Photos of gamers standing in line to buy the XBox 360 Blue Dragon bundle. It's like having two launch days instead of one.
The Japanese like them some Lost Planet aswell, they kick ass at it also. The Japanese are 2nd only to Americans in the LP lobby's.
200,000 with ease!!!!
Easily 200k, it will be funny if they end up selling 1 million copys. Which means 800k more 360's.
Is this game slated for a N.A. release?
I have been following the screen shots and videos but not the availability in North America. That blue 360 looks cool.
MS should release a black 360. They'd sell faster than sheet through a goose.
This is going to really really help MS.
Last I knew MS was not well recieved in Japan. I guess this may change that quite a bit.
While this may not be the be all end all for MS in Japan. It definitely is a great boost for them. This also will really help MS get away from the feeling of being the "shooter" console.
I cannot wait for the US release of this game. Definitely on my must have list.
Frankly, I don't really care if the 360 does well in Japan since I don't live there, but good for MS to finally get some attention.
All I want to know is when this game is coming out in N.America? Please release that info soon Mistwalker/MS!!
Oh, and the black 360 console would be sweet. They need to realize the faceplates just don't cut it. If they would release some alternate colours they would get a nice little boost in sales.
I found some info on US Release...
EBGames says to ship 1/1/2007
sadly, people were lined up for Gundam, rather than Blue Dragon.
" It's nearing noon. People flood through Umeda Station. I pass where Microsoft had installed a huge Xbox 360 controller statue before launch. Did Blue Dragon conquer Japan? No. Is Microsoft out? No. Not at all. But, a big bit of that iceberg have been chipped away, and the "There are no good games for Japanese gamers" rap is no longer a valid excuse. Full circle, but not quite. Brian Ashcraft "
I trust any website named kotaku
They're lined up at different places.
Good job. This proves no one wants BD.
Im going to go out on a limn and say you have the PS3 and this makes you feel a little better.
#8.1 you're right BD is no FF, FF has History and it's no Halo but it's one of the top most wanted games in Japan for any platorm.
i don't own a a PS3, and i will mostly own all 3 consoles. i don't have a problem with the games or consoles, just the fanboys hypocracy, senseless bashing, and misleading biased statements. i need to quit this though and not let fanboys get to me, im starting to appear silly and petty.
people want Blue Dragon(i want it too), but it's just not the huge powerhouse hit that will conquer Japan. it's not a "Halo" phenomenon or a Final Fantasy. nice try in the right direction though.
Here is an older link that shows that the BD bundle actually sold out in pre-order.
This is all pretty obvious, give Japanese consumers a game they like and they will buy, DUH!
DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE
pictures are from one major shop.
smaller shops aint doing it quite so well.
EDGE magazine & Financial Times have discredited Microsoft sales claim of 10 million.
that they actually had 10 million sales??? Everything I ever read says they plan to have 10 million by year end. And where's your links to the two sources you claim to be saying this??
You take info from one site over another blindly just because it supports what you wanna hear? Your Sh!t is weak!
they are well past your 6.7 claim.
if you build them games they like, they will come
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME!
Yes. That IS my contribution.
Can help them please Final Fantasy XIII will be deffinitly beat Blue Dragon
and what I men't by that is the 360 failed in Japan so that game isn't going to help for squat!.
Your name says it all!!!!! All you ever post is HORSE PISS!
We all knew off the bat that an American console would have trouble winning in the Japanese market. Not enough games to cater to their styles. 360 can still do well in Japan, but its gonna take less FPS and more RPGs to spark some serious interest
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