PS3 exclusive Gran Turismo 5 might be released a week after Kinect hits Japan on November 20, but the game already looks set to run over Microsoft's motion control system this holiday season.
More like they're paying people to post positively in forums. If they were actually paying people to play, pretty sure they'd be in the stores playing.
Well only the Microsoft Kinect Personell was playing so the title is quite right.
So now Kinect is being compared to GT5 -_- What happened to the Kinect vs Move? and if GT5 does not kill Kinect then should we compare it to Killzone 3 next year. I dont even care for Kinect but just watching the but hurt people hate on something they fare is too funny.
i dont know if it will ever EVER be able to release a console that market will embrace. They have certainly done a far better job this time than the original xbox. securing deals for games that would suit the market. Advertising, give-aways. I dont get it. There is more to alienating the xbox brand in japan than just simply it being MS. I feel sorry for them actually. Kind of like what happened to the dreamcast. It is a great system with great games but people werent interested. They rather turn their back than pick up the controller and really give it a try. Who knows, maybe if they liked it........?
thats like saying the sky is blue. No sh!t the sky is blue. Japanese are just plain racist hell sony pretty much said they dont care about any of their customers outside of japan (and only the males in japan)recently. That should say something about how highly the japanese think of americans right there. btw dreamcast was doin well in the us just not japan. Again Sega was an american company
"Again Sega was an american company." Sega, like sony and nintendo, has an american branch but their corporate branch is in japan. MS has some perseverance about sticking it through a market that shuns them. If anything, that may be what it takes to crack japan.
@Lightsaber- The Japanese are not racist they just have brand loyalty. Their economy is the 2nd best in the world and it is only that way due to their Automotive and electronic industry. Without great exporting the economy would crumble. Their are some exception to the rule, but this is the common theme. I lived in Japan during the release and asked several friends what they thought about MS and other company prducts (Xbox included) it was pretty much what I listed above. Oh, Sega is Sega LTD of Japan, a Japanese company not American. On topic, comparing a console peripheral to a game is a sad sad way to compare/article. Game on...
Whay are the all the comments above from users with starwars references? Anyway, Japan doesn't dig or respect MS's bullcrap. So regardless of the product, they don't eat up on hype.
the problem with MS and Japan is quality management...when Americans came over and introduced quality management to the Japanese, they took it to another level...most Japanese view the companies they work for as their families...anything that the employee needs the company takes care of and vice versa with employees doing the same for their employers one example is that HP had a business meeting with a tech company from Japan...they had this policy of 2% defectives...the Japanese vehemently refused, yet the americans kept pushing...they eventually agreed....come the shipment of the products...the Japanese sent HP one box of 100% working products and in a little box 2% of defective items that the americans kept pushing and pushing for...Japanese dont understand hardware failure and try to push for 100% quality management and the same goes for their products so if you think of RROD, this was one of many things that turned the Japanese away from the 360
360 strategy - Relly on Kinect PS3 strategy - Relly on 1st party exclusives Kinect market... kids and women... so Im off See ya in GT5
"I dont even care for Kinect but just watching the but hurt people hate on something they fare is too funny." Where were you when the PS3 was first released?
a microsoft games console will not be for japan until they get most of the developers on their side. Japan will not respond to an american console unless the american company understand the japanese market better.
They have a better product, with more and better great games, for the same price, and it's japanese (bonus), why would you them to choose the other way ? european, americans will do the exact same thing (and they are, despite the huge ms marketing and brainwashing)
that's an opinion. 360 has way better online and 95% of multiplatform titles play and run better on 360.
PS3 can have 256 people playing in the same game with absolutely no lag at all. Sure Live has more features, but to say "it has way better online" is a joke.
created 825 days ago and this is the first time you are using it since you created it? Wow that is seriously lame. On topic: MS will never take off in Japan. There is nothing they can do to change this. They have been in the gaming industry for going on a decade now and Japan is simply not interested.
ill be enjoying gt5 and kinect for the forseeable future im just glad i didnt listen to the idiots on this site because kinect is fantastic and alot of fun and as for the japanese not taking to kinect well its to be expected i mean most of them live in places the size of a small box so most of them wont have the room 4 kinect but i believe they would be interested in the tech but not the price.
