VG247: Kenji Matsubara, global President and CEO of Tecmo Koei Holdings, has said that despite a difficult start in Japan, Microsoft is doing better with Xbox 360 than it did with the original console.
And the next Xbox will do even better! MOAR Xbox plz!!!!! :D
lol. that sounds like he wants MS to offer some $$$ :P
that could be true if they keep on trying to make a dent like they've been doing so far. MS brought their A game this gen.but lets see what happens by the end of this gen .
ha! How do I have 30 disagrees? It seems some are upset seeing all the positive news and all the gaming news for XBox 360, while PS3...........we already know. Too bad you can't stop the 360 train baby!!! MOAR Xbox Plzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!! :D
I don't mind the xbox, its just how Microsoft handles it. They would rather hinder gaming just for the sake of owning the market and becoming a monopoly.
The 360 is doing better in Japan than it's predecessor. The support with JRPGs and a few other games is showing that. Unfortunately, beyond the basic JRPG support, the 360 is behind the PS3 simply because so many Japanese gamers identify with the PS brand. I don't talk about the Wii because it's a different audience. The Wii outsells both because if it's casual appeal. Of course it appeals to the people who love Nintendo franchises, but outside of them, it's all about the average person playing a game. Just something I've noticed.
Even Japanese people know the PS3 is no comparison against the might of the American 360. 360 = atom bomb, ps3 = hiroshima.
Wow, well done with the misleading title.
yea, its not like its an achievement to do better then the original xbox concidering how poorly it did.
thas what I was thinking.
actually it is, the only reason the original xbox didn't sell well in japan was the lack of anything they liked. but with this one and the lower dev costs its like the ps2. im actually starting to see small devs make games, and the fact taht genki made a game on the system shows that.
well thats obvious ... keeping the original xbox in mind the 360 is doing pretty well there ... but keeping nintendo and sony in mind it isnt ... microsoft just need to take solace in the fact that they are doing way better than their previous cycle
Xbox 360 is doing better by small fraction. The console itself is still struggling in Japan. I cant see how well the next xbox going to be. Maybe more or less a same as 360
Agreed, even with the price cut & the JRPGs (which most of them are flops) they still struggle more every day... M$ needs a better strategy.
Nasim why are commenting and then replying to yourself with another account? You need a life.
when tales of vesperia released PS3 fanboy: another flop JRPG on 360. after around 6months. Bandai Namco: offical confirmed ps3 port of tales of vesperia PS3 fanboy: OMG, XBOX360 lost a "AAAA" title again and i cant wait for suprior version!
@ All Time Greatness... *Sigh* you would know that wouldn't you, since you do it all the time... @ militant07... I agree, the JRPGs on the 360 comes to the PS3 with superiour graphics & exclusive content.
Nasim WTH are you talking about? You aren't fooling anybody with your foolish ways and no not everybody else abuses N4G just because your a desperate fool.
so if ubisoft added a new level for HAZE campign it will longer be flop...?
Give it a rest. I remember your PS3 domination rants. A new on every year. You even has the cheek to say I had no PS3 as Eric 100. I called you out and you ran. XBL-UK/PS3:darkequitus XBL-USA: crimsonklax
@ All Time Greatness... You said something? LOL! sorry i added you to the ignore list... @ militant07... LOL! i don't know you tell me, BTW i thought MGS was a only a movie what happened now? LOL!
You seem like a nice guy so I'll tell you a secret: I'm not Nasim.
i dont think i called MGS4 a movie ,and its one of the best game i ever played. not much excited for peace walker nor rising
@ all time greatness/ why dis / really duh / master chief just stfu and chill
Congratulations. This entire strand of comments has lowered my IQ points by 20 and costed me 30 HP.
woah, you really are a retard...if i was nasim would i have a totally different psn with 665 trophies? edit: it seems it's back to the way it use to be, more xbox fanboys than sony fanboys...
