News - Updated on March 29, 2022

Famitsu magazine is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Xbox in Japan. The publication published statistics that reveal sales of all generations of the console from Microsoft, as well as the most popular games. Spoiler: lagging behind Sony And Nintendo in the region is huge, although there are still positive trends.

Famitsu reports the following metrics (for games, physical sales are shown):

Original Xbox

Total circulation: 472,992 (worldwide – 24 million).

The most popular games in Japan:

  1. Dead or Alive 3 (217,149 copies).

  2. Dead or Alive Extreme Volleyball (127,576 copies).

  3. Halo: Combat Evolved (76,963 copies).

  4. Dead or Alive Ultimate (62,890 copies).

  5. Ninja Gaiden (56,544 copies).

  6. Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit (52,436 copies).

  7. Genma Onimusha (49,990 copies).

  8. Halo 2 (45,917 copies).

  9. Panzer Dragoon Orta (43,850 copies).

  10. Shin Megami Tensei NINE (Stand Alone Version) (42,920 copies).

Xbox 360

Total circulation: 1,616,128 (worldwide – 85.8 million).

The most popular games in Japan:

  1. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (208,521 copies).

  2. Tales of Vesperia (204,305 copies).

  3. Blue Dragon (203,740 copies).

  4. The Last Remnant (154,493 copies).

  5. Kinect Adventures! (154,217 copies).

  6. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Platinum Collection) (149,147 copies).

  7. Forza Motorsport 2 (130,591 copies – according to The Famicast, Famitsu’s data for this game may have a typo).
  8. Resident Evil 5 (123,817 copies).

  9. Monster Hunter Frontier Online (123,192 copies).

  10. Beautiful Katamari (Platinum Collection) (115,658 copies).

Xbox One

Total circulation: 114,831 (worldwide – 49.89 million).

The most popular games in Japan:

  1. Titanfall (43,717 copies).

  2. Kinect Sports Rivals (25,090 copies).

  3. Halo: The Master Chief Collection (18,876 copies).

  4. Dead Rising 3 (13,987 copies).

  5. Forza Motorsport 5 (13,140 copies).

  6. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Favorites Pack) (11 510 копий).

  7. Halo 5: Guardians (10,640 copies).

  8. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (Subtitled Edition) (9,328 copies).

  9. Forza Horizon 3 (7,846 copies).

  10. Forza Horizon 4 (6,486 copies).

Xbox Series

The total circulation by February 6, 2022 is 142,024 copies (worldwide sales not disclosed).

There is no data on sales of games.

Thus, the total circulation for all generations of Xbox in Japan amounted to 2,345,975 copies. At the platform Microsoft everything is traditionally very difficult in this country: for example, the circulation of the PlayStation 5, which started almost simultaneously with the Xbox Series, has already exceeded 1 million, and the Switch has managed to exceed 20 million in its entire life.

On the other hand, we can already say that the Xbox Series in Japan is much more successful than the Xbox One. On the third hand, the original Xbox had 124,000 copies in its first week of sales in the country. On the fourth hand, it is not known how much the circulation of the Xbox Series in Japan is held back due to the effects of the pandemic.

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