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Halo Coverage (Hype) is Fake, Largely Paid For; Xbox 360 (Slim) Sells Just 700 Units in Japan in Debut Week

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http://techrights.org – Summary: A sobering look at the iffy launch of “Halo: Reach”, which left some buyers upset; Xbox 360 hype is compared to a relatively disappointing reality outside the United States IF HALO’S latest release is known to many people, it’s because Microsoft flooded the press with money as part of its huge marketing campaign. Lavish spendings on development may justify a lot of PR, but shouldn’t good games sell themselves to journalists? Need writers be prodded and pressured to bow to Microsoft? That’s just one of the issues we’ll explore today. Let&#82 (General)