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blueskied
01-13-2003, 11:37 AM
...the xbox box might be doing well in Japan.

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/%7Eebayebay/EbayPics/XboxOrta.jpg

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/%7Eebayebay/EbayPics/XboxOrta2.jpg

'Tis a thing of beauty. Too bad only 1049 were ever made. :crying:

gabriel
01-13-2003, 11:53 AM
How much does one of those usually run for on ebay?

You could always paint one yourself :P

I think Sega/Microsoft screwed up with this limited edition Panzer 'box. Microsoft could've used this promotion in order to get a significant user base boost (well, significant as far as Japan goes). They could've done a pre-order drive to gauge the demand, and made enough to fill all the preorders and then some. I bet they could've sold 10 000 easily. The danger lies in making too much, and losing the "limited edition" part, but that's what analysts are for :)

blueskied
01-13-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by gabriel
How much does one of those usually run for on ebay?


There's one on ebay now for $800, but no bidders (that's where I snagged the pics, actually):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20387&item=1950833275


That's way too high though. I've seen them sold on Japanese auction sites for the equvalent of $450. I'd wager at least half the 1049 systems sold were sold to people who just wanted to wait awhile and sell them online for a huge profit. If it were me, I'd be playing the damn thing. :cool guy:



You could always paint one yourself :P

Indeed. A bucket of white paint would cost a lot less.

Cobi*
01-13-2003, 02:44 PM
i've said it before and i'll say it again, that thing looks like the japanese sega saturn 8)

cool!!

Ogni
01-14-2003, 04:19 PM
@ blueskied

In the first picture you can see the key-chain-thing I was talking about!

Icarus4578
01-19-2003, 11:58 PM
Too bad it's nowhere near as good as the Sega Saturn thus far. I am interested in seeing what impact Ninja Gaiden and DoAX have on X-Box sales when they launch.

gearhound1
02-01-2003, 03:18 AM
you would have to be a complete idiot to buy that xbox. give me a break man. it looks cool, but that is ludicrous.