from what i know the xbox360 will be available in tw by next year (feb. probably). it will be a ntsc-j (japanese version, same as for current xbox). us versions or imported jap. versions might be available earlier but it is uncertain. due to ms marketing strategy, it’s extremely difficult to get xbox360 systems in bulk orders atm…
Maybe for the basic core system $299 now) in 6 months when PS3 comes out but the Premium system will not be $250 US for around a year, since it’s $399 now. Plus extra wireless controller $45 US plus a few games and your system is over $400. Best bet is to wait until PS3 comes out and scoop it up then. The Xbox 360 really shines on with the newer DLP, LCD, Plasma TV’s too for the best graphics since it supports 720p.
All I’m saying is I still got SNES, NES, PS1, PS2, and Xbox games to beat. I’m definitely in no hurry. And they should still be making games for the PS2 and Xbox for a while after these new ones come out.
those shortages are simply bullshit. it’s marketing. it’s just another way to create more hype, it’s pretty obvious, especially when you hear ms officials saying they expect to sell 3 millions consoles in the first 3 months…
by the time the 360 officially hits the shelves in tw, there wont be any shortage anymore. the demand will be very low anyways both here and in japan.
3rd floor of the u2 mtv building at the back of the shimenting district, you can get a 360 there now.
MS wants to sell as many of those units as possible as fast as possible. Hype is useless without a product to sell, especially during the all important Christmas season. I do agree that come March 360’s will be much easier to obtain, and they’re already reallocating Japan’s allotment due to even lower than expected demand.