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Microsoft Xbox 360: Sales Improve In Japan

To say that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is not popular amongst most Asian gamers would be an understatement, however we have recently heard that Xbox 360 sales in Japan have recently grown pretty impressively.

A recent article posted on PunchJump has revealed that retail data from Japan has shown that sales of Microsoft’s Xbox have increased by 17%, apparently in the week starting April 5th and ending April 11th 3,218 units were sold, the week prior to this only 2,676 were sold.

Some believe the launch of Final Fantasy XIII may have had something to with the growth, also the March release of the Xbox 360 Elite Final Fantasy XIII bundle was also a pretty popular addition.

It will be interesting to see whether this impressive growth was just a one of or not, therefore as we hear details regarding Xbox 360 sales in Japan as the year progresses we will keep you posted.

Source: PunchJump

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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I'm not surprised Xbox is doing poorly in Japan. The Xbox Live support in Japan is very poor, Microsoft's attitude to region-coding is disgraceful (Support staff state absolutely that imported games will not work on Japanese machines, which is a complete and utter lie. Protecting regions is one thing but outright lying to customers is another) Xbox visibility in Japanese stores is also extremely poor, I have often spent 10 minutes looking for the tiny Xbox section amidst the other consoles. (it's always at the back or in a corner or on the bottom shelf….etc)

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