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"Subdued" reaction to launch in Japan

Even though Microsoft can call the Xbox 360 launch day a success in Japan, there have been reports of less than stellar reactions to the new console among Japanese gamers. In a land that is traditionally dominated by Sony and Nintendo, this doesn't come off as a huge shocker.

Just like in the US and UK, lines formed early but apparently sold slower than at other console launches in the past. Being slightly cheaper in comparison to our prices, Takeshi Tajima (you know, that BNP Paribas analyst) says most gamers are taking the "wait and see" approach to the Xbox 360.
 

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josh1

12-11-2005 @ 11:12AM

josh said...

OMG! Well send them back here if they don't want them!

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Dave2

12-12-2005 @ 2:46PM

Dave said...

If they're just going to be playing games like Katamary Demancy, which, granted is pretty fun, then I guess this makes sense. They don't care about graphics just so long as the games available for the platform have cute little dancing characters. If Microsoft really wants to succeed in Japan they need to begin work on, Hello Kitty: The Game, ASAFP.

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Jepper3

12-14-2005 @ 10:45PM

Jepper said...

Instead of taking such a huge gamble on Japan, Microsoft should have sent more consoles to the U.S. and the U.K. considering they are the major buyers for this system.

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