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Titanfall Will Stomp Japan on March 13th, but Without the Xbox One Version

Electronic Arts announced today that Titanfall will be released in Japan on March the 13th, only two days after the United States and at the same time as the European launch. Since the Xbox One still has no release date in the country, the Xbox One version of the game remains TBD.

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zeal0us947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

I'm not sure that an PC and Xbox 360 only version will sell that well in Japan.

AngelicIceDiamond947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

When's the X1 launching in japan?

iamnsuperman947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

Well we don't really know when those delayed regions are getting the Xbox One either. So with that in mind and the fact this comes out without the Xbox One version I am going to say late next year at the earliest (I assume around TGS)

nategrigs947d ago

after march 13th is my guess

Sarcasm947d ago

Probably somewhere in 2014.

Although I truly believe it's a lost cause there.

gaffyh946d ago

Yeah looks like it might launch much later than PS4 in Japan.

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Mikey32230947d ago

... they wont.

I am still glad i have my 360 for this game though.

'tis a shame that it wont come to PS4 :/

Unreal01947d ago

Yeah, picking this up for my 360, as will a lot of people I think. Ain't no one buying a £430 console for one game.

M-M947d ago

@AngelicIceDiamond

He doesn't have an Xbox One, and maybe he doesn't want one.

nukeitall947d ago

@unrel:

Titanfalls is likely one of the few console movers next year. Watch the console sales increase, similar to how Metal Gear Solid 4 lifted sales of PS3.

Unreal01947d ago

You seem to forget that Metal Gear Solid wasn't featured on the PS2 (or PC for that matter), so the choice was never there. I think it'll sell some systems no doubt, but I genuinely think 360 gamers will be happy to just stick to that version.

DOMination-947d ago

Isn't the 360 version basically a different game made by some no name devs? kinda like wii ports back in the day? Lets face it X1 and pc are the only versions worth playing

Unreal01947d ago

It's not a different game, it's just being developed, with Respawn's support, by another unconfirmed developer. Sure it obviously won't be as good as the Xbox One version, but I really doubt it plays much different.

Beastforlifenoob947d ago

LOL @ all these noobs who are hating on the XBX1

I was a ps2 gamer and when the ps3 came out everyone hated me for getting a ps3 rather than a 360... I WASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS RIGHT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOBS

HammerKong947d ago

its an exclusive buddy ,will you curse MS to bring exclusive's to xb1 ,so what's shame in it that if it is coming on xb1 and not on ps4 .you all ps fanboys land on xb article to bash xb1 ,its shame on you that you gamers are still raging this fanboy wars ,can you please stay on your ps4 and stop writing shit about xb1, be happy bud and have good time playing games on your greatness ,ia'm having both consoles and none of them are greatness to me ,for me both are just consoles on which i play games,shame on you that still you are pissing on some one's other's property ,if you want to play this game on your 360 so please keep it to you,we dont want to hear.

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joab777947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

Sony left a few doors wide open for xbone but they simply don't walk through. They announced a Nov. 15th launch and MS responded by releasing a week later. Then PS4 launched in North America first to establish a base on MS' s home turf. MS responded by doing the same...instead of launching 3 months ahead of PS4 in Japan. I dunno. Now this. They should launch Titanfall and xbone on the same day in Japan. Or they could have thought ahead, had them make a lost odyssey 2 and release as a bundle in Japan. Theres no rpgs for the fans at launch...someone coulda capitalized. Though I get my fix with DCUO...its amazing...can't believe I never tried it before.

princejb134947d ago

hmm idk japanese are crazy over giant robots
it might actually do well

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blackpanther25946d ago (Edited 946d ago )

very true they love all types of mecha

mikeslemonade947d ago

It's gonna sell like a drop in the bucket. Considering Halo 3 sales to this date has only sold 130,000 units in Japan. Halo is a more popular series.

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

princejb134947d ago

not every likes halo you know
many people such as my friends and even myself bought halo 3 because of the hype
in my opinion is a terrible game

CrowbaitBob946d ago

You're forgetting the mech effect. My first thought is that it's not going to do well in Japan either, but there's something about mechs and giant robots that the Japanese seem to really go crazy for. If there were some kind of panty sniffing mini game included it'd sell billions.

Skip_Bayless946d ago

Lost planet 1 on 360 100,000
Lost planet 2 on PS3 200,000
Armored Core 5 on PS3 240,000
Armored Core 4 on 360 20,000

Mind you those are more centered around mechs and made by a Japanese developer.

Home-Console games generally don't sell well at all. The game has to be really specific like a MGS, Dragon Quest, and Final Fantasy. Armored Core 5 is the only exception but that came late on the PS3 with a respectable install base.

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TBONEJF946d ago

Don't think they are too many gamers playing on PC'S in Japan plus don't think not too many will have a XB1

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Eonjay947d ago

Titanfall may be the first cross generational game to sell more on a newer platform than an older one.

WildArmed947d ago

What makes you think that?

Just by pure numbers, and a 20% attachment rate:
Xbox 360 has 80mil
Xbox one hopes to have 5mil (guess)
PC has idk, 100mil+?

The odds of the game selling better on 360 n PC are much higher than Xbox One.

Eonjay947d ago

Thats absolutely true, but so far the Xbox One Preorders are much higher than 360's. Even the PC has higher preorders than the 360.

GrizzliS1987947d ago

did you just say PC has 100mil potential buyers? are u high?

be lucky if 15% of those are actual gamers in the market for this type of game.

or else every game ever released for PC would be hitting 10mil in sales easy.

Eonjay947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

No is said "preorders". More people have preordered Titan on PC than on 360.

WildArmed947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

@Grizz

Reading comprehension would go a long way here.

No one said potential buyers, I was talking about the PC gaming market. There are over 100mil PCs capable of gaming out there. I don't know how you find that surprising when you have last gen consoles closing in around 80mil.

http://www.cinemablend.com/...

I stand corrected, 1 billion gamers would wide. Now, let me know when you are done being high.

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WildArmed947d ago

Ah, I see. You may be right, I haven't looked at the preorder numbers. But that sounds promising if true.

AngelicIceDiamond947d ago

Either way That's good for the Japanese market. Or the ones that care for the Xbox or Titanfall all together.

The reception over the game has been positive but I dunno if I can say the same for the console.

Grimhammer00947d ago

My fear is that too much is sitting on this games shoulders. If turns out to be average....or even good, the MS gaming sphere will implode!

robtion947d ago

Pretty obvious the game will do well. Its basically cod with mechs and increased mobility. It will sell well with the mp shooter crowd who buys x million copies of cod each year.

Not my thing, unless there is a strong so campaign.

Ju947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

This game doesn't have a campaign. I am not so sure. This could be Xbo's Warhawk. But who knows. The biggest fear is, the visuals will be lacking. It might look good on videos, but it's the same CoD team, and its an old engine (based on source engine). Sure, it'll be CoD on steroids, and I kinda like Ghost, but tbh, I also have two other (next) shooters which makes me question why I got that one, too, because this makes it quite visible how far CoD is behind...it p...es me off, that MS payed this game off, yet again. It's a shame, but then, I also think it's quite overrated. We'll see when there'll be actual gameplay.

Jubez187947d ago

I had no idea this was coming out for 360. Different servers from Xbone?

mhunterjr947d ago

Different game altogether... Developed by a different team...

Unreal01947d ago

Same game, it's just being developed by different developers, with Respawn's support.

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