The Xbox 360 launched in Japan today with great success. Success in the sense that they did manage to start selling them, just that no one is buying.
Okay, let’s stop making fun of Xbox 360 now. It’s a great console. Really. It’s just that a console needs more flagship titles than PC ports and Halo. And isn’t it just a little stupid how Microsoft crippled its multimedia functions so that it won’t eat into Media Center sales? They need to get their priorities right. Still, I bet someone will find a way to stream videos from a regular PC and playback MP3 files not ripped by the 360. Maybe I’ll consider getting one when someone gets XBMC running on it and the price drops to S$200.
At least the Japanese launch will make Xbox 360 more affordable. I forsee game importers bringing the underpriced and easily-obtainable Japanese Premium system to other countries… Ebay prices are probably going to drop soon.