At Microsoft's Tokyo Game Show keynote, the company was quick to prove it hadn't given up on the territory. The platform holder announced no less than five Xbox-exclusive titles, all of which are being developed by highly venerated Japanese studios.
the 360 will dominate in japan
Dreaming is free
idk which article is more proposterous: This or the one before it
awwww yeeeeee muffins!!!! weed is not free man...quit wasting it on saying such a dumb thing
something like this http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Lmao!!!! how about I add to that fairy tale.." N4G will no longer have fanboys over time" LOL!
If jrpg exclusives didn't work, then nothing will.
It's possible but is it worth it? They have already spent billions this generation with the 360 over in Japan, and the result pretty much is meaningless. What if they spent around $10 billion to secure some real exclusives like a Final Fantasy? That will probably get them to selling at the PS3 rate right now, so is it worth it to get the xbox selling 25,000 consoles a week.
when hell freezes over, pigs fly, and aliens make themselves known to the public. in other words it will NEVER happen.
*Xbox 360 dominance in Japan will come over time /s* [FIXED]
LMFAO, is this some sort of joke? Becuase it's got me lauging. Ha, ha, MS Reps are the funniest bunch of delusional people ever.
LOL MS PR is on a roll today, they need to lay off the mechanical elephants and space ponchos.
Dominates in Japan is the bottom.
Bubbles cause that made me rofl.
Ignorance is bliss.
that would be in another galaxy
and I know that's probably not gonna happen :/
At this rate, they'll get somewhere in about 400 years or so...give or take a few.
lololololololol I thought sony took the PR hype cake but this week M.S have solidified the throne for life.
Has never been so relevant then this moment, to what ingiomar has just written.
Dominating Worldwide is good enough.
USA is not the world.
Sony and nintendo did it with their first 2 consoles in this industry. Looks like microsoft is the dumbest guy in the room.
@room414 haha totally
its too early for april fool ingiomar :/
then give it about 10 years afterward
over time... possibly in around 2 or 3 million years... :)
i knw 360 is not doing great there but to be fair i do see alot of japs when i play castlevennia hamony of despair online..
May be in a few hundred years
in what world do you live? you know as well as i that this will never happen.
Beggars would ride.
MS is just weak. Bold claims alongside millions of dollars to support their claim.
I think the sales will improve slightly, but I don't think the 360 will ever 'dominate' in Japan, it's too far behind and the Sony brand is too popular.
agreed. plus sony would no doubt counter Kinect if it ever took off. just the same as MS and Sony countered the Wii. plus it is an american brand, just won't happen.
successful in japan. Isnt apple selling iphones like crazy over there? It was something like 72% marketshare of the smart phone segment. Its not so much the product but as the quality. If the 360 had a much better build quality im sure the japanese would be more forgiving. I dont ever see the xbox brand ever dominate japan. Perhaps they could crave out a nice segment for the market for themselves that could lead to a great market share but dominance? Nah thats way off.
I don't think he's talking about 360, he said 'Xbox' not 'Xbox 360' maybe he's referring to the success of the next hardware in the Xbox Brand. OHH MY GOD DID HE JUST HINTED AT XBOX 720. lol
Phil Spencer's comments may not have been about the 360 (though we dont really know the context), but the article was in fact discussing his comments in relation to the 360.
Microsoft is sure running their mouths a lot nowadays. Good luck dominating a region where your voice can barely even be heard.
Lol trust me. No it won't. It won't ever come. Just got back from Japan yesterday. If my experience at Tokyo Gameshow is anything to go by, Microsoft aren't gonna make Sony budge in Japan. The qeue for the likes of Level 5's PSP and PS3 games were near enough 2 hours. So was the qeue for Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, Little Big Planet and various other PSP games at the Sony's booth such as Monster Hunter 3 Portable and Dissidia Duodecim. Heck I waited 2 hours just to get a 10 minute play on Tales of Graces F at Namco Bandai's Tales of booth. PSP and PS3 dominated TGS. End of story. (That said, Microsoft's booth babes were the hottest and friendliest at the show). By the way this is really off topic lol but I played Ni no Kuni for PS3. A story demo and battle demo with a boss at the end...the game is gonna be something special. And the Japanese ate it up. Microsoft can't dominate without exclusive games like that. And at the Xbox 360 booth no one seemed to care about FFXIII Ultimate Hits International either.
