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No one claped when Halo finshed almost everyone clapped when the FFXIII trailer finished in E3.....And this is a....oh i forgot its Japan
They hate FPS.lol so funny hahahaha..And he continues to work
Yeah he did look uncomfortable. Utter silence after Halo 3.
was this guy talking to himself? there was ablsolutely no noise in the room. is that japanese style to be so quiet or is the 360 that hated there? wow.
lol i was wondering the same thing
pushing the XBOX 360 in Japan, is not an easy job. Why would anyone clap when they talk about Dynasty Warriors 6 or Devil May Cry 4 on XBOX 360, when in Japan most will get it for PS3.
atleast they're trying. as slow and painful as it is for MS, they're going to have to continue to be persistent if they ever want to break through and atleast sell decently in japan. the next xbox won't have a chance if the 360 stops now
i think the line up for the ps3 is better tbh. after halo3 theres nothin really there to make me keep purchasing 360 games. i know im probably gonna get slammed by fanboys now bt unless they pull out a few more interesting titles i can see the end in sight for xbox.hope not though cos i think it still has potential to shine
next year there NG2 and Gears2 but i agree..those are like the only 2 games that standout the way halo3 does...other than those two i see nothing HUGE coming out, unless MS is saving some info for next year...even though GTA4 will have 2 episodic content downloads, the ps3 still has the main game...same cars and stuff, just not a little extra missions or side story missions, which isnt really all that bad cuz its pretty much still the same core game
Nothing after halo 3? Mass effect anyone?
but i dont really care about the japanese market...i dont live there so i could care less about what they think, just cause they dont like certain games doesnt mean i go and do what they do...i love shooters and actions games and im not really into rpgs as much as i used to be...i dont have the time to sit in front of the tv screen for hours anymore playing a game where u press the same button repeatedly to attack and advance the text on screen anymore...i have a job, school, gf, and i also have other things to do like skateboarding and playing basketball...which is why i like shooters and i play online against other people...with shooters i can get into a multiplayer match against other people and its quick, fast action and fun...maybe if i had more time on my hands id play an rpg or two but the way it is now, i can only play a game for like 2 hrs max and like 3 times a week...and id rather play against other people for competition than a heavily story driven game...even tho i used to love rpgs when i was younger and actually had the time for them
You know.. what piss you anti-xbox 360/Halo 3 lemmings? that no matter how much you speak of PS3 titles and how great they are.... None of them will sell more than Halo 3. even without Japan's help. Painful ehh?
Also, while I recognize that the Xbox 360 will not beat the PS3 in japan.. it will not be because of the games.. but simply because of bias... as of today the xbox 360 has more and better games than the PS3 even in Japan... and the PS3 is selling more.
"They hate FPS." then why is the PS3 selling better? Final Fantasy not out until 2009... Xbox 360 has more jrpg games... PS3 most anticipated game are FPS (UT, KZ2).. and best PS3 selling game Resistance is also a FPS... it's not the game... it's that Japan supports their corps first... everyone knows that..
The funny part is that I don't live in Japan... nor care about it. Microsoft already got what gamers wanted from Japan... Japanese developer support.. heck even from square. These games will come to the US and Europe... and the xbox 360 will continue to rape the PS3 in the states... which is where I am from and the only place I care.
Sadly for Sony... as proven my xbox 360 selling 2:1 against the PS3... Americans don't mind buying american products.
I agree with you. The main reason why Microsoft are ignored there is not necessarily the games, but because its Microsoft and the Japanese are very brand loyal, especially if that brand is home grown instead of American.
Regarding the PS3 sales, judge that when the price drops to $399 because quoting the August sales for months and months on won't matter.
See but heres the problem, you may not care about japan, but that little country can change the next gen race like it or not, and from whats going on right now, Sony has that in the bags, and it seems its going to be the same thing in EU like it was with PS2. Your 360 can take the states all it wants but it wont win it in the end, just like all the halo 3 sales in the world wont win the race for you, if anyone thinks 1 game can save a system, you are a blind fanboy and thats the bottom line.
