Xbox: ranking of the best-selling consoles and games in Japan over the past 20 years

Xbox: ranking of the best-selling consoles and games in Japan over the past 20 years


Famitsu shared Xbox sales figures, both in terms of consoles and video games, for the Japanese market. Let's talk about the numbers of the last 20 years that allow you to get an idea of ​​the actual level of success of the console and the brand.

Let's start with the ranking of the best-selling Xbox consoles in Japan:

Xbox 360 - 1,616,128 units Xbox - 474,992 units Xbox Series X | S - 142,024 units Xbox One - 114,831 units

In total, Xbox has sold 2.3 million consoles in Japan since the brand's arrival in the territory. To give you a point of reference, Switch Lite sold 4.5 million units, Switch OLED, in a few months, sold over 1.2 million, while PS5 sold over 1.3 million units in just over a year. . Those of Xbox are therefore far from remarkable numbers, but it should be emphasized that Xbox Series X | S has seen a remarkable departure compared to the previous console from Microsoft, so it is possible that in this generation the results are significantly higher.

Xbox Logo As for the best-selling Xbox games in Japan:

Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox) - 271.149 Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (Xbox 360) - 208.521 Tales of Vesperia (Xbox) 360) - 204.305 Blue Dragon (Xbox 360) - 203.740 The Last Remnant (Xbox 360) - 154.493

As you can see, these are games that - at least at D1 - were exclusive to Xbox. They are also deeply Japanese games in style and genre. The total number of Xbox Top 5 game units is over one million, obviously minimal numbers compared to what, for example, Nintendo is able to do (which places between 2 and 4 million at home for each exclusive, without too much effort. ).

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‘Shredders’ launches this month on PC and Xbox Series X|S

Shredders, the snowboarding game from studios I-Illusions and Let It Roll, is launching on PC and Xbox Series X|S on March 17.

Yesterday (March 2), publisher FoamPunch announced the release date with a brand new Shredders trailer while reaffirming that it will also be releasing day one on Xbox Game Pass.

The trailer shows off newly captured gameplay of snowboarders in action, riding snow trails and pulling off unique tricks – similar to that of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. You can check out the short trailer below:

Shredders was announced back in June 2021 as “a love letter to snowboarding” and takes inspiration from snowboarding films, as well as the Amped games that were released on Xbox and Xbox 360.

As the game synopsis reads, “You and your pal are making goofball snowboarding videos at the Frozen Wood resort when brand ambassador Lisa makes an offer for a couple of sponsored videos. She gives you a glimpse of a whole new world of snowboarding, professional riders, snowmobiles, and epic features to shred.”

Shredders features an unlockable open world, a selection of pro riders with their real voices and stories, diverse locations, and a story mode. Players can also expect an online mode so they can play with friends.

Shredders Shredders. Credit: FoamPunch

In an Xbox Wire post following the game’s announcement last year, narrative director Chris Hanney said, “With Shredders, we have tried to build a snowboarding experience that allows you to define your own style.

“In snowboarding, there are so many incredible ways to do a simple 180, and Shredders gives you that level of control. Carving, buttering, and the sensation of floating on fresh powder all feels amazing.”

In other news, Valve has announced that it has “multiple games in development” that are “pretty exciting.”