Xbox 360 looms over Japanese metropolises
Four Japanese cities will be getting giant immovable monuments to the Xbox 360, as part of Microsoft's continued efforts to force their new console into the gaming conscience of this great gaming nation. Like the Xbox Lounge in up-town Tokyo, the statues will be about 12-feet high and incorporate 65 inch plasma screens pumping out trailers for the 360 and its games. Quite a stunt, I'm sure you'll agree.
The monuments to the Xbox 360's 'brilliance', and Microsoft's marketing decadence, are currently being constructed in Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and Fukuoka. What no Kyoto? We're sure a twelve-foot games console would fit quite nicely alongside the ancient national treasures, temples and Zen gardens. Well, this is Japan. I might even pop along and take a few snapshots of the Fukuoka piece for you lucky monkeys. The 360 launches on December 10th in Japan, and the statues will remain standing for a week following this debut, the Xbox Lounge in Tokyo is also expected to finish in January - though we've no word on how successful the cafEcome-gallery has proved.
Japanese site Gamewatch are currently running pictures of the 'video'-statues. Which look, err, large. More soon.
- Ninja Theory: We'll cross the 1080p/60fps bridge for Hellblade when we come to it
- Standalone DayZ not expected to leave Steam Early Access until 2016
- Telltale gives their Game Of Thrones series final release dates
- Large patch arrives to tackle the matchmaking issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- BioWare looking into a bug stopping banter between party members in Dragon Age: Inquisition
- New Assassin's Creed: Unity patch introduces a new visual bug
- Metal Gear Online will return, reveal coming at The Game Awards 2014
- Ever wanted to know which next-gen console would survive a 15-foot drop?
- New Assassin's Creed: Unity patch is a bit on the large side