Saturday, December 31, 2005

Xbox 360 outsold by Gamecube in Japan?

According to this report from Nintendojo the Xbox 360 can pretty much be wrapped up as a complete failure in Japan. It is failing to outsell the Gamecube and this is not because of lacking supplies. Japan has a massive excess of Xbox 360's. Me thinks that Microsoft's marketing campaign to drive hype by shortchanging supply only works in the American market... go figure.

Here is a cut and paste of the top selling consoles and games from Japan from the linked article.

    Hardware
  1. DS - 597,628

  2. PSP - 161,332

  3. PS2 - 97,475

  4. GCN - 36,646

  5. GBASP - 35,764

  6. GBM - 19,261

  7. Xbox360 - 5,674

  8. GBA - 906

  9. Xbox - 141


    Software
  1. PS2 - Kingdom Hearts II, Square Enix - 727,591

  2. DS - Animal Crossing: Wild World, Nintendo - 416,132

  3. DS - Mario Kart DS, Nintendo - 302,742

  4. PS2 - Naruto: Narultimate Hero 3, Bandai - 216,966

  5. DS - Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon: Blue Rescue Force, Pokemon - 157,786

  6. GBA - Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon: Red Rescue Force, Pokemon - 156,430

  7. DS - Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop!, Bandai - 156,181

  8. PS2 - Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence, Konami - 103,894

  9. GCN - Mario Party 7, Nintendo - 100,130

  10. DS - DS Training For Adults: Work Your Brain , Nintendo - 93,240
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