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As Xbox Faces Dismal Launch in Japan, Crowds Line Up for Miles at Super Smash Bros. 3DS Release

The midnight release of Super Smash Bros.for Nintendo 3DS rocked game sellers in Japan, especially Kyoto Yodabashi. The endless lines and swarming crowds harshly contrast the Xbox One's release just last week.

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98xpresent1071d ago (Edited 1071d ago )

Who really thought the xbox one was really gonna do well in japan.

Ballsack1071d ago

Truefan for one ....I remember xbox one Pre orders were number one in Japan and he was adamant this was microsoft's turn around in japan

Go through his comment history you'll see.

MasterCornholio1070d ago

Didn't he get banned? I haven't seen him in a while and his last few comments were marked for trolling.

MightyNoX1070d ago

A lot of peeps over at /r/xbone thought it would as well. I think Christlocus went around saying it was gonna save the Japanese industry as well.

FITgamer1070d ago

I lost a bubble for making that same comment.

Kayant1071d ago

No one but I don't think anyone expected it to do this badly.

MasterCornholio1070d ago

I was expecting it to do about as well as the 360 maybe a little less. But what happened was a lot worse than that. Shows that those reports of the system selling out (preorders) were quite misleading.

MightyNoX1070d ago

Indeed. That launch is one for the history books.

Dannycr1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

There's no surprise here. Japan has never been Xbox's place and Smash Bros is an absolute behemoth there... actually, let me rephrase that: Smash bros is an absolute behemoth everywhere.

CorndogBurglar1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

This isn't surprising.

TheWatercooler1070d ago

Xbone did horrendously in Japan. It probably did just as bad in all the other countries it released in lately.

Dudebro901070d ago

Lets randomly compare one of Nintendo's biggest franchises to the Xbox one launch.

What awful crap this site is.

MasterCornholio1070d ago

It reminds me more of the PS4s launch than the Xbox Ones launch.

http://img.gawkerassets.com...

Those lines were pretty crazy for the PS4 and these lines look about the same for one of Nintendo's biggest franchises.

Pretty interesting when you compare the three to each other. Normally games dont get crazy lines but this proves how incredible the demand is for Smash Brothers.

Dudebro901070d ago

Games don't get crazy lines? Maybe where you live.

Pretty much ever major release has a good sizes line where I live.

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