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Xbox 360 completely sold out in Japan

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Xbox 360 sold out in Japan 

We reported a few days back that the biggest electronics store in Japan had sold out of the Xbox 360, well now the entire country has officially sold out.

That’s right, the Xbox 360 has become a hugely sought after item all of a sudden in Japan and the stocks are just not keeping up.

Microsoft has released an official statement about the shortage and is promising that more consoles are on the way. Hell you can bet the guys at Microsoft are pumping out Japanese consoles as fast as they possibly can.

No one is expecting this to last forever so they need to ride the wave as long as they can.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: August 20, 2008


  1. kabraal

    August 20, 2008 at 16:34

    So the 1000 they had in retail sold out? It’s a start I suppose. Sure hope that ship with the other 1000 makes it to their shores before weekend! πŸ˜›

    Note: πŸ˜›


  2. 2Three

    August 20, 2008 at 22:05

    It was 2000 to be precise!

    Actually, I have no idea πŸ˜‰

    2Three’s last blog post..First Look @ Shadow Harvest


  3. scotty777

    August 20, 2008 at 22:30

    wow, this is strange, because they not releasing any numbers, and so all that leaves the mind to wonder that there really was only around 1000 units sold


  4. LazySAGamer

    August 20, 2008 at 23:13

    No Microsoft never release numbers like this.

    However according to the last stats from Japan over 26000 Xbox’s were sold in the previous week. That is all we know right now.


  5. Banana hammock

    August 21, 2008 at 06:54

    I think they sell about 6000 units a week, but a couple of weeks ago they sold over 20,000 for a few wees and that’s what depleted the stock.

    Considering how desperate MS are to get into Japan i’m disappointed that they would let this happen.


  6. MaXiM

    August 21, 2008 at 08:20

    It’s good to see the XBOX doing better in Japan… It’s not a bad console and I always felt bad looking at the sales figures for the Japan Region… πŸ™‚


  7. Lydon

    August 21, 2008 at 21:20

    Good on them. Hopefully this will be the start of something new over there.


  8. MaXiM

    August 23, 2008 at 16:48

    Just in… they need not send anymore replacement units over what they normally send… the numbers are back to normal again… lol…. only 7200 units sold during the last week taking them back to last place again πŸ˜‰


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