MCV: Major RPG releases will push console to one million sales milestone, says Xbox territory boss
Im not sure..unless it consistently releases RPGs each and every week where it wont sell 25+k and then fall off till they "restock", then that milestone might take quite awhile.
Uuuhhh yeah.... I don't think so... Microsoft thinks they'll sell Japan on a few average RPGs? I'm not sure about that.
Early April Fools :). -From Microsoft.
That '360 is Japan's best option'... Otherwise, it will be sad for MS Japan gaming department.. =))) EDIT: @gaffyh, VG uses Famitsu and Media Create numbers for Japan, so you can use VG in this case as a source. It`s around 700k. =)
MS needs an RPG every week to keep constant momentum in Japan. btw does anyone how much units they are at now? (not vgchartz hopefully)
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Now, this makes sense.
I'll give them PS3 weekly sale number, so they have 700k now and they need 300k. Selling 8k per week which mean they still have 37.5 weeks to go which mean 8 more month(supposed to be 9, but take one off for holiday season) to reach 1 million. If they fell back to 3k, it will take more than a year to reach the target. Way too early to tell.
Pardon me I had to laugh at that
Early April fools!!!
Yea For Games Bought to be XBOX 2 Exclusives..... but ill take the mystery choice over M$ ANYDAY.
And desperate people say and do desperate things, guys. Hahaha
Here we go again. Microsoft PR spin again. Just because you have occasional sale jumps doesn't mean the Japanese want the 360 as the best option.
Here we go again the trolls are back in 360 news. Why the heck dont you leave the 360 news alone? Can't find any ps3 news? ON TOPIC: MS had given up on japan before but seeing that pss isn't doing good there as well has given MS a reason to put out a good fight there and even if it fails there it will give ps3 a run for its money in sony's home territory.
listed in the PS3 section, so dont blame us
sak500 first of all, this is in the *INDUSTRY* section so I suggest you learn how to read. Second of all, this is *my* opinion and I will voice it if I want. If you have a problem with that then kindly ignore me. I don't have a problem with you if you disagree but don't put down my comments thank you very much. I only said that because whenever an rpg comes out on the 360, the sales go up one week and come down another week. Unless Microsoft is getting rpg's out the door every single week, Japanese people will not be interested in a 360. A game like FFXIII however is something of which the Japanese are actually waiting for. These are actually appetizers for the main course. Lazy One: Assuming much? I did read the article. I always read an article before I comment. Stop assuming I didn't read it when there's a possibility that I did. Look at the disagrees fly!
But it has nothing to do with the article. It's not spin. Read the whole article and not just the headline and you'll see it's not quite as big headed as the headline makes it seem.
relax you sak...500 juuken is just giving her opinion about the article not saying sh!t like "360 suxors..teh ps3 is teh hottness" een though i do agree with the second part of that sentence haha
It won't be long before MS takes over Japan. "Revenge is a dish best served cold" - Old Klingon Proverb.
Normally I'm cool with how MS does buisness and stuff but this has got to be the BIGGEST spin ever lol! Total ignorance..
Companies always get a bit uppity when they get a little boost after being on the ropes, take it for what it is. Sony did the same thing. Taking a kicking from your competitors for so long puts you into "big shot mode" when you have something to celebrate.
Is MS gonna tell Japan that Banjo is an RPG?
or that forza is a true driving game lmao!! haha
don't try to fool the japanese......they know better....stop being obnoxious bcuz ur forced them to get ur console based on game exclusivity.......just stop.
