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Japan Retailers Report Xbox 360 Spike

Xbox 360 is suddenly lighting up retail tills in Japan. Pre-orders began for the company's Blue Dragon bundle yesterday with many retailers reporting a sell-out

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TheMART6454d ago

THere you go. Content is coming, with Blue Dragon and Lost Oddyssey in place, Japanese are feeling @ home on the machine I guess! DOAX2 add it with it soon and they're done.

PS3 only having 100k machines @ launch in Japan? Damn... Japanese will be buying first Wii massively and the 360 now kicking sales in higher gears. Are they in for a surprise this time?

Lex Luthor6454d ago

That's true, lots and lots of japan orientated games are comming out for the system(X360), which can only help the 360.

FeralPhoenix6454d ago

Thats definitely the first bit of good news for M$ from Japan.....like I said and I'll keep saying it, the 360 does not need to "win" in Japan, because to be blunt....it can't, its still the outsider, but if it can have a respectable market share then it will be very good for M$ in the long run.....the only way for M$ to continue to grow in Japan is by continuing to get more famous Japanese dev's like they have now, or at the very least get those guys they have now started on some great titles for next year.

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I Used To Hate This Xbox 360 Exclusive JRPG, But Boy Was I Wrong

I had it all wrong...Blue Dragon is awesome!

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M0chit0287d ago

One of the best of that era. Great game, great adventure!

Kurisu287d ago

I bought this game a couple of days ago, along with Lost Odyssey, while they're on sale in the Xbox Store. I never had a 360 back in the day so I missed out on these games, so I'm glad that I'll finally be able to try them out soon on my Series S.

raWfodog287d ago

Yep, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and Gears of War were my favorite 360 games back when they first released.

Seraphim287d ago

no doubt. To this day it baffles me when this game gets hate. Sure it wasn't as epic as Lost Odyssey, but in it's own right it was a great game.

MrNinosan287d ago

Lost Odyssey is one of the best jrpgs of that era but got killed because it was bought up and released on the "wrong" console.

repsahj286d ago

Is there a chance that Lost Odyssey will be released on PS5? I really want to play it and Blue Dragon, too.

autobotdan286d ago

Both games are owned by Microsoft

andy85287d ago

Great game. The 360 had some really good turn based games back in the day. Absolutely loved Lost Odyssey too. I think they are both Sakaguchi creations.

ZwVw287d ago

Correction. Both Blue Dragon & Lost Odyssey (as well as Infinite Undiscovery) started off as in-house developed projects that went third party after MS killed off their Japanese development studios.

andy85287d ago

Doesn't really have anything to do with what I said though 😂 Sakaguchi wrote them both

Hofstaderman287d ago

This game together with Lost Odyssey, The Last Remenant and Tales of Vesperia convinced me to buy a 360. This game made my 2007 which ended off with mass effect.

CrimsonWing69287d ago

Honestly, a fantastic game, especially if you were a fan of old-school JRPGs. I hate that this genre rarely can come back to these roots.

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Did you play Blue Dragon? Whatever the case might be, it deserves to be remembered

Destructoid: I remember where I was when Blue Dragon was announced. Although I already had an Xbox 360 and was ready for it, some folks I knew bought one just for it given who was involved (Nobuo Uematsu, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Akira Toriyama): as Mistwalker and Microsoft Game Studios made a mad dash to put out more games from Japanese studios on the Xbox ecosystem.

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shinoff2183316d ago

Blue dragon was fantastic. Love that game. It was my biggest reason for getting a 360.

gold_drake316d ago

i wanted to play it, but ...
1. its on xbox
and 2. i missed it when it was on gamepass ha.

shinoff2183316d ago

Kind of a shame it's not on gamepass so more people could enjoy it.

gold_drake316d ago

yeh, i missed it by one darn day.

Tacoboto315d ago

It's only $20 on the Xbox Store.
Lost Odyssey is only $25

-Foxtrot316d ago

I thought it was pretty good but I personally I think Lost Odyssey is better

Also, I know a lot of JRPGs are cheesy but damn…this one was amped up to 11.

shinoff2183316d ago

Lost odyssey lost me when I started to realize my grinding to level up wasn't adding up. So I never picked it up again. I really really despise that.