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As noted by industry analyst Benji-Sales on Twitter, it took the Xbox One four years to reach that number in Japan, with him adding that the “Xbox Series has stronger than expected momentum in Japan and could outsell Xbox One lifetime by end of 2021.” For comparison, the Xbox Series X|S has reach that same milestone in 11 months.
Xbox Series X|S has now sold over 100,000 units in Japan
For comparison it took Xbox One over 4 years to reach 100k in Japan. Xbox Series X|S did it in less than a year
Xbox Series has stronger than expected momentum in Japan and could outsell Xbox One lifetime by end of 2021 pic.twitter.com/11kmsESXY8
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) October 14, 2021
Also mentioned by GamesIndustry.biz, the PS5 has already sold 1.1million units in Japan, and the Nintendo Switch OLED has sold 138,409 units in its first week, bringing the Switch’s total to 17.1million.
Still, the newest Xbox consoles could 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 going up for pre-order tomorrow as well, with it hopefully in homes across the US and Europe this December. It’ll cost £90 and can hold 10 cans, be used on the go, and even has a USB charging port in the door.
In other news, Twitch has said that passwords have not been put in danger despite the recent source code leak at the streaming platform, although users should probably still use 2FA (two factor authentication).