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Yankeez
11-21-2003, 11:55 AM
Effective today, Japanese gamers can purchase an Xbox console, the DVD kit, Project Gotham Racing 2, Halo, a two-month Xbox Live trial and two controllers for 19,800 yen. That's roughly $180.00 at the current exchange rate.

http://www.36echo.com/forums/imgupload/xbox11111.JPG

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thrAsher
11-21-2003, 11:57 AM
Damn! MS really wants their share of that market, eh? What a sick bundle. What about us, M$? What about your LOYAL, ESTABLISHED American consumer base? Where's our cookie?

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Dirty DeStrO
11-21-2003, 12:06 PM
yeah where is the love ... I would be forced to buy a second XBOX with that bundle being offered. They get HALO and PGR2 and we get Tetris Worlds and Clone Wars ... you have got to be kidding me.

WrathfulPoppa
11-21-2003, 12:15 PM
Its called marketing expertise. They don't need to sell that many back home in the USA, they need to get the other countries interested in their product, they need to outsell the lamecube back at home base.

mattgame
11-21-2003, 01:01 PM
It's not fair ******. I want a bundle like that I would then own 3 xboxes though. Isn't that overkill?

WrathfulPoppa
11-21-2003, 01:10 PM
Of course not. I would have 16 if I could afford, then I would open up an Xbox camp. Only problem is it would cost well over $20,000 for TVs, Xboxes, controllers, and games... But it would be worth it... right?

Dirty DeStrO
11-21-2003, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by WrathfulPoppa
Its called marketing expertise. They don't need to sell that many back home in the USA, they need to get the other countries interested in their product, they need to outsell the lamecube back at home base.

Are you trying to be smart ... I don't think there is a person who red this post and said "Why are they doing that?" ... there is no reason to act smart like that.

ARONO129
11-21-2003, 01:59 PM
This is clearly a case of customer support doesn't pay.

Seriously it this helps to sell more xboxes in Japan that will help us all.

BunnyRabbit
11-21-2003, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by Yankeez
Effective today, Japanese gamers can purchase an Xbox console, the DVD kit, Project Gotham Racing 2, Halo, a two-month Xbox Live trial and two controllers for 19,800 yen. That's roughly $180.00 at the current exchange rate.

http://www.36echo.com/forums/imgupload/xbox11111.JPG

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That is an awesome bundle, but to be serious... My only interest lies within the Halo box cover...It looks really sweet.

Oh and the box with the Xbox in it.

Oh and the PGR2...

Ok...Its a sick bundle! BuuuUUT, Im fine where Im at....right here.



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DocHoliday78
11-21-2003, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by WrathfulPoppa
Its called marketing expertise. They don't need to sell that many back home in the USA, they need to get the other countries interested in their product, they need to outsell the lamecube back at home base.

WTF are you talking about? The US IS homebase for Microsoft. ****** i want that bundle:cuss:

Peepers
11-21-2003, 03:09 PM
That's the bundle everyone's been waiting for. I'll have to pick one up, since I'll require my own Xbox when I go to college next year. It doesn't look like this is an American offer (but the xbox jewell is green and not the japanese black). In any event, I'm sure it will be available within the next nine or ten months.

adillon
11-21-2003, 03:28 PM
what the f*ck?!

i JUST bought the bundle available here (for $180) that came with the console (obviously), clone wars and tetris worlds, 2-month xbox live trial, and only ONE controller ... i think i should move.
:p

Thehazard
11-21-2003, 04:17 PM
kinda makes you wana be japanese all the sudden....but we all already own X-boxs, and some of us more then one. lol

MerimacHamwich
11-21-2003, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by thrAsher
Damn! MS really wants their share of that market, eh? What a sick bundle. What about us, M$? What about your LOYAL, ESTABLISHED American consumer base? Where's our cookie?

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I am completely with you there. I have been touting that argument any and every time someone has brought up new marketing techniques for Japan. I don't want my money spent on poeple who could give a crap about the system. I want my money to be put towards satisfying me!
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Nyphur
11-21-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by DocHoliday78


WTF are you talking about? The US IS homebase for Microsoft.

If you read his post instead of just flaming, you would have realised that he meant Microshaft must outsell Nintendo at THEIR home base - ie Japan.

No Fear 23
11-21-2003, 05:21 PM
just order one over a japan gaming site

Yankeez
11-21-2003, 05:21 PM
dont they only play PAL version games and istn the power unit different to?

blonks
11-21-2003, 08:43 PM
i honestly dont give a damn, i spent 300 for mine and didnt get any games.....


and then i bought azurik for 50 bucks as my first game.....luckly i didnt dump xbox when i heard the game sucked and rented DOA3 :)

Stormlord
11-21-2003, 09:11 PM
That's a sweet bundle but don't you notice the new Halo cover... Is it possible that Halo will finally become a Platinum hit?

# 1 Stunner
11-21-2003, 09:23 PM
any japense website i could order that ish from?

daneford
11-21-2003, 11:10 PM
yea I saw that, I already have xbox and PGR2 but strill thats a kick ass bundle:cheers:

Ford Mustang
11-21-2003, 11:20 PM
Those damn Japs...:cuss:

PGR2: $50
Halo: $50
DVD kit: $29.99
2 controllers: $29.99/$25.99 EACH

With those numbers, the Xbox is free....wtf is that crap...:cuss:

It should be the people that buy it that the company gives back to. No way the people that don't like it should be lauded with gifts. They might as well be giving away Xboxs in Japan.