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Japan: Games that Could Save Xbox 360

It's no secret that the Xbox 360 could use a boost in Japan. Games like Blue Dragon, an upcoming shooter from Square-Enix and few other Japan-friendly titles may provide the system with just what it needs to appeal to Japanese consumers.

The truth is, if you ask me right now which console is the most enthralling, it's the Xbox 360. Microsoft's policy seems to be, loosely, to put out original games with beautiful graphics and sparkling concepts, with simple enough play and big enough budgets to qualify as entertainment first, videogames second. The queue of "Japan-friendly" games soon to release is now quite formidable: Lost Planet, Dead Rising, Project Sylph, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Cry On (Mist Walker and cavia's positively brilliant-sounding action/adventure/RPG with Katamari / Shadow of the Colossus-esque elements), and the Gundam FPS by Dimps all look like spectacular games with texture and value. Trusty Bell, Namco and tri-Crescendo's RPG about the composer Chopin, will likely be very interesting as well, at the very least.

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Marty83703738d ago

I doubt any game can save X360 in Japan,X360 is doomed to failure in Japan.

shotty3738d ago

The xbox 360 will take off once the ps3 is released trust me. Sony is marketing gods, look at HD-DVD the sales were alright and right when blu-ray launched HD-DVD sales went up alot and now the players are sold out everywhere. Honestly as a gamer give me 1 solid reason to buy a ps3. The xbox 360 is the same as the ps3 but no blu-ray (a plus in my opinion since blu-ray will debut with the ps3 and something tells me the drives are going to be unrealiable), is also way cheaper and in my opinion has more and better games. It also has a solid online component. However I see the wii as the dominant console in Japan since they perfer inovative things as opposed to more powerful and the adoption rate of HDTV is pretty low there.

Marty83703738d ago

#1.1 - X360 has no support in Japan hence why Xbox/X360 is doin so badly in Japan.

Gamer133736d ago

once i got all next gen consoles im ok, who care about japan.

IM OUT.

silent ninja3736d ago

i hate ppl who comment without backing up their comments.if you say "its doomed" give logical explaination.

otherwise you name says it all

silent ninja3736d ago

MS policy's sound good on paper but lack in excution(that is delivering)at the right time.

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