its launch in September 2014 in the Asian country. This machine took four years to reach 100,000 units.
Microsoft’s consoles have had much lower sales in Japan than its two main competitors, Nintendo and Sony, both brands in the country. In fact, in 2021 more PlayStation 4 were sold than Xbox, and PS5 sold ten times the Xbox figures: 942,798 units. Nintendo SwitchAs we said, it dominates the panorama, selling five times that of the rest of the machines together: 5.3 million units.
Xbox Series X outsells Series S in Japan
In Japan, as in Spain and the rest of the world, it is difficult to get hold of a next-generation console due to lack of supply. During the In recent weeks we have seen how Xbox Series S has better sales than Xbox Series X, but in total, the more powerful machine has distributed more units: 55,520 for the white device vs. 73,661 for the black monolith.
Jeremy Hinton, Head of Xbox Asia, spoke in June on how the new consoles were performing in the Japanese country: “Japan is our fastest growing market in the world.” “That’s the new people who have come into our ecosystem, the people who have signed up for Game Pass, the people who buy accessories or PC games … So we’re seeing really phenomenal growth coming from Japan, in order to be at the head of this list, “he pointed out.