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Submitted by s8anicslayer 457d ago | video

PS4 or Xbox One? We Poll The Tokyo Game Show

Kotaku - "Though the PlayStation 4 comes out in Japan next February and the Xbox One doesn't have a specific release date here, this Tokyo Game Show is all about the showdown between these two consoles. So, on the first day TGS was open to the public, we asked folks which one they plan to buy." (PS4, Tokyo Game Show, Xbox One)

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Catoplepas  +   457d ago | Funny
"What's an Xbox?"

Japan's attitude to the One nicely condensed there....
pyramidshead  +   457d ago
inb4: Rigged/biased/sonyfanboys etc
HammadTheBeast  +   457d ago | Funny
Microsoft: "Xbox sold well in Japan".

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ABizzel1  +   457d ago
Wow. I'm not really surprised, but I expected at least 1 person to say Xbox.

But Sony also needs to take note here. They need to get a good Japanese line-up of games on the console, because there were quite a few neither in there as well.
Gozer  +   457d ago
And Japanese devs wonder why the west is kicking their ass in game development. I would take a western dev over a Japanese dev anyday.

And if I were MS, I wouldn't hold back any stock to send to Japan. They have already spoken about western consoles. Why waste time on them?
gaffyh  +   457d ago
@Gozer - And that is why you are not MS.

MS needs a Japanese presence no matter what, because if not, the majority of Japanese Devs won't support them with those niche titles that get a cult following. They won't give up on Japan and they shouldn't.
pyramidshead  +   457d ago
Pretty sure everyone read that comment the wrong way judging by the disagrees lol. I was preempting the heckling MS fanboys usually throw out when any poll favours the PS4 :p.
ABizzel1  +   457d ago
lol at the 10 disagrees. What is there to disagree about my comment.

Part 1
There are nearly 2 million 360's sold in Japan, changes are there were people at TGS who was interested in it.

Part 2
A few people said neither in the video....

Disagrees????
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xHeavYx  +   457d ago
Doesn't matter where you ask, L.A. (E3), Seattle (Pax), Germany ( gamescom) or Japan (TGS), Sony seems to be the console of choice
pixelsword  +   457d ago
Sony had the most, Microsoft didn't have any, wow; but both had a quite a few neithers and a few said either, depending on the games.

They both have a chance to do well (Sony much more so), but it looks like in this situation the games will sell it, not the specs.

Lesson learned:

Microsoft needs to invest in exclusives

Sony needs to cater to Japan harder, not depending on name recognition.

Nintendo needs to market a little harder and change the U into a 2 (I mean go back to what made the Wii great; they went too far this time).
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MWong  +   457d ago
No lesson to be learned here. M$ has never sold well in Japan. Why would you think the XBone and some new exclusives would change the mind of people? Now they go and probably pay at least 3 million for a Japanese exclusive, for what? In 2 generations they still haven't sold over 4 million consoles in the land of the rising sun.

It might seem bad to say, but honestly M$ needs to cut it's loses in Japan.
FamilyGuy  +   457d ago
With all those people that said "neither" it's no wonder Sony is making them wait till February O.O

I wasn't surprised by not hearing one person chose the Xbox but all those saying neither shows that Sony made the right choice in focusing their launch elsewhere.

Sounds like it's an issue of expense as well :/
UltimateMaster  +   457d ago
The real question you have to ask.
Are you getting a PS4 or a Wii U.

Xbox One doesn't exist in Japan.
Microsoft is too stupid to realize it.

Most Gamers in Japan are into portable gaming.
Why you think both Sony and Nintendo makes them?
Very popular in Japan, more so than PC and consoles.

Don't believe me? VGChartz.
Check the huge difference is % between Portable and Console when in the US, it's mainly home consoles and PC but still a mix of both.
tuglu_pati  +   457d ago
expected
shivvy24  +   456d ago
"whats an xbox " ouch !
Mike134nl  +   457d ago
Seems like xbox has low brand awareness in Japan.
UltimateMaster  +   457d ago
They are aware if it, they just don't give a fuck about it.
BOLO  +   456d ago
LMAO...^This.
imdaboss1  +   457d ago
M$ really need to let go Japan and just save their money..whats the point? you spending million or thousands of dollars there and your shitty xbone cant even sell in Japan..
candoa  +   457d ago
Shitty xbox? MOre how those japanese don't buy shit but their own shit. Thats why I prefer American product, hey they support their product, I support my as simple as that.
Catoplepas  +   457d ago | Well said
Except your nationalism excuse falls flat on it's face when you take into account the amount of Apple products the Japanese consume.