I gave in and bought a 360 last week...now for some stupid reason Iam freaking bored with it. Other than Halo there isnt much to care about.
i would have to partly disagree. you have a point but you also have to factor in the fact that the 360 still has to prove itself in terms of its gaming library(japanese in this case). i'm sure theres a large majority of ps3 buyers in japan bought it due to ps2's success.
i'm not saying people don't dislike MS on the flipside, just sayin' i think its more of a trust thing. sony has earned their trust with ps2 as its proved itself worthy of delivering a good gaming library that tends to japanese consumer wants.
yes the ipod, along with other american clothing brands are very popular in japan
@MetalProxy - BS! LOL.. give us your gamertag.. I am sure we would love to see what games you are playing. You just got your Xbox 360 and you are bored? What are you playing pacman? Do you have internet? Download the over 200 demos for free.. no need for gold account.. do you even have a hard drive? what games do you have? You dont like bioshock?
@Premonition - are you kidding me? The xbox 360 is doing bad in Japan I'll give you that.. but you are acting as if the PS3 is doing great in Japan... they are not. they are doing better than the xbox 360 but better does not mean good. How many consoles did sony sell in japan last week? 13,806? multiply that by 4 and that gives you 55,224... did you now that if you put Japan and the US together the PS3 still does not sell better than the Xbox 360 only in the US? The xbox 360 installbase gap is getting larger and larger.. why do you think japanese developers are supporting the xbox 360? Japan developers need the US since is the biggest region.. even bigger than Japan.
Remember when 95% of all the game developers were from japan? well.. that's when Japan was important for any console to succeed.
Take a look at the biggest game today... released in next gens so far... are they from Japanese developers? Gears? Halo? Bioshock? GTA? Resistance? COD4? Battle Field? Kill Zone 2?..... please.. most of the games being developed today are NOT from Japan... I am sure that the xbox 360 can survive in all other regions outsite of japan without Japanese support... no longer are consoles and games being developed in japan only.
Its "Trieloth"...I played a little Lost Planet, its alright (dude walks so slow). I will rent Bioshock to give a fair chance.
Man Bladestar, actually look at your post before ypu put it up will ya?
So you criticize the Japanese for prefering a Japanese product over an American one, but when the roles are reversed (Americans buying more 360's than PS3's) its not 'bias'?
Seriously man, get a grip!
I guess the only market taht isn't 'bias' is Europe...funny enough its where things are more balanced at the moment. But come on now, showing off your biggest games for the holidays in a show in Japan starting by Halo 3 is not very smart is it?
As far as I heard Sony isn't even gonna show Killzone 2 officially at TGS, they are just gonna show off lots of (j)RPG's, and thats the kind of games the Japanese like.
The USA buys Japanese products by the boatload. While apart from a few American products the Japanese prefer to use their own.
The ratio isn't even close!!
You may have missed it where MS showed off several JRPGs? They are trying to develope more games that appeal to Japanese and you can see that Japanese developers are starting to come around to the 360.. What more do you want??
90% of the sh!t that is in my home comes from either Japan, China or Korea.
How about you read before you post. And if you think it is just me your wrong. Let's see. How many people in here on something that has sony wrote on it? Or look at all of your kids toys.lol. They'll all have made in China on the back. Why is Hundia the fasting selling car in the states??? Hmmmm? I guess Americans are real Bias.
Edit: Americans are Bias but I couldn't find a Wii on targets shelfs today.lol. They still sell out in less than an hour.
I kinda agree, but most Americans dont know that like 90% of their stuff comes from Japan or china, and they have really no say seeing as how it saves the US money to get it shipped from there, as where in Japan they do their own in house manfacturing so no need for them to really need Amercian products being made and shipped to them.
To all the commentors saying their BS about how the 360 has nothing after Halo do you think MS and third parties are just going to stop making games?? If you don't like it sell your console I'm sick of all the ranting from either people who don't own the console and just like to bash vs people who own it and are so jaded that they are "bored" with it.. If you really think the PS3 is offering a more rich experiece then you are fkn fooling yourself.. I own a PS3 and love it, but it doesn't get played like my 360 does.
