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Microsoft Holds Family Christmas Xbox 360 Event in Japan

Microsoft is extending their family friendly stance to Japan. On December 15, they held a Merry Christmas event at Tokyo Bay. Kids could meet the characters from Viva Piñata and try out a handful of CERO A video games like Beautiful Katamari. Microsoft is trying to capture another niche. This strategy worked well for CERO Z games, which are starting to pick up in Japan. (Contributor's Notes: CERO is the rating system in Japan. CERO A is for all. CERO Z is for ages 18 and up only.)

However, Microsoft faces a problem when it comes to attracting families. Many multiplatform kid's games like Cars never get an Xbox 360 release in Japan. THQ tends to only support the Wii and PlayStation when it comes to Disney games and few Japanese developers are making child friendly exclusives.

Words: Spencer, Siliconera (December 19th, 2007)
Photos: Xbox.com Japan

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THE TERMINATOR3413d ago

I suppose you would do anything when your desperate.

Xbox is the BEST3413d ago

2 price cuts less that 1 year after release

Mr VideoGames3413d ago (Edited 3413d ago )

perhaps Discontinuing the 20Gb PS3 and Manufactoring the 60GB's then Discontinuing 60GB PS3's and Manufactoring the 80GB's and then dropping all 80GB's and just selling the 40GB with may i mention NO BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY.

i just gave you a free Hint of Mass Deseperation - your welcome

Xbox is the BEST3413d ago

Sony fanboys that there was a 3 month period when U.S. 360 sales was crushing PS#3 worldwide sales.

paracardium3413d ago

Videogame4life is another xbots that has no idea what he's babblin about again. 40 gig ps3 plays PS1 games. Plus price cuts are good when technology becomes cheaper.Do some research xbots before you become xbottards..

Double-Edged3413d ago

Price cuts definitly good. no doubt about that.

but as a person looking forward to buying a ps3 such as myself.
I'm wondering.. what is the ideal sku? because they are all retarded. there is no solid sku.

cuz if i buy the 40... it's a retarded system that doesnt have full BC and then i'll be looking to an 80. and if i get the 80gig i wont have the same BC as the 60gig. and wait a second.. the 60 gig is discontinued.

see the PS1/PS2 library is great. but the PS3 line up is whack and not proven yet.

meaning to say. the sku's for sony PS3 is a mess and really retarded.

BTW. It is more convenient to have a ps3 playing ps2 games... rather then to buy a seperate ps2 to play ps2 games.

Primetimebt3412d ago

The best sku is the one you can afford isn't what it's all about. If you're looking to buy a PS3 than you're looking to play PS3 games is what the logical would be.

Savior X3412d ago

EVEN THOUGH THE BOX OF THE 40 GB CLEARLY SAYS IT'S NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE? AND IF YOU GO TO SONYSTYLE.COM IT SAYS THE SAME DAMN THING??????? NOW WHO'S BEING STUPID?

THE TERMINATOR3413d ago

M$ desperation tactics in Japan are a joke you got to feel sorry for them.

Double-Edged3413d ago

you can't see christmas love that microsoft is giving.
even though they are losing bad in japan.

geez.
btw. microsoft did take a lot off your exclusive wish lists...

Katamari!!!!!!!!
DMC!!!!!!!!!!!!
VF5!!!!!!!!!
GTA!!!!!!!!!!!
ACE COMBAT!!!!!!!!!
RESIDENT EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chemical3413d ago

i was pretty sad.

when I saw my friend watching the trailers of all those games on his Xbox 360.

I thought I'd never see Resident evil hit the 360.
and Ace Combat!

but still.. PS3 will eventually get AC...not sure when though

felidae3412d ago

anyone who spoke to the 2 people at the event?

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