I forgot that everybody who says something that isn't pro-360 is automatically nasim, right? I guess that means I'm nasim too...NOT. poG/why dis/i did not murder him/really duh/all time greatness >_> ON TOPIC: The 360 isn't doing any better in Japan than it was before. It's still getting gangraped by the other systems. Yes, it's doing better than the original Xbox, but that's not saying much, no offense.
Last week the 360 sold half of what PS3 sold so that is not bad, but I guess if the 360 sold bad then I guess twice the crap is still crap.
lmao, bubbles. I got poisoned, so i'm losing HP over time. Do you have an Antidote I could use?
in all fairness we didn't need tecmo's president to tell us since anyone can look at sales figures and see it's doing better lol
Its doing better than the Xbox, but that's not saying much
consoles are doing poorly in Japan to be honest seems like handhelds are running things over there
Telling people handhelds sell better then the HD consoles gives the impression that the ps3 isn't doing well in japan...of course they average about 10,000 ps3s sold each week....which actually murders the xbox 360's contribution of 6,000-5,000 paltry consoles....
Well, over there they have generally a different lifestyle then us Lazyboy couch potatoes. They have faster more sophisticated wireless networks and they have a plethory of devices that are ripe for such an environment. So it's only natural that over there portable devices would be doing so well. edit: snuka, PS3 has to sell in America and Europe in order for Sony to really make money as the yen is almost equivalent to our US 1 cent, and about half that in brittish pounds.
awesomely misleading title.
I like the 360, but seriously, a cardboard box with the words "nintendo" printed on it could beat the original xbox in japan:D
But it is getting better and will continue to, their culture is just different but Microsoft will keep trying and it will continue getting better.
Part of the reason it's not doing as well as the PS3 and Wii, in addition to Sony/Ninty being the main choices, the 360 also cost slighty more then a PS3 over there IIRC.
It does? That doesn't make sense why it should but if it's true then that's another major reason why Microsoft cannot win over there. How the hell does Microsoft expect to make a dent there when their American console with a higher rate of failure costs more than an, established native brand like Sony?
ms have put so much money into japan im sure they have given up by know and with the ps3 getting final fantasy 14 exclusively for the ps3 i cant see the 360 getting any love from japan
If the next xbox is more reliable and they keep up support, it can do alittle better than 360 maybe.
360 is indeed doing better, its generally only selling a few K less then the ps3, and thats impressive considering that Japan is the ps3 and wii homeland.
And I'm sure those handful of people are enjoying their purchase...
you know M$ won't let another hardware issue ruin their next console...IMO the next xbox will be the first console I buy in about 10 years.
PCs are great, but if you are only going to get one console why would you pick the Xbox when so many of its games can be played on the PC with better performance and free online play? This gen I have a 360, PS3 and gaming PC and if I drop any console it would be the 360 or the next Xbox since so many of its games, from multiplats to "exclusives", can be enjoyed on the superior PC. The PS3 is worth owning because so many of its games can only be played on that system and nowhere else. I look at my library of 360 games and most of them are games that I wish I would have bought for the PC (I was out of PC gaming for a while and that is the main reason I bought those games for the 360). Next gen Microsoft is going to have to do something really special to get me to buy their next console. Otherwise I will just stick to the PC and PS3.
simple answer really. All my friends, the people I work with. They don't own pc's they own xboxes. For pc gaming I've been gaming with the same group of guy's across many different games since 2003'ish. I want to expand that so that when I have some free time I can call a cousin, or a work buddy and frag some xbox. simple as that. I don't care about what's faster, powerful, graphically better between the playstation and xbox (my pc will always put both to shame). I'm simply gonna buy what the people around me are gonna buy for some added entertainment. From what they've been saying it's gonna be the next xbox. TBH the RROD was enough to keep me away from xbox this gen. My little brother has one of them jasper's and he's a heavy gamer so I'm observing his to see how long it lasts. I'm an online gamer so I don't care about singleplayer games. The only game the ps3 has that I would be interested in would be kz2. But like I said no one I know has it so why play it? pubbing is so 5 years ago for me.