Sankaku complex....such a flamebait site..with boobies!
it must be the opposite day, Kotaku reported this news too. lol. ontopic: GT5 FTW!
Not necessarily because of the barrage of animated nudeyness that greets you when you enter it, but because, somehow, when you combine hentai with an army of weeaboos, shit automatically gets weird. Weirder. Creepy weird.
lol....very true but...let's not get the credability of the site confused with the story...eh...??
What do you have to say about Kotaku? http://kotaku.com/5689999/j...
Just because they have porn they can't report gaming news? The simplest news to report I might add.
lol dont you love ms business tactics (didnt they pay millions of dollars in cheques for film studio to embrace hd dvd and look how that turned out)
No they did not no idea where you got that from. But hey its anti MS so people here will agree with you.
Perhaps you weren't around when Paramount and Dreamworks dropped support for Blu-Ray in 2007? http://www.nytimes.com/2007... MS and Toshiba provided both promotional and financial incentives for the move.
I'm ten hours late to this one. WOW! Nothing like a nationally syndicated news firm's article to slap the ignorance out of you, eh dazreah? Microsoft can't pay enough to get Japan into the Kinect thing. As soon as they gain any traction, which they won't, Nintendo will release something better (3DS).
It was a inside joke, only the store people were really playing Kinect, but the people that didn't work at the store went to GT5. It isn't really a shock Kinect wouldn't do good in Japan, PS3 sells well their and the only games they like that use cams like Kinect are porn games. So really it is like a number of adults that might buy it, if they don't already have something like it.
how was this idiot article approved? lets face it. motion gaming was neat for 6 months when wii came out. then only 40 year olds cared about it. it took ms and sony 4 years to catch on..and at this point...who cares? move...kinect...it's all crap. and if anyone thinks it will do anything but hold back the progress of real gaming, then YOU are the problem with the industry as it is.
well said except I am 43 and the last thing i want to do is bounce about in front of the TV , feet up with fallout new vegas and a dual shock is more my style.
@Lykon you just dispensed an ALPHA-COUNTER....lol @sprydiggity...well motion controlls shouldnt be condened on sony's part because so far with hardware and exclusives they have been pushing boundaries and innovating.....havent they..??
News 3 Kinect So Good Microsoft Has To Pay People To Play It WHY DO MICROSOFT need to pay people to buy it or play kinect??? if its that good??? dont hear SONY paying people to play MOVE
sony payed for gta 3 timed last gen,they payed for tomb raider,resident evil to stay on ps1 and not saturn,you act like sony never did any paying.
I bought it at the weekend and its very impressive. Yep the games are simple and I will never play Black Ops on it but that doesn't mean its bad. Much better tech than the Move imo and I do own a PS3 but I've been there and done the Wii.
Dazel, you dazzle me!
Wow you can't say anything then. I own both Kinect and Move, Move works just like Kinect and Wii all in one, the cam tracks your body and the controller tracks your hand/arm movement. Plus it works alot better then Wii, because Wii all you need to do is move your wrist to do about anything. Kinect is a blast but isn't right on the dot with its movement, plus list of games for Move is much larger then Kinect.
@Dazel Let me try one!!!!! i own kinect,move and a wii...and i prefer tatar sauce...(you see ow silly this gets...)
I guess this is what happens when they try to stray from FPS games. You see what happened with Alan Wake and other creative games like Limbo. Xbox=FPS Machine. Imagine if COD and Halo didn't exist. Where would the 360 be? LMAO
Sold 15 copies.
lol @ the bros hating on Sankaku. That site wins for many reasons. I think space is a legit issue for Kinect catching on in Japan, even if it was attached to a more popular brand than Xbox. They don't typically live in houses or apartments the size of the ones you find in the west. Living space is a hot commodity over there. Being packed like a sardine into a 1-room "apartment" isn't rare.
It's my fave site.
Haha! I'm laughing at the so called future of gaming!
Im all in =D xP
they still buy the ps2 over there,given it had eye toy already,they may have the mind set do i need this really
PS2 + EyeToy = $120? Maybe Kinect should sell over there for $25 bucks too! Then they might continue to just go ahead and remember to not buy it.
Kinect sell well thus it is a success. don't like it don't buy it.
