Momentum is Building for the Xbox 360 in Japan

Has Microsoft Turned a Corner in its Bid to Sell in Japan? Gameplayer's experiences at the Tokyo Game Show followed by the improved perception of the X360 in local press would suggest so.

"Fans of Sakaguchi assembled to gawp at him, poor chap."

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Bigmac5734865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

Selling 1,000-3,000 units a week is progress? The media can really spin anything, can't they?

BloodySinner4865d ago

Better than nothing. Regardless, that is still pathetic.

chrno4865d ago

it will probably drops back to 1000ish per week next week, just like a few weeks before

wageslave4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

You know, all this "Xbox 360 is dead in Japan" talk really really gets under my skin.

In JAPAN, the Xbox 360 is selling, roughly 2:1 with the PS3. Japan has bought less than 2.5M total between the two. A relatively insignificant number.

Meanwhile, in N.America, the Xbox 360 has sold 8.16M(!), roughly 4:1 with the PS3. Here, in N.America, the total is over 10 Million machines.

In the rest of the world, Xbox 360 is outselling PS3 about 2:1. The "rest of the world" is actually a Bigger Market than Japan(!).

All this "Xbox 360 is dead in Japan" talk is wrong. The Xbox 360 is doing BETTER in Japan than the PS3 is doing in America.

And, America is the market that CLEARLY the market "that matters". They are going to set the tone. Bbased on software sales (as we know the Xbox 360 is outselling Wii + PS3), the Xbox 360 is dominating the global marketplace.

Anyone who says "Xbox 360 is dead in Japan", or "LOL! Japan don't like no Xbox 360!!1!!" needs to STFU.

It is *MORE* True that the PS3 is dead in North America. And North America clearly matters a fcuk of a lot more than Japan*.

And all the Fanboy "Haha! Xbox Japan! Haha!" losers can bet that the DEVELOPERS damn well know I'm exactly correct.

*Japan seems to have turned and gone casual, the DS & Wii arent the same market.

For the purpose of this conversation, these are VGChartz numbers -- I do know they arent as reliable as NPD, but they are only inaccurate in teh "current" month, but corrected when the NDP arrive... and, are close enough for the purpose of this conversation.

0.47M Japan
8.16M America
4.12M Others

1.25M Japan
2.20M America
1.92M Others

chrno4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

You didn't factor in how the 360 was out 1 year earlier than the ps3, so the sales gap is signifcant on the basis that the ps3 has outsold the 360 in Japan in just a few months.

WilliamRLBaker4865d ago

like yours aren't the canned fanboy responses? typical anti 360 every single time.

notsonice4865d ago

This from the x-box equivalent of nasim.

Pot Kettle Black...

3 Bubbles to go!

gaffyh4865d ago

This story is stupid, it has only gained momentum because of Halo 3, which gave it a little boost. I doubt this will last long.

shmee4865d ago

ps3 sold between 160k---120k in USA between JULY and SEPTEMBER.

x360 sells at best 10k per month in JAPAN and 20k in EUROPE .

so which is dead ?

in NA ps3 is not doing very well . But x360 is simply dead in EU and JAPAN

sticky doja4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

Whatever nasim. You know that the 360 sells more than 20k in EU. You were the one that submitted the VG charts for LAST WEEK and it sold over 38k accourding to them. And that was on a week where the PS3 dropped to 400 euros, the 360 still did 38k.

Has it been so long since you submitted that story that you can't remember? Or do you just like distorting facts?

hazeblaze4865d ago

You're not very good at math or logic. The 360 was out an entire year before the PS3. Since the PS3 has been out in Japan, it has outsold the 360 a minimum of 4 to 1 on the 360's best weeks... although most weeks it has been an average of 12 to 1! So yes, the 360 is dead in Japan.

Comparatively, with the exception of September, the 360 only managed to outsell the PS3 more than 1.5 to 1 two times in North America. So no, the PS3 is not dead in NA. And of course, the PS3 continues to outsell the 360 in Europe.

JsonHenry4865d ago

All the while the real winner is Nintendo - but no one wants to talk about that..

DZNetworks4865d ago

Better than nothing right?

lawman11084865d ago (Edited 4864d ago )

How poor the PS3 sell in the USA AND these softwear numbers for the PS3.........WOW!!!! Xbox 360: hardware to software ratio: 6.59 (hardware total sold = 6.8 million; software total sold = 44.8 million)
PlayStation 3: hardware to software ratio: 3.58 (hardware total sold = 1.9 million; software total sold = 6.8 million)
Wii: hardware to software ratio: 3.44 (hardware total sold = 4.5 million; software total sold = 15.5 million)
44 million to 6 million CRYB3YOND hahahahahahahhah and I own the 60gb Crap box

Panthers4865d ago

HAHAHA you let it get under your skin. Wow dude get a life.

Hey, the 360 is dead in Japan. Go cut yourself.

Only fanboys care about sells numbers

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Darkiewonder4865d ago


Lost Odyssey has a bigger potential to sell software + hardware.

gamesblow4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

But, xbox 360 ahs been out for 2 years in Japan... Ps3 hasn't even been out a year. your theory is so wrong the holes you've dug could swallow planets the size of Jupiter and the one you're from... El-Slop Donga.

It's a good thing you're not an analyst, Timmy. Ps3 hasn't been released world wide for a year... It didn't even release in the U.K. until March of this year, Snorkson. you kill me. You really do... Sad, actually. Feel bad without out of touch you are.

wageslave4865d ago

Hey, you want to _really_ lawl? Read 1.3 above.

KingME4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

Okay, the 360 has been out two years and the PS3 for one year. So what, Japan is the PS3s home country. Everytime someone tries to compare the 360 sells to the PS3, you boneheads bring up the 2yr - 1yr excuse.

Okay, lets put it this way which console has sold the most hardware in 2007 alone. This should put them both on even playing fields.

Besides, what's the PS3s excuse versus the wii? Let me guess, (whaa whaa whaa) the wii is for the casual gamer and there is more of them.

STFU! Sony fanboys! You guys make me sick, you're like a bunch of immature little girls. Go ahead take my bubbles, that's what you do best! Because your debating skills are weak as HELL!

Hatchetforce4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

Momentum is building? Are they on crack? That is like saying when people commit suicide by jumping off a high rise they are building up speed.

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Jandre024865d ago

if it is the japanese dont know about it yet