Xbox Japan CEO Quits Due to Poor Xbox One Sales in Country

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Xbox One Japan Xbox Japan CEO Takashi Sensui has resigned from his position, but will remain at Microsoft as Interactive Entertainment Manager in the United States. Sensui became the head of Xbox Japan in 2006; while his departure has some scratching their heads, the fact that the Xbox One has been selling poorly in the country certainly has a big part to do with the decision. The Xbox One launched in Japan in September 2014 with high hopes that it will outperform the Xbox 360. However, sales of 23,562 units in its first four days on the market and subsequent anemic sales made its launch the worse of any console in recent memory. By comparison, Nintendo’s Wii U recorded sales of 308,000 units in the first two days of its launch, while Sony’s PlayStation 4 tallied 322,000. Interestingly, the Xbox 360 sold 62,135 units in half the time it took for Xbox One to sell 20,000 units. As if that wasn’t bad enough, total Xbox One sales stood at just 38,461 units two full months after launch, an abysmal performance that has most analysts concerned. Fortunately for Microsoft, while the Japanese public seems to have no appreciation for the Xbox One, the rest of the world is increasingly becoming fond of it. In fact, the console is on track to close the gaping sales gap that once existed between it and the PS4. MUST READ: Xbox One Has Sold 10 Million Units, Catching Up to PS4 Fast Sensui will continue to support the Japanese division from abroad. According to Kotaku, he will be replaced by two executives: Yoshinami Takahashi, Consumer and Partner Group General Manager, and Nobuyoshi Yokoi, head Consumer and Partner Group Retail Business. We want to know what you think: With such poor sales, should Microsoft keep supporting the Xbox One in Japan or should it quit the country altogether? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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