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Microsoft Offering Cheaper Xbox 360 in Japan

5 Feb, 2008 By: John Latchem

With the Xbox 360 struggling to compete in Japan, Microsoft has decided to offer a cheaper, entry-level model there starting March 6.

The stripped-down version, which debuted in America late last year, is offered in Japan at the equivalent of $260, about one-fifth less than the current cheapest model there. The same model costs $279.99 in the United States.

Xbox 360 launched about a year before Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 but has been outsold by both by wide margins in Japan.

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