Special Edition Xbox

mtxblau

Mid Boss
http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/news/...2895459,00.html

For those who are too lazy to click...

"Sega has revealed that it plans to release a special-edition white Xbox that features a Panzer Dragoon Orta logo. Only 999 units will be released, and they will be sold only through Sega's direct-order Web site in Japan. The limited-edition unit will cost 35,800 yen (about $286) and will include a copy of Panzer Dragoon Orta and a Panzer Dragoon-themed necklace. Sega will start taking orders on November 1, and the special-edition Xboxes are scheduled to ship December 19.

This isn't the first special-edition Xbox that's been released to drum up interest for the console in Japan. A run of dark translucent Xboxes was released when the Xbox first launched in Japan early this year."
 

Fabrizo

New Member
I hope they bring it over here (to the US), but I have a feeling they are going to decide to shaft their biggest customer base on this one, just like the good old days of saturn, where every special edition system only came out in japan.
 

Cynnamin

New Member
I did, thanks. I also traced the link back and used just the image url and *gasp* it's still broken here. I wasn't that interested in seeing it anywho, was just making sure that folks know it IS broken for some of us.
 
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snume

Well, most of the special edition Saturns and a few of the Dreamcasts were referencing Japanese only games or series. As much as we like the Japanese games, NA was not the place (in the eyes of SOA) that they sell well. Maybe we'll get lucky with the XBox and MS. Maybe SOA has learned their lesson and will get on the bandwagon as well. We should email Peter Moore and let him know. :
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alpharogue

New Member
Utterly beautiful! Too bad we get no glory of this in America! I will have to deal with it and import one, if there is going to be any left for the U.S to grab that is.
 

Mowgli

New Member
Originally posted by cherok@Oct. 23 2002, 2:08 am

I want it, and now.. I bet SoA is not bringing this godsend oiver here, are they?
Godsend? Only in the sense that it will come with what will probably be the first outstanding game for the system. It's still a f@#%*$g Xbox for pete's sake...

It makes me a bit sad that Sega are pimping their own ass out to MS, but I guess they got no money, and MS do.

Edit - Don't get my negativity wrong here, I love Sega and Panzer Dragoon... in fact Saga is probably my favourite game of all time. I will probably end up buying the ugly bulbous brick of a console simply to play Orta.
 

Supergrom

Member
first outstanding game? oh well... you have your views and ill leave you to them...

Anyway, I will be buying orta, but i dont think id plunk down the extra change just to get a white PD xbox. I dont have enough money to be a collector anyway.
 

mtxblau

Mid Boss
Originally posted by Supergrom@Oct. 23 2002, 1:02 am

Anyway, I will be buying orta, but i dont think id plunk down the extra change just to get a white PD xbox. I dont have enough money to be a collector anyway.
Sometimes I think if Sega made the Xbox instead of MS, people would have thought it to be the best design Sega has ever made (compared to the abominations of the 32X, Saturn, and to an extent, the DC).

I think the 9/99 reference and the other similarities to the DC (i.e., the controller, anyone notice that?) makes it a much needed addition to anyone's collection. As far as I'm concerned it's the DC 2 (one can dream, right?)
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Gallstaff

Member
...Ms. Cleo? Dude I have been thinking the EXACT same thing. The controller, the style it's all very dreamcasty... And have you noticed how even the back of the controller is set up? The two memory card slots. SEGA!
 
first thing that went through my mind when they released the first pics of it a couple of yrs ago. I think that the s-type controller is one of the bets evermade? Yea, so MS ripped off SEGA on their remote desogn, so what? that's just givin props to sega....
 
This is badass....I need one. too bad I am poor and don't wanna fork over 300 bucks for it.....well maybe....dunno. If I can egt it fror 300 even shipped i'll prob do it. What would be cool is if u could get white controllers too.....

Can you mod Jap X-Boxes as easily as US ones? well, what I mean is can u use the same modchips and shit. DO u think they will add "special" protection to these ones?
 
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snume

I don't doubt it, seeing as how they went after Lik-Sang with a vengeance. MS does not like to lose even the smallest amount of what it sees as possible revenue.
 

Mowgli

New Member
Originally posted by MTXBlau@Oct. 23 2002, 9:42 pm

Sometimes I think if Sega made the Xbox instead of MS, people would have thought it to be the best design Sega has ever made (compared to the abominations of the 32X, Saturn, and to an extent, the DC).

I think the 9/99 reference and the other similarities to the DC (i.e., the controller, anyone notice that?) makes it a much needed addition to anyone's collection. As far as I'm concerned it's the DC 2 (one can dream, right?)
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OMG! I couldn't disagree more... you guys are really starting to scare me ???

These are my opinions that I really need to get out, but it's not meant to be a flaming session, so sorry in advance if I'm offending anyone.

Dreamcast = small, tidy, compact and stylish

Xbox = HUGE, ugly, black brick

Since when could the DC be considered an abomination (even "to an extent")!!??

I'm really worried about where your brains are going with this. Excuse me for taking this seriously, but the MS Xbox DOES NOT equal the DC 2. It WAS NOT designed by Sega in any way. SEGA DO NOT MAKE DOMESTIC VIDEO GAME HARDWARE ANYMORE!! IT'S OVER!!! LET IT GO!!!!

Yes, the Xbox controllers are "similar" to that of a DC, but not so much as to start claiming them as Sega designs. DC controllers were relatively large (compared with other systems), but Xbox controllers are f@#&$*g huge! Almost the size of the DC itself!

Did anyone notice that the Gamecube also now features analogue triggers ala Saturn 3D controller / DC controller? Are they Sega designs too?

I know you've probably all read the following page already, and even though it's over the top and exagerated, IMO it's true in principle and the sales stats are accurate. Definetely worth a read:

Seven reasons why the Xbox can suck it

</rant>

/me wipes foam from mouth and takes a sedative
 

chainsmoker

New Member
I've always felt that the xbox wuz n00b and suxx0red. Outside of Halo, JSRF, and GT, the fucking thing is all hype and charactaristically lamez MS style (controller for shrek like people, ugly design, overrated "features" [make a soundtrack, dvd playback], nasty klunky system shell, manufacturing flaws -- SCRATCHING its OWN DVD GAMES). Gamecube at least had some titles coming for it and out for it. RE:Z, SMSunshine, Zelda, Metroid, Eternal Darkness, Starfox (unsure about animal crossing -- it looks like it could be interesting but also could be really boring fast).

With the xbox microsoft seemed to expect us to buy it to play pc ports and believe it was cool just because they kept saying it was. Guess what? I have a really cool dump floating in the bowl I'd like you to buy. It's called Xdump!!!

The only thing that has perked my interest in this system at ALL lately is the Rare acquisition. (oh, and PDO). But other than that, xbox bl0wz0rz.
 

racketboy

Member
Originally posted by chainsmoker@Oct. 24 2002, 10:27 am

for shrek like people
THAT'S the phrase I was looking for to describe the XBox!

I just couldn't think of it for a while.

Thanks for the help there, bud.
 
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