MS have a brand perception problem. It's as simple as that.
Babypuncher  +   457d ago
American product? I guess you also believe that Fords a Chevys are still made in America too?

http://www.joystiq.com/2005...
emad-E-three   457d ago | Immature | show
cell989  +   457d ago
@candoa lol your xbone is being manufactured in China right this very moment
Blackdeath_663  +   457d ago
i said this in another comment the Japanese games market is responsible for some of the greatest and most successful video games in history Japanese devs will be discouraged to release their games on xbox if no one in Japan owns one thus many Japanese game will end up as sony exclusive by default. Xbox gamers will miss out on great games like ni no kuni
cabbitwithscissors  +   456d ago
Take your nationalistic attitude and shove it.

American products, European products, Russian products *ALL MADE IN TAIWAN !!!" oops "I MEAN CHINA!!!"

*goes about bashing the crap out of the machine with a wrench to make it work*
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HonestDragon  +   456d ago
@ candoa

That has to be the dumbest reason why you buy a product. You shouldn't buy a product based on the fact that it was made it your home country. You should buy products that have value, quality, and work properly.

Your comment reeks of those old "Buy American" commercials for automobiles. There's a reason why Americans bought European and Japanese cars in droves: they are better products. If someone from Japan wants to get a PS4, then it's because it's a system of quality, not because it was developed from a Japanese company.
Kayant  +   457d ago
@ABizzel1

"But Sony also needs to take note here. They need to get a good Japanese line-up of games on the console, because there were quite a few neither in there as well."

That's one of the reasons it's being delayed in Japan because the content won't be there in November. I guess you don't watch the pre-TGS conference and saw they announced some Japan-orientated games.

MS don't even have a launch date none do they have any games apart from Titanfall and maybe Crimson Dragon that will appeal to the Japanese. Apart from that we know they have one title from platinum games if CBOAT prediction is right.
WarThunder  +   457d ago
That ending was priceless — "What's an Xbox...?" haha :)
Mystogan  +   457d ago
Microsoft should just pull out of Japan.Unless it means we won't get Japanese games, otherwise its not worth it.
Groo  +   457d ago
@ Gozer

I take it you've never owned or appriciated the original Nintedo console... azzclown

Japan has done more for the gaming world then you could possibly imagine. Your Pea brained perspective is why companies like MS get away with ripping consumers off.. show some respect, some of the games you have played have most likely had some form of Japanese influence in design but your too dumb to realize it..
Japan markets and develops reliable and dependable games and consoles, they don't half azz sh!t like MS and other US companies do. Show some respect
dale_denton  +   457d ago
this article should wake up those xbox trolls.. ps4 worldwide! xbox merrrica.
dmitrijs88  +   457d ago
if u havent noticed then sony is taking U.S with storm this season, so might just say bye to xbox
dale_denton  +   457d ago
bye xbox!
PFFT  +   452d ago
MEH!

You should go back and drink more moonshine billy Bob.
dale_denton  +   452d ago
MEH! already did! you mad bro?!
ZHZ90  +   457d ago
Lol at "What's an Xbox?" :D

They all either say PS4 or neither.

None said both nor X1.

:D
dmitrijs88  +   457d ago
1 said both if I recall right
ZHZ90  +   457d ago
No none said both at all.

2 said they are thinking

Only one said if either has games I need I 'll buy it.

But none said "I want Xbox One" directly.
Ps4Console  +   457d ago
Without reading in Tokyo that is an easy one really both Xbox's failed & the Xbox One is not being released there so I'd say Ps4 that wasn't hard .though I doubt the Ps4 will sell out there , there not console gamers are they really all handheld gaming .

http://kotaku.com/there-are...
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TBONEJF  +   457d ago
Now that's a stupid question do they have to ask the gamers of Japan that? ha May be um the PS VITA that was a awesome answer the girl gave. The lil Japanese kid also says "what's a XBOX?" LMAO
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kickerz  +   457d ago
to be fair that kid looked like he was 4years old. he wouldnt know what a lot a things are.
Flames76  +   456d ago
The Xbox One is what will be making money from day one while the PS4 will be losing $60 on every unit sold.There ya go learn something new everyday.Kinda like the PS3 has lost over 5 billion this gen.While the Xbox 360 has made billions in profit since september 2007.Look at that learned something else
nosferatuzodd  +   456d ago
yeah right the xbox make a profit but not much ask the 2billion dollar share holder that's why he was saying Microsoft should sell the game department you're grasping at straw here buddy now that something you need to learn..
Lboogieskells  +   456d ago
Sony has lost 5 billion , not the Ps3. Playstation is one of the few products that sell well for Sony.
alb1899  +   456d ago
This video is edited, I mean how can I trust them?
Tooly  +   457d ago
he said whats an xbox lol
Ezz2013  +   457d ago | Funny
they must think xbox means this
http://files.sharenator.com...

i kid i kid
Tooly  +   457d ago
ROFL im done lol
Relientk77  +   457d ago
Nice lol
mcstorm  +   457d ago
Lmao I am more on the Xbox side as it has more what I want along with the Wiiu but I found that funny
KonsoruMasuta  +   457d ago
Oh my god! I can't take it!
Maywell  +   456d ago
LOL that 360=RROD

XD hahahaha cant stop laughing....!
Ps4Console  +   457d ago
How old was he ?
majiebeast  +   457d ago | Well said
The last reaction sums up the Xbox brand in Japan.
riceking  +   457d ago
so... what is the point for Microsoft to be in japan now??
Catoplepas  +   457d ago
If I were to guess; to save face. It shows poor confidence in your brand when you don't even attempt to gain market-share.

