You may have thought that nobody in Japan has any shits to give about the Xbox 360. Most of the world --including those of us actually IN Japan-- would agree. The consoles are probably cluttering up Oriental landfill sites in their thousands, alongside the festering remains of those unsold Virtual Boys from 1995. This week, though, we learn that there are indeed some Microsoft-inclined gamers in the region. They must be there, somewhere, as the Japanese have a nickname for their Xbox-ers: ‘chikan’. This, Kotaku reports, ‘translates as "groper" or "molester".’ It owes, in part, to its reputation as a ‘pervy console,’ which is quite a slur in the land of panty vending machines and women-only train carriages to prevent the touchy-touchy. It’s probably best to leave it at that, but you can get the whole bizarre story at the link in the main story.
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