Japan is not the center of the gaming universe like it once was. Capcom is one of the few developers who realize this and look how well they have performed. The PS3 will not win a console war with Japan only, and if you look at the numbers even though it is killing the 360, the PS3 numbers are still obismal for their part of the world. Japan is Nintendo country now, both handheld and console..
@DeZimatoR - your comparison between americans and japanese is flawed. First off how many Japanese people to you see on this site supporting the 360 vs Americans Supporting the PS3. Look at how many Americans bought the ps2 & ps3 (vs japanese buying the xbox and the 360) how could you think american are bias. The japanese used the excuse in the past that the regular XBOX was too big and bulky, hmmm the PS3 is just as big, and definitely bigger than the 360. I agree with Bladestar Japan is bias toward home grown products. It wouldn't matter how the 360 was build, how many games it has, or anything else. The Japanese will support their own market and jobs.
As for Europe, I honestly believe that if Europe had a console and it was a quality console. It WOULD be the best selling console in all of Europe. People tend to support their own markets. It's like selling cupcakes then going out and buying your own cupcakes from the guy next door instead of supporting yourself.
As far as people not clapping after the halo video, who cares what most of them were press and some guess. The true fans don't show up until TGS starts. Lets see how many people are at the halo booth when TGS starts.
Sony does have a good line up coming. But, where is it, when is it coming. Wait, wait, wait, that's all Sony and its fanboys are saying.
@Smokey, name an MP3 player that can compete with the IPOD, at a tech and brand level anywhere in the world. Besides ipods and levis, what else do you find in japanese homes made in America. If Sony made an MP3 player that was worth a SH!T, it would be the most popular in Japan. Trust me.
As for the guy that bought the 360 and is now bored of it. You're just flat out wierd or you're a liar. First off, why did you buy it if you wasn't going to buy any games. No SH!T you're bored you don't have any games. And if you own a PS3, you must admit it, you are even more bored with it. Because there's less to do on a PS3 right now. It would be nice to know what games you have for your 360.
Most of you guys are just trolling, and still presenting the same lame arguments. "Just Wait", guess what? we're still WWWWWWAAAAAAIIIIITTTTIIIINNNNG GGG!
er...sry but the 360 is bigger than the ps3, u can't just take the power brick out of the consideration...
Are you kidding me, that is a reach if I have ever seen one. Why can't you take the power brick out of the equation. I don't keep my power brick on the shelf next to my 360 nor do I have it taped to the side of it. The power brick is usually placed on the floor behind whatever you put your 360 on.
What a pathetic response. Perhaps the packaging, the bag, controllers, and everything else you get in the box should be stacked on top also before measuring the size. Wow, the was such a ridiculous response that it was almost comical.
If the U.S. was this Bias Sony's PS3 would be in allot more trouble then they are in today. The U.S. is supporting the PS3 and the 360. The Japanese need to loosen up.
the japanese just are not that into shooter's, so why should they jump up and down when Halo gets showed off?
its not that they are hard headed, M$ has to show them a reason to get excited about the 360, appeal to thier market.
they should have shown off lost oddessy......
Does that mean HAZE will sell like crap in Japan. BTW how did RFOM do in Japan? hmmm Japan are just fine with shooters. They may like other genres better, but they'll buy shooters too.
judging by "American" engineering quality, can you *BLAME the Japanese for sticking with their own products? (i'm American by the way).
it's common knowledge that an uncomfortably large number of X Box 360's are defective. we also know how the Japanese love their video games.
why would i buy a system that has a 33% chance of breaking down on me if i play it for longer than a few hours, or even *LOOK in it's general direction? the Japanese play video games more than, i think, any country out there. when they purchase a gaming console, more than just the library of games is taken into consideration.
in no particular order:
1. how much is this going to cost me, and is there enough value there to justify the high price?
2. is the console reliable enough for the price that i'm paying for it? will it break down, need constant repairs, etc?
3. what games are out for the console that appeal to my particular tastes in games?
if the answer to all three of these are in the positive, gamers will respond by purchasing the system.
in Japan, the Playstation 3 is outselling the 360 by a ridiculously large margin.
1. the price is high (yet it was lower in Japan than in the States initially), but they see value in things like built in Wi Fi, memory stick readers, HDMI, and Blu Ray, not to mention backwards compatibility with the console they all owned last generation: the Playstation 2.
