We previously touched up over how Japan has been non-supportive of a number of Japanese-branded consoles and portables, which says something about how challenging the game console industry is in the country.
As it turns out, non-Japan based brands also appear to be having tough times to, with the Xbox being one, as suggested by a recently revealed “promo” on its online store – Xbox 360 Kinect-bundles can be bought at the price equivalent of $313 US dollars.
But before you start thinking of getting a friend based in Japan to get one for you, the “promo” comes with a catch – it can only be availed by Xbox Live members.
Given the setup, the “promo” isn’t really one which invites new buyers into investing into the Xbox’s realms, but is more inclined as an “add-on” for current-Xbox owners, with the goal that of being to upgrade to the newer Kinect.
The “promo” has raised focus over why Xbox 360 had gone in this direction, and it has been revealed that the console has sold a little over 1.5 million Xbos 360s since its initial release (some 7 or so years ago) in Japan.
In comparison, however, the PlayStation Move hasn’t exactly done well in the Japan too, which pretty much pegs it and the Xbox 360 Kinect on the same grounds, as opposed to its consumer support in the West.
Either way, if you’re based in Japan and is a member of Xbox Live, the “promo” may just work for you.