Today Microsoft Japan made a brief announcement disclosing that the local General Manager of Interactive Entertainment Business Takashi Sensui resigned from his position.
Updated with a follow-up announcement
I don't blame him.
It was his job to sell it. You should blame him.
Bit hard to sell it when you are given 0 studios to work with.
Bet he got paid really really well aswell
This poor guy must have been like the Maytag repairman.
He could probably just walk into Nintendo or Sony and be like " Hey, You guys got any of that stuff called work around here? I have been on a payed vacation for 8 years and a little sense of accomplishment would go along way for my self esteem "
If he resigned because of XBOX sale and performance , i don't blame him for that
Isn't it possible he was forced out? I mean xbox has failed in Japan. They could have forced him to resign
that could be a possibility ...
can't believe how long he was allowed to stay in the post he has done an awful job on both consoles :/ of course the guys in Redmond didn't help his cause either
It's not his fault, Xbox could be the best rpg player ever and they still wouldn't buy it.
If it had the best rpg on it exclusive it would have sold in spades. On the 360 we saw bumps in sales whenever games like lost odyssey (a B tier game) came out. If it had final fantasy as an exclusive you can bet it would have shifted boatloads. X1 barely has RPGs on it at the moment And it won't even have the upcoming persona 5 which is exclusive to ps4.
Well now that he's gone time to find some Youngblood , that knows the industry out in Japan. Who not afraid to think outside the box .
Microsoft price matched the ps4 in Japan, the PS4 is not selling.. they should have been brave and gone in at 30 000 yen!
You need to edit the article, he is being transferred to the US. Probably just killing the entire Japanese division and transferring as many to the US.
Very unlikely. The announcement is only about Sensui. Where did you get the idea that they're killing the whole division? He is going back to the US, but that's where he used to work before. Edit: nevermind. I got how you might have thought that. But no, they're moving the Xbox marketing activities to the retail group, still in Japan.
Well with the Xbox One abysmal sales numbers is there any reason to have a Japanese division? Most of the local projects can probably be managed from the US.
... and nobody in Japan noticed.
He isn't leaving the company. Read the article, he is moving to the U.S. side of Microsoft
Lmao after 8 years? Should have exchanged him sooner. But like the US Japan is very patriotic so a yankee console is doomed to fail no matter what looking at all the options this country has.
Yea your logic makes sense. that's why ps4 is the best selling console in us and the iPhone is the best selling phone in Japan. /s
But what about those Exclusive interactive novel everyone was talking about at some point. Article even made top heat here at n4g http://n4g.com/news/1517603...
At least in Japan some people still have a sense of honor and shame, in this country you get a promotion for being the oppisite.
It was trolling for M$ lovers but the trueth for all the other gamers
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