Xbox One X Only Sold Only 1,639 Units In Japan In The Launch Week

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market right now but that might not mean anything in markets where Sony is dominant. Japan happens to be one of those markets. In the opening week, November 6-12 the Xbox One X only sold 1,639 units in Japan. Japan is home to a huge handheld market and that is why Nintendo products do better here as compared to consoles.

According to August sales numbers, Nintendo Switch sold 84,593 units. In second place we have the PS4 with 23,613 units sold and 2DS XL with 10,935 units. The PS4 Pro sold 6,028 units. This is not surprising keeping in mind how people in Japan favor handhelds as compared to consoles.

The Xbox One X has been praised a lot and the producer of Wolfenstein 2 said that it will set new standards in the gaming industry. According to him:

Yeah – I hope so at least. If you have the possibility to develop and deliver games that run in 4K resolution and look that fantastic, of course, you want to take that opportunity. It will set a new standard for games moving forward.

The following is the week (November 6-12) game hardware sales:

1. Nintendo Switch – 84,593 units
2. PlayStation 4 – 23,613 units
3. New Nintendo 2DS XL – 10,935 units
4 New Nintendo 3DS – 6,576 units
5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,028 units
6. PlayStation Vita – 3,023 units
7. Xbox One X – 1,639 units
8. Nintendo 2DS – 1,176 units
9.PlayStation 3 Pro- 38 units
10. Wii U – 32 units

The Xbox One X might not be doing too well in Japan but the main market for the console is USA and Europe. Keep in mind that when the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition went on sale, it was sold out in minutes and it was the fastest selling Microsoft product.

Let us know what you think about the Xbox One X and whether or not you are interested in buying one.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.