Lost Odyssey Bundle in Japan

For 100 yen less than the price of a 40 gigabyte PlayStation 3, gamers in Japan will be able to purchase an Xbox 360 premium system with Forza 2, Viva Pinata and Lost Odyssey. Only if they buy their games at Seven-Eleven, that is.

Microsoft and Seven-Eleven have announced the Xbox 360 Lost Odyssey System Set. Priced at 39,880 yen, the bundle combines the latest Mistwalker RPG with the recently announced 360 value pack, itself including the two Western-developed titles mentioned above. All this in a special Lost Odyssey box and bundled with a poster.

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ReBurn4877d ago

Video games from a convenience store? Interesting...

Texas GMR4877d ago

..selling games at convenient stores in this months issue.
They said over there that is a common practice.

CrazzyMan4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

not bad deal at all. =)
and if console wouldn`t have RROD, it woul be a great deal. =]

i think, next 100k x360 will be sold this Christmas in japan.
and 200k copies of LO.

wageslave4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

Two major fails in your post.

#1) The Xbox 360 heat issues have already been fixed, and we already were told. And we've been seeing the improved hardware for months now.

Motherboard Version 1.1. This Motherboard has fewer components, smaller components, new layout, and a new CPU/GPU mounting methodology.

Look at this: http://www.mainstageclothin...

"Having identified a number of factors which can cause general hardware failures indicated by three red flashing lights on the console, Microsoft has made improvements to the console and is enhancing its Xbox 360 warranty policy for existing and new customers."


Also, read this loud and clear; Microsoft said at the Tokyo Game Show:

"We have made all the improvements in our manufacturing process, All the consoles on the market have those improvements.

#2) Japan Xbox vs. PS3 sales. USA is the largest market. Japan is the second largest market.

Japan, presently, isnt buying much of EITHER PS3 or Xbox 360. Their console sales are down compared to normal (except for Wii).

BUT, In Japan, the PS3 has sold 1.2 M units. The Xbox 360 0.46 Million units. That is a little more than 2:1 in a market of only 1.66 Million (tiny).

BUT -- AND PAY ATTENTION FANBOY -- In N.America, the PS3 has sold 2.16 Million units. The Xbox 360 has sold 8.01 Million(!). That is a roughly 4:1 in a FAR LARGER MARKET of 10.17 Million (over 5x the size).

So, what is your lesson here? That the Absolute FAILURE of PS3 in the *USA* is a FAR FAR larger concern for Sony than Japan is for Xbox 360.

Oh, and Xbox 360 is out-selling PS3 over 2:1 in the rest of the world.

So, you can snigger at MS's Japan numbers, but the reality is that MS is doing better in Japan than Sony is doing in the states -- where it *really* appears to matter. Japan is less 20% of the market.

Want to talk about Game Attach Rates? Marketplace Sales? Xbox LIVE Arcade sales? No. You dont.

In short, stop trying to invent some kind of victories for the PS3, there are none. It is a resounding failure. Even R&C -- the highest ranking PS3 exclusive is "only" a 9.0 / 10 on metacritic, the Xbox 360 has 4 games with Metacritic scores above 9. And two more that are unavailable but Rumoured to be PS3-bound (AC6 & Orange Box).

Back to your bridge troll. You're a failure.


5 Disagrees? And no comments -- you SDF trolls know Im right. Care to discuss it? No, I dont imagine you do.

THE_JUDGE4877d ago

They changed the parts around SO FREAKING WHAT!!! People are still getting the RROD on the daily, so save it! They have made improvements, thats not fixing. If there were no more problems then they would drop the 3 year warranty for the new 360 and they haven't. The japanese aren't going to be buying it anyway!!!!

CyberSentinel4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

Preach on brotherman!

School these Lemmings.

Bubble for you my brother.

@2.4: When Did I ever ask for bubbles?

I dare you to find a post where I have EVER asked ANYONE for ANYTHING.

I never changed My name, or made a second account, unlike you, even when I ONLY had 1 bubble!

Blind Lemmings, It's Almost Game Over.

cr33ping_death4877d ago

aw look at cyber monkey trying to get bubbles in return. lol. dance monkey and i might give you a bubble.

wageslave4877d ago

"They changed the parts around SO FREAKING WHAT!!! People are still getting the RROD on the daily, so save it! "

An ever decreasing number of the machines in the field are susceptable to the heat issues.

And, if you get a problem, you get a free fix.

If you buy a new machine, YOU GET A PROBLEM FREE MACHINE.

I know you dont like it. But "Japan isnt buying Xbox 360s". Is a TOTAL DISTORTION.

It is *less* true than saying "AMERICANS ARENT BUYING THE PS3!" See, Xbox 360 can survive and succeed without Japan, but PS3 needs America. The PS3 was stillborn in N.America, and there is zero sign of that changing.


CrazzyMan4877d ago

and then we will see who is selling.

2-3k per week = dead console.
20-30k per week, before 40GB console release, only shows, that peopel wait for new SKU.

and 70% x360 sold are only in usa. Nobody else care about x360, that`s why some developers don`t want to translate game on x360 for europe, because nobody will buy them.

ps3 i selling pretty good, since it is the most expensive console.
have in mind, that x360 reached 6 mln. worldwide only in first week of december 2006, with price of 299$ and 399$.
PS3 still have 6 weeks to make 840k and with new SKU, Ratchet and Uncharted it defintely will make. =)

x360 has NO future after mass effect and LO.
games are not selling, only fps and action games.

Filanime034877d ago

Your comparison of ps3 and xbox 360 are selling 2:1 in japan are somewaht wrong. The 360 has been out for almost 2 years now and only 450k sold of systems. While the ps3 has sold 1.2 million in just 11 months of existence. If you are checking out the weekly famitsu sales A typical ps3 sales are at 10k to 12k per week while the xbox 360 got a typical average of 3k to 5k per week. As you can see your evaluation is wrong and only favoring one side. So the typical ratio are 3:1 ratio. While it's true on what you said microsoft has made strides on improving the 360 some people are still getting RROD on their systems. But the failure rate are minimal this time so it's improving.

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OC_MurphysLaw4877d ago

But they are the one stop quick shop... LOL.

Japan is totally different than here in the States so God knows how 7Elevens are viewed over there. For all we know they could be a major electronics outlet with Slurpee service!

Eclipticus4877d ago

anyone remember when 7-11 had arcade games. alwats had street fight 2 and pac-man. on like every damn corner. or am i just that old....
we got day old chimichangas they get 360s.

OC_MurphysLaw4877d ago

...we got day old chimichangas they get 360s....


wageslave4877d ago

See 2.1 above.

If Xbox 360 is dead in Japan, PS3 was still-born in N.America.

My new Troll: "PS3 Stillborn in America."

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