Xbox 360 more popular in Japan?

Xbox 360 more popular in Japan?

Published On January 6, 2006 | By Russ Clow | News

According to the Japanese hardware and software sale charts this week, the Xbox 360 is more popular in Japan than it was last week…after the release of Dead or Alive 4.

Dead or Alive 4 came straight in at 4th last week on the software charts, but has dropped to 11th this week, after a large amount of Nintendo DS games pushed it down the list.

However, the hardware chart tells a completely different story, as the Xbox 360 has sold more than double the amount it did last week, bringing in 12,300 units sold this week, in comparison to the 5,674 sold last week.  However, with the 360 STILL not hitting the 100,000 sales mark in Japan, it’s quite easy to say that Microsoft have still not cracked the Japanese market!

Maybe more great Japanese games will bring it up?  Then again, maybe Microsoft should forget about the Japanese and start making more PAL units for the European demand that isn’t being met!

[Thanks to Clubskill]

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Russ Clow not only nearly shares his name with one of the best Gladiators around, but he also has a bundle of experience under his belt. Since a very young age he's been playing video games, and has been working in the video game industry for most of his working career. Russ is a secret Sony Fanboy, although he tries hard to hide it so as to keep his position as Editor-in-Chief. When he's not playing games, Russ likes to play football with the "lads".