Xbox Series X|S is already outpacing Xbox One sales in Japan

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In less than a year, the console has surpassed four years of Xbox One sales

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The Xbox Series X|S has sold over 100,000 units in Japan, which means the console has already taken four years to acquire the Xbox One.

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Initially reported by Japanese publication Famitsu (Thank you, sportsindustry.biz) Xbox Series X has sold 64,283 units, while Xbox Series S has sold 38,307 units. This brings the total to 102,591.

As noted by industry analyst Benji-Sales TwitterIt took the Xbox One four years to reach that number in Japan, he said, adding that “the Xbox Series is stronger than expected in Japan and could outpace the Xbox One’s lifetime by the end of 2021.” For comparison, the Xbox Series X | S has reached the same milestone in 11 months.

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While these numbers look good for Microsoft, which has been attempting to gain an edge in the Japanese market for years, the Xbox still lags behind both the PlayStation and the Nintendo Switch.

also mentioned by sportsindustry.biz, the PS5 has already sold 1.1 million units in Japan, and the Nintendo Switch OLED sold 138,409 units in its first week, bringing the Switch’s total to 17.1 million.

Xbox Series S. credit: Microsoft

Still, the latest Xbox console may be the push Microsoft needs to finally make some sort of dent in the Japanese market, but only time will tell.

The long-requested Xbox Mini fridge is also going up for pre-order tomorrow, expected this December in homes across the US and Europe. It will cost £90 and can hold 10 compartments, can be used on the go, and even has a USB charging port in the door.

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In other news, Twitch has said that passwords have not been put at risk despite a recent source code leak on the streaming platform, although users should probably still use 2FA (two-factor authentication).

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