In an attempt to grab part of Sony's PlayStation fans, Microsoft will open an Xbox 360 demonstration center in Tokyo in November.
The Xbox 360 Lounge in Tokyo will be set up at the Aoyama market district. On November 1, the lounge will be opened for guests and the following days, for the general public.
The Xbox 360 Lounge will allow Japanese gamers to try out the new games before the planned Japan launch on December 10, one week after the European launch and two weeks after the North American launch.
Microsoft's market for Xbox in Japan isn't as big as the software giant expected. Apparently, the Japanese consumers prefer Sony's PlayStation, and many of them might be willing to wait the extra four to six months to buy the upcoming PlayStation 3.
For the past week, everybody has been talking about the upcoming games for Xbox 360. Incomplete, slightly more complete, complete-er and even more complete lists were posted as sources, rumors and official statements flew all over the Internet. All in all, Xbox seems to have a pretty strong front line of games to be distributed with the console launch.
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