Microsoft will cut the price of the Xbox 360 in Japan in an attempt to cash in on the cripplingly low launch allocation the country received yesterday from Sony
, when outlining its PlayStation 3 Day One plans in the territory.
The Core Xbox 360 Pack will be hitting retail for 29,800 yen (around £135GB) and re-launch on November 2. America and Europe already have access to this version of the Xbox, though for Japanese consumers it's a revised look at a console they probably wouldn't bother picking up from stores if it were free.
Of course, in lieu of buying a PlayStation 3, Japanese gamers are bound to flock to Nintendo's Wii, which is likely to launch in Japan in great number for £30GB less than Microsoft's new stab at a market that simply doesn't want to know.