Xbox Japan: We Have No Plans To Release FFXIII

Xbox Japan, for Xbox Japan, is on a bit of a roll of late. The console was either the top selling or number two selling home console in the weekly sales depending on which sales data you go buy. Microsoft has secured a slew of RPGs like Tales of Vesperia, Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean 4 - joining Xbox 360 RPG titles like Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. As Xbox Japan honcho Takashi Sensui explains:

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TheColbertinator4076d ago

Hmmm...I think it might happen eventually.Square Enix likes money.Microsoft likes money.So...why not?

ProfessionalTroll4076d ago

The Japanese aren't interested in switching discs back to back

DevastationEve4076d ago

then they wouldn't buy a wii...wait

---------Nona-------4076d ago

Exactomundo,swapping 10 discs back to back is not something the Japanese want

'_'4076d ago

{i think its against the law to own an xbox 360 in japan}

AngryBot4076d ago

Even after MICROSOFT said it themselves, you still live in fking LALA FANTASY LAND and think that it will come. MGS4 says hello!

Fking OWNED thats how stupid you are.
Squaresoft said it, fking Kitase said it, even fking stupid MICROSOFT said it.

And here you are STILL claiming how the sun is blue and the moon is red and the earth is FLAT ---> OWNED stupid xbots.

Thats how stupid you are. Wake up and smell the fking air. 3rd60 is DEAD and done for.

FFVS13 ----> EXCLUSIVE for PS3 worldwide
FULL FF experience ---> PS3 only BIATCH.

Jandre024076d ago

Square won't make money off the 360 version lol. Its either A. Piss Sony off even more or B. Hold off on a version that won't sell crap anyways.

Why would the Japanese wait an extra year to get the inferior version with more discs on an American console?

Its not America, everywhere else in the world the PS3 dominates the 360, so its pointless to even release it there.

theKiller4076d ago

like it was up to them!

Eiffel4076d ago

Who...cares? its a terrible milked series anyway.

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DevastationEve4076d ago (Edited 4076d ago )

Microsoft is slowly gaining its stride in Japan. PlayStation will always sell more, but there is room (no pun intended) for x360. I think it has more to do with Squeenix's fear of confronting the fanboy market and challenging PlayStation aficionados with such an announcement. They're doing the wise thing right now, with just making known their intentions in NA and EU.

I think most likely it'll happen, but I could be very wrong. Hopefully x360 won't be minus this game in Japan, as that would be one LESS reason to buy it over there.

nieto4076d ago (Edited 4076d ago )

Sony has 10% of the shares of Square-Enix and the game was exclusive to PS3 then it was announce as a multi-plat at the backs of Sony. I don't think S-E it's going to f*** up Sony even more.

ApocalyPS3: "I think it has more to do with Squeenix's fear of confronting the fanboy market and challenging PlayStation aficionados with such an announcement."

ME: mmm They are launching DQIX for ds, they are making FFXIII multiplat, they made Star Ocean 4 and Infinite Undiscovery exclusive to the X360, The Last Remnant it's coming first for the X360... What fear are you talking about?

Besides Square-Enix once said: "We don't want the PlayStation 3 to be the overwhelming loser, so we want to support them," says Michihiro Sasaki, senior vice president of Square Enix. "But we don't want them to be the overwhelming winner either, so we can't support them too much."

dericb114076d ago

They won't and there is a simple reason. Money. This game is nearly done on PS3 and n the time it would take and cost it would take to port it the Japanese will have already got a PS3 and played it. So quit hating it just money and the only reason it's going to the $3.60 is to make money.

CrazzyMan4076d ago

It`s just a FACT, NOBODY is going to wait another year or so to play FFXIII after so much waiting. =)

DevastationEve4076d ago

If you guys want to disagree, that's fine with me. But take note that this game coming out for the x360 was once thought to be a "definite impossibility". Which was been proven wrong. That's also why I said that I could be wrong myself. Nobody here has their hands in Squeenix's pockets.

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Stryfeno24076d ago (Edited 4076d ago )

Can't wait for TGS...I will put money on it that MS will have another slew of RPGs for 09.

TheOtherGuy4076d ago

*Reads comment....LAUGHS*

OmarJA4076d ago

yeah slew of flops more like it

sony will have ICO project + WKS

Jandre024076d ago

How many flops do you think it will take for Microsoft to get it? Buying exclusives don't make them money, they are just paying to have Sony fail. That won't matter soon though, seeing as Sony's first party is going to start pumping out RPG's as well.

WKS will be the only comparable JRPG to Final Fantasy this generation. Japanese companies are using the 360 like a dumpster, and all the failed projects are getting reworked to run on the 360.

That's all. Why do people think JRPG companies suddenly love the 360 when it hasn't had one JRPG break 1,000,000 sold yet? JRPG's don't sell well without JAPAN! And the 360's Japanese presence is almost non-existent. Its simple math people. Use your heads.

Flops ''R'' Us4076d ago

The Japanese despise everything Xbox

Fox014076d ago

I like how they make it sound like they can do it, but are simply choosing not to.

"We've also decided that Little Big Planet doesn't really meet our standards, so we'll let Sony have that one."

Critical_Hit4076d ago (Edited 4076d ago )

Isn't it funny how since FFXIII was announced for the 360, with the whole Asian release screw up and now "WE have no plans to release FFXIII," Microsoft are all of a sudden acting like they own the IP.

VF34EJ254076d ago

lol that is pretty funny how they act like they own it

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