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Microsoft reduces Xbox 360 price in Japan

Following Xbox 360 March and July price cuts in Europe and Australia, respectively, comes more price reduction love for the Xbox 360 units in another region. No, not North America (at least not yet), but the console’s least profitable region, Japan.

All three Xbox 360 models are said to go down in price, with the Arcade dropping to JPY 19,800 ($183 or 125 EUR) from JPY 27,800 ($257 or 176 EUR), and the Premium and Elite systems expected to be slashed by 5,000-8,000 yen. This move will make the Arcade unit the cheapest current-gen console in the Land of the Rising Sun, with the Wii trailing by more than 5,000 yen and the Playstation 3 by 20,000 yen.

Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.

Source: Reuters

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13 comments on 'Microsoft reduces Xbox 360 price in Japan'

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Comment by jo pappa on 2008-09-01 22:07:20 | Reply

What kind of crap is this!! the U.S. never gets anything

The U.S. never gets anything?

Really?…… Really? You can’t be serious?

Comment by The_Glovner on 2008-09-02 11:09:48 | Reply

Jesus titty fucking christ.

Can you say “sarcasm”?

LOL. Relax. I know.

Comment by sCHOCOLATE on 2008-09-02 01:50:13 | Reply

He’s not serious. I am. seriousCHOCOLATE.

Comment by ETHAN COLE 1 on 2008-09-02 03:53:09 | Reply

whos cheese is that? -not,cho cheese…

Comment by Sean on 2008-09-02 17:38:43 | Reply

Has no one yet learned that sarcasm doesn’t work when tried on the internet. You can usual tell that sort of thing with a tone of voice….which you get none of here. You guys are retards.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2008-09-02 17:43:26 | Reply

Nonsense. Shatupadaface.

Comment by Veritas on 2008-09-02 20:39:55 | Reply

whatsamattayou?!

Comment by mass9 on 2008-09-03 22:15:46 | Reply

will you two sumanabitches knock it off!!!!

Comment by Anthony on 2008-09-03 16:15:43 | Reply

Wow, Xbox 360 is cheaper than Wii in Japan?

Isn’t it time for Nintendo to reduce the price of the Wii to $150 or $200? Since it is technically the least powerful console, why is it more expensive than Xbox 360 Arcade?

Comment by David Gerard on 2008-09-04 13:36:53 | Reply

Microsoft Japan is already actually paying people to take the machines, with little success.”We hope more people will be able to enjoy Xbox 360,” said marketing marketer Takashi Sensui, “and we can stop enjoying quite so many of them. We also have this fine pile of HD-DVD drives … Wait! Come back!” http://notnews.today.com/?p=63

Comment by The_Glovner on 2008-09-04 14:00:10 | Reply

So you posting this everywhere so we all get a chance to read an unbiased article? Or bored since you have nothing worth playing (on your own, on the Wii) or (at all on your PS3 and have watched all your Blu-Ray movies twice).

Which is it then?

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