Why the Japanese hate the 360

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The 360 has done shit in Japan. Now that that is out of the way, perhaps we can explore why the piece of kit that is loved across America and Europe does such a poor job at selling consoles in the Land of the Rising Sun. Parappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura was on hand to explain why the Japanese simply don’t want a 360.

Choice quote from the source :),  So why has the 360 done so badly in Japan? They claim it is the power brick that is the problem. It’s unsightly?

Now if that is not the stupidest reason to not buy a console I don’t know what is…

Oh wait read further on, the PS3 is doing so badly because it’s to big!…. I give up..

What is amusing though is how many comments had to be moderated on that site because of racist commentory… it seems that the Americans are not so fond of the Japanese…. Maybe the feeling is mutual and that is why the 360 bombs in Japan? Makes more sense to me…

Doesn’t explain the PS3’s failure though…. oh wait would that be an American sitting in the CEO’s chair of Sony?

Source: Xboxic » Revealed: why the Japanese hate the 360

Last Updated: May 22, 2007

Gavin Mannion

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