Xbox 360 sales slim in Japan

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

The hardware did not rank any software titles in the top 10 game sales for the week.

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sid4gamerfreak3502d ago

Why am I not surprised? Xbox 360 never sells well in japan anyway.

Btw, am I the only one who gets the tittle? (Xbox 360 sales SLIM in japan? 360, slim?)

PaLaK-3502d ago

the ps2 sales are around the same as 360 sales in japan lol!

JustinSaneV23502d ago

Is this supposed to be surprising news? Japan has never liked the Xbox.

frogdefdaa3502d ago

by the way, also the Playstation 3 sales dropped by 9%.

Strange_Evil3502d ago

Yup, PS3 sales dropped as much as the 360 sold lol... 9% sales is all it can muster against the PS3.

DavidMacDougall3502d ago

Is everywhere low on PS3's cause there bringing a new model out?

Hotel_Moscow3502d ago

japan doesnt like foreigners which is obvious the only people who got the 360 are people who play dream c club which is an awesome game

Model3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

you sure are big expert regarding Japan

TOO PAWNED3502d ago

We can also say same for Americans. Why they keep on bashing on PS3? Why 360 sells more in USA then anywhere else? Because it's American console and hate PS3 because it's Japanese.
See i am also expert i speak from my a22 like you do.

People in Japan and in EU don't like to jump from one bandwagon to another. When something has been around for long time and served us well (Playstation 15 years old) we are not going to ditch it and run towards this new product with name that means nothing to out ears.
Nintendo and Playstation are brands, "x-box" not so much. That is why PS3 is more populat in EU an Japan, we know good stuff when we see it. O and did i mention kick ass games only available on PS3? best exclusives and IPs? Well now you know.

freeblue3502d ago

what great games does Xbox offer to Japaneses?

cpt_kaos3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

Last time I was there Ipods , Macdonalds and Coke' a' Cola were pretty popular and last time I looked they were American brands and they love Aussie Beef. :)

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Rowsdower3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

xbox 360 does not sell well in japan that surprises me as much as Sony being in third place with the most capable console on the market

life's funny like that

Anon19743502d ago

If the date it launched doesn't mean anything to you, then technically the PS2 is kicking everyone's ass.

Since the PS3 was made available worldwide, it's outsold the 360 for the past 3 years now. Don't feel bad for the PS3. Consumers have obviously spoken and the PS3 is the third fastest selling console in history, despite launching with a high price point. What does that tell you?

Rowsdower3502d ago

because it launched late, how the wii managed to outsell both the 360
and ps3 while launching just as late as the ps3 is a mystery for the ages.

look what happens when you bring the truth to any thread thats sole purpose is to fanboy bash. The first part of my comment puts down the 360, but the second part throws some reality about the ps3 (which I own and truly enjoy) and the excuses and disagrees come a flying.

N4G is an ugly place.

TotalPS3Fanboy3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

"surprises me as much as Sony being in third place with the most capable console on the market"

That is no surprise. PS3 launched late.

"how the wii managed to outsell both the 360
and ps3 while launching just as late as the ps3 is a mystery for the ages."

It is not a mystery. It is very simple in fact. The Wii outsell both the 360 and the PS3 because it is cheaper.

"look what happens when you bring the truth to any thread thats sole purpose is to fanboy bash. The first part of my comment puts down the 360, but the second part throws some reality about the ps3 (which I own and truly enjoy) and the excuses and disagrees come a flying."

So you're saying you are even more of a fanboy than the rest of us, who usually only bash one console. You bash two consoles.

"N4G is an ugly place."

No. N4G is a great place to discuss all stuff gaming related.

Rowsdower3501d ago (Edited 3501d ago )

that is evident by my comment history and also my bank records which show years worth of dedication to my love of gaming, this gen I game on the PS3, 360, and PC. All give great experiences.

also the wii being the top selling console this gen is not just due to its price point, there is more to it than that.

also totalps3fanboy, from your comment history i highly doubt that you could even recognize a non fanboy, so i think you should stick with your strengths and leave the harder stuff to the sdults

Anon19743501d ago (Edited 3501d ago )

So you're saying that if the PS3, Wii and 360 were all the same price the Wii still would have come out on top?

