Xbox One Pre-orders Pretty Much Don't Exist In Japan, No Red Dead Redemption Remake For PS4/Xbox One

It seems like Microsoft have already lost the next-gen battle against Sony in Japan.

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Kingthrash3601327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

Ouch.....but Xbox never does well in Japan.
This was expected...imo
Even if the x1 was a stronger cheaper console that came with a free exclusive monster hunter game called monster hunter Xplosion hyper megaplex dragonpunch 6: pandas rather.
It would still sell less than ps4

LightDiego1327d ago

I don't understand your disagrees because that's a fact, when Xbox and Xbox 360 was a success in Japan?
Japanese gamers nowadays care for IOS (sad, but true), also Sony and Nintendo platforms.

uptownsoul1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

His disagrees are because of people's dislike of the situation, not because they think @Kingthrash360 is incorrect (he is correct, as you pointed out). But like you said, Japan never fully embraced the Xbox Brand. And combine that with the fact that Japanese are moving more toward handhelds and mobile gaming, the Xbox was probably never going to out sell Sony or Nintendo's home consoles.

k3rn3ll1327d ago

Well his statement starts with a fact. Yes it has never done well. Then he follows with an opinion on wether it was expected. That's to the person talking. Then he follows with a theory based on a game that doesn't exist and has a made up flamboyant title to try to add humor to his theory. The last 2 parts are open to disagrees.

I don't disagree. Just getting tired of people on n4g say "why did I/you get disagrees," when it is loaded with opinions and hyperbole.

RumbleFish1327d ago

I have been to Osaka this summer and I have been to Yodobashi Umeda (a VERY big electronics store). They advertise the Xbox one big time there. Multiple Xboxes where you can play/test games and employees demoing the Xbox. MS puts a lot of effort into selling the Xbox to japanese gamers. The sales put these efforts to shame though.
Japanese customers rely heavily on japanese products. A healthy stance I think.

larrysdirtydrawss1326d ago

their called bots,they cant even think for themselves.

mikeslemonade1326d ago

Let's see if the six new internal studios show up at TGS. Even despite poor sales Microsoft can throw money around. If I can get a "Blue Dragon" or "Lost Odyssey" I will be happy.

Omeganex99991326d ago

It's not that Japanese people despise non Japanese products. I would say that it's actually the opposite, since Japanese people just appreciate quality. It's just that xbox, as a brand, doesn't have games that appeals to Japanese gamers. That's the same reason why PS Vita is successful in Japan while struggles to find itself a market in Europe/US. The number of games they have for that console here is crazy high.

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come_bom1327d ago

Yep. Xbox is practically dead in Japan... and Microsoft ignoring TGS won't help. Microsoft needs a few JRPG's to increase their sales over there.

k3rn3ll1327d ago

What makes you think they are ignoring it? Last I checked they just weren't having a keynote. Still have a large chunk of floor space. And to boot their former conference is now a 24hr livestream tailored to the Japanese audience. If anything you could say they are focusing on it more than Sony. Idk what Nintendo's plans are but considering they did the same thing at e3 that MS is trying to replicate, I'm assuming they are doing something similar

ThunderPulse1326d ago

MS doesn't even know what JRPG means yet.

lonelyplayer1327d ago

Actually the original xbox sold very well at the beginning. Microsoft did something wrong that the Japanese people is not forgiving.

aceitman1326d ago

7 years later and the 360 only hit 1.6 million in japan .the wiiu passed it already

Alsybub1326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

I remember that when the original Xbox came out there were reported issues with disc drives in Japan, it was even on the news here in the UK at the time, that kind of thing can permanently damage a new brand in Japan. They'll often give foreign brands and companies a chance but if they put a foot wrong at the beginning that's pretty much it forever.

It's true that Xbox has never had a good line up of Japan centric titles but I think the seed was sewn when they had the issues at launch in the early 2000's. Sales didn't pick up and so devs weren't enticed to develop for that platform or the 360 and it will likely be the same for the One. It's a cycle that Microsoft will always find very difficult to break.

firelogic1327d ago

If they had an exclusive MH game, it would fly off the shelves. They're not hating on the XB1 because they hate America. They love everything about american culture. Music, movies, clothes, food, entertainment, etc...

