Xbox struggles to find success in Japan
Why should Japan trust the Xbox brand? Even if M$ does make some Japanese centrically focused games on their next platform, M$ will just make it multi platform, or streamable to any device, especially if it doesn't sell well in Japan immediately. So why buy an Xbox? Like it or not, exclusives sell hardware. 3rd party developers aren't selling hardware, so it makes sense for them to go multi platform.
Why should xbox try to sell to Japan?
Its a major gaming market with a number of popular studios? Nevermind that MS *STILL* has a problem making 1st party games. Making single player games.
So Microsoft's marketing is pitting this as an us vs them issue. Typical, Microsoft can't win there so are trying to damage Japanese gaming by trying to say it's Japanese peoples fault for not buying xbox instead of looking at the reason why Japanese people don't want xbox. I hope Nintendo is reading these articles and realizing that siding with Microsoft against Sony was the biggest mistake for themselves and Japanese gaming. Microsoft will stab them in the back as soon as they think they have an edge. I hope every single Microsoft plan for next gen fails spectacularly, it's whats best for the industry. And no we don't need competition, at least not competition like Microsoft brings which is just to attack and destroy everyone else until they can gain control over the industry.
Xbox should focus on getting more japanese MMOs to the west it's clear SP games aren't they're thing.
No.1 reason why Xbox is so unpopular is because Team Xbox only prioritize US, UK and Japan while Playstation holds NA, Europe not just UK, and Japan and Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and every part of the world.
PlayStation holds NA? I'm sure Mexico is more aligned with Gears Of War and Xbox.
They should just pull out of Japan, they're bleeding money there and Japanese games arent popular on Xbox.
Make deal's to publish all japanese games on US and Europe. Small and medium Japanese companies do not want to make games for xbox because xbox does not sell in japan, if those Japanese games were released in the rest of the world that would mean more sales making the investement more viable.
You don't understand the problem. The problem isn't that xbox isn't getting Japanese games it's that xbox owners in the US and Europe don't buy Japanese games because all they want is shooters and sports games. Microsoft pays to bring games to their console then no one buys them. And xbox owners who claim they want Japanese games are all talk. All they want is to be able to say "xbox has the same games as PS4" but they don't actually want to buy them.
What a load of tripe.
No, it's not. And it's not even an opinion it's a fact, it's the reason why after the start of the 360 Microsoft pretty much gave up on Japanese gaming. It's the reason why none of Micrsoft's early Japanese games never got sequels, it's the reason why Switch and PlayStation get more Japanese games every single month than xbox gets in a year. Japanese devs don't put Japanese games on xbox because there are so few Japanese xbox consoles in Japan it's because even if they put them on xbox they actually won't sell well in western markets. Even big Japanese westernized games like Final Fantasy and Dragon Ball don't even do that great on xbox. Nier Automata which all the xbox fans cheered about getting a PS4 exclusive didn't even chart on xbox's own charts because they didn't actually buy the game. Or the Shenmue remake which should have been a big seller given it's history on xbox only sold 10% of it's copies on xbox.
PlayStation and Switch are Japanese consoles, Xbox is USA, that's the main reason they don't buy xbox, the Xbox 360 had a ton of Japanese only games and it never sold well in japan.
No, the problem is western gamers don't buy Japanese games. So Japanese companies don't put games on xbox. If western xbox owners were buying millions of Japanese games it wouldn't matter if the console sold well in Japan. Japanese sales of PS4 is only 8% of the total console sales world wide yet PS4 still gets tons of Japanese games because PS4 owners world wide buy them. All your doing is trying to make it an us vs them issue.
MS needs a couple of good Japanese studio which would go a long way to showing to the Japanese they are serious about the Japanese market. At the end of the day though western audiences are far more open to Japanese games than Japanese are to western games so that by itself is quite the hurdle to get over.
Hit the nail on the head!
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