2. the Playstation 3 is a freaking *BRICKHOUSE, with an estimated 0.1% defect rate. that 0.1% standing next to a 33% should be a no-brainer as to what they'd rather put their money down for.
3. this is rather interesting, because Gears of War did really well over in Japan, but a game like Folklore (on the PS3), and Eternal Sonata on the 360 did rather poorly. Lost Odyssey has their interest, as does Resident Evil 5, and MGS4, but those latter two are no-brainers. i think, the Japanese honestly don't have any idea what tickles their fancy from one moment to the next. actually, they're a lot like us Americans here. however, when the Japanese see something they want, they will go for it with ferver (ie, FFVII Crisis Core on the PSP, and DS games). Microsoft and Sony will *KNOW when they hit paydirt concerning gamer tastes in Japan. hell, we'll *ALL know it, because it will be a maelstrom.
i don't think nationalism has anything to do with the Japanese not buying the X Box 360 because "it's American."
here's a story for you all:
two years ago, me and my fiance got our first car. it was a Chevy Cavalier, 2005, with 7 (yes, *SEVEN) miles on it. it was practically brand-spanking new.
*A YEAR TO THE DAY after purchase, the car broke down. fortunately, they were nice to us, and covered it under-warranty. if the car had failed a few days later, we would have been sh*t out of luck, but in truth, it shouldn't have failed *AT ALL. i'd have understood if it had 20 or 30 thousand miles on it, but 7? they had to replace the entire engine, because of a defect in the engine (it had a faulty piece in it that kept breaking in two, so they put in a brand new engine) and even then, the car still wasn't the same.
*THAT'S my experience with American engineering. next time we get a car, i'm buying a Honda (i had a 1990 Honda CRX i bought off of my roommate about 5 years ago, and it ran like a dream, after 15 years, and an obscene number of miles).
i think it's safe to say that us American's reputations for unreliable hardware has preceded us in Japan. Microsoft could have done something to offset that, but then all the RROD news hit hard, and now that the Playstation 3 is out, the Japanese have shifted focus to the reputedly more reliable console.
i'm a prideful American (at times, not recently lately), but from a consumer standpoint, i can't, in good faith, recommend a 360 for purchase. when price is the only legitimate reason to choose it over the PS3 it's not good enough (i don't like Halo, so that's not a deciding factor, and a lot of the really good 3rd party games are on both consoles; COD4, R6: Vegas, Oblivion, Fight Night, Virtua Fighter 5, Unreal, Stranglehold, The Darkness are on the 360 *AND the PS3), and i'd much rather be able to *PLAY the game when it comes out, instead of waiting for my console to come back from repair before i can
i was a bit detached from the 360's hardware woes, as i never actually *KNEW anyone who's 360 broke down. my roommate's works fine, as he's too scared to even *PLAY it, and my nephew's 360 is still working also. *UNTIL my friend called me up and told me his 360 died on him, in the middle of playing Bioshock, and it's still not back from repair, and won't be by the time Halo 3 comes out. i feel for him, i really do, so i invited him over to the house and let him play some Heavenly Sword and Warhawk, which he really enjoyed, but he can't afford a Playstation 3.
what's going to happen when that PS3 hits the $399 price tag he paid for his 360? i'm pretty sure he'd snag one. right now, the $499 price tag is too much, and the $599 price tag was certainly out of the question.
i've been debating whether or not i want to pick up a 360, but everytime i'm close to breaking down and getting one, i keep thinking about what i would do if it broke. warranty or not, i *DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO WORRY about the reliability of my console *AT ALL. my stomach muscles don't clench everytime i turn on my PS3, or update it's firmware.
i *REALLY want to play Mass Effect, and Bioshock (on my own 360; i'm playing it on my roommate's right now), and Alan Wake has me intrigued. i'm even thinking i may pick up Fable 2 and Too Human, but the stress of worrying if my $450 dollars would be wasted keeps me from it (i'd be getting Elite if i did by a 360, the 20gig HDD in the Premium just isn't enough for me). maybe next year, after they sort out this hardware nonsense.
on topic, the 360 does indeed have a pretty good 2007 line-up, but i'm curious to see more of what 2008 will hold, as the games hitting this fall will only tide me over for so long (i'm getting my 360 fix vicariously through my roommate's console for the time being).
