Enterbrain, publisher of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu, has polled its readers as to why they don't buy the Xbox 360.
"Worried about its future 35.71 percent" LOL!
RROD! laggy online service no Blu-ray no 1080p games controler sucks overpriced live service no games for 2009 microsuck's product disk tray no wi-fi ZERO exclusive's left graphics suck games are boring and generic let's be honest here the xbox brand will never be as good as Trastendo and Sony FACT!
It has no future, because its Japan and they like hentai, anime and rpgs. The bottom line its that MS should off had the rrod fix within the first 6 month, but they decided to ignore it and 3 years after the so called rrod its fix, but brought another set of issues error 84. Although they could drop the price again on the 360 they wont because off the faulty error 84. And the pS3 its a hyped garbage in japan. Give them a wii-wii to play hentai and the Japanese are all set to play shake and ratle the stick.
Because they are intelligent;) Now people who buy a 'ChatBox 360' are the Opposite of intelligent!!! ;-D
...I think those Japanese gamers that did buy a 360 were angry when games like Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Tales of Vesperia were announced for PS3 with better and more content. And did you see the Microsoft press conference they recently held in Japan? Almost every single game they hyped was a multiplatform game.
Why would 360 fans get angry over a 1yr old game? I'm glad you're happy about getting sloppy seconds since you seem to be into that.
No, those games are sloppy firsts. Then after the bugs are worked out they are beefed up, patched and they come to the PS3.
You can't find better anti 360 news? "PS3 with better and more content" I would hope so for me that would be the only factor that would convince me of even thinking about buying games so old. The Japanese market is looking west anyhow the Japanese don't buy too many games anyways. I don't get it, is this news suppose to be a paybacks because of your PS3 insecurities. Its almost like natural good 360 news is seen as an attack on PS3 and deserves retaliation.
Ng2 and Vesperia for the ps3 are basically the complete version with additional content like coop and new characters and fixed bugs. In other words, the 360 BETA-tested these games for us.
Press agree if you think XLIVE is awesome and disagree if you're a douchebag.
GTA4 and Fallout3 for the 360 are basically the complete version with additional content new characters and fixed bugs. In other words, the ps3 gets the incomplete version.
Works both ways then, huh?
oh, snap! Shadow Man for the win! lol too many of these sonyfan 360-haters talk 1st and think 2nd. "'Scuse me, your BALLS are showing! Bumblebee tuna!!"
Really? GTA4 was centered around Nikko. How does DLC about a group of guys Nikko stomped the crap out of and that are riding the worst vehicle in GTA4 make the original more complete? It doesn't. You can talk until you are blue in the face but you fool no one. You were hit by the DLC sucker punch, not us.
Worried about its future? Are they talking about RROD or the lack of games in 09, or both?
Just RROD. and it's an electronic american product
Maybe it's that MS dumped the xBox, and they think MS will do the same with the x360. Just a thought? o.O
wtf is going on!!! 360 doom article!! WTF HAPPENED TO MY PS3 IS DOOMED TOMORROW ARTICLES!! WHAT THE F()CK!!!!! OMG!!! THIS DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! THIS DOESN'T MAKES SENSE!!!!! *cries*
bots are in denial, come on, get over it, the PLEASEFIXME 360 is a defective product, you just don't want to accept that you wasted 300$ in a bad quality device ;) ;)
because they generally know when enough is enough
I r contributar! i r winnar! :D
as leanardo decaprio once said- "PS3,ITS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE".
You might not know yet, but NASA is waiting for firmware 2.80 to use the PS3 to time travel.
Have a bubble for making me laugh. Those inscrutable japanese - expecting reliability from their hardware. How dare they have an opinion as to what kind of games they like without the approval of western developers?
People mention the PS2's DRE, because although you get disc read errors, the PS2 still works!! While for the 360, you get disc read errors, disc scratching, RROD, e74, overheating, etc. By the way, PS2's DRE's could be easily fixed. Just open it up and dust your PS2 off. Or if that still doesn't work, just adjust the laser a little bit. The only problems I've had with my PS2 was when I play PS1 games. But its only because I always put the PS1 games on quick read mode... which messes with the laser.
Well fortunately the guy above named realspy isn't a real spy as he provides bogus info that is half true. He acts like game installs are always needed yet two of the most graphically demanding PS3 titles, Uncharted and Killzone 2 do not have them. As to whether it helps in a game ask Id software....
both use dvd format, both use battery powered joypads(360 as standard), harddrive optional, difference is gpu power where obviously 360 is much more powerful.japanese love advanced technology that could be of the future microsoft never thought of the future only thought about being first thus the 360 being dated even before it was released,XBL which is an amazing service could be a selling point but the japanese are not to bothered about online
So, how do you explain the Wii being so popular? If the japanese audience is as hardware centric as you claim then why is a slightly pimped Gamecube the best selling console this gen?
..noone had ever seen them implemented how the wii has done before
Also, on the PS2 you didn't have to install games, demos etc before you could play them. Are you saying the mandatory installs of the PS3 is future tech? Maybe lack of features is something that's a sign of what's to come? It's also interesting to see how this "dated" 360 hardware keeps producing superior versions of multiplat games. And the consumers seem to love it as well, as they prefer it over the "future-proof" PS3.
Have you compared PS2 load times to the PS3? Loadtimes? Hello McFly? BTW their are plenty of great games on the PS3 that do not require an install.
"And the consumers seem to love it as well, as they prefer it over the "future-proof" PS3." Apparently not Japanese consumers... Which is the point of the article... But nevermind that.
