Xbox 360 Retail Humiliation

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The slide in Xbox 360 sales, which seems to herald the end of its Japanese resurgence, continues with the news that the console now occupies the most humiliating spot of all in the Japanese retail hierarchy: the wagon.

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Games relegated to the cut-price wagon are usually only the most the severely overstocked or poorly selling, but there seem to be A-list titles in abundance in Sofmap’s latest sale.

Just what this latest slight implies for the console’s retail prospects seems fairly clear…

Via Ore-teki.


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    Comment by イチロ イノ Ichiro Ino
    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    xbox sucks

    Comment by anoo
    Comment by korosora
    04:27 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wii all suck.
    I see what I did there.

    Comment by Timuroslav
    09:09 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Technically the P.C. Personal computer isn't a platform at all. They can barely be compared considering there is the lock stock and barrel computer sets, and obviously the customized personal gaming comps, as well as the working stuff.

    It's almost obvious that the P.C. is going to be better with the amazing amount of graphics cards out their like Radeon Gforce, Unreal, and NVIDIA cards.

    The question is why does the XBox suck, as a consule game. Saying it SUCKS and being opinionated about it, is like scratching graffetti on the bathroom walls, people will read it, but no one will take your seriously.

    Why I Think it is not doing well. Well for the first part they over estimated their own fan base. It does not help that the Wii is like half the price of an Xbox 360 on average either. The prospect of a motion sensitive controller is pretty damn unique, credit to Nintendo. Also they let Mechwarrior Die because they killed it. Microsoft (the people who started Xbox) needs to consider foriegn marketing more seriously. Realistically, Some one in Southern Hiroshima is not going to like the same thing as a guy in Reno Nevada. Also it reflects their poor demographic research in foreign markets.
    It may have great graphics But you can ALWAYS upgrade your desktop Graphics card.
    They need to think more like Nintendo and Focus more on Content and demographics if they want to thrive elsewhere.

    Bottom line
    Revive Mechwarrior properly then they can be taken seriously

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    Comment by Narcissist
    08:30 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously I have a PC and loads of other consoles too. It was PS3 and X360 we were talking about though.

    But I can't do anything but agree with you. PC is better as a platform. It can even do exactly the same thing as a console. Have your computer plugged in to your TV (DVI/HDMI) and home cinema reciever(HDMI/SPDIF), plug in a gamepad (personally I use the PS3 controller to my PC) and suddendly it is just like a console, and alot more.

    There is one problem though...Barely any good games is released to PC. Some MMO's here, a few online games there and a very small amount of good single player games. There is like 80% more good releases to consoles.

    Comment by korosora
    05:54 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Graphics play a small part. New releases usually do not require a drastic upgrade. With the hardware upgrades, it only costs 100 dollars per every 2~3 years at most.

    Thinking like Nintendo? Wii hardly sells games, other than Nintendo games and a couple others.

    Successful overall software penetration results from just the consumer base that purchases the games. The hindrance to this for the PC was pirating. This is gradually being resolved through 1) cheaper game prices via downloads through the internet, as no packaging/hardware distribution is needed and 2) online support and free updates to those who purchase the game.

    And DAMN I MISS MECHWARRIOR.

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    Comment by Narcissist
    05:19 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol@Sadron.

    I own an X360 with an abundance of games to it. IT SUCKS.
    I own a PS3 with an even larger abundance of games to it. IT ROCKS.

    Ok? \|  ̄ヘ ̄|/

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    Comment by Lost
    06:25 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i have a 360 and a few choice games.. its ok i have a PS3 and a few choice games.. its ok
    i have a will and a few choice games.. its ok

    i have a PC with a Lot of Good games.. its Rocks.

    Personly i see all consoles as out of date, yes they have some nice tech in them but my pc probly out runs them all and has the ability to get me here if asked PC is better

    Comment by Fonzer
    04:48 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck all these consoles that are currently modern on the market.Wait for the dreamcast 2(probably has another name),sega is doing a smart aproach at everything now.
    They will surely own with their consoles,games and prices when it comes out.
    I never really liked any of the consoles except sega mega drive and dreamcast.

