Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has been continuously year after year getting great sales numbers in North America and Europe, however, it’s quickly dying off in Japan.
On June of this year, Microsoft celebrated reaching a milestone of 1.5 million Xbox 360 consoles sold in Japan; unfortunately this comes five years after the console’s launch in late 2005 and even more insult to injury, the console sold less than 73,000 units this year. In the same period Playstation 3 has sold over 735,000 units.
With the hard facts in front of Japan’s largest retailers Geo and Yamada Denki, they have started removing Xbox 360 hardware and games from their shelves in most of their stores and all remaining consoles are marked at large discounts, such as, game prices starting from as low as ¥100 ($1.30), with one store selling the Halo: Reach hardware bundle for ¥9,980 ($130).
So, if you happen to be in Japan and want an Xbox.. Now you don’t have to fork over a bunch of cash to get it!