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Kinect in Japan: One Year Progress Report: 114,000 units sold

So how has the system performed over the year? This month's issue of Famitsu Xbox 360 provides some stats.

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EVILDEAD3602974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

LOL @ Microsoft probably doing cartwheels and popping bottles to the Kinect numbers in Japan.

Let's keep it real the hardware numbers out there arent too far ahead of Kinect #s. It's been the story of an American console in the home turf of Nintendo and Sony.

What's crazy is how the numbers compare to VGchartz..

The 114,000 comes from the sales of the bundled Kinect Adventures.

Famitsu has Kinect at 114,000 and VGchartz has it at 180,000

People laugh at Kinect numbers in Japan. If VGchartz overtracked Kinect then take a look at Move.

VGchartz has the Move bundled game Sports Champion at a mere 9,000 sold in Japan...

If that's even close to right then Nintendo is laughing at both both of these guys out in Japan.

It just shows that other than the fantastic games we get out of Japan, that you don't necessarily need them to be a complete success in the harware or software front.

Evil

PSX992974d ago

That was fast damage control,Japan is one of the reasons 360 is heading to 3rd eventually.

SilentNegotiator2974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

"It just shows that other than the fantastic games we get out of Japan, that you don't necessarily need them to be a complete success in the harware or software front"

Oh really? The last I checked, Japan often accounts for the ps3 getting a 50-100K boost over the 360, a big part of why ps3 outsells the 360 worldwide. And the ps3 also generally leads in EU. So if being 3rd in sales pace is being a "complete success", then sure, it can. But you're clearly trolling claiming that Japan isn't important to gaming; it's a joke that anyone can get away with saying things like that and having 6 bubbles.

EVILDEAD3602974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

'That was fast damage control,Japan is one of the reasons 360 is heading to 3rd EVENTUALLY.'

LMFAO @ the irony using 'damage control' and the '360 will be in 3rd place EVENTUALLY' all in the same sentence..

Pull up your skirts fellas this isn't a call to 'console war' arms

READ AGAIN..I just joked no matter how bad Kinect's numbers look..they still arent that far behind the 360s hardware numbers

In other words, this isn't anything new. AGAIN..READ what I wrote...this has been the sales story for the 360 ALL GEN in Japan.

Nothing has changed in regards to the 360 and the PS3

Sony clearly dominates its home turf of Japan...Micrsoft dominates it's hometurf of North Amaerica..and even though the 360 made huge strides in region, Sony leads Europe as it should coming of the heels of the monster that the PS2 was last gen.

Either way, the point still stands, at the end of the day, the 360 has been a 'complete' success regardless of the Japanese hardware numbers.

It's clear American hardware and software have it tough in Japan. Even the PS3s top American developed franchises like Uncharted,God of War, etc. can't sell much more that 200K in Japan. Just like previous gens..localized games out there rule the day.

Whereas Sony and 360 American developed exclusives do millions and millions mainly on the strength of America and Europe alone.

This is why if your going to fail big..fail in the region where they don't buy your games anyway.

This has nothing to do with Sony vs. the 360..this is the fact that this gen Micrsoft went from 20 Million to well over 60 Million consoles sold before the gen was over. If tripling your install base isn't considered a success then we must be talking about two different words.

Evil

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@ Silent

'But you're clearly trolling claiming that Japan isn't important to gaming; it's a joke that anyone can get away with saying things like that and having 6 bubbles.'

GTFOH..it's trolling because you simply CAN'T read without fankid goggles. Who said Japan isn't important to gaming? Is that what you read when I wrote 'Other than fantastic games'?

Stop pretending everyone is like YOU. I'm strictly talking about sales. In terms of development, NOBODY is more important to this industry that Japan..PERIOD.

kreate2974d ago

I guess the 500 million dollar ad campaign havnt reached japan yet ....

SilentNegotiator2974d ago

"Stop pretending everyone is like YOU. I'm strictly talking about sales"

And in that regard, you're still being ridiculous and clearly trolling. Through my "fankid goggles" (grow up), I clearly read, understood that you meant sales, and responded to such.

Japan is a big portion of sales, no matter how hard you downplay it. The numbers don't lie. Monthly 50K-100K in hardware sales isn't chicken scratch.

EVILDEAD3602974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

'And in that regard, you're still being ridiculous and clearly trolling. Through my "fankid goggles" (grow up), I clearly read, understood that you meant sales, and responded to such.'

Nah you clearly responded with the fankid goggles on full stun..pretended in that I said 'Japan isn't important to gaming' when anyone with EYES can look at my comment and see I didn't. You made it up got called out..end of story.

LOL @ not even staying close to the topic and having to resort to taking people out of context to fit this silly agenda. The numbers don't lie and I didn't lie about about anyone of them. Which is why you can't dispute anything I ACTUALLY said.

So keep it moving click disagree with the rest of the phantoms..unless you want to still play make believe.

Evil

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yesmynameissumo2974d ago

Should totally be expected, even if it's funny.

gamingdroid2974d ago

Expected or not, that is abysmal sales for Kinect.

That said, that is like what almost 10% penetration of the 1.5 million or so Japanese Xbox owners.

C_Menz2974d ago

That is more than I expected to be honest..

saoco2974d ago

well kinect needs space and japs dont have much in their apartments and homes.

gamingdroid2974d ago

Yeah, us American's are spoiled when it comes to space. My bedroom is probably the size of Japanese living rooms.

gamingdroid2974d ago

I wouldn't mind a living room like that. It's kind of Ikea'ish.

SLLCKGT2974d ago

No one know electronics like Japan. They are not easy to fall into over priced gimmicks like the Kinect. Same reason they don't buy 360

OC_MurphysLaw2974d ago

So why did they fall for the Wii then? last gen hardware with gimmick controls...

gamingdroid2974d ago

LOL...

I believe Japanese are humans with preferences and biases too.

SLLCKGT2974d ago

@ Dlacy13g

Wii was revolutionary when it came out. How many acclaimed games has Nintendo made compared to Kinect. Motion control fad has come and gone and Nintendo holds the crown.

@ gamindroid

That small country gave us the best 3 Ns ever: Nissan GT-R, Ninja, and Nintendo. They might have preferences but its a higher standard than a lagging motion sensor.

piroh2974d ago

@Dlacy13g

because of Mario, Zelda etc.

gamingdroid2974d ago (Edited 2974d ago )

We get that you love Japan...

That said, they also gave you us Pearl Harbor. Does that mean I'm supposed to hate em?

Point being, don't judge an entire nation based on a few "supposed" facts.

Also, Kinect is revolutionary when it came out. No other consumer oriented device can do what Kinect does a year later.

Hate it as much as you want, but it won't change the "innovative awards" the public has awarded Kinect.

_Aarix_2973d ago

uuuhhhh...yea they are.

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MaximusPrime2974d ago

well at least these Kinect have been sold.

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