"PCs are great, but if you are only going to get one console why would you pick the Xbox when so many of its games can be played on the PC with better performance and free online play?" PC's aren't exactly maintenance free dude. I think someone else answered why they would pick a 360. Please, I will stop gaming before I start PC gaming again.
Wow, really Crab? You'd stop gaming before going back to PC gaming? I would drop console gaming in a heart beat if I had the cash to get a new rig. Then I'd go back to playing CS:S and moar Battlefield.
well we'll see how well it does when GT5 hits japan
same as when prologue hit it ?
Say hello to Forza 2 sales for me. 31,255 units ouch!
Well, I just checked VG CHARTs last night and I don't know if their figures are correct but it says that worldwide GT5 Prologue sold 3 million units and Forza 2 sold 4 million, estimated. So, um, you guys can look at that any way you want. PS3 fanboy would say that a demo managed to sell almost as much as an actual game, and a 360 fanboy would say that Forza 2 outsold a GT game by 1 million. I didn't post these up to start any argument. Both games sold ezceptionally well and I think the sequels to both games will sell exceptionally well. To say that one game sells a million more than the other while both games sell millions of copies is moot. To even get to a million is a great success.
They are doing better. With the original Xbox you would never see a difference of just a couple thousand week in and week out. The Xbox was getting buried. It's a much closer fight this time between PS and 360.
“They have a good opportunity for growth, but of course Sony is a Japanese company and Microsoft is known as a business software company, so brand image is one point" "BRAND IMAGE" the key word there is >IMAGE< Guess wich console japanese developers and gamers citizens are going to back up more? Even with a Blu-Ray Disc tray since 1st day launch on X360 it was going to be hard for Microsoft Xbox 360 to eclipse Sony on Japanese Gaminglandia. Well go ahead and denied it but in japan cconsumers don't care about hardware american products.
when GT5 will be released it will be a very quiet period for xbox 360 just doesnt cut it in japan for some reason and MS aren't prepared to do anything GT5 will sell million in japan easily so foxgod dont give me all this bu bu forza got better review scores thats why its better we all know GT franchise beats forza anyday
Well, GT is a very well established, and well respected name. And the games are awesome. The Forza games are also very awesome, but when it comes to the developers of each of those series, there is a big difference. Polyphony Digital are respected because they don't talk trash. Turn 10, as you have heard talk big. It's a shame because Forza 3 is going to be a great game and I hope that people won't boycott Forza 3 just because the devs made comments like that.
In other news, scientists have done a study proving bots have no testicles.
with inverted vagina's and testicals as tonsils FACT> Read it on N4G, so it gotta be true....
360 doing better than ps3 everywhere except japan.... no worries ps3 will come back the gen with the japan sales.. north america beat ps3 by a solid 30,000 everytime ps3 beat 360 in japan by maybe 5000.... ps3 is coming back for sure the numbers dont lie.. lol
Perhaps this statement would hold up better if they were talking about the US. Japan... ..well, that's another story.
I agree with what the guy is saying but to be honest maybe it only seems that the Xbox 360 is doing well in Japan because the PS3 isn't doing as well as the PS2. The numbers show that the PS3 has a 3 to 1 lead in Japan. So, even though the PS3 is dominating the 360 it's not selling so well their either. The economy is really not stable enough for us to determine the success of the console based on it's personal attributes. No one can say that the 360 is selling better because it's better. Because that's simply not the case. The 360 is selling better because it is cheaper. There is nothing to suggest that, if the PS3 was the same price, the 360 would still sell better. The Playstation is a well established console brand. There are few reasons why it can go from being an astronomical success one gen to being only modestly successful the next gen, and the main reason is obviously it's price point in the face of this recession.
It's all gloom 'n doom for the PS3.