On your chevy cavalier, I have never hear of a car purchased anywhere that only has a 12,000 mile or 1 year warranty on it. Although I don't believe it, here's a question for you. Why would you be stupid enough to buy a Automobile of all things with only a one year warranty. The whole story seems fabricated. With that being said, I skipped the rest of your story because from that point on you lost all credibility with me.
you don't have to believe me if you don't want to, but let me ask you this: *WHY would i lie about something like that?
the truth is, me and my fiance had bought a car from a police auction, but it turned out to be *SH*T. considering that we desperately needed a car, we went to the car dealer on the corner near my house. we didn't actually expect to be approved for a car, but we were like, "what the hell." in Los Angeles, *NOT having a car is tantamount to a death wish, as you can't get *ANYTHING done.
we got the car in my fiance's name (better credit). it had 7 miles on the, what is it? odometer? they could have lied about this to us (after all, it was our first car, and we were "young" and stupid), but i'm only going by what the odometer said; 7 miles.
sometime in October, a year after we bought the car, the car would suddenly turn off. prior to this, there were absolutely *NO issues with it at all. no chugging, no dying, nothing, then, all of a sudden, the engine would just *DIE. usually *WHILE i was driving. fricking scared me to death (nothing like having your car suddenly die on you while going 40miles per hour or more).
we took it in to our regular mechanic, and he checked it out, and told us to look into if the car had a manufacturer's warranty (you may have heard of these; your PS3, or 360 has one), because it would cost us quite a bit to get it fixed if it didn't. he's a cool guy. he could have easily reemed us for the money, but he know's that we're repeat customers, and in the long run, it wouldn't have been wise.
so we take it into the dealer again, and ask about the manufacturer's warranty. thankfully, we were covered, and coincidentally enough, we brought it in 1 year *EXACTLY to the day that we purchased it.
personally, i don't see what's so unbelievable about the story, it's not like i'm saying i opened the car trunk and a family of unicorns sprang out, nearly goring me in my left nostril while they made for safety.
i just don't see why i would lie about something so, in reality, trivial. for what? to make a point on a gaming blog? there are people with more out there stories than this one, and i simply wanted to share mine, and why i'm wary of American products.
i'm sorry you don't believe that a car can have less than 12,000 miles on it (you know those cars on the backs of the travel trucks generally haven't been driven yet, right), and we purchased the car from a *NEW car lot, and not a used car lot. believe me, if we had went to a used car place, and they tried to say the car had 7 miles on it, i'd call B.S. myself, but as it wasn't, i chose to take their word for it.
i do find it funny that you chose to not believe me though. i *WISH i was lying, as currently, i no longer have the car (repossessed a week ago for late payments), but go right ahead and doubt me all you want, i admit it does offend me slightly when my integrity is questioned, and i've never been one to exaggerated or give false information on this web site, or any other, simply to make a point about video games. i don't need to lie, because, really now, *WHAT is the benefit of doing so on a forum when nobody knows who the hell i am, and it won't do anything like grant me superpowers and a harem of hot chicks? lying on the internet makes no sense, and serves no purpose.
my story about my car is true, but you are certainly free to disbelieve it. lol.
Looks like they cut video out of a couple of the games. What's up with that?
I have both consoles and they both have great games coming out. First, I have been following your posts for at least a month now. and you are the most anti sony 360 lemming on this site. You always post anti sony crap on every ps3 article on this site. Yeah, your right, the 360 does have more games out then ps3, but christ you keep stating the over obvious to everyone one on here. Get this through your thick skull, the 360 was out well before the ps3, it is going to have more games. Okay maybe you won't post this again. Your just as much a flaming fanboy as anyone you call out in here. I don't have to choose and fight over consoles like you, I own both. I am no lemming just a gamer at heart. The wii sucks and it is beating everyone, go figure. The wii has less games then the 360 and in its short time out is kicking the crap out of sony and 360, go figure. Hey Bladestar, maybe the reason the 360 is selling 2 to 1 is because how poorly they are made. I am on my second 360 and still on my fist ps3. I know alot of people that have had to buy 2 or 3 360 since it has been out. Japaneese gamers rarely like fps, so don't expect them to be lemmings and fall for the overhype of Halo 3 like the american market does. Japan is one place Gates can't force his hype for this game. They, the Japaneese just won't buy it, thus the silence from seeing Halo 3, just another fps to them. They would rather play anything with Pokemon in it, which by the way also sucks.
