Believe it or not, Microsoft's new consoles are on track to outsell Xbox One in Japan this November, less than a year since launch.
Xbox Series X|S consoles have sold over 100,000 units in Japan according to the report in Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. This is a huge improvement over Xbox One console, which reached 100,000 sold units after four years.
Xbox One's lifetime sales in Japan reached only 115,000 units so it's safe to say that Xbox Series X|S will easily outsell the last-gen console, and that might happen very soon, even by the end of 2021, if the consoles keep selling at this rate.
This is surely great news for the Xbox brand and Microsoft after a disastrous last-gen in Japan. Xbox Head Phil Spencer recently revealed how Xbox is working closely with Japanese devs to rebuilt that relationship. They are also adding more and more Japanese games to Game Pass, their mega-popular subscription service, which is arguably the best deal in gaming at the moment.
However, when compared to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, Xbox is still trailing behind by a large margin. PlayStation 5 has already cleared 1 million sales since launch while Nintendo Switch sold 179,851 units last week only.
This is, of course, not surprising since PlayStation is still the place for JRPGs and Japan will always be PlayStation's home country. The same goes for Nintendo so it's unrealistic to expect that Xbox will ever beat PlayStation or Switch in Japan in terms of sold units.