Fallout 4 Is Actually Doing Pretty Well in Japan on Xbox One

Media Create just released its top 50 chart for the week, and as you can see, the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 is nowhere near the top.  Scroll down … scroll down … past all those PS4 and Wii U games … there it is, down near the bottom, ranked 45th.  For some reason this chart isn’t displaying properly for me.  If you can’t see it either, Fallout 4 ended up selling around 6,000 copies on Xbox One.

I know what you’re thinking.  Six thousand copies?  Really?  That’s nothing compared to the 123,000 or so sold for the PS4 version of the game.  But still, it isn’t bad.  Halo 5: Guardians didn’t do much better, selling 7,455 copies on the week it debuted.  Forza Motorsport only sold around 4,000 copies, and Rise of the Tomb Raider sold only around 2,800.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III came in at around 1,300.

Plus, it helps to have some perspective.  Japan is not a huge country population-wise, and there are only around 62,600 Xbox One owners according to the latest data.  Considering that, 6,000 copies isn’t bad at all.  That means that roughly one in 10 Xbox One owners decided to go out and buy Fallout 4 on the week that it released in the country.  That is just the start, and seems to signal pretty good market penetration.