Kinect had what most people would call a successful launch
, moving over one million units worldwide during its first week on store shelves; however, the device wasn't met with quite as warm a reception
in Japan. According to Media Create, Microsoft's new all-seeing eye had a "quiet start" in the region, moving just 26,000 units during its launch weekend of November 20 -- that includes both standalone and 360-bundled Kinects.
Also troubling is that no Kinect games made it onto Media Create's Top 20 software sales chart
. The highest-selling launch title was DanceMasters
, which managed to sell 6,000 copies. On the other hand, four PlayStation Move launch titles made it onto the Top 20 during the controller's launch week, with a combined total of 50,000 copies sold. There's a lot of factors at play, here -- the data coming from a two-day period, the lower install base for the 360, and so on -- but Microsoft's going to have to make a concerted effort if it wants to get the peripheral off the ground in Japan.