Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/21/xbox_360_sold_out_japan/

Japan runs out of Xbox 360s

Local sales miscalculated

By James Sherwood

Posted in Personal Tech, 21st August 2008 07:46 GMT

Japan has sold out of Xbox 360s, Microsoft has confirmed. It released a statement which, according to a translation, blames the shortage on sales projections being exceeded by actual sales numbers.

Microsoft hasn’t said how many sales pushed stocks into the red, but the shortage does affect all thee models of Xbox 360.

The software giant’s tried to calm worried customers, retailers and business partners by reassuring them that more machines are on their way to Japan, with the next shipment expected sometime in September.

Microsoft will be keen to resume Japanese Xbox 360 sales ASAP. But the firm will probably carve a notch in its sales bedpost, because the shortage does prove that the console’s still popular over there.