Based on the latest figures offered by the NPD Group, Microsoft’s Xbox One has managed to outsell Sony’s PS4 for the third month in a row in the US. This is a huge deal considering that in the past, the Xbox One would consistently fall behind the PS4 in terms of sales. However over in Japan, it is a completely different story.
A couple of years ago when the console was released for the Japanese market, initial sales figures were disappointing, but fast forward a year later and things did not change. In the latest issue of Famitsu (as translated by Play-Asia), Xbox boss Phil Spencer has come forward in an interview and revealed why that is the case.
According to Spencer, he believes that games are the main reason Japanese gamers aren’t flocking to the Xbox One. “I think it’s due to a lot of games that are released on the console, I feel that a lot of the games are not games that the Japanese public would play and get themselves into.”
He adds, “A lot of Japanese gamers really seem to like games such as Persona 5 or Nioh and that is why we decided to get in touch with Japanese developers to create such games as Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey for the Xbox 360.” However it looks like Microsoft will continue to fight the good fight as Spencer revealed that there are plans to release the Xbox One S in the country by the end of the year.