I forgot you said you where going to TGS, well what did you think as a whole? My friend Adam is teaching english there at the JET program.
People in Japan were interested in KZ3? I can't believe that.
I'm surprised because I've been told the Japanese hate shooters.
In fact I've been shot by a lot of people from all over the world LoL : D I guess that makes me really popular LoL
@matrix thanks 4 ur input.
@ Gaming sucks now..I think the show was great. Too many games to play though haha and it was such a pain trying to move around once people flooded in. Me and my two friends had got premium tickets for saturday and sunday so got let in an hour before regular ticket holders. Managed to try out the new Vanquish demo, Gal Gun, Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki, Valkyria Chronicles 3, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (more characters), Dissidia Final Fantasy 012, Ni no Kuni (for PS3 and DS), Tales of Graces F and other games :] Loads of free swag too but mostly promotional stuff. Like they were giving out Move demo discs when you left the Move demo booths. And how long has your friend being doing the JET? Would love to go on that program when I graduate from uni. @Kaveti..yeah lol It seemed popular there you know. The qeue for that averaged at about 80 minutes all day. But as much as I loved how many games Sony's booth had, it was no where near as organized as Microsofts for example. Too many games and not enough space for qeue's XD
He's been there for about 3 1/2 yrs, he's getting ready to move to Brazil I think.
I can see MS making some considerable headway in the future if they continue the push and become more aggressive from a financial aspect (they have the money to do it), but it just doesn't seem likely with the Xbox360 specifically. The term dominate also seems very unlikely and it's not something even MS would say themselves when they have to compete with the Japanese behemoth that is Nintendo. (just a title for attracting hits).
I hope I am still alive to see the day.
Who will change your diapers?
When the Third Impact happens!
But they are so freaking nationalist that they hardly buy products other than Japanese... We shall see though!
Why should they? It's good for the economy to buy from one's own country. Americans buy American, Australians buy Australian etc etc. Of course they don't buy exclusively, but they do TRY and buy predominately from their own country. Look at how well the 360 does in its own country.
that isnt really the reason. made in japan is a selling point, made in america isn't... even in america the most patriotic nation there is. made in japan = quality in the eyes of the electronics world. now even though they are not made in japan, the company is japanese, so they see it from a design point
oh please, that is such bullshit. You think iPods aren't flying off the shelves here? Or any Apple product for that matter? They'll buy what they perceive to be the best product, regardless of country of origin, as long as they know about it and it is readily available.
That's very true. iPods are immensely popular in Japan. They were only just recently beaten in monthly sales by the Sony Walkman. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp...
maybe with the 720...the 360 is on it's way to the console graveyard...ps3 will be following close behind...the wii....already dead inside...fall 2011....one new console will be out for sure...2 maybe.... can not wait for next gen!!!!
Fall 2011! ha not a chance. We'll maybe, maybe see the wii2 at xmas 2011. ps4 and xbox 720 sometime in 2012.
I doubt it... I think the JP know garbage when they see it.
Dude! The f***in king! MAH BOI!
If they release a handheld xbox i could very well see them taking up alot of market share but besides that I don't think it will ever dominate but i'm sure it will perform better with each new system. @below MS is known for buying exclusive RPG's to try and get Japan, and besides you know SE would support it so yea it would have a chance....i'm not saying it would be able to take down NIN or Sony in the handheld area but i'm sure it would outsell an xbox console easily in Japan.
u serious? a hand held that only has shooters? doesnt sound to successful
funny,also paying known japan developers to make fake kinect games instead of real retail games wont help either.
Right. And I believe in Fairy Godparents. Fairies!!!!!!!! There are real I tell you. Just ask Mircosoft's people. They will vouch for me.
If by sometime, you mean never, then yes.
What's funny is you call the 360 just a shooter box and it has more rpgs then the ps3. If you don't agree then look it up since the time the syste.s started the rpgs are nearly double on the 360 so what's that make sonys box. I know its still the install station.
Now that was immature!
Had one year headstart eh? Lost Oddysey, Blue Dragon, Tales of Vesperia came out by then back in 2005- early 2006. Nowdays it's a shooter box.
Half of those rpgs where paid for by microsoft to spur interest in the system and it failed miserably.. Why do you think its been so long since they've announced anything outside of fable?