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Xbox 360 sales dim in Japan

Sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 stayed dim in Japan in new retail data from the region.

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Gradient3061d ago ShowReplies(17)
mrv3213061d ago

Hmm... yeah... it turns out Jesus is a great day. Nazi's are bad. Hitler shot himself. Anything new this decade or what?

n4gn4gn4gn4g3061d ago

is still alive..so anything is possible.

HolyOrangeCows3061d ago

That man has an awesome mustache. But I'll bet it just ends up becoming a booger trap.

The Killer3061d ago Show
mikeslemonade3060d ago

Xbox 360 "Play Behind" motto

HolyOrangeCows3060d ago

LOL, our political banter got removed.

360 sales DIM in Japan? It's like putting a wet match in a vacuum.

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Bereaver3061d ago

360 sales are poorer than most think. You're all following those numbers like a bible like there are no miscalculations. But let's see what those numbers could actually be.

Microsoft banned over 1 million users with modded box's.

Because Microsoft banned over 1 million users, doesn't that, that's how many people that stopped using their modded console. I know some people just stopped playing online with their modded one, and bought another one to play online with.

The first 360 RROD'd like 50% (yes, I'm giving a small number), I know not everyone sent them back in to Microsoft. Some people bought 2.

I think anywhere around 5 to 10 million are just from RROD and Banishment's alone.

Yeah, I just woke up and I'm feeling pretty odd, I usually wouldn't go out and say something like this.

eagle213061d ago

I bet there are only around 500,000 actual working 360's in Japan...lol

tinybigman3061d ago

but that hasnt stopped me from playing it, as i dont care about playing online with the 360 since i had canceled my live account 2 yrs ago.

id rather get free games saving me some cash for paying my mortgage and numerous bills. also thinking about modding my wii saving me even cash.

say what you want but i gotta do what i do because money is tight. supporting 3 systems is rough i tell you.

GiantEnemyCrab3056d ago (Edited 3056d ago )

^^^ 3 agrees for this comment promoting piracy.. Where is Will-UK at?

This is the crap I'm talking about when it comes to how piracy is treated on this site for 360 vs PS3.

To the FUD spreading OP.. MS debunked the 1mil consoles rumor.. MS is just protecting their interests just like Sony removing OtherOS. Regardless, none of that matters a sale is a sale.

avengers19783056d ago

360 never sold well in Japan, and it never will. MS cannot come out with a game or an add-on that would make the Japanese people buy there system. And they spent a ton of money on market research in Japan, hell the whole look of the 360 was based off of the Japanese test market. @Bereaver is right most 360 purchase in the last year or so have been re-buys from there die hard loyalist.
Hell M$ is proud of the fact that people re-buy there console so much.
They brag that the average 360 consumer has purchased at least 2 360's

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reintype3061d ago

Sorry, for it to dim, it has to be bright. 360 sales in Japan has always been lackluster at best.

hybridtheory123061d ago

maybe it dimmed from being lackluster

soxfan20053061d ago

Fortunately, 360 doesn't need Japan to survive. Both Wii and PS3 are viable in three regions (Japan, Europe, & North America). 360 is viable in just two (Europe & NA).

Despite this difference, 360 still manages to maintain brisk sales overall, and stay ahead of it's primary competition.

Godmars2903061d ago

There's no reason to point out that its behind the Wii and is losing ground to the PS3 despite having a year head start, but what the hell.

Ju3060d ago

Ever seen the latest weekly sales in Europe ? 360 dropping to 50k while the others remain at 100k so far...nobody writes about that it seems.

cayal3060d ago

"Fortunately, 360 doesn't need Japan to survive. Both Wii and PS3 are viable in three regions (Japan, Europe, & North America). 360 is viable in just two (Europe & NA).

Despite this difference, 360 still manages to maintain brisk sales overall, and stay ahead of it's primary competition. "

Ahh you mean the year head start right? The only reason it has a lead
Or do you mean how it has been outsold monthly since the slim?
Or how it is overall second?

Which is it?

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