Xbox 360 : present situation in Japan

Combined sales of Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles accounted for less than 1% of Japan's game console market in July, according to a report by Japan-based research firm Media Create.

Sales of the Xbox 360 during the week of July 17-23 totaled only 1,472 units, lagging far behind the 22,288 for the PS2 (PlayStation 2) and the 262,453 for the Nintendo DS Lite, the report said.

In addition, the top-10 most favorite game titles played in Japan are those designed for the Nintendo DS (NDS) and PS2, with six out the 10 titles designated for the NDS, the reported added. However, none of the titles designed for the Xbox or Xbox 360 was listed among the top-50, it added.

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Islandkiwi5392d ago

Xbox has come a long way from selling 20 units a week! Wait until they get Oblivion, Viva Pinata, and all the other great stuff!

Islandkiwi5391d ago

I wasn't being sarcastic here, by the way. When Microsoft says they're in Japan for the long haul, that means they're willing to support it until it's successful. And their sales have improved. Better games will release, and consoles will sell.

Jay da 2KBalla5392d ago

O well. Japan doesnt really matter anyway.

Marty83705392d ago

#1/#2 - Japan does matter and x360 is far from victory.PS3 & Wii will own Japan,and the rest of the world.

BIadestarX5392d ago

I think you mean the wii. Right?

TheMART5391d ago

Japan is a declining market and is getting a small part of worldwide sales.

So it's mattering less and less

DC RID3R5391d ago

when the japs see the ps3 for wot it really is ($600 ps2.5) the wii will totally wipe it's pale grey butt with it!!!

achira5391d ago

ps3 will win the console war. period.

TheMART5391d ago

Were in your crystal ball exactly is this stated? Last night I sh*t in my toilet and the words were:

"PSZero stinks"

HyperBear5391d ago

that must have been one curly sh!t for it to write letters. LOL

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