.Tokyo launched and taking into account the 80+ Sunrise and Landrush application I would say a first day total of less than 10,000 registrations isn’t great.
The price of a .Tokyo domain name registration was very reasonable priced at around $15,
There were no premium registration and renewal priced domains although there were certainly reserved domains.
There were no residence restrictions on registrants.
Tokyo has a population of over 13 million people in the city and over 35 Million people in the Metro area.
That’s a lot of people.
Beyond that Tokyo is a economic power house.
According to Wikipedia, Tokyo has the largest metropolitan economy in the world.
Citing a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Tokyo urban area (35.2 million people) had a total GDP of US$2.91 trillion in 2012 (at purchasing power parity), which topped that list.
51 of the companies listed on the Global 500 are based in Tokyo, almost twice that of the second-placed city (Paris).
The city gets an estimated 5 million tourist a year from outside Japan and 420 million from Japan.
So its a city of over 13 Million people in the city, 35 million in the metro, a very lucrative economy with a huge corporate presence coupled with a low registration price and high tourism and they can only get 9,000 registrations on the 1st day of registration.
I have to call it like I see it and the results are not impressive in my opinion.
Moreover it appears only 8,000 of the 10,000 new gTLD .Tokyo may have come from within the country as the only Japanese registrar in the top 10, logged just over 8,000 registrations including Sunrise and landrush applications with the balance some 2,000 registrations coming from those who do to live or work in Tokyo.
Of course its only day 1 but I think so far pretty disappointing results.