Microsoft are trying to yet again tempt Japanese gamers to buy the Xbox 360 by offering cut price bundles.
For more info on the bundle click the link.....
but it won't work. the japanese won't buy this load of crap especially now that we are nearing the launch of the ps3 and the wii. the best you can do is turning xbox owners into xbox360 owners. ...what you are doing now. i saw an article at Teamxbox in which they admitted that they are on their fourth 360. IGN xbox staff had 9 broken 360s ...WOW! at least Sony and Nintendo know how to make consoles and electronic devices 'cause they belong to this business unlike our crappy software maker Microsoft.
so you never had a launch ps2? very high return rate, (actually higher than the 360, as microsoft is well below the 5% average)
you know, when sony had to recall about 1 million of them?
more japanese are starting to buy in, not much, but there is a lot more japanese titles coming that will help.
and that crappy software maker runs 95% of the computers on the market and has deeper pockets than sony could ever dream of.
do you own a ps3 yet? if not, stop staying how much better it is, as you obviously won't/can't know until you have it. stupid fanboy...
You really dont know what you're talking about.
And Sony's ass will be whooped by Wii, ain't that funny?
OK how dumb can you be...PS3 and Wii is on their way and now M$ is pulling this??? Its not gonna work now. THe Japanese just gonna wait a month or 2 for Wii or PS3.
seems like a smart move, maybe time for more japanese hits like DOA4...
From the low sales figures I never would've guessed. The Japanese prefer good fighting games such as Tekken and Soul Calibur. DOA has babes, that's about it. (And yes, I own a PS2 DOA game. I tried winning while drunk and blindfolded...and I actually won! haha.) Ok, bad example, but you get what I mean. The day the Japanese get a hit 360 title is when that title actually moves a significant amount of consoles, and on top of that sells well itself. But until that day...
Atm DOA4 is the best Fighting game in the world. To compare Tekken to DOA is just outrages! And Soul Calibur isn't better than DOA. I've played them all, and I know what I'm talking about.
DOA4 is the 360's highest selling game in japan, thus is the 360's japanese hit.
look, NO console should ever launch with a game bundle. For obvious reasons, the lower cost of the console and the fact that not everybody wants that one game at launch. PLUS the reason that DOA4 wasn't even a launch title.
You guys complaining about MS's strategies need to give it a rest. They're only there for the developers to cross over not for the consumer. Japan isn't needed but there still has to be a fighting presence in Japan when developers cross over.
Man, This is not a "bundle".
it's just a 20units-limited-weekend-bargai n in only ONE store, MS didnt anything about this.
Kotaku did it again and many other news site jumped in as usual.
They should start learning Japanese language before posting this kind of incorrect news over and over.
Yet another failed marketing idea in Japan for microsoft, what will they think of next, perhaps they'll try give them away for free and people still wont want them lol!
it says right above you that MS had nothing to do with this, you gormless idiot.
Just go and type in Sony Wikipedia Encyclopedia and you will see there renvue and income and see who has more money which by the way is Sony lol so really when Bill Gates have a 2 way split partner ship with that other guy they won't be the billion dollar software company anymore
cause thier only going to get millions instead lol and if you think I'm lieing about Sony's income then take a look on what I typped above this paragraphe and prove me wrong! and here are this years income that I was talking about Sony's income that is!
Sony's this years income 2006
Revenue $64.28 billion USD (2006)
Operating income $1.635 billion
Microsoft last years income 2005
Revenue US$39.79 billion (2005)
Operating income US$14.56 billion (2005)
(36.3% operating margin) 
Net income US$12.25 billion (2005)
(31.6% net margin)
so again who has the deeper pocket Sony doe's! lol so Sony did make there dreams come true and they have way deeper pockets then Microsoft.
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