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Thursday, 22nd April 2010
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Limited-edition Xbox 360 to be released in Japan

A new limited-edition Xbox 360 bundle is set to hit Japanese stores later this month as Microsoft aims to improve take-up of the console in the country.

Electronic Theatre reported that the Xbox 360 Elite Value Pack will be available from Japanese retailers on April 28th and will include high-profile titles such as Sega's Bayonetta and Microsoft's Forza Motorsport 3, which will also be released on its own in Japan on this date.

According to the website, the bundle represents "exceptional value", but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to shift the Xbox 360 further up the ranks of console popularity from its current third-place position.

Meanwhile, gamers are wondering if a new handheld console launch from Nintendo tipped for October will be worldwide.

Nintendo has hinted that it is set to launch its upcoming 3DS in North America and Europe in October, but has not yet clarified if this is to be a global launch.

Other DS models have previously been released in Japan before they are made available to the American and European markets.

Written by Kimberley Homer

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