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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in Japan - February 2023

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in Japan - February 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 April 2023 / 4,326 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox 360 in Japan, as well as looking at lifetime original Xbox sales and Xbox One sales.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in Japan in November 2020, while the Xbox 360 launched in Japan in December 2005. The original Xbox launched in Japan in February 2002 and the Xbox One in September 2014.

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in Japan - February 2023

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in Japan - February 2023

Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in Japan - February 2023

XSX|S Vs. X360 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 14,706 - XSX|S

Gap change over last 12 months: 42,832 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 165,378 - X360

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 432,655

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 598,033

February 2023 is the 28th month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for in Japan. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox 360 by 14,706 units.

In the last 12 months, the Xbox Series X|S has caught up to the Xbox 360 by 42,832 units. The Xbox 360 is currently ahead by 165,378 units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 432,655 units in 28 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 598,033 units. Month 28 for the Xbox Series X|S is February 2023 and for the Xbox 360 is March 2008.

The Xbox 360 crossed one million units in month 40 and 1.5 million units in month 67. The Xbox 360 sold 1.66 million units lifetime. The Xbox Series X|S is 1.23 million units behind lifetime Xbox 360 sales.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
CloudxTifa (on 23 March 2023)

That's impressive. Perhaps Xbox Series will outsell for one week the old gen PS4 one day ! LMAO.

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Mnementh (on 19 March 2023)

Oh wow, the 360 sales explode soon. I assume that's the Kinect effect, right? I cannot see how Series will be able to keep up with that. But being the second best Xbox console in the market is at least something.

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Bofferbrauer2 Mnementh (on 22 March 2023)

Kinect only released in 2010, the jump in sales starts around late summer 2008, so the reason must be something else.

Edit: At the time, Microsoft revamped the prices for the consoles and brought down the base price to $199 (X360 Arcade). If a similar move happened in Japan, then the new prices could have enticed Japanese players.

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Darwinianevolution (on 19 March 2023)

Nice to see the XBox having some life in Japan. The XBOne flatlined so early on...

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hopefully games like Starfield and fable will push more sales

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scrapking 2zosteven (on 19 March 2023)

The Xbox Series consoles are doing better in Japan than I predicted, to be honest. They're tracking the Xbox 360 sales more closely than I expected them to.

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