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Dram
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(11-01-2012, 04:26 AM)
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/10/3...ws-8-in-japan/

On October 29, Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said that since its release on Friday, Windows 8 has been selling at a higher rate than Windows 7, the best-selling version of Windows to date.

Despite confusion over alleged magic touch screen-imbuing capabilities, Windows 8 seems to be doing well in Japan as well— so well, in fact, that limited-quantity DSP editions of the operating system, which feature two unofficial Windows 8-themed “moe” mascots, are already beginning to sell out, proving once again that the Japanese will buy anything with a cute anime girl on it (not that there was a lack evidence).

Rather than adding new features to the operating system, DSP, short for Japanese Delivery Service Partner, edition is a Japan-exclusive Windows 8 Pro 64bit launch bundle that comes in two different character versions: Yuu Madobe and Ai Madobe.

Both versions include custom theme pack wallpaper, sounds using the respective character’s “voice,” and a Microsoft Wedge touch mouse.

The bundles are being sold in limited quantities at select electronics stores in major cities across Japan and cost 18,000 yen (about $200 US).

Special regional editions, exclusive to Tokyo’s Akihabara district and Osaka’s Nihonbashi district, are also being sold in even more limited quantities and come with special gold (for Akihabara) or leopard print (for Nihonbashi) packaging, as well as a few bonus goodies featuring Yu and Ai.



injurai
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(11-01-2012, 04:27 AM)
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Where to I get my free tan? Win8 needs a -tan like AI to narrate my computer activities...
7Th
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(11-01-2012, 04:27 AM)
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Nanami was better.
sfedai0
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(11-01-2012, 04:27 AM)
Kawaii.
Lunchbox
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(11-01-2012, 04:29 AM)
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thats Halo 5 on the cover
Avixph
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(11-01-2012, 04:30 AM)
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Japanese Otaku will Buy anything with an anime girl on it.
InfiniteNine
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(11-01-2012, 04:30 AM)
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I want side ponytail version.
SmithnCo
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(11-01-2012, 04:30 AM)
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Sounds about right.

Is half of Windows 8 tsundere?
ReturnOfTheRAT
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(11-01-2012, 04:30 AM)
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MS is gonna try this with the 360 aren't they?
InfiniteNine
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(11-01-2012, 04:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by ReturnOfTheRAT

MS is gonna try this with the 360 aren't they?

They already did and it didn't work.
PAULINK
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(11-01-2012, 04:32 AM)
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I'm not going to lie, if they released this in America i'd buy it.
Ken Masters
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(11-01-2012, 04:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by PAULINK

I'm not going to lie, if they released this in America i'd buy it.

really?
Flame Lord
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(11-01-2012, 04:33 AM)
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I guess we know what the JP packaging for the next Xbox will look like.
PAULINK
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(11-01-2012, 04:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ken Masters

really?

Yes, I'm your typical american otaku.
Clydefrog
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(11-01-2012, 04:36 AM)
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Aguirre to buy 800 copies
injurai
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(11-01-2012, 04:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by SmithnCo

Sounds about right.

Is half of Windows 8 tsundere?

That would be the Windows RT half of the kernel...
Keyser Soze
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(11-01-2012, 04:38 AM)
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If they released a version with Alton Brown on it, I would buy.
Shizzlee
(11-01-2012, 04:40 AM)
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I'd buy it.
Despera
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(11-01-2012, 04:41 AM)
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What's "Sweet Memory"?
Ein Soph Aur
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(11-01-2012, 04:41 AM)
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I'd buy it.
t26
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(11-01-2012, 04:41 AM)
Is there any way I can get the theme wallpaper?
jrcbandit
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(11-01-2012, 04:42 AM)
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I'd want one just for the novelty. But what is the weird shaped object shown on the packaging?
Rodney McKay
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(11-01-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Genius.
Despera
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(11-01-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by jrcbandit

I'd want one just for the novelty. But what is the weird shaped object shown on the packaging?

It's a mouse, I think.

Edit: yep.
Ein Soph Aur
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(11-01-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by jrcbandit

I'd want one just for the novelty. But what is the weird shaped object shown on the packaging?

Seems like it's a mouse.

Edit:Beaten
big_z
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(11-01-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by jrcbandit

I'd want one just for the novelty. But what is the weird shaped object shown on the packaging?

Windows 8 wedge mouse
(._.)
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(11-01-2012, 04:44 AM)
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would it being selling more if there was a real female instead of a dumb cartoon character on the cover?
Curtisaur
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(11-01-2012, 04:44 AM)
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sweet memory, yo
alr1ght
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looks like a vacuum cleaner.
ReturnOfTheRAT
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(11-01-2012, 04:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

They already did and it didn't work.

Interesting. Thank you for this answer.
Despera
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(11-01-2012, 04:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pegasoos

sweet memory, yo

Available since Win7 apparently...

AppleSmack
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(11-01-2012, 04:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by 7Th

Nanami was better.

I would have bought Windows 7 day 1 after that commercial
survivor
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(11-01-2012, 04:50 AM)
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Windows 7 girl is much better. Guess I'm not upgrading anytime soon.
Replicant
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(11-01-2012, 04:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by (._.)

would it being selling more if there was a real female instead of a dumb cartoon character on the cover?

In Japan? Probably not.
Atramental
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(11-01-2012, 04:53 AM)

Originally Posted by (._.)

would it being selling more if there was a real female instead of a dumb cartoon character on the cover?

Of course not. Real girls are too scary. (・ω・)
Uchip
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(11-01-2012, 04:53 AM)
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So the girls only real purpose is as a static wallpaper (the sort you could get anywhere)
and some sounds? How does this even effect sales?
Medalion
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(11-01-2012, 04:54 AM)
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Sex sells...

wait wat
Makoto
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(11-01-2012, 04:54 AM)
I'm liking the W7 girl better.
Last edited by Makoto; 11-01-2012 at 04:58 AM.
Ermac
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(11-01-2012, 04:55 AM)
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No one will top Wiki-Tan:

Despera
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(11-01-2012, 04:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by (._.)

would it being selling more if there was a real female instead of a dumb cartoon character on the cover?



Hope that answered your question.
Sub_Level
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(11-01-2012, 04:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Medalion

Sex sells...

wait wat

It's Japan sexy/cute. It's basically like if we had Emma Stone doing Windows 8 commercials.
Medalion
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(11-01-2012, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sub_Level

It's Japan sexy/cute. It's basically like if we had Emma Stone doing Windows 8 commercials.

I've already got Windows 8 but hey, bring on the Emma Stone microsoft commercials
Tomat
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(11-01-2012, 05:00 AM)
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Creepy 2D anime women targeted at lonely people drives sales in Japan.

I'm shocked. Seriously.
entrement
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(11-01-2012, 05:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Despera



Hope that answered your question.

Where is this from?
slightconfuse
(11-01-2012, 05:01 AM)
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moe money for moecrosoft
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(11-01-2012, 05:01 AM)
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SUGOI TILES, ONEE CHAN
Sub_Level
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(11-01-2012, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Medalion

I've already got Windows 8 but hey, bring on the Emma Stone microsoft commercials

Emma Stone and Kate Beckinsale, yes. And Olivia Wilde.
Chet Rippo
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(11-01-2012, 05:03 AM)
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How are they unofficial characters if they're being sold officially?
Cwarrior
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(11-01-2012, 05:03 AM)
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How will apple strike back?

Originally Posted by Despera



Hope that answered your question.

haha I like how the image says japan on top, I don't even need to say it.
Despera
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(11-01-2012, 05:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by entrement

Where is this from?

kinda NSFW

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