Combined sales of Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles accounted for less than 1% of Japan's game console market in July, according to a report by Japan-based research firm Media Create.
Sales of the Xbox 360 during the week of July 17-23 totaled only 1,472 units, lagging far behind the 22,288 for the PS2 (PlayStation 2) and the 262,453 for the Nintendo DS Lite, the report said.
In addition, the top-10 most favorite game titles played in Japan are those designed for the Nintendo DS (NDS) and PS2, with six out the 10 titles designated for the NDS, the reported added. However, none of the titles designed for the Xbox or Xbox 360 was listed among the top-50, it added.
Sales of game consoles in Japan during the week of July 17-23, 2006 (units)
Model Unit sales
Nintendo DS Lite 262,453
PSP (PlayStation Portable) 35,938
Nintendo DS 6,344
GBA-SP (Game Boy Advance-SP) 2,953
Xbox 360 1,472
GBM (Game Boy micro) 1,410
GC (Game Cube) 1,076