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Why Xbox Fans Are Called “Gropers” in Japan

The Xbox consoles are not popular in Japan. That doesn't mean those game machines lack hardcore fans. They certainly exist in the region. And online in Japan, there's a disparaging nickname for them: "gropers".

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GameCents1968d ago

Roaches vs Groper. Hehehe. I'd rather be called a groper.

Snookies121968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

I wouldn't want to be in the roaches group... Gropers at least get to grope. D:

Roaches just get squashed... I'm not sure I like either name though to be honest.

No_Limit1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

But there are so many of them, the more you squash, the more it duplicate...cough..N..G...coug h .

GunsAndTheBeast1968d ago

shut ya groping mouth you snooki groper!

nukeitall1968d ago

Am I the only one that finds this story sort of offensive. You know it goes on, but it is so wrong on so many levels.

Maybe is is just chan, but even among fangirl hatred, I never really hear that sort of name calling. Do you?

Or maybe I just forgot all about it.

Septic1968d ago

Yeah but roaches can survive radioation and shiz!

ABizzel11967d ago

At least if you're a roach you get to survive the nuclear apocalypse.

SilentNegotiator1967d ago

I would rather be called:
"That guy that broke my nose for calling him a ___"*

"(Nintendo fans have an unpleasant nickname of their own, and Kotaku will be covering that in the future.)"

Oh yeah, Kotaku, this totally needs to be stretched out to several articles.
/s

*Not really. I'm not a violent person.

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HammadTheBeast1968d ago

Yeah but roaches are natural organisms, gropers are just ****** up people.

Lol gotta love Japan,

Hitman07691968d ago

In other news not a single f was given on this day about this non-news.

dantesparda1967d ago (Edited 1967d ago )

they literally cannot build a microscope powerful enough to see how "little" fvck you give, lol!

No_Limit1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

Xbox fans= Gropers
PS fans = cockroach
Nintendo Fans = ????

zeal0us1968d ago

Someone on Kotaku said
"Ninshin : Nintendo fan boys. Shortened form of Nintendo Shinja (means believer ). A.k.a Ninton / Buta ( means pig ) / Pork."

TekoIie1968d ago

I love how Nintendo's fans "Nickname" goes all religious compared to the other two XD

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tiffac0081968d ago

I got this from a user at Vgchartz.

Nintendo = ninshin (pregnant)- 妊 nin from pregnant and 任 nin from Nintendo sound the same, further reinforced with the second nickname buta (pig) due to an association of fat with pregnancy. Sometimes its combined.

urwifeminder1968d ago

I played and got owned by many a Japanese in test drive and Homefront they just dominated that game all you could hear was them laughing their guts out I was laughing at them laughing it was catching.

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