Microsoft to Release Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Bundle in Japan in Hopes of Selling Systems

At last count, Microsoft has sold dozens of Xbox 360s in Japan, but it hopes to up that number significantly with the release of a special Blue Dragon Core edition of the system. (Blue Dragon is an RPG developed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi; it's bound to sell more than a few systems.) In this limited edition pack, users get a Core Xbox 360, a copy of the game and an attractive faceplate. There's also five mini figures based on characters from the game. Typical "Japan-always-gets-cool-stuff-and-we-always-get-screwed."

Microsoft's been known to release special editions of the Xbox 360 in Japan, hoping to stir up sales. You'll be able to grab this one for around $250 in December.

This Blue Dragon bundle looks like a good one for all eight Japanese Xbox 360 fans out there in radio land.

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