Microsoft’s Xbox One isn’t very big in Japan

The Xbox One console shifted just 1,314 units in Japan last week, and no we didn’t forget to add a couple of zeros to that number.

After a retched launch in the Land of the Rising Sun, in which 25,674 consoles were snapped up in the first four days, just 3,015 were added to that total in the second week.

Business halved again in the third week when twice as many PS3s and eight times as many PS4’s were sold in Japan. Completing the awesome foursome, the Xbox 360 sold 103 units in the region.

Kotaku reports that the figures will be depressing for Microsoft, considering there was plenty of activity around the Xbox stand at the recent Tokyo Game Show.

The report claims “no-one knows what the Xbox One is” in Japan and that Microsoft is invensting very little advertising cash in pushing the console.

The poor sales come as little surprise given Microsoft’s terrible sales history in Japan and Microsoft’s delayed launch in the territory suggests the firm expected as much.

However, it is surprising that Microsoft isn’t really putting forth any sort of effort to convince the Japanese population its console has merits.

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Via: Kotaku