After TGS I very much doubt MS will bring up Japan again unprompted.
Majin-vegeta  +   457d ago
Xbone 1....as a coaster for my PS4 ;D
B-radical  +   457d ago
Dude stop trolling........go outside see the sun breath that fresh and smile
PickAShoe  +   457d ago
Irony
noctis_lumia  +   457d ago
and u ca nshut it and support that piece of trash u called console

go shush go play call of noobies with the other kids

real-mature gamers knows that the console of choice is the ps4 deal with it

cya you again with the numbers crushing against the xcrap 1 bb
Majin-vegeta  +   456d ago
Dude stop getting butt hurt over someones comment.Looks like you should take your own advice :).
Relientk77  +   457d ago
That's an expensive coaster man lol
5h4h4b  +   457d ago
Hahahah what's an Xbox. Rofl.
MasterCornholio  +   457d ago
Maybe if they said Xbone he would know.

Nexus 7 2013
ninjagoat  +   457d ago
Kid at the endz is a beast :).
Pancit_Canton  +   457d ago
They probably think Xbone is a cross shaped Bento Box or something.
Hicken  +   457d ago
Cross Bone Gundam.
RiPPn  +   457d ago
MS Says Xbox 360 Sales Were "Not Low" In Japan

http://n4g.com/news/1359233...

lol
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5h4h4b  +   457d ago
Their heads were in the clouds bro when they said this statement.
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Ezz2013  +   457d ago
don't worry, MS AI capability is only 50% now
so they will notice how wrong and in denial they are
when they activite the cloud to give them 600% more AI capability
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Realplaya  +   457d ago
This is funny most people said I think which means they have not made up their mind. This explains why PS4 isn't coming out in Japan first.
HeyImBen11  +   457d ago
I can't wait to see the result, its really not obvious -_-.
yankolo   457d ago | Bad language | show
lyliade  +   457d ago
Xbox or new box?
scott182  +   457d ago
Xbox one or Xbox three? Who knows....
yankolo   457d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Nocando  +   457d ago
This poll was pretty much just meant to demean the Xbox One even further, I mean why even ask otherwise?
Groo  +   457d ago
to show people like you THE TRUTH, thats why
Nocando  +   457d ago
The truth? I already knew the truth, that the Xbox is and always will be a failure in Japan. That was the point I was making, so your aggressive tone is misplaced, as are the disagrees.
MasterCornholio  +   456d ago
Your just a racist because while you give the Americans and Europeons a chance to answer poles you deny the same right to the Japanese. The Japanese have a right to voice their opinion just like any other person regardless of their nationality.
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Buljo  +   457d ago
That's pretty unanimous.
Kuse  +   457d ago
What did you expect? Japan has always had an aversion to the Xbox One.
GodGinrai  +   457d ago
As is the case with most western products. I cant remember the last time a western game even charted in japan. with the exception of the Iphone, I cant think of any western product that does well in japan.

My advice to MS: focus on EU and the US and parts of asia where they are not so....god I hate using this word..Xenophobic. Its nothing personal to MS. Let me quote one of the commentors from kotaku, who happens to teach english in japan:

"Western products, like the iPhone, have been fought against tooth and nail by the Japanese corporations/government because they see them as a slippery slope towards foreign interests infecting Japan and crippling their economy. They're kind of justified in their fear, too. (Disney, McDonalds, Apple. Rampant, runaway, insane successes.)"

"Students at my school who had left for a one month stay abroad (in England) had to go through a one month "re-acculturization" program when they returned so they could re-integrate into Japanese society. It's exactly as bad as it sounds and I'm not exaggerating. Their concern is real, too! If these students weren't "made Japanese" again and had not had the value of their trip stripped down to a novelty then their peer group would have very likely rejected them. A NIGHTMARE scenario for any Japanese child or parent. That same rejection dynamic just gets worse with age."

I would say this goes deeper than gaming.I find their perspective, interesting to say the least. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot?
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rainslacker  +   456d ago
Last of US charted there not too long ago. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell:BL, and Killzone Mercenary a few weeks ago. COD actually does sell in Japan. Last year it was number 24 for the year.

