UPDATE 1-Microsoft to slash Xbox 360 price in Japan-Nikkei

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(Adds company comment, details) TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will slash the price of its Xbox 360 game console in Japan by about 30 percent, below Nintendo Co's Wii and Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 in a bid to boost market share, the Nikkei business daily said on Monday. Microsoft has been struggling to stir up demand for its Xbox 360 in Japan. Microsoft will lower the price of the Xbox 360 Arcade model by 8,000 yen ($73.92) to 19,800 yen, the Nikkei said. The Arcade does not ...

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