    Comment by heyjey
    05:57 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah keep dreaming for you... DREAMcast 2 >_>

    Comment by Fonzer
    00:25 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have sources dude.

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    Comment by zecks
    06:19 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck the mega drive the snes was and is still where it is at

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Screw that... give me PONG!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No no, fuck all this new shit. Atari is where the real stuff is!

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    Comment by vitrium

    Who cares about these silly fan boy console wars. Is it really that difficult for a mid twenties guy to purchase two or three consoles nowadays? Only children who can't afford multiple consoles will take sides and smear everything else, as if to defend his choice as the "right" one.

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    Comment by jj
    07:04 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Couldn't have put it better myself.

    Comment by Chen
    07:12 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is true. I for startes don't give a shit about consoles after the SNES. I think nintendo did something pretty cool with broadening the market and i think the xbox is still suckin hard. no comment on gaystation. wait!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wii all see what you did there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo narrowed the market. Video games were marketed to all ages and genders before the NES. Then Nintendo came along and decided that games should be for small boys only.

    20 years later, Nintendo expanded their operations to include housewives.

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    Comment by exia
    15:59 18/10/2009 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    you suck

    Comment by Sadron

    You really have no right to say that until you've experienced playing on the console itself. Just as I can't REALLY say PS3 is overrated until I've actually experienced playing it for a significant amount of time.

    Comment by Chen
    07:08 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    xbox sucks,because no one wants to experience playing on it.

    Comment by King of Hentai Gods
    03:59 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the shop did was right, x-box sux...
    plus, the game are downloadable & easy to burn into DVD, if people are lazy to download & burn then they can buy pirated DVD...
    unlike PS3, Blue-Ray Disk is better in quality, it's not easy to burn to Disk as there are no Blue-Ray Writer available yet, thus the games are still downloadable but they're useless cuz u can't play on ur PC...
    PS3 FTW!
    I'll wait until Blue-Ray Disc writer available then I'll buy PS3 hehehe xD

    Comment by blade2577
    09:40 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it's true you can do that for Xbox and I do think it sucks also, but not more than the Wii. Looked at the games lately? Can't say any is good.

    Least Xbox has SO4. and Blue Dragon. However I still say Xbox sucks... and blu-ray burners are out and expensive. I own one.but you still won't be able to play ripped games on it for a while.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think calling you a complete retard would be an extreme understatement. Blue Ray writers have been available for purchase for quite some time. Just check out newegg.com and you will find them. Your comment stinks of fanboism. Funny, considering you are pushing a console you haven't yet purchased, until you can rip its games off.

    Comment by おれの名前シロです

    Considering I own both, you all suck for dissing consoles and/or pushing consoles you do not own!

    Though I will agree Xbox fails, had to have mine sent in back in march. Therefor, it literally failed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one that has owned a PS3 for any decent amount of time thinks it's overrated (of course excluding primarily 360 obsessed 'fans' that only bought a PS3 for a couple of games).

    Comment by KSlayer
    18:05 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is this even a legit argument?

    most of the games for it you can buy for the PS3 anyway

    One can argue the complete opposite and say most games you can buy on the PS3, you can buy on the Xbox 360.

    Comment by N.R.
    13:17 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I beg to differ as well. In my house I have a my PS3, and a friend's Wii and Xbox360.
    Wii has about 5 real games and about a million "party games" which are just crap. The PS3 didn't have a lot of games, until this year. The Xbox360 sucks because you can't watch blu-ray, most of the games for it you can buy for the PS3 anyway, It breaks down easily, spawn ugly red rings, and has a weird controller. Seriously, Microsoft should start selling 360 games in a red colored package, since most people know 360 by the red color.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I beg to differ. I had a ps3 for about 2 years now, and I've only so far been able to buy and play about 5-6 games. Do you honestly believe the ps3 is not overrated?
    The wii probably has more outstanding games than the ps3. I've watched more blu rays than played them. My xbox is in constant use by the rest of the family, while the ps3 collects dust. Despite me having every single "must have" game on the ps3.
    The lack of jrpgs on all consoles is the main reason the japanese are hardly purchasing current gen consoles. And this is the only nation to have the xbox dead last in sales.

