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Xbox 360 sold out in Japan

Microsoft unable to deliver more units to retail until September

Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has completely sold out in Japan, with no new units due until September.

Hardware sales have rocketed in the region following the release of Namco Bandai's Tales of Vesperia, released last week.

"Currently, the Xbox 360 is sold out, and retailers are unable to restock their supply," reads a statement from the company, translated by Kotaku.

"This is a result of our own sales targets being exceeded by the actual customer sales. We deeply apologise for this inconvenience to our customers, retailers and business partners.

"Here at Microsoft, we are moving forward quickly with console production, and plan to ship the standard Xbox 360 model out this September. Furthermore, we will sequentially be shipping out the Elite and the Arcade models. We ask that you please patiently wait until the console is shipped," added the company.

The Xbox 360 sold 24,942 units for the week ended August 10, outselling rival PS3 for the first time in the region.

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