After selling 13 million units worldwide during launch weekend, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus appear to be off to a promising start. But Apple’s new devices may not be as popular as their predecessors in Japan, where sales are thought to be up to 15% weaker this year.
According to research firm BCN, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sold 10-15% fewer units during launch weekend in Japan than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold during their first three days on the market last September.
Local carrier NTT DoCoMo insists iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales are strong, but the popularity of Apple’s new devices and the number of people lining up outside stores suggests that demand is weaker than that for last year’s models.
“However, NTT DoCoMo believes the weakening popularity may be because its stores have announced the dates that they may receive new inventory which therefore delayed some purchases,” reports DigiTimes.
It should be noted, however, that these figures are based on research — not actual sales figures. Japan-based firm Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun is still optimistic about iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus demand, and suggests we will see more accurate sales figures later this month.
[Source : http://www.iphonehacks.com/2015/10/iphone-6s-sales-weaker-in-japan.html]