New titles for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 have garnered solid pre-order sales in Japan in the latest sales data from Amazon's Japan division.
Start your flame/hate engines!
With games like blue dragon and lost oddisey... and final fantasy not having even a release date... it is only a matter of time before japan start digging the 360. ofcourse not like the wii.. but better than the original xbox.
It was only last week I posted 3, 360 games in Amazon JP's top 50 games.
The other game was Test Drive Unlimited.
This probably also helps:
Trusty Bell Xbox 360 bundle
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 bundle
I wish MS would do that here.
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large pre-orders of games won't help them if there are not more people buying the system.
it could just be that a lot of their install base is pre-ordering these.
Well it can be the same user base get the other games. At least the attach rates is high in Japan. but no it's doesn't mean a thing and again its just amazon in japan.
Atleast their having some positive head way in Japan, but with the near zealous devotion to Nintendo its going to be hard for them to make any real ground in the country.
Everybody is always surprised when we hear anything Positive + Xbox360 coming out of Japan. Then again, read that interview on this post about Japan and its gaming culture. I really liked the interview.
You'll see it's not an easy thing cracking japan. After reading that, nothing surprises me anymore, unless its anything positive and thats western over there.
Everywhere you go, you can't admit, if you have a 360 you probably buy plenty of games for it. Always good news.
Last night I got together with frinds on Test Drive Unlimited and we all remarked on the high number of Japanese gamers playing Test Drive. A quick scan through the players met feature of Live showed dozens of Japanese listed among all the players met in game.
One of my friends from Japan told me that he can't find a copy of TDU anywhere. Everywhere he's looked the game has been sold out. As soon as he grabs a copy I promised to show him around Oahu and the secrets it holds.
TDU will sell very well in Japan -- and will likely move some hardware. The Japanese players I've met online all love the game. They're all damned good racers as well.
but ultimately, I don't think it will change much. By the way, No one had better accuse me of flaming since deep down you know its true- plus I, myself, have a 360... not that it matters.
one thing good about japan is You cant lie in japan with your boasted "I can't it get anyway", "It's sold out everywhere sales" statement. When the tracking report came out, it's not even the top 50 sales chart.
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