Recently, the media once again launched a new topic, why do the Japanese do not buy Xbox? According to the latest second-quarter Xbox One world sales statistics, the Japanese market contributed only 0.3% of sales.
Although the gaming world is used to rank edited as the world’s top three game consoles, it is not the case in Japan, a traditional gaming power, with only 0.3% of the total sales of the Xbox One in the second quarter of 2019, according to statistics. Can only be described as a tragic.
Looking at annual sales figures, according to FAMI, Nintendo’s 3DS totaled 24.5 million units in 2018, Sony’s PS4 was 7.5 million and the Switch was 6.8 million, compared with 100,000 for the Xbox One throughout the year.
Looking back on history, microsoft in 2001 with the Xbox strong to join the game console war, with the superior volume and performance, with sony’s PS2 and Nintendo’s NGC and the struggling Sega to compete for the game console market cake, However, in the game power of the Japanese market was not satisfactory, a huge failure, when it was generally analyzed as three key points of error: support from Japanese developers, ont-level design and sale period.
Now with the rising of European and American game makers, Microsoft that year rely on pouring money to smash the lesson seems to be being alleviated, in the international market does have a three-legged trend, but nearly 20 years have passed, the stubborn Japanese game market still does not seem to buy Microsoft’s account, and then the wise foreign monks in Japan can not necessarily read the good.
Take a look at the comments of Japanese players, why no one still wants to buy an Xbox today: