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Japan: Only 6% Next Gen Consumers Want Xbox 360

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    Minh

    According to this article. Any Japanese C9 member here? Could you give input on the XB360's lack of interest?

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    Nate​Furtwangler

    That number doesn't surprise me since Xbox never really took off in Japan like it did in America so they are probably more excited about Playstation 3 as of right now.

    Microsoft will have a chance to show the Japanese what the Xbox360's all about this week at the Tokyo Game Show (Japanese E3) so maybe that will change things a little bit.  The PS3 sounds great on paper but I doubt it will be playable at TGS, while the X360 will be for sure.  Playing is a lot more exciting than speculating.

    I, too, would be interested in hearing from any Japanese C9'ers about how they percieve the Xbox and Xbox360 (or Microsoft in general) especially compared to the PS3.

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    JChung2006

    Don't count out the Nintendo Revolution, too, though I think you may be right about the PS/3 being the bigger draw in Japan.

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    iStation

    Unfortunately, XBox is minority in Japan.
    The letter X does not have a good connotation in Japan.
    MS needs some strong marketing strategies.
    Cool

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    Oberon

    iStation:

    Could you explain what you mean when you say that X does not have good connations in Japan? Is it related to the use of the letter X in reference to p0rn? That is the case in English but it doesn't stop the letter X from having good connotations in other contexts.

    *Edited to bypass an overzealous language filter*

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    sbc

    Perhaps they should have called it an Obox then? Tongue Out

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    Cybermagell​an

    Could be worse...in Afghanistan (I was stationed there) they go by red rock white rock.

    Red Rock = Landmine
    White Rock= Safe to pass.

    It's all good except when your path runs out of red and white rocks.

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    iStation

    Oberon wrote:
    iStation:

    Could you explain what you mean when you say that X does not have good connations in Japan? Is it related to the use of the letter X in reference to p0rn? That is the case in English but it doesn't stop the letter X from having good connotations in other contexts.

    *Edited to bypass an overzealous language filter*

    O = Good/Right
    X = NG/Wrong
    Tongue Out
    School teachers use these marks for test papers!

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    Minh

    iStation wrote:

    O = Good/Right
    X = NG/Wrong

    School teachers use these marks for test papers!
    Kinda like marketing the Chevy Nova in Spanish countries. "No va" translates to "it doesn't go". Doh!

    But I suspect the approval ratings for the XB360 will improve once it launches in Nov. when people can actually SEE what it's capable of.

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