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Sugreev2001  +   1151d ago
It's no secret that Japanese have very clear likes and dislikes.They are often into very "Japanese" games,not ones that commonly populate the Xbox library.And any visitor to Japan will tell you that they are extremely Xenophobic.No wonder it's still one of the most Homogenous societies on the planet.
jonli76  +   1151d ago
is simple xbox is made american product japan will never support american products. Look how they want to sell their cars here but they like american cars been sold in japan. and what about a few years back japan was mad at apple cause no mac products werent using no japanese hardware what kind of crap is that.
lfclee  +   1151d ago
North america is the same xbox sells well there over the japenese consoles.
Max-Zorin  +   1151d ago
Because they don't like the Xbox brand. Next gen MS should just give up hope and pull out Japan. It's been clear that if it's not Playstation or Nintendo no f*cks will be given.
SnakeCQC  +   1151d ago
maybe its because ms hasnt delivered any good first party games
Jag-T1000  +   1151d ago
It's pointless trying to sell something in Japan. If the Japanese didn't make it, they won't buy it. Simple as that!
PirateThom  +   1151d ago
Are people still going for the complete nonsense that is the "Japan hates American products" bit?
Jag-T1000  +   1151d ago
Open your eyes, it's not rocket science!
landog  +   1151d ago
its all about who has the software and style that appeals to japans sensibilities, it is the same all over the world, ps3,ps2 and psp speak well to the japanesse people, xbox does not

simple really
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UnholyLight  +   1151d ago
I strongly encourage everyone to read this article. It's a great read and very informative. I just can't believe that the Japanese hate the games we have here. I guess a Japanese person can make the same statement about my Canadian-ness but I just don't see how they enjoy half the games they play...
J86blum  +   1150d ago
They(have a asian friend and he explained it to me.) Don't dig the wash and repeat of the same series BIG three, Gears of War, Forza, and Halo. they dont change or bring anything new and despite the weapons and such gears is basically KillSwitch 2.0 its run to cover, fire, and repeat. FORZA was big until 3 or 4 and then the new on went way out there in goofy.

Halo I dunno what the deal is there he simply said they dont like it. (shurggs) I find it weird they dont dig them despite they LOVELOVELOVE the DynastyWarrior type games of button smasher. but its whatever i suppose. If I like a series then im not hearing it when people bash it. and I seem to be the Andy Worhol of my friends since games that dont seem to rate high I love for example. any of the Suda51/grasshopper games, Juiced 2, Earth Defense Force. Don't get me wrong I like the AAA games, but even when people bash them like RE5-6 I simply whistle,wiggle my toes and play away.
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Irish_Fella  +   1150d ago
Exactly, it's down to loyalty to their homegrown brands. Nothing wrong with that.
Kos-Mos  +   1150d ago
I said this a trillion times and I'll say it again: Japanese people want games with depth. You can't argue with this. And those who will are nationalists.
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fourthpersonview  +   1150d ago
It failed because Rapelay wasn't released on it. LOL
VTKC  +   1150d ago
Japanese like to stick to their own inventions.
DonFreezer  +   1148d ago
I'm sorry but is there anyone now who doesn't realize that n4g is a pro-sony site?By reading the article you can clearly see that Sony paid huge amounts of money to developers so that they would not release games to the Xbox.How can a game developer say to someone who they just had a meeting that he didn't knew him?Was he so afraid that the Sony executive next to him would refer them to Sony?Why when someone on here mentions the imaginary paychecks that Microsoft is giving to the developers everyone storms them with egress and bubbles and when someone clearly mentions the same for Sony(with facts this time since he was the one witnessing all this) everyone makes fun of the Xbox and Microsoft.I am not trolling at all but the pro-sony anti-microsoft phenomenon has grown so much in here.
DonFreezer  +   1148d ago
It's that simple but people just keep on refusing the truth.Microsoft has enough money to pay developers to makes Final Fantasy, Metal Gear and whatever game you would like exclusive.But from the article it is confirmed that Microsoft cares about cooperating with companies that want to work on the console and not the ones who demand money for doing so.It's as simple as that.Most companies were afraid losing the Nintendo and Sony paychecks and that's why games were never released to the Xbox 360.Add to that all the other American hatred you've just read and you know why Xbox will never win Japan.
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