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Why Tales of Vesperia Is On Xbox 360 Explained (Well, Sorta)

Xbox 360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia has done solid business in Japan. That's not a surprise, as the Tales team says the franchise's "anime RPG" style is appealing to players. The surprise part is the Xbox 360. But, the Xbox 360 traditionally hasn't been a big hit in Japan. So Namco Bandai's decision to bring the last in the Tales franchise to Microsoft's game machine seems, well, a peculiar choice. Former Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki put it best: "Nobody in Japan buys an Xbox on accident." So, why was the impetus for Namco Bandai? The game's chief director Yoshihito Higuchi explains:

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FantasyStar3323d ago (Edited 3323d ago )

Just like Itagaki's statement, "no one buys an Xbox 360 on accident" - well I think no one develops for 360 exclusively on accident either unless there's fine-print the PR guy always "conveniently forgets"