Let's be realistic here. Of course it was the Wii's price point that was the main selling features.

Rowsdower3501d ago (Edited 3501d ago )

what I am saying is that this is reality of this gen. So I have chosen to limit my comments to reality.

The gamecube was on the market for nearly 5 years and sold over 27 million consoles.

the wii has been on the market for near 3 1/2 years and has sold over 67 million consoles.

Where did those nearly 40 million extra people come from?

The wii convinced non gamers to buy a gaming console. Price was a factor but not the only factor, the wii caught peoples imaginations. Hell there is an old folks home down the block from me that purchased wiis to help with Alzheimer patients.

If all three consoles were the same price point why would those 40 million extra people choose a ps3 or 360, when they did not choose the gamecube, ps2, or xbox the previous gen.

I realize I'm making sweeping generalizations about the "40 million", but its an interesting number and one I would love to see a demographic breakdown of. Both sony and MS would have loved to have a increase of 40 million gamers attached to their console. surely some of that 40 million have gone on to purchase another console. What I am trying to get across is that nintendo widened the net of the traditional gamer. Someones grandma is now a gamer and it wasnt MS or Sony that pulled that off. Even though wii was cheaper what would make those folks who never gamed before wanna fork over that much money for a a video game console.

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Foxgod3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

No rpg's lately on the 360, rpg's and niche titles are the only things japan cares about.
They ignore the western stuff, as if its infested with a nasty disease, and face it, the 360 is mostly western.
Thank god the EU and US markets are the biggest ones in the world, we would miss so many great games if Japan was the n1 games market.
You can think about it any way you want, but if gaming wasnt popular in the west, then there would be no Halo, no God of war, no Grand theft auto etch.

They go after titles like super gowza tenshoukaiden robot war (yeah i made that up, but check the Japanese sales charts and you know what i mean), and titles like Dragon quest.

The Japanese arent exactly going hot for games like Battlefield2, killzone 2 or God of war either.

I can imagine that japanese people wonder why titles like super gowza tenshoukaiden robot war dont sell in the west, and why we buy Grand theft auto instead.
Thats a major face palm.

Model3502d ago

maybe they dont like the fact that 360 only does shooters all the time while the ps3 only does everything :P

supremacy3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

i feel as though perhaps ms should drop japan and focus heavily on the other 2 markets, unless natal comes through i just don't think a few rpgs will do much specially when those come out on the other platforms at a much later date and still sell more.

i mean i don't mean to sound like a fanboy but i mean.. what else can be done?

just think about it, if Sony wanted to they could easily put this fight in japan to rest. By simply doing what ms does with its 3rd party relations and just stay buying time exclusivity.

they in my opinion are lucky Sony isn't investing money and time in such a strategy or at-least on a large scale like ms is.

Foxgod3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

The 360 got more rpg's then shooters......
Gears and Halo, thats it woopiedoo.
Meanwhile the ps3 got Resistance, UC2 and KZ2.

And MS doesnt buy exclusivity, most devs who develop games exclusive for the 360 are former pc developers, they simply feel more at home with the 360, because a lot of 360 gamers are former pc gamers.
So they feel the 360 is their home base, and got the biggest customer base for the games they create.

Most of those are on ps3 too.

xoxideu3502d ago

all those games cod, doom, crysis, l4d, halo, gears, metro, same bullsh!t, different name

DJ3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

As did Resistance and Killzone. It's actually JRPGs that aren't selling good in any region. FFXIII finally broke the loop, but a lot of JRPGs have come before and fallen flat sales-wise.

They like more modern genres, just like everyone else nowadays.

Tito083502d ago

You might say that because some shooting games have RPG elements, but doesn't take out the fact that is first a for most a shooting game, there are way-way more FPSs than RPGs on the 360!!!!!


Xbox 360 Fanboys get owned by Factual Evidence.

That is why the PS3 Fanboys are annoying, because they bring the factual evidence.

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