Xbox 360 rumbles along!

WOW.  There’s just too much news coming in to write entries about each one so here’s a summary of some of the amazing news coming in on Xbox 360:

GEARS = FASTEST SELLING GAME EVER
You read that right:  Gears of War is the fastest selling game ever on any console, period.

SUDDENLY SELLING IN JAPAN
Xbox 360’s media reported death in Japan appears to be greatly exaggerated.  Japanese sales are up a whopping 770%. 35,000 consoles sold in a month, up 31,000 from the previous month.  This is lower than PS3 at 50,000 consoles sold, and Wii at 85,000 sold but it’s sure as hell ain’t dead.  The fact that there are people giving Xbox 360 a chance is huge, and judging by the quality of the Japanese exclusive titles, rightfully so.  Japanese Xbox 360 titles like "Blue Dragon" have propelled Xbox 360 into striking range of PS3 on it’s home turf.

THE BLUE DRAGON EFFECT
What’s "Blue Dragon"?  Only the #4 selling video game in Japan.  Its characters were designed by Akira Toriyama, the artist behind Dragonball Z and the game was designed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy.  And it’s gotten great reviews from sites like CVG.  How relevant is all of this?  Try this on for size: Blue Dragon is outselling Nintendo’s flagship title, "Zelda: Twilight Princess" – and all other Nintendo Wii software – in Japan

SONY LOSING EXCLUSIVES
First, Sony lost Final Fantasy to XBox 360.  Then it was Assasin’s Creed.  Then the big bomb dropped and Grand Theft Auto 4 was announced as a XBox 360 title as well.
And now, it sounds like Sony’s losing it’s iron fisted grip on Metal Gear Solid 4 to XBox 360.
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/12/17/heightened-rumor-metal-gear-solid-4-not-a-ps3-exclusive/

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