Xbox 360 Piracy in Korea

From Korea comes word that Xbox 360 piracy has spread across the nation, following in the footsteps of China. This article talks about the effect of piracy in the region, stating that modified Xbox 360 consoles are sold at around 70,000 won (approximately $411 US), with pirated games being sold at 15,000 won, almost a third of the price of original games.

“Hardware sellers hate Microsoft,” said a games store employee as quoted in the article, adding that the sales margin on the console is small and that the company should do more to promote the next-gen console in the country. He also estimates that a little over 10,000 units have been sold in Korea this year.

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