Microsoft are busy gearing up for this month’s launch of the Xbox 360 in Japan, hoping to succeed with it where Xbox failed. Since the original Xbox’s sheer size and ugliness undoubtedly contributed to its unpopularity in Japan, putting a giant Xbox 360 on display at the Umeda Hankyu station in Osaka this week may not be the best of ideas, but it certainly is drawing the attention of passers by, including me.
Xbox 360 with miniature security guard… Actually, the 360 is giant…
The giant Xbox 360 from above.
The upper glowing square is a very large HDTV showing trailers of Xbox 360 titles including Perfect Dark Zero. The lower square is a faceplate display.
The giant Xbox 360 from the other side.
Some of the faceplates on display inside the giant Xbox 360.