Sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 stayed dim in Japan in new retail data from the region.
Hmm... yeah... it turns out Jesus is a great day. Nazi's are bad. Hitler shot himself. Anything new this decade or what?
is still alive..so anything is possible.
That man has an awesome mustache. But I'll bet it just ends up becoming a booger trap.
Xbox 360 "Play Behind" motto
LOL, our political banter got removed. 360 sales DIM in Japan? It's like putting a wet match in a vacuum.
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.
I bet there are only around 500,000 actual working 360's in Japan...lol
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.
^^^ 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.
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
Sorry, for it to dim, it has to be bright. 360 sales in Japan has always been lackluster at best.
maybe it dimmed from being lackluster
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.
beat the Wii? http://www.reuters.com/arti...
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.
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.
"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?
Durrrrrrrrrrrr Durrrrrrrrrrr hell even Patcher and his butt buddy HHG could have predicted that one. M$ needs to do something massive for it to even stay a float, because right now the 360 is the Titanic in Japan and if the Muppet fanboys think you don't need Japan to survive you have no idea.
360 sales dimming in japan is identical to all the train molestation that happens there. O_o
Microsh!t just needs to pull out of Japan altogether.
they knew it was an uphill battle that was near impossible to overcome, but they keep pushing forward. i respect that.
The only time they see boosts is during the weeks when a exclusive/timed exclusive jrpg arrives. That doesn't happen often enough to affect yearly sales or monthly sales.
For it to be dim it would have to be bright which it never happened.
No sh*t Sherlock!
Give it up MS Japan doesn't want your crap console.
At 40 Mill Micro don't need Japan.But let's see how Natal does over there will tell the Real Story
Get out of japan M$, they don't want your sh*t!
fact - the x360 has never sold very well in japan / end thread Also it is starting to lose a lot of interest in Europe, PS3 is now dominating there, so x360 only really has one market left, yup the America's
All the Chip's are Played on Sony side .The Score is 33 to 38 forth quarter ,no time out's .Here come Spenter Cell,Allen Wake Halo Gears and more.This War is OVER.Japan will not matter one bit.
PS3 and xbox both have a total of 15M sold in the EU
Do we have to go through this every week.oh wait this is n4g.for the love of god stop posting this already.
Any one knows if they are tracking sales in Asia at all? Japan alone cannot be the whole continent of Asia.
and stab it with my avatar. :P :D
Haha, xbots are doomed there.
Maybe Japan knows something we don't.They probably see through all of Microsoft's hype and exaggeration
Microsoft proved this point long time ago.
o really and what is new why can't we get real news
Why do Japanesse retailers even carry 360's? Really with all the stores that sell consoles the average store sells .5 a week.
This is simply pathetic
I bet this isn't true either is it? http://www.joystiq.com/2009...
Just type this in Google (gotta love google) xbox 360 outsells PS3 in Japan And if you look at the page closely you will see 2007, 2008, 2009 where the 360 outsold the PS3 in Japan. I am only going by what Google is displaying so please don't hate :-)
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