Cryptcuzz1327d ago

One thing they don't like at all are big consoles.
Typical Japanese rooms and homes aren't that big. So with a big box like the X1 aren't helping their decisions to buy one in the first place.

gokuking1327d ago

Monster Hunter isn't as big on consoles as it is on handhelds. The best selling entry on PSP sold 4.5 million units in Japan. The best selling entry on any home console in Japan sold just under one million.

3-4-51326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

They need a Monster Hunter Clone EXCLUSIVE to Xbox One & Japan, and THAT + a XB1 Pokemon type game would start the sales, and get things going.

Azzanation1326d ago

Sony isn't doing that great in Japan either. Nintendo are killing them there.

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GiantEnemyCrab1327d ago

Ah, Japan has been a problem for MS. Meanwhile, Japanese devs are pushing for western appeal more and more.

Now with China I hope MS can just drop Japan completely. The games coming out of Japan are niche to their market and the bigger ones have a western publisher. I don't think it is as important as it used to be to be connected with Japan. The industry has moved well beyond what it used to be with the most successful studios now western.

MS sales and marketing will still continue to try I suppose.

ScorpiusX1327d ago

That would be awesome and super cool.

qwerty6761327d ago

i agree a lot of japan titles are ninch. the only games that seem to have mild success here is square enix.

i dont even know how all this will even help the ps4 sell. all those titles announced didn't exactly have killer software sales.

microsoft should srsly put double the effort in china because that market has way better potential. and it seems like they're doing just that. they just need to allow cross platform play to port over FF14 to china.

voodoochild3461326d ago

The word I think you're looking for is "niche".

Kribwalker1327d ago

They were topping charts when preorders opened up, better then infamous ss did on a preorder basis

And the day one edition sold out all over the place in the first day of pre-orders

They said infamous ss sold 35k in the first week and never came close to number one, so I guess next Wednesday when the media create charts come out we will see how it does

poor_cus_of_games1326d ago

I wouldn't believe that whole sold out of day one editions. Ms said the same thing about the country that I live in and for months after release you could still buy the day one editions.

BitbyDeath1326d ago

What if they do even worse in China though?
Don't think you can bank everything on an unknown.

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Rimgal1327d ago

Correction. No Red Dead Redemption Remake For PS4/Xbox One that Shinobi602 knows about.

BG115791327d ago

They probably bring the sequel instead. ^^

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TheHaydenator1327d ago

PS4 isn't doing well in Japan either

GTgamer1327d ago

If the PS4 isn't doing well in Japan then what does that say for the Xone :/.

Mikelarry1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

its Xboned... ill see myself out

HeWhoWalks1327d ago

Which means what for Xbox? Furthering that, do you remember PS4's launch numbers? Right, the X1 won't get anywhere close, so bringing up PS4 is grasping at best.

TGS, on the other hand, shows 2014 PS4's JP sales will soon be a distant memory.

MrSec841326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

The funny thing is that the Monday conference wasn't even anything to do with TGS.

Sony's true pre-TGS conference happens on the 17th of this month and Sony have already said they've got plenty more to show off.

Considering the SCEJ event on Monday was all basically geared towards 2nd and 3rd party offerings in Japan Sony must be holding back some pretty stellar announcements for their proper TGS conference.

Forgetting the obligatory Last Guardian speculation GT7 is probably a pretty likely bet, Dark Chronicle was re-trademarked earlier this year too, Japan Studio being the biggest that Sony has can easily have multiple games in the works, with one or two ready to show off.

There's always a chance that Media Molecule and Guerrilla Games or any of Sony's other western studios could drop their new IP announcements.
If Quantic Dream has been working on something based around their Kara demo, but made into a new kind of game, with the Singularity name that was trademarked before PS4's announcement I can see that suiting the Japanese market quite well.

So much potential it's really hard to contain my excitement.

I definitely agree that sales of PS4 are going to take a big spike once the Japanese focused exclusive titles start to drop.

FITgamer1327d ago

PS4 first week sales > Xbox One first year. (Japan)

MrSec841326d ago

Sounds pretty likely too me.
Going by VGchartz numbers PS4 sold 319K in it's first week over there, 360 was at 229K by the end of it's 1st year, I recon XB1 will be lucky to do 250K-300K in it's 1st year in Japan.

I guess we'll see though.