Xbox360 Makes A Dent In Japan...Sorta

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  1. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=147838

    So 100,000 Xbox 360 preorders sell out in 1 day for this bundle.
     
  2. Boardwise

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    Ohhh perhaps they have cracked the Jap market.

    Good news indeed.
     
  3. Gigatron_2005

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    Awesome to see that they made a nice dent there. Hopefully this will encourage Japanese game developers to make some A quality games for the system.
     
  4. Gryph

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    That's cool.
     
  5. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    "Never underestimate the Powa of Toriyama!"

    It's really nice to see such a solid result, and would seem to validate the time and money Microsoft has poored into Mistwalker.

    I'll be VERY interested to see the response to Lost Odyssey
     
  6. Seth Buzzard

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    The question is how many will be traded in after the people finish the game. I recall stories in the past of systems flying off the shelves and the a few weeks later stores being choked with trade ins.

    As you read this keep in mined I’m a 360 guy and not some hater trying to rain on the parade. :) 
     
  7. misterd

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    Yeah, that was the fate of many an N64.
     
  8. Superman_Alpha

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    word is that there's a Blue Dragon anime in development as well.
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    And here I was hoping that "dent" would be literal and it'd be an oddly enough story.
     
  10. Weremole

    Weremole Whack-a-mole Avenger

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    Well, that's to be expected. Blue Dragon looks salivatingly fantastic and I would get a 360 for it.

    Matter of fact: 16 bit era Squaresoft + new tech and influences = Mistwalker.
     
  11. Caterwaul

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    Huh. This makes me wonder how well the 'DOAX2 Kasumi faceplate is gonna sell the merchandise. Is it me, or does Japan get cooler toys with their purchases?
     
  12. onaka pekopeko

    onaka pekopeko Devouring the universe!

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    How many of those systems will end up in NA/Eur homes after they're hawked on eBay? Hmmm...
     
  13. Kickback

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    People will pick up a system just to play a game (see: FFVII).

    Back then however, there were no real "trade-in" markets, or they weren't of any value really. Now there is, so I'd expect a good third of those sold to return to the stores, maybe less if Microsoft can continue to deliver GOOD games to Japan and their audience.
     
  14. the_riesen

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    well its a little late cuz once ps3 and wii come out its going to be completly screwed!
     

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