Xbox 360 Most Satisfying Console in Japan


The Xbox 360 dominates the Japanese market in terms of user satisfaction, if the results of a recent survey conducted by Famitsu are to be believed:

360 4.2
PSP 3.8
PS3 3.6
DS 3.2
Wii 3.2

Via Hachimaki.

It should of course be noted that the Xbox seems to have attracted certain types of gamer more strongly than others (for example, those interested in western games or Idolmaster), although it’s not clear whether this situation has persisted.

There is also some suggestion that Japanese users of the console are overwhelmingly male.

Also, the sales figures speak for themselves:

(figures in millions of units sold in Japan, circa the end of 2008)

DS 26
PSP 11
Wii 7.8
PS3 2.7
360 0.9

Perhaps Microsoft has a chance in Japan after all? Or is it too late for them after all?

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    Comment by wut
    03:56 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, you could at least try to be non-biased.

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    Comment by vesper_nova
    04:40 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe, but I think they can increase their chances if they came out with a portable Xbox. looking at the sales figure not even the Wii or the PS3 enjoy the same amount of success as the DS or the PSP

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    Comment by Geerie
    07:15 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i doubt it. microsoft says they never have had and never will have plans for a portable game device. although if they want better sales in japan they may just do that.

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    Comment by ZippyDSMlee
    03:17 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The WII has shovel ware for all, The 360 has shovel ware for the west(mostly bad shooters and action games) and the PS3 has shovel ware for the east(mostly bad action or rpg games).

    Canne everyone be miserable with the 2nd generation of casual corporate gaming?

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    Comment by muteKi
    03:18 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hells yes.

    REAL srs gamers get an NES and play all the games on the hardest difficulty without dying. Anyone else is getting their hand held.

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    Comment by Geerie
    07:13 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont know if im the only one but ive had hard drive issuses with my ps3 despite the fear of the redring wich most likly wont happen i trhink i like my 360 more the online play is great. im too hardcore for the wii.

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    01:59 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF is this SHIiTe!?!?!?!? After all the trolling of Xbox 360 in Japan, NOW they prefer it over the PS3!?!? This, like the gov't engineered AIG outrage, is a set-up.

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    Comment by muteKi
    03:17 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone apparently isn't quite clear on what the survey measured, esp. in comparison to the sales figures.
    (Hint: It's the console equivalent of a cult following.)

    Comment by De JaY
    02:05 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I own both, PS3 and 360. I like my PS3 better though. :<
    Maybe that would change if I could play all the awesome japanese 360 games. Maybe...

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    Comment by tingle
    02:06 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I must say though I thought my Wii would be my favorite my 360 and psp get the lions share of my gaming time which is odd cause i am a hardcore nintendo fanboy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the only reason to buy a 360 is oneechanbara :D

    Comment by FunkMasterFlex3
    02:26 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not that I dont like the 360, but I much prefer the PS3 over it any day. Although it does make me happy to see America pwning Japan in gaming... in there own country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Console satisfaction? More like smugness level..

    Sales figures are much more representative :D

    PC preferred to all of them though.

    I bet that if there was a mac/pc poll macs would get hyped up similarly (by mac fanboys), even though it would be no where near representative of the population as most PC users probably wouldn't care enough. :D

    Comment by jeff
    02:24 24/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    japanese don't buy xbox because they are very prideful of their own countries accomplishments and creations.

    but, i call that ignorance. and stupidity.

    Comment by i386
    15:19 24/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Screw capcom for opening pandora's (x)box.

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    Comment by xzeldax3
    09:37 24/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its all thanks to star ocean 4

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 24/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think once DX11 Direct X, well the program of it comes out I think it would aid game developing and probably more so thanks to OPCL(Open Code Langaue). I think it (may??) help the PS3 out for programming scalable multi-cores and beyond when devoloping games. Which means they only have to write algorithms once and not have to rewrite the WHOLE algorithms again for every 2 years when more cores augment 2,4, 8, 10, 12+, and focus on making a good game and fans. They can program it as it was single core instead of programing as it was a 7 core. Which makes it is easier(static/cycle if you ever programmed). Which also means people who were hesitant in jumping into developing on the PS3 may feel some relieve just a little bit. With PS3, has some new ties with NVIDIA in recent news (May 17-21?,2009) about something the Phsyx but that is only a "sugar coat" their is probably more than what the news headline addressed. CUDA, OPENCL, things under the table, something.

