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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:51 PM

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Entire Xbox Section
Very sad for what I believe to be one of, if not the largest electronics store in Tokyo


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#2 PittsburghAfterDark

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:12 AM

I have more Xbox stuff behind me in the book case and the drawers underneath it.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:13 AM

haha, that's so funny......... Japan hates american products

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:15 AM

haha, that's so funny......... Japan hates american products

Except the iPod.

I hung out in the gaming section for about 20-30 minutes and I only saw one person actually walk up to the 360 display and check it out.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:15 AM

Yeah? Than why is the iPod the number one MP3 player in Japan.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:16 AM

How's it feel to live in a country where you can't read a fucking word of anything?

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:16 AM

ahahahahahahah...that is lame...youd think MS would put more effort into it...the thing is tiny

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:17 AM

How's it feel to live in a country where you can't read a fucking word of anything?

I can read Hirgana & Katakana, but not kanji.
Of course reading isn't the same as understanding.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:21 AM

I can read Hirgana & Katakana, but not kanji.
Of course reading isn't the same as understanding.


True, I can read spanish and french but I don't understand what any of it means...

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:21 AM

Japanese people do not care about microsoft =(

They should have hired girls dressed up as OStans or something or made an Xbox tan to attract horny Japanese men who only play dating sims =p

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:22 AM

I'm sure they would have more people interested if they had a system on display up and running.

Also, I have no doubt the 360 will do better in Japan than the original Xbox given the list of 3rd party companies in Japan who have already started developing for it or have expressed interest in developing for it.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:26 AM

I think I own more Xbox games than were sold in all of Japan. Sales in the shipwreck region have long outweighed sales in the Japan region. I think I might have even beat that region is hardware sales one month when I bought 2 Xboxes.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:43 AM

Meh its no smaller or bigger than what I am seeing in local Gamestops and EBs.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:57 AM

That's a pretty cool display. I like the way they stacked the boxes and such.


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Posted 11 November 2005 - 01:19 AM

Meh its no smaller or bigger than what I am seeing in local Gamestops and EBs.

Your local EB/GS has one rack of Xbox stuff?
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:19 AM

It might be small, but look at the location it is right by the checkout. Granted we have a first hand witness, the father of CAG CheapyD stating the following

I hung out in the gaming section for about 20-30 minutes and I only saw one person actually walk up to the 360 display and check it out.


Everyone has a choice, but I find it ironic how much we support Japan and they don't even give our stuff a chance. The game selection is not that bad and maybe if they were into new things and not another rendition of Final Fantasy e.g. Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts (Sorry RPG fanboys, but it is true). I know I'm the same way when it comes to the GTA series, but members here blow wads in their pants over the newest RPG and if it as a cheapass price some of their hearts stop. If developers never implemented real time combat in current RPG's I would never play them. The last great turned based RPG was FFVII.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:24 AM

I really don't even know why Microsoft bother with Japan. I think its the combination of their loyalty to Sony and Nintendo, and the lack of games that aim at the mainstream of japan, that pretty much have already put the 360 in 3rd place for the next gen. Although, it WILL be quite interesting since Squarenix has (or so they say) formed such a strong partnership with Microsoft for the 360...

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:33 AM

When I was in Hong Kong the gamecube section is lareger than Xbox, something you never see in the US.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:34 AM

Ya. it's not just RPG's. Japan requires dating sims, parenting sims, and a bunch of other wierd games i've seen over the years. But if all Japanese 3'd partys start porting, they release some of those exclusive to Japan titles, and on top of that they deliver with those cool looking RPG's from Japanese developers they might have a chance. Unlikely but possible.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:35 AM

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Hirohito: You Americans have such humungous-burbous penis!


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Hirohito: Oh, no! Thank you! Another chance to be in same room with big American penis! (leaves)


Hosek: Ha, ha! Penis so small! (leaves)


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#21 themadbunny

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:13 AM

Ummmm..... yeah.

#22 The VGM

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:14 AM

lol, Call of Duty and the first Brothers in Arms. No wonder it's barren (Not saying they're bad games, but FPS games aren't big in Japan as we all know, plus those are old).
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 04:11 PM

If Telekinesis can't sell the system, nothing can.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:59 PM

The 360 needs more dating simulators, Build Your Own Baseball Team games, and a Xbox 360 specific anime cartoon with a line of crappy, cash in videogame tie ins.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:07 PM

Now only if the Americans would disregard the disgrace of the MS consoles.
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:33 PM

haha, that's so funny......... Japan hates american products

Never been to Japan have you? Because one console doesn't sell well you deduce all of Japan hates all American products?

By the way, I was in Tsukuba for business for a few days this week and had time one night to head over to WonderGoo. They had a similar display and no wonder there was no interest in it. It was playing a Ridge Racer video that looked no better than current Xbox games. It was the first time I saw the 360 in person and it didn't even capture my attention for more than 5 seconds.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:49 PM

the xbox has yet to get a single super robot taisent games, a huge series in japan that has appear on just about ever decent system ever release. The X360 is getting better support from Japan tahn xbox, hopefully it can do better this time.

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 07:49 PM

...even the people levitating the console look bored with it.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 07:14 PM

Was this taken early in the morning? I understand the Xbox and Microsoft struggle with their Japanese sales but I'm really surprised that on launch there are barely any people there.