Microsoft to lower Xbox 360 price in Japan

japan xboxYou can’t fault Microsoft for trying, but at this point it is reasonable to believe that the Xbox 360 should throw in the towel when it comes to Japan. Microsoft just can’t seem to gain any substantial foothold when going against the heavyweight home country of Nintendo and Sony. 

In its latest attempt to draw in some of the Japanese crowd, Microsoft has lowered the price of the Arcade version of the Xbox 360 to around $260 dollars US. The Arcade version of the Xbox 360 has no harddrive, but comes packed with several XBLA titles, which Microsoft is obviously hoping will appeal to the more casual audience.

"US computer giant Microsoft said Monday it was launching a cheaper version of its Xbox 360 in Japan in an attempt to make inroads into the game-loving nation that has shunned the console. Microsoft will put the Xbox 360 Arcade on sale March 6 at a price of 27,800 yen ($260), less than the 34,800 yen ($325) for the current machine."

Here’s hoping Microsoft sees some success, but I’m not holding my breath.

[Via Yahoo]


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