Kinect is going to get absolutely slayed in Japan. If there was a lack of interest in the device during the build-up and day of release, then it's only going to get infinitely worse once GT5 hits the shelves. Good luck with that one MS.
This website makes me hate everything about Japanese culture atleast 10 times more than usual.
That's the most stupid thing ANY fan of video games has said in the last 15 years....well done go google the video games crash of the 80s your precious americans were responsible for us almost never having home consoles ever again....thank nintendo a JAPANESE COMPANY for single handedly revitalising the industry......idiot
Because nintendo made a console 30 years ago, I have to like or be sympathetic to perverted japanese otaku culture websites to like videogames.
Hudahudahuda: Guys like you make me lose hope for humanity.
"Kinect sell well thus it is a success." Well, what do you wanna reply to that... *facepalm* Got it guys? It doesn't matter if the thing has lag, or if the games are all shovelware, doesn't matter if people don't buy any games for it or reviewers rate them 2/10. It doesn't matter if it's sold for 3x as much as it costs to make, if it's been done before or not, if you need to completely change the layout in your house to use it...ALL THAT MATTERS IS TEH SALEZ!!!! Congrats pal, YOU are envisioning the true future of gaming, Micro$oft-style...
Really? What matters then? The fact that almost everyone that's buying it is saying how ridiculously fun it is? Or maybe the fact that the launch titles for Kinect have a higher review average than Move launch titles? Put all that together with the fact that it is selling like crazy, and I'd say its a pretty big success, a bigger success than Move. I just have one question, why does it hurt your feelings so much?
When is GT5 coming out in Japan?...
. A day after the US & Europe.
I guess sony is bound for a big holiday with GT5, heck I skipped COD:black ops just waiting for this game. Though I already had beaten cod bops at a friends house 3 weeks before it hit stores. This gave me a chance to see if I should even buy the game. Regardless, I dont tend to buy too many games now adays specially those of the multiplatform variety. Sony was smart for delaying gt5, have to wait until all the hype from the competition wears down. Lol and with this kind of reception kinect is getting in japan, it wouldnt be crazy to say "yeah" GT5 will come and do its job with ease and "move" a few more units across the globe.
Wow, Kinect is REALLY chappin' your fanboy asses, huh? You know why GT5 is suddenly out of the blue getting released next week? Because Sony is watching the 360 and Kinect setting up a run away for this holiday season and releasing GT5 is their last ditch effort to save what they can of the holiday season. I know, the truth hurts, but the truth is all the ridiculous fanboy anti-Kinect articles in the world doesn't make Kinect any less successful.
The release of GT5 is hardly a "last ditch effort." It is one of the most successful franchises in gaming history. The release of a peripheral on another system has no effect on GT 5. It's not as if PS3 owners who are fans of GT are going to opt for Kinect over GT5. The truth hurts, as you so eloquently put it. Kinect won't stop GT5's success.
"You know why GT5 is suddenly out of the blue getting released next week? Because Sony is watching the 360 and Kinect setting up a run away for this holiday season" Sure buddy is exactly like that. Some LOL worthy stuff in here. Kinects related threads never fail to provide the LULZ :D
they're not needed at all to stay prevalent at all,i mean why is the xbox the number 1 system so often these past few months? when japan becomes a mass market this will mean something. There's no more room in japan to become a mass market lol,we want there developers not there sales,it'd be nice but oh well.
The gap between PS3 and 360 in Japan is extremely relevant, as it contributes to global sales numbers. Only a fanboy would look at market segments, and not at the market as a whole.
@ shadyiswin: The stupid, it burns!!
Considering 2/3 of current gen consoles on the market are from Japanese companies..I care.
thats it the games are simple,to simple if you look at the move its got way more range from start the party to the shoot to killzone 3 and 3d as well.i like my 360 but kineckt plain sucks at the moment,do i trust ms for the hard core do i [email protected] remember that black guy saying xbox on at the e3 yeah it doesn,t do it,thats the point you need the controller which makes kineckt pointless from there on,£149 to play what are mini games is laughable
See what I did there? :o
Speak for yourself. I am in USA and I don't like kinect or xbox. I like me some PC and Ps3 though. So, I did see what you did there... you made a stupid little internet meme twist and expected everyone to applaud your wittiness. Sorry though, you fail...