    Comment by おれの名前シロです
    19:34 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One can argue still that I'm not paying for multiplayer with the same P2P servers as PS3 games. Seeing as I have both consoles, I have the option to choose not to. =|

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 19/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    HEY PS3 FANBOYS
    PLAYED ANY NEW VALVE® GAMES LATELY??

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I feel sorry for the wagon..

    Comment by northpole776
    00:21 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm sure the wagon is snickering with evilness. It knows the pain it causes to those which are contained within it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ;_;

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    Comment by metatron
    14:02 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    suddenly -- bargain bin

    Comment by Hennaikimono
    14:46 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That just means they can buy more games for your Japanese Xbox360, what a bargen.

    Comment by Edison
    13:52 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOW, that´s REALLY baaaad!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This whole gen pisses me off.

    Its all about HD graphics and online.
    i dig the HD graphics. they DO look stunning on a big tv.

    but then the miserable fail that is DLC on consoles...
    So DLC sounds great on paper for consoles and always was great on the PC. (patches, addons, user created content, etc)
    Yet on the consoles you are expected to fork over cash for it while its free for PC.
    Seriously MS? 50 MS points for a 50x50px avatar of a game i already own? 150 MS points for a ffing dashboard WALLPAPER?
    Then theres the game devs trying to rape you by charging money for cheats. CHEATS FFS!! (im looking at you namco...)

    and dont get me started on the online community on XBL...

    I might give the PS3 a chance if the rumours of a slim version are true. maybe, just maybe sony learned from MS´s greed and that SANE consumers are not putting up with that bullshit. (remember that VALVe has to charge money for the TF2 DLC packs or they wont be alowed to add extra achievements by MS?)
    i also suspect that Persona 5 will be a PS3 exclusive so ill have to get one sooner or later...

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    Comment by kesadisan
    15:41 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh man... cheap

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    Comment by vin-nii
    15:05 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the Japanese are really special in the world because they are extremely patriotic. When their economies fails they'll (meaning all of Japan) will stop being imported stuff and support local stuff [or so my economics teacher said once]

    Comment by plmko
    18:01 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah but tell me which country doesn't have patriotic people? I mean look at America, even if the Xbox had 33% RRoD rate people still supported that hunk of junk, giving Microsoft the excuse to continue providing crappy infurior products.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 06/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Highly disagree...I own a PS2 from the last gen and a 360 for this gen (its cheaper, Im a college student...so sue me) I genuinly like them both and mooch off my friends PS3. They are both great consoles, and ultimately Id like to own both. Also to everyone who keeps saying RROD=Xbox sucks...the majority of people in my school have the 360 and I have NEVER once seen a RROD or even heard a complaint about one...Maybe California didnt get the bad ones :P *shrugs*

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    Comment by Nochegame
    08:40 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only way for the Xbox to survive is allow adult games. Eroges, violent games, Lolicon games, etc.
    Are reading this Bill?, THIS IS THE ONLY WAY xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    US=buncha gay nerds

    The rest of the world=we gonna need the triple

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    American hardcore gamers seem to be very angry about the Wii, because Nintendo is focusing on casual games. I wonder if Japanese gamers harbor similar negative feelings towards the 360 because Microsoft is focusing on American-style games?

    Comment by gil
    19:47 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    :looked at earlier posts:

    SUCCESSFUL TROLL IS SUCCESFULL

    lol

    Comment by the7k
    13:35 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, I'd import a 360 if they'd ever get RROD under control. As it stands, I'm not going to spend $200+shipping just get a console that'll crap out, and then be incapable of returning it.

    If only they had made the 360 region free, then I wouldn't have to worry about it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Errm, I think you'll find that's long since under control unless you buy an old console






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