Microsoft Japan announced the lineup of the “Xbox One Big Thanksgiving” events to be held in Tokyo and Osaka, making it up for Xbox’s absence at Tokyo Game Show, and Japanese fans have quite a lot to look forward to.
I like the effort Microsoft is doing but there's more western than Japanese games so I think Microsoft should put more Japanese games in there. Western games don't really affect the audience in Japan, The Japanese want there types of game like JRPGs, etc...
Completely Agree. Japanese want Jap styled game and not the type of games(shooter and racer) which can be enjoyed in PS4 anyway. Learn Diversity like Sony or you will always lag behind every gen.
Thank you for being rational and stating my response to an easier level.
Funny you say that when Japanese developers actually say Japanese games are becoming more westernized. Hmmmm.
@DcBronco You say that but only certain Japanese developers not all though every other Japanese developers are still Japanese my friend and that's funny.
why would a game like forza not appeal to them?
The Japanese should not be afforded such consideration. I'm still surprised that Japan is still be fawned over by Microsft. It's time MS put a boot into the crotch of the Japanese gaming industry and severed all ties. When you consider that the United Kingdom is a bigger market than Japan, it says a lot. Sales don't lie and it's clear that mobile gaming in the nippon states is on the rise.
I think that Japanese developers support Sony's eco system a lot more due to their loyalty to a Japanese products. Overall, I am surprised that MS has not decided to unleash Recore to the Japanese audience and begin to build momentum for what could be a game that all audiences can relate too. I am still glad MS is trying in Japan.
Yo, McDonald's and various other American fast food restaurants are fairly popular in Japan. Disney films and Apple products even moreso. Japan has their own Disneyland for crying out loud!
This is the reason that they didn't attend the TGS conference
Just save the money MS Do a small Nintendo Treehouse type of thing
nah...let them continue doing that...even just for the lulz
So you're saying Microsoft shouldn't care about Japanese gamers? They aren't worth their time or money? Kind of a crappy and offensive stance to take.
So you're saying Nintendo doesn't care about Japanese gamers when they do treehouse streams?
Probably with this Xbox ones gonna sell like hotcakes
Errr yeaaah no
This is just stuff from other (western) shows with two Japanese indi games thrown in. This is to make up for missing TGS? Talk about a half-assed PR exercise.
lol yeah.. sounds lazy if you ask me.
Kinda just feels like for show. I am not convinced that they really want to make an attempt to obtain a higher marketshare there.
Thing is, would the Japanese ever buy xbox in droves? What would xbox have to do to usurp the local favourite in playstation? We're talking about a market where Nintendo and Sony have dominated for decades and the idea of having an xbox, no matter how good it could be, would seem alien to Japanese gamers.
It's cool that they are opening it up to the public with no fees involved. I'm not sure if it will make a significant difference in the market, but it will certainly be a treat for MS fans in the area.
Because only like 10 people will show up for it, so making it free will entice more people to "peek in".
If they were smart they would announce sequels to Lost Odyssey and/or Tales of Vesperia while in Tokyo. Those were two of the best JRPG's of the last generation in my opinion. Then again, this could just be me selfishly wanting sequels...
Oh I agree whole heartily and I hope MS does good in Japan so that way we have a better chance to seeing sequels or even reboots of those games. I think if they would announce some of their old Japanese games having sequels and games like Scalebound and ReCore Etc. they could generate more interest.
I don't know about this.
Such a catch 22. They have to support the Japanese market to get the games on xbox and in other territories but the Japanese will never buy xbox. 360 was the closet they got to breaking through and that still wasn't enough.
Ms should invest in japanese games and exclusive dlcs for final fantasy 15
since when did japan celebrate thanksgiving?
Ah so Microsoft are hosting their own little Pseudo-TGS to grab some mindshare? Probably smart. If they had attended TGS with any real presence it probably would have been embarrassing for them. Lines from the Playstation booth would weave through empty Xbox floorspace.
I say give as much as you get in return , no need to blow the farm if the return is crap.
Just announce Lost Odyssey 2 MS and that will be enough for me for Xbox Japan news for the year.
I just wish japan would support the xbox one a little more. I mean, everything from that tokyo show was for PS4. Alot of those titles would be easy to port over.
don't know why they bothered. I certainly couldn't care less
They better have Raiden V playable or at least finally show gameplay. It's been more than a year since the teaser trailer, and MOSS hasn't even released any info besides that. September marks the release of the original Raiden, so I am expecting to see something since it is the 25th anniversary. It wouldn't make much sense for them to show it on October 4th.
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