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Xbox 360 : present situation in Japan (July 31 - Aug 6)

The Xbox 360 was sacked by strong competition from handheld offerings in Japan.
Media Create Co. on Thursday reported that the Xbox successor sold only 1,389 units from July 31 to Aug. 6.

By comparison, the Nintendo DS sold 163,500 units, the PSP 49,300 units, and the PS2 25,900 units in the same period....

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Islandkiwi3697d ago

Every week, more and more Japanese gamers are being introduced to the 360. I'll take the message as a positive one. After all, yes, it's only 1,400 gamers...but it's 1,400 new gamers. And that's one week.

LAWMAN3697d ago

I'm not trying to be too negative as you're right, that's 1400 new gamers that MS didn't have . . . but the reality is that 1400 isn't enough to even cover the marketing, distribution costs, manufacturing costs, etc. Remember, MS is still taking a rather large hit on every console it sells, so if it only sells 1400 in one week, that means that only about 3000 games or so will be sold that week in that entire country. With bleak numbers like that, MS will actually lose money in Japan. I predict that MS will put completely out of Japan. It makes the most business sense. It is clear that Japan does not have the room for 3 systems, and has already chose the PS3 and Wii.

Bhai3697d ago

Every week its another proof that MS cannot perform out of its previous consumer base. Those 1400 consumers have to be among those 1.8 million ones that purchased original Xbox in the current-gen, now where are the rest of 1.799 million who got the xbox ?! HaHaHa !!!

specialguest3697d ago

close to the last paragraph, the article stated that Japanese consumers are anticipating FF13 and MGS4. besides low video game price, those 2 series seems to be a system seller for the Japanese gamers. now if MS can only snatch those series...

pRo loGic II3697d ago

Xbox doesn't have enough colorful games with half naked 15 year old girls cuing and panting, plus it's an American console and it takes that culture a little longer to adapt or change. THE TRUTH>...

Bhai3697d ago

There ain't no cuing and panting 15 years old half naked babes on DS or PSP and...let me guess even PS2 doesn't have DOAX or any so you know, 'problems with X360 gaming' lies somewhere else !!!

JIN KAZAMA3697d ago

You keep bringing up half naked underage girls. I think its you that really gets off on that. pLease, keep those comments to yourself.

ghostface3697d ago

HE JUST HATE TO HEAR NOT SO GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE 360. EVERYTIME WE ARE SHOWN THE SELLS OF THE 360 IN JAPAN, HE ALWAYZ SAYZ SOMETHING ABOUT HALFNAKED 15 YEAR OLD GIRLS.

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