EDGE - This week, Microsoft Japan’s executives get a grilling over Xbox One’s launch in Japan.
why bother. You've made it region free, no internet required.. I guess those are the two things that matters to people who would like to have an xbox1 in JP.(considering that most titles are geared towards western audiences) EDIT: drop the Kinect requirement then maybe that'll boost their JP market share
Well at least they managed to get FF15 and Kingdom Hearts on their console
But their already gonna be on ps4...a homegrown console (for the Japanese).
I'm surprised they're even considering releasing there. If the Japanese head honchos don't even know how to market the X1 there..then what gives? Tried pretty heavily with the 360 early on with some titles tailored for the Japanese and nothing. I guess we'll see.
As long as there iare Japanese game support like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Heart, and Metal Gear keeps coming our way and MS still release some Jap RPG exclusives, Lost Odyessey 2??, then I have nothing to complain about. Keep up the good work MS Japan.
That's obviously not enough- seeing as many of those things existed last generation and contributed to abysmal sales in the region- so what makes you think it's a "good job?"
xbox bashing again I see hickys. so much hate and anger. you should go try and do something crazy like enjoy gaming, instead of always cutting down people's opinions and pumping up you fav fanclub console before you get down to only 1 bubble.
A certain Italian movie phrase comes to mind....er fooorget bout it!!!
Futile and ill conceived effort. The average Japanese don't have floor space for Kinect to work optimally. Every Japanese hardware maker have to account for compact designs that will fit in the average Japanese home. Sony PS4 is certainly designed with that in mind. Making Kinect mandatory makes absolutely no sense in Japan.
Microsoft is in the fight of its life right now. Sony is a games company and has an array of genres to prove it. That is hard to compete with. last gen they lost to Sony out the gate and had all the advantages. This gen they are losing in every major territory before the gen starts even. No year head start and only one major title that is of interest. Its bad for Ms and if Sony can produce major titles continuously so that people spend money on games and not consoles, the xbox 1 will be a hard sell. The games lineup is funny as well, we dont know what are launch titles for Ms and drive club could outsell Forza. Sony hasnt showed anything but two games its internal studios are working on. Who is making Knack, i don't even think its first party. Ms did something I thought was hilarious. They went on stage and said that they are spending 1 billion dollars on new games. OMG this almost made me pee myself.OK, here's why its funny 1 billion dollars on games. How much does it cost to make a halo about 100+ million next How much do you think it cost to get titan fall exclusive and developed and advertised about 100 million + How much you think it cost to get battlefield early maps 20 million activision 20 million so right there you have a quarter billion dollars for one new game maps and an existing franchise. Then say they have ten other games in production at 60million each that 600 million. 150 million left to make indies and any other games exclusive.That is not alot of money. Sony has how many studios and how many system on the market. 1 billion dollars is invested continuously, not just to introduce a few new games. But great play MS, you have people thinking.. awhh that is awesome! MS You know why you cant sell in japan, Its because you treat them like a second rate country. What fool told MS to treat japan as a second tier country, he should be fired. What other Asian country is MS targeting, none that I know of. Why because besides China there isnt really that large a market in Asia. After calling them second tier, Ms will never gain an audience. Japan is one of the biggest markets in the world for gaming, not just per capita. Their culture is built around video games, its much more socially acceptable there. So until MS gets their foot out of their asses and treat Japan as a country that deserves serious attention, there done over there. I dont mean attention like were gonna just release a bunch of RPG's, that was so dumb. You want the Japaneses market MS call me, you guys are idiots.
I don't really think its a race of all or nothing here like you present it. Sure the leading company may have had slightly more profit than the next one, but really these are billion dollar companies. Unless you live in Japan, why does anyone really "care" how many they sell there other than to have trolling rights to it? Or on the flip side, why do xbox fans care if sony outsells in Europe? Such petty things to waste time arguing over, imo.
No- sod Japan. Do you know that Japan didn't even majorly support buying the Dreamcast? They held out for the PS2. Western studios, maybe SCE Japan Studio aside, on the whole are far better at making games now. And the good Japanese studios have Westerners working for them anyway. The Japanese make games as if it's still 1995. Well there's Dead Raising but the new one? Capcom VANCOUVER.
I really don't want MS trying to get in with Japan. They'll just hold back the devs with their 5GB of DDR3 RAM. I really think KH3 and FFXV will sell so poorly on the XB1 to the point that KH4, KH5, FFXV-2, FFXV-3 and FFXVI and stuff will be PS4 exclusives. Like I've said 2-3 years from now Japanese devs will ditch the Xbone because of power restrictions and poor slaes on the platform and go exclusively to PS4 (including Square Enix), if they haven't already.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.