Sales for Xbox 360 increased 17 percent in Japan in new retail data from the region.
went up 20% then down 12 then up another 17 so thats like 19% rise i think
hmm whats that from 1000 to 1170,impressive work MS.
They have tried so hard in Japan. Not sure how successful they have been but it's clear their market is here in North America and Europe to a lesser extent. Sony on the other hand has that advantage of being a global leader, but North America is lacking most it seems. I'm sure they'll get their American swagger back in full gear with GT5.
lol, dont kid yourself
...this is not news. We know the numbers ALREADY. Are we going to see articles every fricken week about the slightest rise or fall in numbers? LAME.
if it doesnt get successful when natal ships, then i would think it would be safe to say that xbox will never get successful in japan
should just give up and call it quits in Japan but they can't. they see how important Japan is still and they have to try a make headway as best as they can. i love how people are saying that Sony is only doing well in 2 regions but realistically they are doing well in all regions. not once has the PS3 ever sold 2k units in the americans. also let's not forget that they had to previous systems sell butt loads of units throughout the americas, and if it wasnt for the high starting price when it launched both PS3 and 360 would be neck and neck in the americans. i may not like M$ as a company but it would be very stupid of them to pull out; even in europe if it wasnt for England the 360 would be dead. americas and england are the only 2 regions (well maybe austraila too) thats keeping the 360 ahead of PS3. oh and for those saying nintendo also needs their homeland the help them look again they lead in all 3 regions.
17% might be good if they werent still getting squashed by the competition but its definately a very good start and maybe they can progress from it i dont know. Its also easier for people to say microsoft should pull out or not try as hard in the asian markets , but really when you look at it, its not just consumers they're in that market for, its games developers also. If they have enough pull in that market they can attract new developers to the platform that can bring diverse games like asian games to different regions such as europe and the states. Microsoft has more consoles sold in the states than the ps3 , but the ps3 isnt trying to break into that market as much as the xbox is trying to break into the asian market. Its alot easier for the ps3 in the states as its a well established global brand now after three consoles, but with the xbox, they kept it too americanised too long and in my opinion have missed the boat with the asian market when its swamped by the casual wii player and the hardcore playstation gamer, who favors games made by local developers.
It went up 17% and barley outsold ps2 lol epic fail.
Dude consider. The Wii... THE WII, that piece of crap, out sells the PS3 and Xbox 360 on a weekly basis around the globe.
Yeah, keep pretending it's core gamers that are actually buying the Wii :s lol
wow 3000 units. Impressive indeed..
Well, we are talking the Japanese market here, NA alone matches Japanese monthly console sales in a single week.
MS has struggled mightily in Japan, but I think they have sold around 1.5 million 360's so far. If so, that's around 3X as many as the original Xbox. Fortunately, MS doesn't need Japan to survive, while Nintendo & Sony do.
@ Montralien - True, but one week of sales in Japan covers the 20k-40k monthly gap between PS3/360 in NA.
360 hit 1 million not too long ago, so it's not possible for them to reach 1.5m sellign 2000+ units a month.
they might as well discontinue the xbox 360 in japan they might be able to afford some more timed exclusives.
sony should discontinue the psp everywhere but japan D:
not really...faulty fanboy rebuke logic is faulty
nintendo can sell anywhere in the world.sony can sell anywhere in the world.microsoft.......EXCUSES. either the hardware is HOT.or the sh!t is NOT.
You got it wrong M$ needs NA in order to survie. Don't get it twisted. M$ is barely outouselling Sony in NA. Everywhere else, Sony is putting on a clinic
MS doesn't need NA cause they have always had it...and yes Nintendo and Sony need japan...its their home base.
umm did you see the latest NPD data for this year and thats with a shortage for Sony if this keeps up they will need Japan and the other regions more
Not true. The 360 does well in the UK which is the second largest market. EU is anybodies guess, I still wait for some solid numbers from an official source. It seems both Sony and MS include different regions in their EU counting and it really is a grey area. If you've got some solid EU data I would love to see it.
So @mastermind, Sony and Ninty need Japane because it's their home base, even though they've always had it, but MS doesn't need NA? hmmm...
going up at all in japan is excellent news. good job Microsoft.
japan sold 3,200 units in whole of japan with 140M population. impressive!
good for MS, especially when you consider they don't really need Japan. Every unit sold helps I guess. Now, if Sony could just improve their north American sales...
The PS3 sells enough in Japan to cover what the 360 beats it by in NA
Lets(but n4g.com won't)add up last months USA + Japan sales for the 'xBox 360' + the 'PS3' and the 'PS3' TOTALLY DESTROYS the 'xBotched 360' in Sales!! ;-D Nice try internet you will NOT Brainwash me!!! ;-D (i.e it will be the same for this month to)
You mean because Sony lost by 20k in NA? That is a nice a jab you just took. Sony NA sales are just fine, they are almost neck and neck with MS is MS's home territory so i think they are just fine. Specially since 20k lead that MS has a month in NA is destroyed by the 100k lead in Japan a month -_-
Carefel, you may hurt his brain with those crazy maths. LOL ;)
they didn't even need a month Sony sold more than 20,000 in a week
i repeat, 3,200 units xbox360 sold. really impressive.
3,200 x $199 = $636,800.00 microsoft stockholders money spent once again.
You know what's sad? The 360's sales in Japan for 1 year (2009): approx. 362,036 ...............??? Isn't that, like, a week and a half for PS3 sales worldwide? PS3 sold over 200,000 last week (50,000 more than the 360, BTW) As for the PS3 in foreign land (US), it outsold the 360 last week (for the third week). I think the name "PlayStation" is part of the aid that Sony has in America. That, and they know how to sell US-style games to the US, UK-style games to the UK and Japanese games to Japan. ~God of War III - Very US (sold over 1mil there alone) ~Gran Turismo 5: P - Very UK (although US loves it, too, sold over 2 mil in UK alone) ~Final Fantasy - Very Japan (sold half the PS3 install base at the time)
came here to laugh. leaving satisfied.
Please stop post epic fail news.
this is like saying a snail moved a millimetre.
Probably that strike witches game and that other eroge that was exclusive there iirc.
Wow, that must be like 8 extra consoles. Go MS!
Sales up in Japan due to increased percentage of failing systems ... nothing new here ;)
ODST sold about 5 million copys right.Thats ODST mind you.Halo Reach might just Change EveryThing.From what i saw in the Beta i Thing's are going to Heat UP Real Quick for Microsoft over There.
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