Microsoft has announced that its Xbox 360 console has sold out completely across Japan, after the release of a Namco Bandai RPG sent sales soaring.

The system outsold the PS3 in the territory for the first time ever earlier this week, and it seems the game, Tales of Verperia, is a big reason behind it.

A press release sent out by Microsoft Japan yesterday read:

"We truly thank you for all your patronage in the past.

"Currently, the Xbox 360 is sold out, and retailers are unable to restock their supply. This is a result of our own sales targets being exceeded by the actual customer sales. We deeply apologize for this inconvenience to our customers, retailers and business partners.

"Here at Microsoft, we are moving forward quickly with console production, and plan to ship the standard Xbox 360 model out this September. Furthermore, we will sequentially be shipping out the Elite and the Arcade models. We ask that you please patiently wait until the console is shipped.

"We truly thank you for your patronage hereafter."