It's safe to assume that there are Japanese citizens that enjoy Western games, just as there are western gamers who enjoy Japanese games.

I find their culture and society interesting as well, along with other countries too. Unfortunately, with things like this, a lot of people do tend to use extremely broad generalizations of Japanese people as a whole, often without even realizing how wrong and misinformed they really are.

Also that quote you give, kind of indicates that there are western products that do sell well in Japan. If they didn't, then why would they have to be fought against? Citizens choose to buy western products.
Gamer666  +   457d ago
Not exactly a surprising result given Xbox sales history in Japan.

The surprising result is how many people said neither...

And another thing is how many people talked about affordability of the console even if they have decided.
donjunedolo  +   457d ago
Forget Japan, buy American!
Angeljuice  +   457d ago
I prefer to buy quality products over American products.
Nocando  +   457d ago
Try reading a little history on the quality of "American" products. The quality took a nose dive ever since Nixon payed China a visit to open free trade over 40 years ago.I find it hilarious that some people think that an American product is made by some fat republican redneck.
Groo  +   457d ago
@ Nocando

affirmative action and hiring people that are not qualified or educated for jobs and that don't give a sh!t about quality just to meet a corprate quota aka diversity may contribute a little something as well..
PSVita  +   457d ago
Everything in the US is pretty much made in Asia so good luck with that.
Nathaniel_Drake  +   457d ago
You do know the PS4 innards were built from a design by an American Mark Cerney so this is as much an American product as Japanese, heck they are launching in America first before Japan
AceofStaves  +   457d ago
XBox isn't made in America. MS is a multinational corporation which has manufacturing contracts with China to make the console, etc.

And I'm not an American, so you're nationalism is pointless.
zero_gamer  +   457d ago
Sony is more global than Japanese, especially when you get a console with an architecture designed by an American, encased in a box designed by a Japanese, manufactured by a Chinese, and plays first party games designed in USA, Japan, Europe, Australia, etc.
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MasterCornholio  +   456d ago
"buy American"

Then you wont buy an XBOX One, Wii U and PS4 since they are made in china.

P.S 50% of the PS4s will be made in China while the other 50% in Japan.
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thejoker1000  +   457d ago
LOL XBONE IS CRAP ALMOST EVERYWHERE
MichaelLito79  +   457d ago
I think you are delusional calling Xbox One crap only brings you to further head troll status. LOL
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redwin  +   457d ago
Japan will not support the Xbox for being an American brand but they will abduct everything that the Xbox bring to the tabla. Hard drive, online multyplayer, indie , online hub, broadband, and then they'll say it's better now because it's in the playstation. That's ok, it's all about the games anyway.
scott182  +   457d ago
Don't forget camera gaming.... Microsoft invented everything, especially the point and click operating system. All hail Microsoft.
MichaelLito79  +   457d ago
Overall Xbox didn't have enough Japanese games to totally wow the gamers. It's going to be an uphill battle. Bringing Titanfall, D4, Crimson Dragon and unknown Japanese exclusive(Next year) is a start, plus adding MGS V, Final Fantasy and more Japanese oriented games could help them. Good luck MS in Japan.
thejoker1000  +   457d ago
yeah keep telling you'r self that
Nathaniel_Drake  +   457d ago
They did try though with numerous jrpgs and really good ones yet 360 didn't stick it's just pigeon holed as a first person shooters console I don't think that will ever change
redwin  +   457d ago
That's what I call loyalty, I remember when we had that. My hat's off to you japan.
GodGinrai  +   457d ago
I think they call it patriotism.
redwin  +   457d ago
I didn't want to say it that way, but yes.
Relientk77  +   457d ago
So the video is basically 90 seconds of people saying

PlayStation 4 lol
Drewminati  +   457d ago
I can't believe they even asked japan which system they want..

dumb
LordDhampire  +   457d ago
of course they are going to buy the ps4, its japan if you lived it a foreign country, would

A)Buy a console what caters to a spectrum of genres

B)Buy a console what caters to american market, Violent games and shooters

alot of americans don't really notice how many japanese oriented games go under the radar on ps3

rune factory
ni no kuni
Disgaea

and of course all the old games you can buy off the market from previous systems like harvest moons( which they need to make a new one of), kingdom hearts, final fantasys
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JunioRS101  +   457d ago
I love japanese anime culture. The hair cuts are always there.
Hakoom  +   457d ago
the kid in the end <3 lol
DarthBigE  +   457d ago
Damn I want to go to Japan so bad! Them women <3
KonsoruMasuta  +   457d ago
Not all women in Japan are hot. Not trying to ruin your dreams.

I'm just trying to make sure that you don't expect it to be like some Asian paradise filled with nothing but sexy women.
DarthBigE  +   456d ago
Of course not. wasn't expecting them to all be hot. I just like asian girls
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