Japan Might Have to Wait Until November for the Xbox One

The release date of the Xbox One in Japan is still a mystery, alongside many other countries, but there might now be a hint on how long gamers in the archipelago of the Rising Sun might have to wait for Microsoft’s new console. And other "tier 2" countries might have to wait just as long.

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xHeavYx1684d ago

MS should get out of Japan and use all the money they would invest there to support/open first party studios.
Everybody knows that MS won't do good in Japan

raWfodog1684d ago

I think they'd probably consider it as admitting defeat this generation if they didn't release in Japan. Damned if they do, damned if they don't...

xHeavYx1684d ago

Fanboys may make fun of MS for a few weeks but then everything will be forgotten, I don't think it would mean admitting defeat, this gen just started

Jdoki1684d ago (Edited 1684d ago )

@raWfodog. Yeah, agreed.

If MS don't launch in Japan then they risk some of the more niche Japanese developers not bothering with the console - which in turn means those games don't get a Western localisation.

One of the things I like about PlayStation is that company's like NIS support the localisation of niche titles in the West. I can't imagine not playing Persona, Disgaea, Valkyria Chronicles and even more obscure stuff. (Would probably have to learn to read Japanese and buy imports :) )

darthv721684d ago

Have faith my good man. Havent you heard the phrase: "3rd time is the charm".

Ahh who am I kidding.

Hicken1684d ago (Edited 1684d ago )

But the third console is cursed, remember?

I doubt highly that the console market, in general, in Japan is waiting on the XB1. In all likelihood, they'd be just fine without it, period. They've got their Sony and Nintendo, God's in His Heaven, all's right with the world.

Seriously, though, this is the problem the Xbox brand has, anyway. They just don't have the brand strength or recognition that Nintendo and Sony have on a worldwide level. That's why 13 vs. 57 is irrelevant: if the Xbox One were to have launched in those other countries, it MIGHT have added a million consoles, if that.

pompombrum1684d ago

MS will do poor in Japan but tbh I'd rather they tried hard to win the Japanese public over. A fair few quality games came about thanks to their push with the 360 in Japan.

C-H-E-F1684d ago

What I find weird is that Microsoft stated that "they" are producing (manufacturing) as many xbox ones as ps4's correct? So seeing that the PS4 is outnumbering the xbox one close to a 2:1 in sales... you'd think that Microsoft would gather all of the warehouse xbox ones and ship them to Japan, I mean it's not like they are going to sell 300k - a million of them in Japan anyways. SMH

Magicite1684d ago

MS wants to be ''Big in Japan'' hahaha!

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zero_gamer1684d ago (Edited 1684d ago )

I don't think more than 3 gamers in Japan are eagerly waiting for the Xbox One. Even the Wii U isn't selling as good as it should in Japan. MS has no chance there.

DeadRabbits1684d ago

Your being too generous!

Japanese folk are far to intelligent to use up a large portion of their living space to an exbone feck up their feng shui with it!

djplonker1684d ago

Wow I bet they are counting down the days...

StealthPandemic1684d ago

Fking release in other country you idiots!!

TomahawkX1684d ago

pretty risky move considering the state of consoles in Japan. Not even Mario can sell a Wii U.

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