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L0GIN SLAY3R May 4, 09
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We did notice that Nintendo, despite being considered the "kiddy company," has kept their hands relatively clean by steering clear of corporate slap fights;
Its kinda ironic how that turned out- the company that makes kiddy games is the most mature on the market.
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Guest May 4, 09
Hehe, some Japanese girls might like Xbox 360 because it has "X" factor in it and it (X) is kind of sexually arousing word, isn't it?
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malmsteenisgod May 4, 09
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Hehe, some Japanese girls might like Xbox 360 because it has "X" factor in it and it (X) is kind of sexually arousing word, isn't it?
...right. Anyways I don't see why everyone gets such a big dick over this stuff. Just immature fanboyism I suppose. I shop at Kroger, but I wouldn't rush to their aid if someone started talking shit about them.
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brett108 May 4, 09
I am always dismayed by the way these articles are always spun against Sony on this site. I realize that you own a 360 , but you should let a person that regularly plays both systems engage in these PR related debacles. Both companies sling mud equally well, Greenburg is definitely no exception.

MS is trying to gain a foothold in Japan, but the country has shown to be very nationalistic, and prides itself on not purchasing and promoting foreign goods and companies. Microsoft is never going to level that playing field with a slightly-fanged anime girl. I expect another lack-luster sales effort this week in Japan from the XBOX, new PR campaign aside.
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VeGiTAX2 May 4, 09
Yes a reminder of what helped spur recent company responses is such a horrible thing. Unfortunately you can't tell half a story and retain credibility.

Should it have been posted as a complete blast to MS saying how dare they attack Sony of all companies? Unfortunately Sony let their hounds off the leash and they blasted at Nintendo and MS, it would be foolish to think that the media would let it slide when its such a questionable move they made from the start.

It's still objective but it's not going to sit on the fence and backpat both companies going "hmmm thats a unique way to go about things... yesss..."
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THM May 5, 09
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Hehe, some Japanese girls might like Xbox 360 because it has "X" factor in it and it (X) is kind of sexually arousing word, isn't it?
Hee Hee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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leochan May 5, 09
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...preteen-anime-girl-inspired-fetishes
Great, now we're going show up on Google for related searches!!! Curse you TAKE FREE pamphlet!!! You're right, this is fairly blatant on Microsoft's part in the Japanese market, but maybe they just want to let off steam for sitting through all of Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads here.
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Guest May 5, 09
So Sony is the one that starts all the PR backlashing, huh? Sure thing guy. If I'm not mistaken, the only reason Sony put together that nice little price comparison sheet was to combat what microsoft was saying about the PS3 being too expensive.

"While Microsoft appears to have avoided such blatant corporate fanboyism in North America"

Wow, really? That may be the funniest thing I have read all year. And I have read a lot so far. By the way, how is the 360 doing in Japan? Even the Wii for that matter?

"they're too far ahead in the console race to give a damn."

Um, the PS3 is actually outselling the Wii in Japan so far in 09. The Wii has had its day and now its the PS3's time. The 360 never had and will never have their time in Japan.
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brett108 May 5, 09
Wow. Not posting both sides of a story causes you to lose credibility? You're right. But coloring every story with obvious hate for Sony has killed the credibility anyways. Just read some of the former articles.

No, it should not have been a complete blast on MS, but the article spends most of its word count on defending the attack of Sony. Sony is not perfect, but they are not Somali pirates either. Both companies need to sell their features, not detract from their competition. Both are guilty, and that is what needs to be said. No one needs a pat on the back, they both simply need to go into timeout.
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RabidChinaGirl May 6, 09
Now now, brett, there's no need to put on your crusading gear. Any objective reader can see that despite the Sony-based opener, the meat of the article is a poke at Microsoft's latest Japanese 360 ad. And that image? I'm pretty sure that thing speaks for itself. The Sony PR references up top simply tie Microsoft's latest antics back to previous incidents, putting them into context.

Rest assured, our feelings toward PR shenanigans run the same throughout and don't carry over to how we view the products themselves. Xbox 360 and PS3 are both great consoles. Their manufacturer's PR slap fights? Hilarious reading material, if nothing else.

We weren't too kind with Apple either when they declared the iPhone to be the DS and PSP killer. It's PR, and it's meant to get the blood flowing.
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nemka_jay May 6, 09
As a japanese student,it's just pathetic..And xbox 360 is not selling well in here.We're not stupid you know,xbox is gettin cheaper and cheaper in here.And nobody's buyin them.Why ? Because we know PS3 is better.The system, processor,games are better.Microsoft needs to realize they lost Japan , PS3 is the hot stuff in here.Everybody buyin them.Im not kiddin.
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Guest May 6, 09
"While Microsoft appears to have avoided such blatant corporate fanboyism in North America"
WHAT!??! No they haven't!!! Not even a little.
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