Yes MS is pure evil for having exlcusives that others want. Of course it was ok for Sony to do it for two gens but we will never hear one complaint out of you over Sony doing the same thing. There is a word for people like you that starts with F and ends with Boy but of course if you direct at any of you Sony fans the Sony mods ban people. I dont know whats more pathetic, You actually thinking you had a valid or the others that read it and thought you had a valid point.
what i was trying to say was that just because ur console is cheaper and it has 2 games i may want to buy doesn't make it the "best" option.....if u didn't understand u should have asked a question....now go back to ur corner.
sorry about accidently hitting the disagree button, gave bubble to make up for it. :)
Hey moron say what you mean the first time. YOu said it didnt make 360 better to have people forced to buy their console to get certain games. Now why didnt it bother you with the PS1 and PS2? Yeah thats what I thought. BTW I do not own nor will I ever own a MS console. But unlike you just because I chose not to support them doesnt mean I am going to trash them for things that my console also does. But please you keep thinking you had some valid point there and please always respond by what you think was said not what was actually said. It will help you keep your moron status intact. Oh and I love how you change your story but you leave the first post up showing that is not at all what you meant. Lastly learn to comprehend English. I at NO point said MS was better. I just wanted to know why you dry hump your PS3 every night when the exact same thing can be said about it. Remember though be a true moron like last time. When you repsond make sure it has nothing to do with what was actually said. I can tell you are a Sony fan. Only they have such an issue with simple concepts.
i really love the cleverness of the members on N4G the names they choose and avatars. it's amusing.
If the 360 had a lower failure rate, a wealth of JRPG's all ready out and a host of Mini/Party games out/coming out then i think it might have more weight behind it. MS should be commended though - The Wii,and to a lesser extent PS2/3 are massive in Japan and alot of people would have thought that MS would have 'shut up shop' over there... Yet they still chip away and that is very important i believe. If they make an effort this gen with Japan then next gen they will have a foothold,however small it may be. If they made no effort in Japan this gen, then next gen they would have no chance in Japan whatsoever.
A Jedi Mind Trick To Make that one Stick
Playing Halo 3 will add inches to your johnston.
Problem is, it grows on your head.
@8.1 Banjo must have been playing a lot of Halo 3. http://360.kombo.com/images...
lmao + bubble for 8.1 & 8.3 MS and their "options" thing again, huh? :)
You did realize it is "Johnson" right?...and not "Johnston".
that you are not watching enough of the Chappelle Show? Johnston. Silky Johnston. Just ask Ice T. Say it out loud, trust me you'll be using it in no time.
cause even though I own both seasons....I have not revisited the show since new shows stopped.
LOL, that episode was classic 'alright, next nigga that says something while im talkin is gettin shot.'
well in all honesty... if a microsoft representative of that region says so...... then it must be so.. right? LOL GTFOH
everyboby knows that 360 dont sell in Japan and it will not change... and the 360 never sell more than Wii...it was lie.
But they will win somewhat in North America...until the PS3 comes down to $199...after that it is all over for them. Sony will not make the pricing mistakes in the PS4...it will come out less than $299 with bluray and a harddrive and wifi and still free online...but that is still 3 to 4 years from now...and the PS3 will still be made along side the PS4. Its good that microsoft is still in it...because we need the competition...but we all know when White Knight Chronicles comes out in december...its all over for any RPG street cred in Japan for Microsoft. Both companies have made mistakes this gen....microsoft on the defective hardware...and sony on the price...but price can be easily fixed.
cotton candy will rain down from the heavens and sprout happiness flowers. All three next gen consoles will probably retail for >$300 most likely around $400 average. You also have to take into account momentum. While the PS3 might drop to $299 or $199 eventually, if it doesn't do it soon after this holiday or before, the 360 might sell too much for the PS3 to catch up.
Best option? They won't get FF XIII on Xbox360 even. It seems the worse option to me... Wii > Ps3 > 360
Microsoft really needs to know, japan only cares about RPGs and Metal gear games. Other than that its nothing else. So the 360s shooters really wouldnt help at all in japan. They own like 1% of the game market in japan.
Japan doesn't care about Metal gear
someone please slap this guy with a fish !
What when 360 Red Rings all the time.
RROD is a thing of the past ... or so it is said.
i don't think microsoft would say otherwise about their console. i mean if they are trying to sell more of them they are not going to say that they are the worst option?
Microsoft spreading that BULLSHEEEEEET again XD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was reading Cracked and found this little inclusion..... "Studies show the brain is wired to get a quick high from reading things that agree with our point of view. The same studies proved that, strangely, we also get a rush from intentionally dismissing information that disagrees, no matter how well supported it is. Yes, our brain rewards us for being closed-minded d-cks." Party on Wayne!
