Xbox One games are nowhere to be found on the top 20 charts in Japan
The Xbox One finally launched in Japan last week and brought with it 29 titles for the Japanese people to enjoy. Microsoft previously stated that they are confident in the console’s success in Japan, but it looks like success doesn’t come after just one week. A major Japanese retailer who posts weekly charts comprised of the top twenty best selling games across all platforms revealed some interesting results for last week. It seems that there are no Xbox One games to be found anywhere on the chart, not even exclusives like Dead Rising 3 or Forza Motorsport 5. Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that the highly acclaimed Titanfall is missing as well. I assumed Reswapn’s sci-fi shooter would surely be a huge success in Japan seeing as how it draws quite a bit of inspiration from mecha anime series, but I guess not. Anyway, the top 20 chart can be seen below.
- Dragon Quest X – Nintendo 3DS.
- Youkai Watch 2: Honke – Nintendo 3DS.
- Toukiden: Kiwami – PS Vita.
- Youkai Watch 2: Ganso – Nintendo 3DS.
- Samurai Warriors 4 – PS4.
- Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – PS3.
- Toukiden: Kiwami – PSP.
- Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – Limited Edition – PS3.
- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – PS3.
- Mario Kart 8 – Wii U.
- Super Robot Wars OG Saga Masou Kishin F – PS3.
- Yoshi’s New Island – Nintendo 3DS.
- The Last of Us Remastered – PS4.
- Youkai Watch – Nintendo 3DS.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 – PS3.
- Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition – PS4.
- The Amazing Spiderman 2 – PS4.
- Ultra Dimension Action Neptunia U – PS Vita.
- Medabots 8: Kabuto – Nintendo 3DS.
- Medabots 8: Kuwagata – Nintendo 3DS.
As a side note, the retailer also made a separate list for the best selling Xbox One games of last week. Dead Rising 3 ranked first on this list, with Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Battlefield 4 taking the next three spots. Watch Dogs managed to grab seventh place while Titanfall tied for 13th place with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Tomb Raider. Both lists are pretty good indications of what Japanese gamers like to play and it seems like they generally enjoy different titles than people in Western countries. Perhaps Microsoft can adapt and release some Xbox One games that are more appealing to the Japanese market? We’ll just have to wait and see.