Xbox has sold 2.3 million consoles in Japan in 20 years


New report from Famitsu notes milestone, majority of that figure are Xbox 360 units

A new report has shared that Microsoft has sold around 2.3 million Xbox consoles in Japan since the original console arrived in the country.

The figure comes from Weekly Famitsu magazine, which marked the 20th anniversary of the console’s Japanese launch, as spotted by VGC.

Of that total, 1.6 million were sales of Xbox 360, the company’s most popular console by a significant margin.

Console sales for each generation are as follows:

  • Xbox – 474,992 units
  • Xbox 360 – 1,616,128 units
  • Xbox One – 114,831 units
  • Xbox Series X/S – 142,024 units

The report also reveals the best-selling titles in Japan. Dead or Alive 3 for the Original Xbox came out on top with over 271,000 sales, followed by Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope by 360 with around 205,500 sales.

The 5 best-selling titles are:

  1. Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox) – 271,149
  2. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (Xbox 360) – 208,521
  3. Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360) – 204,305
  4. Blue Dragon (Xbox 360) – 203,740
  5. The Last Vestige (Xbox 360) – 154,493

Ahead of the Series X/S release, Xbox boss Phil Spencer stressed the importance of a global launch and said ahead of the console’s release that the company intended to do “a much better work”. reach players in Japan.

For the first time in console history, Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X/S in Japan on the same day as the console’s Western launch. It also launched Xbox Cloud Gaming in the country in September.

The console still lags behind Nintendo and Sony in terms of sales; the Switch has sold over 20 million units in Japan since its launch in 2017, while the PS5 has passed the million mark.


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