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Windows Live to Revitalize Japanese Market?

Microsoft's Games for Windows – Live platform could revitalize the PC gaming market in Japan and in turn boost Xbox 360 console sales according to Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Xbox division at Microsoft's Japan unit.

Games for Windows - Live, which launches on May 8th in the US and May 25th in Japan, is the first comprehensive service allowing for cross-platform gaming, with PC and Xbox 360 owners set to be able to communicate and compete in online games such as Shadowrun (pictured).

"I believe the PC gaming market in Japan has been under-developed. We hope to revitalize that market in Japan, and that will in turn create momentum for Xbox 360," said Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Xbox division at Microsoft's Japan unit.

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nix3744d ago

when motorstorm launched in japan.. it came out without the online version and the reason that was given was that - japanese don't care about online multiplayer.

please tell me if i am wrong.

Rooted_Dust3744d ago

The numbers on how many PC gamers in the US actually have Live Gold memberships. I'm avoiding it like the plague, once you start paying for what should be free, what are they gonna throw at you next.

consolewar3744d ago

"Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Xbox division at Microsoft's Japan unit"
that's right a guy that works for MS, sorry but MS gaming division has no future over there.

Jump in......Bail out