The lights are on
Japanese sure love their Monster Hunter. How much? So much that when
Monster Hunter Frontier Online debuted in Japan, sales of the Xbox 360
jumped eightfold compared to the previous week.
total number of console sales for the week in Japan was still nothing
to write home about: Microsoft sold just 17,370 units compared to the
DSi LL, which sold 41,676 units. However, considering the previous week
Microsoft only sold 2,060 units in Japan, the company has to be happy
with the results – especially considering the fact that both the PS3 and
Wii barely broke 19,000 units in the same time frame.
Media Create is reporting that
15,000 of Microsoft's 17,000 console sales were new Xbox 360 Slim units,
perhaps giving a small amount of credence to the original Xbox-era myth that
the Japanese are unwilling to buy large consoles. Considering the fact that Frontier
Online sold 93,000 units in its first week however, we're inclined to believe that Microsoft has finally found its killer app for Japanese gamers.
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Big month for Microsoft, I hope the sales keep up without anyone getting burned by the Red Ring of Death... That could kill all sales...
I wish I could get my hands on an Xbox 360 slim. Gamestop still has it backordered...
Give the 360 tentacles and they won't be able to keep the shelves stocked.
ROFL haha priceless! XD
I have to admit that tentacles would be pretty fricking sweet.
I just bought an Xbox arcade. Not gonna get this Xbox slim.
I wish that microsoft could make an efficent system by helping it "breathe" better.
I'm not surprised by this since the Japanese love their Monster Hunter. Too bad there is no limited edition Monster Hunter bundle since Microsoft would make sooooo much more money
Hecks yeah. Monster Hunter FTW!
Always nice to hear that the underdog is doing something cool in asia.Well if this is any indication of things to come they are finally on the right track, as long as they keep catering to the fans of these kinds of games then I dont see why they cant continue to gain some steam, hopefully Kinect will help over there as well.
Congrats MS keep up the good work it looks as though your finally getting a little love over there.
They have weird taste in game over there and i hope they give other 360 games a chance like MAss Effect or BBC 2.
awesome!! lol will it have an American release?
Thats not a suprise!
This means that even though Nintendo's home is in Japan, they love their messed up cartoons and commercials, and that they all (maybe) love their Wii's, Xbox will always be better than whatever Japanese people can make.
That's good sales for Microsoft, hopefully there won't be anymore RROD. That brings up a question, can the Xbox 360 Slim have any kind of RROD function in it? I really would like to get one but if there are signs of RROD I will hesitate.
The new xbox is still not going to be good becuz they only fixed a little bit of xboxs problems for a higher price
that is so awesome not
kind of hard to take serious as seeing the main only reason for jump in sells in MH. Japan likes games like this and you realease a big name title such as mh on any system your going to see sell spikes such as mh on the wii.
release one on the ps3 ande youll see a sells spike there also. Mh is a big name title over there.
Good for Microsoft.
They were impressed with the shininess of the thing