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Price cut for Xbox 360s in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Oct 2007 21:31 User comments (9)

Price cut for Xbox 360s in Japan Beginning on November 1st, Microsoft will be cutting the price of its Xbox 360 Premium consoles in Japan from 39,795 yen ($348 USD) to 34,800 yen ($304 USD).
The Core versions will drop to 27,800 yen ($243 USD) which Microsoft hopes will put pressure on the PlayStation 3 and Wii which continue to sell better than the 360 in Japan.

The Wii however, is still cheaper in the country, selling for 25,000 yen ($219 USD).

Since its launch, the 360 has had trouble gaining a foothold in the Japanese market and recently Microsoft signed on big name Japanese developers to create games specifically for its Asian audience.

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9 user comments

122.10.2007 22:09

Bring those prices to the USA and I might by the Xbox and a Wii at the same time.

223.10.2007 4:16

With MS upgrading the hardware next year don't hold your breath, with the sluggish JP market for the 360 they can lower the price and not lose their shirts.

323.10.2007 6:24
BIGnewb
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they cant win in japan because sony and nintendo have the japanese games and microsoft doesnt.in my opinion those games suck anyway but whatever floats ur boat i guess.

423.10.2007 6:50

Originally posted by BIGnewb:
they cant win in japan because sony and nintendo have the japanese games and microsoft doesnt.in my opinion those games suck anyway but whatever floats ur boat i guess.
they are lowering the price just because they can, because tis sellign so badly they can lower the price on it just to keep up appearances in that market zone and they can do it becuse its not selling, thus if they sell 20% of their stock at 100 less its not going to effect them like sony selling 80% of thier stock for 300$ less, this is why sony can not lower the price on the PS3 without raping it of features.

523.10.2007 17:49

The 360 is a poor performer in Japan and it was all too predictable.
The PS3 isn't doing well either in it's home country but the Nintendo Wii,well,it's dominating the bleedin' world init!
Makes me wonder what Sony and Microsoft have got on their drawing boards right now for the After-NextGen!
Probably keep me fit whatever it is.
Just watch Nintendo trump the other 2 all over again with goggless 3D-display and LowFrequency Pulse-Sonic feedback system.
Ahh,it's all fun!

624.10.2007 17:08

Well has Halo 3 come out there that may make a bug change to the sales of their product.

725.10.2007 15:25

Yes I believe Halo 3 did release in Japan, but Japan isn't FPS crazy like Europe and America are.

826.10.2007 3:55
pacman33
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No matter how hard they try the xbox 360 wont beat the wii. I love xbox and all but I have to admit, I perfer my wii over the xbox most the time, xbox doesn't really have my type of games.

926.10.2007 8:02

I got bored of the wii after a couple days, all the games are the same, Im thinking about getting a 360 soon



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