Japanese game shops, lately burdened by a huge surplus of unwanted Xbox 360s they cannot sell, are now offering to buy used Xboxes for a paltry ¥500.
One shop explains their decision:
“We’re buying Core 360s for ¥500… A lot of places won’t buy them at all, you see.”
“We’ll buy Arcades for ¥3000… Elites sell for more.”
Most shops will also have nothing to do with older models.
Reportedly there are Xbox 360 owners actually willing to sell their units at this price.
It would appear Microsoft’s withdrawal from the Japanese market is not far off.