If your country dominated the industry for so long and for years your countrymen manufactured a product or products that have been the focal point in the industry for years would you not buy a foriegn product especially one that has been infamously unreliable I think not! I like my 360 but Ms bought their position this gen but money can't buy loyalty and japaneese gamers are very loyal to their domestic market
this article is retarded, do we expect the US to all of a sudden watch Baliwood over Hollywood? NO, that would be silly. and why is that? because Hollywood is the top of the industry and so are japanese consoles. the japanese don't buy crap and it shows in the 360 sales.
Kind of like how in America, racism only affects Black people and reverse racism only affects White people. Asians, Arabs, Native Americans, etc. don't exist in America.
lol @ the disagrees. You know it's true. Nobody talks about racism in America unless it's about Black people. And nobody talks about reverse racism in America unless it's about White people.
u get a bubble for that. People don't really care when its like Caucasian against Italian Chinese against African Americans/ any other Asian(Pacific islander)race or even African Americans against Africans and they are many more types of racism in America, but the only one that gets news time is black and white.
I remember this massacre, it was somewhere in the south, a black gang against a white couple, and that was never reported as racism against whites, they simply said it was "another case of violence". There are all kinds of racism out there.
I could argue that the reason the PS3 is outselling the 360 in Japan is the same reason that the 360 is outselling the PS3 in America. And that the Wii doesn't really count because 5 year-olds don't have the capacity for xenophobia just yet. XD
The same could be said about why so many Americans choose 360 over PS3. So why do Americans buy 360's more than PS3's? There must be a reason behind it. Japanese people also have their own reasons for choosing a PS3 over a 360. Just because YOU think the 360 is a better choice doesn't mean someone else thinks the same. -_-"
there was an uproar where a Korean woman shot a black teen for robbing her store. A few days later, a friend of mine who was Chinese was mauled by a gang of black guys, because he looks like a Korean. When he said that he's Chinese, the guys said that you all looked the same. o_O
Ronald Reagan did.....
Thanks! :D Although it says I'm still a trainee. Hmm. >_>
"Note! You have completed the The N4G Editor Test, but you are currently ranked as a Trainee and can therefore not approve stories yet. To become a Contributor you need to submit at least 3 news stories that gets approved and hit the N4G front page." And it still says "Tra" next to the logout link. Odd.
Well your role says contributor. So you are good now, you can approve stories too
its American also. no dont talk about Ipods. Ipods is somthing else. Ipod is for music and fashion. edit: @ Mister T below The Ps2 also had its share of problems but that dint stop them from buying it.
It's American in the way GM, Chrysler, and Ford are American. Buying a 360 is like buying a domestic car. You're lucky if the thing works after a year.
that was a brilliant comment. but also depressing.
FAULTY HARDWARE !!!...
That didn't stop them from buying the PS2, or the PS1.
PS1 introduced CDs to consoles. PS2 introduced DVDs to consoles. PS3 introduced blu-ray to consoles. Notice a trend? Also, no console in history has had as many problems at the rate the 360 has, and that's a fact, Jack.
So true, my friend. I love how the delusional love to perpetuate DRE as if it was remotely as bad as RROD RROD will go down as the worst case of hardware failure since consoles were born
theres no other console or hardware with as much problems as 360 ... i mean i LOVE my 360 but even i can see that the hardware is not reliable man... the software side is outstanding espicially with live but ... i will NOT let ms get away with the faulty hardware ... MICROSOFT MADE THE 360 WITH A BAD DESIGN. and that is fact
I never said the X360 was more reliable than this or that, you're missing the point.
you know what the irony is ?... http://www.kotaku.com.au/20... *confused look*
lets face it rrodbox has good games,but its the hardware failure is wots letting it down,plane n simple.if my rrodbox didnt breakdown 2 times id still have a 360 and not have crossed to ps3. i would have bought another if they didnt fail lol.
The other 54%... The xbox sucks!!
It's too cheap. . . . . . . . In more ways than one.
time travel thats awesome, on topic japan have different tastes for consoles thats all
"SoIid Snake - 26 minutes ago PM Track Ignore1 - Because it's a piece of sh!t technology. " Sure, thats why my 360 still is going strong and my PS3's BluRay diode died after just 3 weeks of use. But really. Japanese just never buy American products, they buy home made consoles. Is that a problem? Not really. The 360 is still more then 8 mln. ahead in sales world wide and the PS3 isn't catching up for more then a year already. Actually the 360 is outselling the PS3 world wide since september 2008
OMG!!!!! TheMART the leader of the Microsoft Defense Force is here run for your lives people!!!!!!!!!!:p
...Do you eat sales for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? I'm kinda curious because everytime you talk, you're always yapping about an eight million lead. Oh noes, Sony doomed! :O You can have a lead and yet not have any new games to show what your system can do. See what I did there Marty? You just has bad luck with your PS3. I had my PS3 for nearly three years alrady and it's still going strong.
Mart your still alive?
@8.3 Lol @8 Come on Mart, you know that's BS. They do purchase iPod, eat at Mcdonald, and wear Ralph Lauren. Is all about the quality or what they want, and M$ offer neither. But you shouldn't feel bad about it, cause 360 is doing much better than the first xbox.
one they know a lot about electronic technology, they know wich console offer more for your bucks. 2nd the 360 is the please fix me with ripped off add-on and $60 a year for online. third Sony got the best games no pc or 360 can buy or hack.