The unappreciated Xbox 360 finally manages to defeat the GBA SP and even manages to show the greatest increase in terms of percentage...
Looks like the showings at TGS changed some peoples minds up. Good to see.
i mean i think they finaly see some games they like
Sales actually picking up and doubling in JAPAN....with only a month or so to go before the ps3 launch. i would think everyone in Japan would be saving their money for the ps3 at this time. good to see. And I have a feeling when blue dragon hits the stores we will see an even bigger increase. So at this rate. Come November there will be 100k ps3's sold and 100k 360's sold. Interesting. I think Blue dragaon will boost sales incredibly in Japan. Its the 3rd most anticipated game in Japan across all platforms. Thanks Microsoft.
Top Gamers & other 360 fanboys stop importing japanese 360s you wont make any significant difference.....
by the way the fate of 360 in japan would be decided when those rpgs are released....
What probably got there interest is hearing that more Japanese developers where going to be working on titles for the Xbox 360. Now I mean thats not the biggest number but thats a huge jump. Great job, although the Nintendo Wii and PS3 will sell more at launch over there but progress is always good.
the 360's games are getting better and better. japan has no good reason not to buy the 360 anymore. good to see.
to BEAT some SENSE into the japanese gaming community.....hmm....seem's they got word i was slightly disgruntled!!!
Well its not a success story yet but its a big step. This is just a suggestion but maybe they should have waited for a while to get the big name titles before releaseing it in Japan. Because launching that early might have made it look like a failure to Japanese.
If every week the sales will grow with this percentage or higher, they'll do fine.
I think that Lost Oddyssey, Blue Dragon and other games will certainly get the interest of the gamers overthere.
And what about DOAX 2, those Japanese ppl are a bit strange with games with girls in few clothing
while any icrease is nice, they still only sold 2000. they are a long way off from a "turnaround".
Toppling the GBA:SP in Japan would be like trying to pry an iPod out of the hands of a 40-year-old mom hanging around her 15-year-old daughter's friends. Not hap'nin.
But ya gotta think- a virtually 100% increase in sales, and the games people are so hyped up about aren't even out yet? That is a massive step.
You'll see sales jump from some 2,200 weekly units to over 100,000. A good guess but an educated one non the less.
Things will slow a bit after that but it's a great start to a great future w/the xbox 360 and Japan.
Indeed. Just see it like this:
would you buy a BR player if there were no BR movies for it in your language?
No you won't.
Well that are Japanese people. They want games with their gameplay and their language. Now there you go.
When Lost Oddyssey and Blue Dragon hit the shelves, so will the 360 units fly off the shelves. Especially with 100k PS3 units will fall short enormously this Christmas!
the games, is the big factor... with the release of some great games... the japanese is noticing the 360... good job! good start considering that its almost a month left until the wii and ps3's release... but i won't count that high this christmas... japan will go crazy over the ps3 and wii this nov... better if they increase it agai before that... PEACE!
consoles always without exception sell the most at christmas. It's not a question of if it will sell this much, but how much more it can sell with all the competition.
that's very impressive. But i'll only celebrate when there is a consistent increase in sales.
.. what about the stupid survery the other day.
Just goes to show the validity of half those surverys !!
As was said ,,,,, GAMES sell a system .... not the actual system !!
they sell nearly 32,000 PS2's in a week surely everyone that wants one has got one by now. That can't be right
people are on their 3 or 4th one by now, the past ones have broke, but they dont seem to mind.
Think of it this way, if the 360 came out with an Black 360 i would buy it, if the 360 came out with different shapes and was to my liking i would buy another one. I had a black Xbox and the Halo edition green Xbox.
It's because at TGS MS layed out the plans for a hundred or so Japanese exclusive games and they got a little taste with Blue Dragon and Lost Odyessy and they know MS will have to push some quality games to win them over. It also gives the Japanese a piece of mind knowing that MS's ratio of poop games and good games will change from the days of PS1-2. If MS can beat the filler games(average garbage PS2 games)they might have a shot at grabbing some market down the road.
Considering the DS is doing 120 thousand a week. Hell, even the PS2 is doing 30 thousand a week. I'm sure the sales will continue to pick up little by little, but nothing dramatic. We'll see what happens when Sakaguchi's games come out.
as small as the number is, it is still a significant rise in sales. nobody expects it to all of a sudden take off in japan DJ. its called common sense. relax man, the ps3 will be sold out when it is released, does that make you happy? no need to be such a h0m0 all the time. have a good day :).
It sold 2,000 units?!!LMAO!!360 is dead,they'll spin anything to a positive for the 360.2 PS3's overheat @ TGS(after being played all day,in extreme heat)and it's the end on Sony!LMAO
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When blue dragon comes out it'll sell loads but then dip down again in sales but then again I dont care I live in europe and 360 owners will have bioshock as a console exclusive oh bioshock I cant wait.Damn fanboys are idiotic and insecure with their machines or worse still people defending a machine thats not even out yet or a company who makes it that hates them and only wants their money is just laughable,fanboys miss out on so many great games because of a ridiculous sense of brand loyalty its they're loss.
it was TGS that made the sells go up
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