Halo 3 will hit Japanese stores on September 27 - the day after UK gamers get their Master Chief fix. FPS isn't a very popular genre over there, but Halo 3 could do pretty well.
we will find out 9/25/07, so lets wait,
My best guess is that it'll do better than your average FPS simply due to the general popularity of the game amongst 360 owners worldwide. I think saying "conquer" is going a little way too far, though.
I think "Conquer" = 100 units sold, LOL
LOL! Then again, what is considered abysmal sales here is probably amazing for Japan.
Couldn't have said it any better myself. There's too much hype around Halo that the japanese can't ignore. However, don't expect anything to save the 360 in Japan. And not to open up a can of worms or anything but who the hell really cares what Japan thinks? North America and Europe are far bigger markets. Yes I know their history with gaming but the way everyone talks about Japan is like they're the God of Gaming. As far as Im concerned, emphasis should be placed on North America and Europe, not Japan.
Japan will be more of a market with stuff like Lost Odyssey for 360 and White Knight Story for PS3. But seeing how FolkSoul (so far at least) and Trusty Bell haven't done remarkably well, I don't know just how pushed Japan is about non-Nintendo consoles at this point.
Raptors I don't see how you could say that Japan is not that big of a gaming force. Sure the 360 and PS3 aren't selling that great, but every week they buy 100k+ of DSL and 60k+ of Wii. So it's still a big market just not for anyone but Nintendo right now.
haha I could help but laugh at the whole "conquer" thing too. Yes it'll sell but conquer is another matter entirely
What exactly does "conquer" mean? If it means selling more than any other game for a significant amount of time, I would say no. But if it means inducing more ppl to buy 360s (and some would consider that enough of an accomplishment to call it "conquer"), then that's much more of a possibility. In the end tho, just as americans aren't interested in educational games, the japanese care little about FPSs.
It would be the ultimate kick in the balls if Halo 3 ended up moving "Massive" amounts of 360's. With all the RPG and Japanese type games MS has been working on,and failing with. Could you imagine the horror on the faces of the Sony side if the news title on the 28th was "Halo 3 Sells out everywhere, No 360's left on shelves". Hell even the 360 side would stare in shock. *Never gonna happen*
I agree with the bottom statement. =) I don't understand Japan, they all buy the Wii. My question is, what are they playing all day? Wii sports? And they must have at least 5 or 6 DS Lite's each household by now.
HALO 3 won't
into think Master Chief is a new type of gundam robot.
Halo 2 broke into the market a little bit, Halo 3 may continue the trend.
"There's too much hype around Halo that the japanese can't ignore. " Trust me...if the Japanese don't like something, they'll ignore it, no matter how hyped it is. And Japan has always been the center of success...just look at the previous years of Nintendo and Sony. When they started their launch there, the systems turned out extremely well. Now that Sony is concentrating on Europe and other countries, now look what happened...DS and Wii are taking over the market. Japan should always be taken over first in my opinion, not Europe and Australia.
They don't like western games but they have been warming up to them more lately. They may give into the hype this time around.
I love me some chief but lest be real; he doesn’t have a chance in hell in Japan. He is over 7 feet tall, he weighs a few hundred lbs and has a shaved head all of which are no-nos for Japanese heroes. Take the top of the helmet off and give him gravity defying blue hair, make the plot seem way more complicated than humanly possibly needed and talk about “gaia” constantly and he may have a chance.
i have a feeling they wont be so big on it. thought Gears of War kind of did good over there? At most, it will do ok in japan.
But I doubt it will move systems. I think it will basically sell to the installed base...if you can call it that...of 360 owners in Japan. So it will do well there in that regard...but on a whole its not going to do staggering numbers in Japan.
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Halo 3 will sell some copies, note the word some. Japan is not that big on FPS. I doubt Halo 3 will move any 360s in Japan. Gears did do very well in Japan, it was in the top 10 chart for a while but I have no idea how many copies they sold.
It will sell consoles. We'll just see at launch. Hey, there is already over 4 million pre-orders. And I don't think Bunjie gives a crap about Japan. That aint there target.... but ahwell..
I really doubt Halo 3 will have much impact in Japan. Everyone knows they don't really like American-type games such as FPS's. They are interested in what Americans think are crazy and weird. Although time will tell, and you can never underestimate Halo. It is a nasty mistake that a lot of Sony fans are making. Halo will destroy all sales before it. It doesn't even matter about graphics. People want to play that game on XBL so so so bad. It would be cool to hear some Asain players on XBL though. I don't think I've heard many.
This won't be such a killer app for them.
probably quite well, but "conquer"? -I doubt it.
It will do okay, because it's Halo. But Japan doesn't even like First Person shooters. I think Final Fantasy XIII has a much better chance to make a difference.
i dont care if it doesnt blow up in japan.....i doubt it will, gears has crazy hype behind and it aint sellin in japan...id rather talk to people who actually know how to speak english anyway...i dont want online games where i cant communicate with a person if hes on my team
Well Master Chief is pretty good with a gun, but his comrades are always dying, and Japan does have a decent army and... Oh, you mean "conquer" as in good games sales...my mistake.
If he changes his name, goes on a diet, and removes his helmet to reveal his amazingly cute purple hair. -oh, and Bungie would probably need to add a "few" cutscenes of him running through a field of flowers with pop music blarring in the background.....yeah now this version of Halo3 would sell tons like a DS game or something, but the Halo3 version that the west loves so much, uhm yeah it will do "OK" in Japan.
lol hell no 360 is $200 in japan so halo wont do anything
Halo is popular in america only who ever said that Halo is popular worldwide would have to be that dumb to actually think that game is that famous when Halo is only popular here and of course they have Metroid over there in Japan thats way more popular infact Samus can always kill Master Chief considering she has way more weaponry and plus Samus suit armor is more stronger than titanium and again if the first Halo and the 2nd Halo didnt conquer Japan what makes you think the 3rd Halo game will?.
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