The brand-new ‘Xbox 360 S’ console with built in wifi and a 250GB HDD, managed to sell 15,000 units during its first week of being on sale in Japan. The total sale of all Xbox 360 consoles within the week was at 17,370 units - a huge increase from the previous week’s sales of only 2,060 units.
It was reported by AndriaSang.com that console sales were boosted by the launch of Capcom’s popular RPG series ‘Monster Hunter Frontier Online’.
The week of Frontier’s release saw the system surge eight times over the previous week, reaching 17,000 units. This wasn’t enough to top PS3 and Wii, but it was pretty close.
Microsoft had held off on the Japanese release of the new ‘Xbox 360 S’ console to coincide with Monster Hunter’s release. The console was officially announced on June 14th and immediately released in the US, whilst European territories have to wait until July 16th 2010.