Xbox Man saves the Xbox in Japan?

Checking in on my Japanese Xbox account a few weeks ago (ya know, before E3 madness) I was astounded to see these three guys all over the Dashboard. Apparently Xbox Man and his PR/Marketing cohorts find themselves in awkward positions while trying to drum up some modicum of support for the Xbox in Japan. I have no idea what they’re saying but there are numerous spots that you can watch at the official site and some revolve around individual games. Xbox Man prepares a scene from Monster Hunter Frontier, the gang waxes up their Virtuaroids for the new Virtual ON game, and tea cups are dropped at the revelation of a Lost Planet 2 console bundle. Xbox Man is the best part of the campaign, though, speaking only in a robot-ized voice that, in true Pokemon fashion, only ever says ‘ECKS‘.

Finding the site for Xbox Man also led me to this page (you’ll need to log in with your Xbox Live account) where Microsoft Japan has been posting desktop wallpaper from some of its games for the past, oh, five years. Some nice stuff there but really, don’t you just want to see Xbox Man? If you can’t be bothered to click through I threw in one of the videos from GameTrailers after the cut jump break thing.


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