Japanese Sales Chart: Xbox One Launches to Less Than Half of What the Xbox 360 Did

September 10, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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It doesn’t appear as though the Xbox’s fortunes will be reversed in Japan, as launch sales for the Xbox One were around 25,600, according to Media Create (Famitsu says it was around 23,500). Comparing this to other systems at their launch, the Xbox 360 moved 62,000, the PlayStation 4 309,000, and the Wii U 308,000.

Over in software, Yokai Watch 2 is back at the top with 63,400 sold, while Dragon Quest X Online debuted in 2nd with over 52,000 in sales. As for the Xbox One launch titles, Titanfall was the best at nearly 9,000, Dead Rising 3 was next at 7,700, and Forza 5 rounded out the top with nearly 6,000 (note: Famitsu’s sales numbers differ quite a bit from Media Create, saying Titanfall moved 22,416 and Kinect Sports Rivals sold 14,191).

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan between September 1 and September 7, 2014, according to Media Create:

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Xbox One – 25,674
  2. 3DS LL – 23,624 (30,111)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,441 (19,578)
  4. Wii U – 7,349 (8,584)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 7,299 (6,502)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,139 (7,895)
  7. 3DS – 5,931 (7,404)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 910 (1,156)
  9. PSP – 288 (187)
  10. Xbox 360 – 126 (86)

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 63,401 (2,422,146)
  2. Dragon Quest X Online (3DS) – 52,375
  3. Toukiden Kiwami (PS Vita) – 26,599 (105,983)
  4. Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit/ Vol 2. BiBi Unit/Vol 3. Lily White Unit (PS Vita) – 12,856 (72,566)
  5. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) – 12,004 (101,472)
  6. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS4) – 11,757
  7. Titanfall (Xbox One) – 8,961
  8. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 8,221 (659,079)
  9. Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (3DS) – 8,214 (41,540)
  10. Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) – 7,786
  11. Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – 6,919 (173,980)
  12. Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox One) – 5,948
  13. Toukiden Kiwami (PSP) – 5,802 (16,828)
  14. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 5,7000 (1,264,844)
  15. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3) – 5,222
  16. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) – 5,009 (133,059)
  17. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) – 4,933 (96,812)
  18. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) – 4,898 (44,266)
  19. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (3DS) – 4,749 (157,369)
  20. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F Coffin of the End (PS3) – 4,437 (33,245)

How many units do you think the Xbox One will sell this week? Over/under 10,000?

[Source: 4Gamer, Famitsu via Gematsu (1), (2)]