Xbox 360 sold out in Japan - next shipment is next month

Xbox 360 sold out in Japan - next shipment is next month

Xbox360_V_webIt’s official, the Xbox 360 has sold out in Japan; and managed to outsell the PS3 – with the Microsoft console selling 28,116 at the start of August where Sony sold only 10,705 PS3s; with the Wii beating both of them with 41,000 being sold.

And since it has sold out, Microsoft has been forced to put out a statement that it had sold out and apologized for the sold out consoles. New consoles will be out in the next month, with the company ramping up production to meet the demands.

The statement, and its translation, are after the jump.


平素より Xbox 360® をご愛顧いただきまして、誠にありがとうございます。

現在、Xbox 360 本体の品切れにより、多くのお取扱店で Xbox 360 本体をご購入いただけない状況が発生しております。これは、弊社の販売予測を超えた多くのお客様に Xbox 360 本体をお買い求めいただいた結果発生したもので、ご購入を検討いただいておりますお客様ならびに販売店の皆様、パートナーの皆様には多大なご迷惑をおかけしておりますことを深くお詫び申し上げます。

只今マイクロソフトでは、 Xbox 360 本体の生産を鋭意行っており、スタンダードモデルにつきましては次回 9 月の出荷を予定しております。なお、エリートおよびアーケードモデルにつきましては順次出荷を行ってまいります。商品の入荷まで、今しばらくお待ちいただきますようお願い申し上げます。

今後とも Xbox 360 製品およびサービスをご愛顧いただけますようよろしくお願い申し上げます。


To all customers

We truly thank you for all your patronage in the past.

Currently, the Xbox 360 is sold out, and retailers are unable to restock their supply. This is a result of our own sales targets being exceeded by the actual customer sales. We deeply apologize for this inconvenience to our customers, retailers and business partners.

Here at Microsoft, we are moving forward quickly with console production, and plan to ship the standard Xbox 360 model out this September. Furthermore, we will sequentially be shipping out the Elite and the Arcade models. We ask that you please patiently wait until the console is shipped.

We truly thank you for your patronage hereafter.

Home and Entertainment HQ

Translation & Source: Kotaku

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