    Oh I heard that PS3 has scaled from 65nm to 45nm with their processor. Yet I heard they close some plants in Europe in making the chips. Well I'm not sure what's going on with Sony over at Europe.


    Comment by fuitchi
    16:42 25/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ive always been a playstion fan i have all the consoles but whn i got my 360 i realised i play that one more playstation only wins with the controler so #60 is defianetly better

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    Comment by metatron
    22:27 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is an interesting turn of events

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We don't care about them either. But we realise that if they do well we'll get more titles. Especially the ones which might have been exlcusive to other consoles.

    Thus if you can't afford all consoles, you want those you don't own to die horribly. Logical self interest there.

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    Comment by stewie
    11:40 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its funny how people act as if they were part of sony/msoft/nintendo. Sorry to say to burst your bubbles, but they don't care about you at all, they care about your money :D.

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    Comment by Jarmel
    14:23 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah but it makes their egos feel better to think they're important. The only real people who benefit are the large companies with brand loyalty.

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    Comment by Ushio
    13:19 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not into western games or Idolmaster, so i stick to computers when it comes to Microsoft.

    Comment by Moral Paradox
    01:28 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At first this kinda came as a surprise to me, then I realized that the sytem has the largest selection of games. The PS3 has yet to find it's place in the gaming community and almost anything that comes out on the PS3, you can get on the 360; plus the games that are exclusive to the 360.

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    01:56 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that and the fact that some rumours are circulating that the PS3 are getting less and less support that Sony because they have to cut losses. Thus buyers are scared that their system will not be supported by Sony by the end of next year

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do they call it xbox 360?

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    Comment by Leon
    01:51 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is conspiracy!! O___O

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    Comment by KLoWn
    20:32 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because that's it's name?

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    Comment by maga
    20:40 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because when you see it, you'll turn 360 degrees and walk away.

    Comment by CGrascal
    01:44 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Walk 360 degrees. So, you just walk right back to it then?

    Comment by jeff
    02:21 24/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    turn 360 degrees and walk away huh? wow, damn, go back to math class.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:03 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you turn 360º you will be facing the same thing again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:42 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    DING DING DING we have a winrar!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 30/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, because when you buy it, it breaks, you send it to Microsoft (180) and then they send you another one (full 360) that will one day break down in a miserable way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey /b/ I need your help
    I accidentally my 360
    what should I this dangerous?

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    Comment by Leon
    21:23 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait, doesnt that make you turn back towards the console?? XD

    Comment by Goldsickle
    21:39 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You moonwalk away XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Michael Jackson can turn 360 degrees and walk away.
    Called the moonwalk.

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    20:55 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lawl, Best Internet Quote of the year..!!

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    20:53 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Turn 360 degrees and you still be facing the Xbox 360.

    Comment by LoliHat
    02:19 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bah! You and your silly Euclidian geometry.

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    Comment by Jarmel
    14:08 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I approve of this pwnage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:33 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    u best be trollin

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen. You only walk away if you turn 180 degrees.

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    22:12 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Turn 360 & still wonder why it still exists

    Comment by Eleriel
    23:23 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tony Vivaldi: What is this, Benedict? First you're my friend; now you turn a... 360 on me!
    Benedict: 180, you stupid, spaghetti-slurping cretin - *180*! If I did a 360, I'd go completely around and end up back where I started!
    Tony Vivaldi: What?
    Benedict: Trust me!

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    Comment by motaku96
    23:23 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh. I heard this same comment on youtube a few weeks ago. Are you trying to turn it into an internet phenomenon?

    Comment by Phuong
    22:24 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Microsoft believes that the world revolves around them.

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    22:15 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 22/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    16:22 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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