Microsoft releasing Monster Hunter 360 bundle in Japan

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  1. prowler
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    All right, so the Xbox is kind of tanking in Japan, and has been since day one. Microsoft has introduced a new bundle that seems custom-designed for reclaiming the shelf space that retailers have reportedly been taking away from the platform: one with the Monster Hunter Frontier logo on it.

    The 29,800 yen ($389) bundle includes a 250GB Xbox 360, a download code for Monster Hunter Frontier Online, and free armor and weapons. Here's where it gets rough: the code allows you to play until hunter rank 2, so ... it's really more of a demo. Still, there will be people who buy this whole thing (which costs the same as a plain 250GB Xbox) just for the in-game items.[/p]Source

    Remember the topics about 360 Dead in Japan? and Microsoft: "Japan remains important to us"... Well yeah.
    Good luck Microsoft, Monster Hunter 3rd HD is here...
     
  2. The Composer

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    Microsoft should stick with the american audience, because they will never get a piece of the cake on Japan.
     
  3. awssk8er

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    Seriously... I don't even understand why they try.
     
  4. machomuu

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    We don't get it *sigh*...I get what this is about....but no Frontier, no machomuu. Excuse me, I'm gonna go cry somewhere.
     
  5. raulpica

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  6. Hop2089

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    Microsoft should abandon the Japanese market, Sony took their cash cow probably for good I hope, if you listen to my constant complaints you know what game it is. Having random VNs no one has any interest in playing and shmups some good most are average doesn't bode well.
     
  7. chris888222

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    Maybe 360 sales will improve in Japan if Microsoft stops charging for online.
     
  8. machomuu

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    They'd improve everywhere if they stopped charging for online.