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Here are the four people in Japan who will play Sonic Free Riders

Andriasang: Sonic Free Riders is launching opposite Kinect on November 20. And because Kinect has as much chance of selling here as Xbox 360, no one is going to play it!

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SmokexFFx2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

Now that I think of it, Kinect does looks like something that the Japanese would get behind. Call me crazy but I think they will be buying it.

Swiftfox2613d ago

I think the requirments for the camera to function properly will be an issue more than anything. Living spaces in the cities are notoriously small and cramped. While this is perfectly fine to sit and wiggle a Wii-mote or a Move around doing some of the required actions of some of the games in Kinects line up will be difficult.

On top of that, the Kinect is an add-on for the 360 which hasn't been doing very well at all in that region. The Playstation move sold well for itself in the West but I didn't see much flux in the number of consoles sold. We may see the same thing with Kinect in that if you have the console you may pick it up but you may not want to buy the console just to get to the add-on.

So cramped inner city living conditions (where most electronics are sold), the lack of 360 saturation in the territory, and the Japanese overall rejection of Western products, means we will have to wait and see.

Theonik2613d ago

Yes the 6 feet minimum distance from the camera will be an issue for Kinect to gain penetration in Japan.

Smkt2613d ago

lol would be really funny if kinect turns out to be a hit in Japan while failing in the west..

boing2614d ago

kids arent young enough in video for kinect to sell over there

Bigpappy2613d ago

They are showing some moves I have never seen anyone demo before. I am definately getting this for my son.

deadreckoning6662613d ago (Edited 2613d ago )

Can't believe your getting disagrees. What is there to disagree with? Whatever. I hope your son enjoys Kinect btw.

EDIT: Theres no way in hell I have room for a Kinect setup in my room..but this is the first gameplay vid I've seen of Sonic Riders, and it looks pretty fun. I wouldn't pay $50 bux for it though.

zimain2613d ago (Edited 2613d ago )

he's gettings disagree's as the sony trolls are on 24/7 alert

ETA : see lol

Max Power2613d ago (Edited 2613d ago )

Who cares? Seriously! Why care if you get disagrees or agrees? Does it make you feel that much better knowing there are 20 people who feel the same as you, at least, enough to click a hyperlink?

zimain2613d ago

what would the be the point in commenting if you couldn't receive feedback

uxo222613d ago

They made that look fun. Gotta try this sonic riders game.

rukia_chan2613d ago

sonicoooo firooooo ridaaaaa!!!!

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