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Posted on Sep 17th 2008 at 11:59:47 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Japan, Sales, Hell Hath Froze

In what surely is to be a one in a lifetime occurrence, the Microsoft 360 was the top selling console in Japan for the week of September 8 through 14. It's... terrifying. What have we done to cause such a cosmic quirk to occur? Was it our capitalist overlords screwing with the subprime market, causing a financial meltdown? Could it have been the Japanese obsession with Used Pantie Machines finally caught up with them? Was it that as a world we're too preoccupied with shrubberies? I DON'T HAVE A CLUE!

Truly, someone must have done something to cause this strangeness to occur. It's not as though the Japanese could actually be genuinely interested in the 360, could it? I know it was popular in the US a couple months back, but the US and the Land of the Rising Sun are very, very different. They have Pachinko. We have Casinos. There's no way that the Japanese could be convinced to buy a 360 because of a price drop, could it? COULD IT? All I know is that last week the 360 was the top selling console in Japan, and it's scary. Such a freak oddity can not happen again next week, can it? CAN IT? I really hope not, I fear what would happen to the cosmos if it did.

OH MERCIFUL GODS! Hear my plea! Spare us from the impending cosmic rift! We humbly beseech you! We wish not to invoke your wrath! Please, take these shrubberies as a token of our most sincere acquiescence. Please, PLEASE! Don't let the 360 top the chart for another week, I don't know if the cosmos could take another week of such stress!

Holy Snot! Xbox 360 Tops Home Console Sales In Japan [Kotaku]


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Comments
 
Wow, the world really is going to end, isn't it?
 
@blcklblskt: Absolutely, better get your freak on.
 
@TraderJake: Hmmmm.... The three signs that the world is going to end:

1. Xbox 360 outsells all others in Japan.
2. The Dow falls over 500 points in a week
3. Arr visits the site

HOLY CRAP!!! ALL THREE HAVE HAPPENED!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!!!
 
I wouldn't panic, I'm sure it was the free used panties with every 360 that brought about these sales figures Wink
 
Thats awesome
 
Japan sales for that week:

Xbox 360: 28,681 units
Wii: 27,057 units
PLAYSTATON 3: 8,050 units

Holy shit the world is really coming to an end! Oh well, it's been fun here.....Sirgin out.
 
Another source said that this happened once before, with the release of Tales of Vesperia. Did it go on top when Blue Dragon came out? I remember that launch being described as the console launch day that came several months after the console hit the shelves.
 
OMGWTFBBQ!!!!!11!!!!!!!!

HuhHuh??

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