They just want to make it to the 1 million milestone as a goal. I'm pretty sure they won't win that territory but if the ps3 doesn't step it up with the rpg's now then they will fail to keep an audience for the gen after this one, FF series can only do so much. Like I said they just want to meet that goal even if that territory is lost in order to set up people for the next box.
Agreed. Sony has tried to diversify their line-ups this generation in such a scattered way that it just seems to have lost focus completely. Their apparent abandonment of the RPG genre in the early part of this generation is hurting their chances of catching up.
to me the Playstation 3 is focusing more on the western side of business and it seems to be working, as they needed to from their poor start, but now they seem settled they will put their focus back to Japan with RPG'S example FF13 exclusive for them in Japan, FF Versus exclusive to them as of right now, white knight exclusive and many more rpgs will be coming... Capture BIG parts then small parts will come after...that's how I see from their stragegy... anyways Xbox 360 ofcouse will say they are the best option same with other companies! It's just PR talk. Xbox 360 has rpg exclusive to keep their sales going in Japan but how long will it stay after Playstation 3 focus back to Japan! Not long...but in all fairness Xbox 360 tried their best which is good for all gamers or Xbox 360 only owners, if they didn't try to top Japan you guys won't get much rpg's at all... As for Japan they do LOVE the Sony Playstation 3 but what for they get one if no games interest them atm...wait until the BIG rpgs/more will come in due time hits the Playstation 3 and you will see the big momentum change towards the Playstation 3 console...
You hit the head on the nail very well. I do commend Microsoft for making an effort in Japan because that's a tough market to crack but for them to assume that momentum will keep building up? No. And White Knight Chronicles could very well be the biggest game on the PS3. I, for one hope it does very well and pushes PS3 sales in Japan. The only reason why those sales aren't doing very well in Japan is because WE NEED RPG'S.
I don't have problem with that statement given it's price point. Japan do lag, when it comes to Online gaming though, so the online thing I do not think, is such a Huge selling point. If it's JRPG's you like and you cannot wait for Sony to catchup, then it is JRPGs your getting with the 360 over there. Can't forget the PS2 tho but it's slowing down in terms of RPGs.
Hey c'mon guys, I'm working my @ss off every day. If it's not behind the desk it's riding Billy Boys c0ck...give me a break.
Be careful guys. The 360 fanboys have an itchy finger on that disagree button.
Who cares juuken?I wouldn't worry about their trigger fingers for long,its bound to get the RROD sooner or later.They always do.
Yeah, who cares? :P
Well he sounds pretty confident with his claim which makes me wonder what type of announcements will be made at TGS. I'm actually looking forward to seeing Ninja blade and can't believe that even after all the negativity concerning 360 and Japan they are still doing everything possible to just be excepted wow. Good job Micro and good luck with journey.
Right, that and japanese people are going to jump over the 2009 chevys, fords, and dodges where they support their home economy. /sarcasm
Personally I don't think that the Xbox 360 will hit a million units in Japan this generation. Whenever a JRPG hits Japan the sales increase for a week or two and then the sales fall off. I think that once Final Fantasy XIII hits Japan on the PS3, it's gonna be pretty much over for the 360 in Japan because Japanese gamers will be buying the console that has Final Fantasy because it's one of the most anticipated games. Also you can't forget about those Final Fantasy Advent Children bundles coming out March 2009 for the PS3 in Japan that have the Final Fantasy XIII demo and with the Advent Children Blu-ray movie.... All I've got to say is that PS3's will be flying off shelves in Japan for weeks when that bundle drops...people have yet to see the PS3's domination in Japan, but 2009 is going to be a BIG year for the PS3 in Japan. If Final Fantasy XIII was coming out on the Xbox 360 in Japan then there would actually be a chance of the 360 hitting a million over there, but it's not. There would have to be JRPG's released every month on the Xbox 360 in Japan in order to remain consistent sales.