ohh wow you have both consoles.. I have 2 PSP.. I had 3 PSone.. and 2 PS2... both PSP have dead pixels.. 2 of the PSone died on me.. same drive issues.. (who had to put it upsidedown so the games can play?)... how about the PS2 hardware problems? which ended is an huge legal battle... forgot? Just because you own both consoles it does not mean you are not a Sony leg humper.. you have a 360 because the little of a gamer you have in you tells you that you have no choice if you want to play the best games...
Ohh I like this one. "maybe the reason the 360 is selling 2 to 1 is because how poorly they are made. I am on my second 360 and still on my fist ps3".... so basically you are saying that most xbox 360 gamers had 2-3 xbox 360.. so in reality the xbox 360 installbase is probably less than the PS3... so can you explain the game attach rate? Can you explain why 3rd party games are selling so bad compared to the xbox 360 version? Take a look at madden! are xbox 360 owners buying the same games 3-4 times? How come the numbers don't add up?
"I am on my second 360" let me guess you paid for the 2nd one? You sir... dumb... did you know that you could call microsoft and get it repaired.. 3 years warranty.... no need to pay $400 again...
No one is stupid enough to just pay for another 360 just because their got broken... your logic is bogus.
"I own both" did you know that I will buy a PS3 eventually? most of us will to play games like Metal Gear and Final fantasy sometimes in 2008 or 2009... means nothing. I dislike Sony.. I don't hide that. I would pee on Sony if I could... but the PS3 is a game console and I am a gamer... so I buy the PS3 if it has games I want to play. Sadly that's my reality. By the way you speak you are a Sony fanboy... what's your gamertag? do you have one? I want to see what games you are playing (Don't google one.. I can use google too). No one that played games on the xbox 360 would speak so down about it. give me your gamertag so I can send you a msg that you will reply... and you can prove you are not just BSing...
mass effect is betta than halo ps3 fans will also find this out the game for a 50hr plus game is breathe taken and is a rpg next year ms will announce more games and tbh kill zone will suck.mgs maybe a gr8 game gt5 yawn/tekkan 5 yawn /ffiv yawn ps3 owner forgot our games this year will beat ur game next year in rating why cause ps3 games are boring
for doing such hard job.. promoting dead console.. =)
LOL, after that Ace Combat 6 trailer -- "Wasn't that amazing?"
Got to feel sorry for the guy. Must've been awkward as hell standing up there talking to an uninterested crowd.
unlike americans, a lot of people that lives in other countries cant afford to be buying fcvking 4 xbox 360s. in japan, if there are any reports for a products failure and its more than 18percent, they have a fcvking recall on that said product. in america, when you have a failure rate of more than 33 percent, people make excuses for that said product and continue to suport it. i have 3 dead box 360s and they all are broken, i also have aq ps3 which i enjoy. i enjoyed the 360 which is a good system but i cant feel good about a product that breaks so often or give so many disc error, and the online on dead box 360 is laggy as fcuk. you dudes need to get a clue, dead box 360 is old, out dated and sucks, 9 gbs of space sucks, paying for fcuking online sucks, cant enjoy your games cause you feel like error meaage is about to pop up sucks, living in fear of the ring of death sucks. facts, dead box 360 failure rate is reported at 33percent, i think its more like 40 percent but tahst my opinion. mass effect looks like crap, its confusing, and they talk to much in that game, not my cup of tea, might be yours. halo 3, garbage, gears of war 2 will be garbage because the system was maxed out making gears 1 and ps3 already killzOWNED the dead box 360. killzone 2 looks better than gears of war and everything on the 360. my xbox live gamer tag is - dylantalon. my ps3 gamer id is dylantalon. xbox 360 is rubbish.
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