Sex sells (Xbox)!

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  1. crenz macrumors 6502a

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    Well the Dreamcast and Sega Saturn have both outsold the Xbox in Japan on some occations, so M$ must be getting desperate.
     
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    weird. whatever sells i suppose but thats still weird
     
  5. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    the pillow is just sad and scary at the same time.
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    So are the Japanese at times. They seem disproportionally good at it on the fringes of society.

    Anyway, this illustrates three things to me:

    1) Just how low MS is willing to stoop when it gets desperate. Apparently illegality and bullying aren't the limits--outright sleaze is open season, too, it just doesn't usually sell business software.

    2) The Japanese obviously have some taste, at least in video game consoles (or the companies that make them).

    3) The Japanese obviously don't have a great deal of taste in video games, or else Halo would be more popular than DoA Volleyball. But then, the popularity of train driving simulations and Chocobo racing games pretty much established that already.

    Man, the XBox is getting trashed in Japan. That's gotta hurt if you're MS, especially considering how much money they've dumped into advertising it there--practically every other ad on video game shows last year was for the XBox, despite the fact that it was being outsold by the PS1. This year they seem to have given up entirely--I don't think I saw that icky X logo the whole three weeks I was there.

    Maybe the Japanese are just less succeptable to merciless multi-billion dollar advertising campaigns and hardware sold at a loss--they prefer elegance and variety, perhaps.
     
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    This is practically normal in Japan. Children's comics are filled with barely legal sexual content - mostly girls is skimpy bikinis. The jokes are also on the line of being "unclean".



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  8. coopdog macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was going to be some USB dildo or something. ;)
     
  9. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    No, they're saving that for the next gen XBox, no doubt. And it'll use a proprietary interface, not USB--wouldn't want users of other platforms to hack it and use it without an XBox. ;)
     
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    Lol, a "hugging" pillow.

    I'd call it a "humping" pillow ;).
     
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    Ohhh

    I am going through a divorce right now and I can use one of those pillows. Anyone know if we can get those here in the US?
     
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    My roommate from last year would love that pillow, this guy would beg me to buy that game for so long and I swear he had wet dreams about those characters.
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Haha.

    Where can I get one of those?

    Super-duper long pillows with cute Anime characters?

    Hell yes.

    The sex part... eh I don't think so...I mean really... it a pillow guys...

    tace -- Get a Fleshlight--I mean a room!
     
  14. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I saw a documentary on Japan the other day and they said that there are vending machines that sell school girl underwear, and school girls are not the intended market for these machines.
     
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    And people are freaking out over Janets breast in the US
     
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    That's why the rest of the world thinks we're crazy like when we were all freaking out about Bill Clinton.
     
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    Those crazy Japanese...I'll thank them for their sweet-ass electronics and cool anime and then just look the other way.
     
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    thats because the underwear has already been used before the cryovac process.
     
  19. krimson macrumors 65816

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    if you guys have seen those "busty model Photo shoot" games for the PS2, that pillow wouldn't seem so shocking.
     

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