According to a local Japan magazine 'Enterbrain', Wii also out sold the PS3 by 3 to 1 during the year end period from Nov 25 thru Dec 31 with 774,123 for the Wii and 232,421 for the PS3. Mean while the Xbox sold a grand total of 257,841 units for the whole of 2007.
Japan's total computer game market was worth a record 687.7 billion yen (USD5,980,000 @Y115/USD1) in 2007, up 9.9% from the previous year.
Has the Wii concured we and is the Xbox hexed? Will Sony Post Strong 3rd year sales?
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Honestly though, we know that the right to fair use is protected in the Constitution. I don't see how they can make this claim with any legal backing whatsoever.
The following text is a small part of this page translated to English.
Microsoft admits scratching by Xbox-360
Kassa devoted attention to the Xbox-360 at the end of January. The game console of Microsoft can cause scratches on games. Thousands of people came to us to complain, and according to all messages on the Internet there are worldwide many more people that suffer scratched Cd's.
The Kassa Scratching Test:
Despite the thousand complaints, and the many messages on this issue on the Internet, Microsoft kept by their statement: "an Xbox cannot scratch the disks if they have been placed on a stable platform". So Kassa went to work: during tree days we tested — in a lab situation with the help of three gamers and in a living room setting at a later stage — the scratch resistance of the Xbox. The test results show that even if an Xbox on a stable platform can cause scratches on different games.
From the information known to Kassa, it can be concluded that the problems occur specifically to Xboxes that have been produced at the end of 2006, using the infamous TSST-drive.
The response of Microsoft Nederland:
Xbox owners who think that their disks have been scratched in a similar manner as displayed by Kassa, should contact us. We shall examine the console and, if necessary, repair it to full working order. Besides that, we shall inform Xbox owners on how to obtain replacement disks, should they need them.
Seems to me that they are still reluctant to say that something is wrong with certain models of the Xbox.