Roomba Isn't Popular In Japan?

Roomba 530

The Roomba 530 yesterday in Akihabara. Japanese major retail store price is 79,800 yen (USD$853) while the average US price is about USD$300.

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2 comments

  1. The average Japanese apartment is tiny, hence the Japanese love for all things small and compact. The American Roomba pictured above is huge: An appropriate size for American sized homes, but too bulky for a Japanese apartment. Maybe the newer smaller 13 inch models below it in the picture will fare better.

  2. The Roomba 560 is way too bad to be used in a shoebox apartment. Even the dirtdog is huge. But then again in Japan everything seems to be more expensive anyway.

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