A total of 180 PlayStation 3 consoles have been stolen from a freight forwarder's local office in Japan, reports the Mainichi Daily News.Meitetsu Golden Aircargo called police at approximately 6:50 p.m. on the evening of December 5 to report that the consoles had been stolen. The PS3s were part of a shipment of 1,560 due to be distributed to retailers in the Kanto region of Japan, including the Greater Tokyo Area, Gunma, and Chiba. At around 1:30 p.m., an employee checked the consoles and found that 180--valued at 9.5 million yen (around $82,500)--had "disappeared." Sony's PS3 launched in Japan on November 11, with an initial shipment estimated at approximately 80,000 units. A string of crimes has dogged the console's release in the US, including a robbery in California, muggings in Oregon, and the shooting of a man waiting in line in Connecticut.
Cloud737 At least the Japanese are less desperate and more patient than US people, as less ps3 thefts have happened in Japan. the overall crimerate in japan is much lower than the US.
lol people sure are risking alot to get these consoles but I wonder just how easy it was to pull it off
At least the Japanese are less desperate and more patient than US people, as less ps3 thefts have happened in Japan.
Well i guess even the japanese are desperate for the PS3.Tell them to go and steal Wii instead ( there seem to be an abundance of them already ).
I wonder if the 360 thefts and last year's DS thefts have anything to do with this. I sense a connection. *grabs pipe and magnifying glass*
Dante565 "Yea all i need is Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and I sense Rush Hour 3 will be in the making soon. LOL " it already is
Is anyone really surprised about this? The console's worth $600 bucks retail and nigh-impossible to obtain now. Many less expensive electronics have been stolen in the past. It has nothing to do with Sony or Nintendo, it's simply jackasses committing crime so they can flip the units for cash. What sucks is that this is a minor, but noteworthy blow to the fact that Sony is having trouble producing enough units to satisfy demand. Bad enough they don't have enough, but some of the few they do have are getting stolen? It sucks.
Not gonna lie, only reason I clicked this link is because of Bunta Sugawara. YAKUZA PAPERS ROCKS! Oh, and boo, consoles were stolen...
Yea, with all this ps3 related crime, you'd think that the only people who play PlayStation are.......criminals.
dragg0n, how is this a low blow to sony, it is just desperate gamers (or yakuza... lol) wanting to get there PS3 which is MADE by Sony, it is not directly tied to Sony.
Oooooh, another low blow to Sony that will not help them get more units to the public. Go Wii (and Xbox to a much lesser degree)!
Man, when I finally get mine I'm going to brown paper bag it. You dont want to be seen on the street with a PS3, people will run you down in broad daylight.
I wonder the same ? I think they can be tracked and they should get caught. Let see if they get gunned down like that guy here, but in their case it will be sword down like Lord of the Rings.
Whoa! Theft in Japan? What about the honor system that their society is based on? This is kind of surprising, but then again, there's always a jerk somewhere. It was probably some young Yakz.
lol first the 360, then the ps3. wats next? the wii? People are getting a bit too desperate...... or greedy
This just says something bad about people interested in the PS3. It is treated more like a drug than a game console.