Xbox 360 “Still Less Widely Owned Than Dreamcast”

A survey of Japanese console ownership reveals more Japanese own Dreamcasts than they do Xbox 360s, with less than 5% of gamers reporting owning one…
The online survey asked 1,073 Japanese to list the gaming devices they owned, and of the 60% who reported owning at least one, 62% owned a DS, 57% a PS2, 44% a Wii, 30% a PSP and 25% a PS3.


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FrigidDARKNESS4930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

this article is totally laughable and fallable. Japanese don;t buy american products of course the dreamcast had more owners in Japan because it was backed by a Japanese corporation. I bet if they do another survey they'll find there were more Sega Saturn owners than 360 owners in Japan. Remember this people Japanese only buy products made in Japan.

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Optical_Matrix4930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

Japanese do buy american products. I will say this again and again. Go to Japan and see how big Apple, Nike stores, McDonalds, American home appliances, Abercrombie, KFC etc etc are in Japan. It will de-bunk the thoughts of all the stupid insecure Americans who truly believe Japan don't like their products.

Japan doesn't like shitty products. Even if the product were Japanese, it wouldn't do THAT much more to help.

ZombieAssassin4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

Nailed it

I bet a lot of American products sell good in Japan. Chances are they are made in China but the companies that own the merchandise are prolly American. Hell I don't think Xbox's are even made in America...

Ryudo4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

Same old argument different halfwits not interested.

Sayai jin4929d ago

@Optical_Matrix - I lived in Japan for about 6 years. The Japanese do buy American made products, but not a lot from products which are know for their niche. You will see Western clothes, food, etc sold decently. You will not see many products in the electronics and automobile categories being brought that are not Japanese made. There economy is 2nd best in the world and only due to there electronics and auto industry which is one of the main reason why foreign products are brought along with brand/national loyalty. Also you will not see many American made appliance sold in Japan. If the appliance has any type of digital or clock software/hardware in the appliance it will not work correctly. This is due to Japanese electrical currents working at 110 Volt/50 HZ instead of the US 120 colt/60 hz. Also the size of American made appliance are too big from refrigerators, stoves, etc. Different taste in purchases too place a role. This is true anywhere you go.

On topic, no surprise here. I remember I went to Toys 'r us in Dec 2005 to buy an additional 360 controller and I saw a line of about 200 people in a town called Hachinoe waiting in the cold outside. I thought that they were all waiting outside for the launch of the 360, but actually they were waiting outside for some small electronic gerbil like pets. LOL

radphil4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

I have to agree with you on this. I'll take a friend of mine for example that I've known since from Early middle school (where we had an overseas program). He has a lot of Apple products, and they have a bunch of our fast food industries over there.

They know better than to pick a product up that breaks down over and over again, unlike people here in the US that re-bought the system 5 times after it broke down on them, most of the time because of this reason:

"I keep getting it only because my friends have it."

So it's like a social status for people here in the US.

Along with that, their electronic industry is pretty up at the top there.

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El Nino4929d ago

And remember this....americans only buy american products.

Your logic ftw!

Kamikaze1354930d ago

Didn't the Dreamcast come out like...5 years before the 360 did?

Fishy Fingers4930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

Indeed it did, but it actually had a shorter life span, DC lasted 3-4 years, less time than the 360 has already been on the market.

Kamikaze1354930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

True, but people have been buying a Dreamcast since launch. Not too long ago I remember some online retail stores were actually selling brand new Dreamcast systems. As to where they got it, I have NO idea.

Masamori Sumimura4929d ago

stupid article. dreamcast been out there since 1998. and there's still some games being made.

Firstkn1ghT4929d ago

Release more rape sims with 18 year old school girls and you got yourself a million game seller. Throw in a yellow midget sidekick that says "PICKACHU" over and over and you got yourself a multimillion dollar franchise. If I offended anybody, just check the website this article comes from....yeaaaaah! :/

CoLD FiRE4929d ago

18 year old school girls? you have to be kidding. They must be 14 year old or younger or the games won't sell.