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Submitted by Lavalamp 734d ago | news

Microsoft Promises More Japanese Support For Xbox One At E3

Kotaku: "Microsoft has traditionally failed to sell Xboxes in Japan, so it could be safe to conclude that the publisher isn't all that interested in Eastern products. So we asked Microsoft vice president Phil Harrison: where are the Japanese games? His answer: we'll see more at E3." (E3, Xbox One)

moegooner88  +   734d ago
" We also asked a Microsoft representative if the console will be region-locked—that is, if each system will only play games compatible with its specific region.

Their answer: no comment. "

Either Microsoft hasn't made a decision regarding such issue, or the console will be region locked and Harrison is attempting to limit the " gamer unfriendly " news.
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ABizzel1  +   734d ago
Instead of showing no Japanese games, we'll show One.

It's a waste of time for them to go after Japan. They need to do the bare minimal, because Japan is never going to go for Xbox, especially with the design of this one.

All they can do is get as much 3rd party Japanese support as possible, and keep a small amount of XBOne's in Japan for the 1+ million users over there, and put their focus on the US and UK, because they're going to need it if the mass market doesn't care about Xbox TV.
Maddens Raiders  +   734d ago
So...The shit storm really is going global....?

All it took was one reveal to change the balance of "console war" power forever (before it even began). Something tells me E3 is not going to fix these intrinsic and inherent problems. These are company philosophical and ideological decisions that have been made and are baked in... Good luck changing all of that within 3 weeks.

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Theyellowflash30  +   734d ago
Bullshit....No Japanese developers are going to support this. Unless it's the big guys like Konami
Mr_Nuts  +   734d ago
Did you see Kojima in the Xbox One reveal intro trailer at their reveal. It was like a 2 second clip, wonder how much that cost them
SpiralTear  +   734d ago
Kojima must have something big planned for next-gen. His already creepy, alienlike grin was even creepier during that 2 second clip.
rainslacker  +   734d ago
The big guys will support it just like they support the 360 now. It's because the Xbox has a big piece of the market outside of Japan. The smaller devs won't support it because, like now, most of their games aren't made for localization. The few that do get localized aren't enough for MS to really care about it. This was proven at the beginning of this gen when they actively sought out the JRPG market, then realized it wasn't as lucrative or worth supporting as they believed. Sony and Nintendo's heavy Japanese support is due to both of them having a heavy piece of the Japanese market. Other markets benefited from this. Unfortunately I doubt MS is going to make any headway into the Japanese market this time, and I question if they even really care that much.
izumo_lee  +   734d ago
Haven't we heard this BS before from Microsoft when talking about Japan? Simply put the Japanese do not care for the Xbox brand & no matter how hard you say you are gonna be committed if people do not care they do not care.

No matter how many bullet hell games or visual novels you put on the Xbox One the majority of Japan can care less. Heck that box is so massive it'll barely fit in a Japanese home.
GenericNameHere  +   734d ago
But advertise that box as an Idol Master box, and the Japanese will eat it up.
Have exclusive Idol Master stuff on Xbox One, like IM concerts as an exclusive X1 Live show, have an X1+IM bundle, anything! In fact, also put in those interactive love drama novel things on the Xbox. Won't even sell 1/10th COD sales, but at least you're still grabbing the Japanese audience and giving them a reason to own one!

*Whisper*... The enhanced Kinect... Use that in an Xbox One exclusive hentai porn game.
OlgerO  +   734d ago
Their are japanese homes that are smaller then that monstrosity that Microsoft calles a game console!
Tapani  +   734d ago
Precisely.

Japanese prefer smaller objects in general. The notion is already built in their own racial size, which eventually is reflected, for example, in architecture, handicraft or technology,

It is absolutely unintelligible that nobody ever at Microsoft thought that the actual design of the box was the reason they didn't gain foothold of this, admittedly difficult, lucrative and unique marketplace.

This just shows how out of touch the arrogant people at Microsoft are. Luckily, it is reflected on their balance sheet.
SatanSki  +   734d ago
MS should leave japanese crap for Sony and make western players happy instead.
maniacmayhem  +   734d ago
Thank goodness you're not running MS then because this westerner loves that "japanese crap"
SatanSki  +   734d ago
Nobodys perfect ;-)
rainslacker  +   734d ago
And yet, the biggest criticism of this Japanese "crap" is that it's "crap" because it's trying to much to be like western "crap".

Also, western players isn't accurate. You meant to say "make me happy instead".
SatanSki  +   733d ago
Chill out hehe. Its only my personal opinion. I know there are people who like those games although i dont know how one can stand all those emo gay characters ;-)
maniacmayhem  +   734d ago
People in America aren't going for what MS's X1 is offering I strongly doubt the Japanese will.
MasterCornholio  +   734d ago
And the Japanese promise not to buy the Xboner.

Motorola RAZR i
OlgerO  +   734d ago
So some of those 15 exclusives that microsoft has are japanese games then ?
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Locksus  +   734d ago
I'd really do anything for another Lost Odyssey game.
But no matter how many amazing exclusives Xbone might have, the console and its restrictions don't ring the right bells for me.
jetlian  +   734d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if FFV13 and a mistwalker game are coming! MS is gonna have to spend some major money. I just hope FFV13 comes out soon been waiting on that for a long time.

It will be my first FF game
NaughtyDream  +   734d ago
your are wasting your time microsoft. just forget japan and save you some dollars.
LOL_WUT  +   734d ago
Well they did put up that Final Fantasy Wallpaper for Windows 8 so it could be related to that. ;)
DethWish  +   734d ago
I think FFXIV for XBox One
GraveLord  +   734d ago
LOLOLOL!

Lost cause. They fail to appeal to even western gamers right now, why even try with Japanese ones which are even harder to please? Microsoft, get your shit together.
Jake_the_Dog  +   734d ago
Prepare to fail even harder than before.
Clarence  +   734d ago
The Japanese won't go near that monstrosity. It's will cost a small fortune to power it.
M$ will hire some cute little Japanese girl to try and sell the Xbox 1

http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
Only she'll be calling it Johnny 5
http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
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Leonex  +   733d ago
Hahahahaha...Sure.... Microsoft never succeeded in japan so why will it now...

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