No VF5 360 for Japan?

Eurogamer has learned that the Xbox 360 version of Virtua Fighter 5 may not be released in Japan due to the console's low installed base.

Speaking at last week's Leipzig Games Convention, lead designer Tohru Murayama said "it's true" that 360 has not proved too popular with Japanese gamers.

He continued, "We haven't decided if we'll release Virtua Fighter 5 [on 360] in Japan because of that.

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mighty_douche4160d ago (Edited 4160d ago )

aint much point selling VF5 in japan, microsoft should concentrate on trying to actually sell a few consoles there first!

edit: of course its better than xbox, when that was released it was competting with the ps2, the 360 had nothing except the ps2 also but still massively underperformmed for what MS where hoping!

WilliamRLBaker4160d ago

sales might be low, but dont try to make it out that 360 has sold 0 units there, It might be failing in japan but its not dead, and in the same time span its sold more then the xbox did in that time span.

MK_Red4160d ago

Well, VF5 on PS3 didn't sell that much in Japan and considering 360's sales in Japan, it's a logical choice.

mighty_douche4160d ago

probably to do with the lack of online support on the ps3 version!

SuperSaiyan44160d ago

360 games have proven to be very good sellers in Japan like Gears of War, Blue Dragon, Dead Rising!

I am sure this would be a great addition and it since Dead Or Alive is out in Japan and is online playable I think SEGA are being their stupid self as usual especially with the amount of rubbish games they have released thus far which have all been flops.

WilliamRLBaker4160d ago (Edited 4160d ago )

heres a fact, Based upon the low install base of 360 in japan the games he mentioned have sold something like...40-60% of that insall base.

THAT is a fact and that means its been proven games sell pretty good there. VF5 was created in japan, its in japanese all ready...they have no problem with releaseing it, it will sell to the 360 users that are actually there and thats a fact.

I see no problem.

mighty_douche4160d ago (Edited 4160d ago )

nice MS logic there! im the only person in my street with an xbox and rainbow 6, wow, that means a 100% of the install base, amazing!

edit: i wasnt suggesting that i live in japan, just laughing at you poor atempt at proving your point with 'fact'! stats can be used for and against any arguement, you just pick the ones that suits you!

and mate "P.S: it is still a valid point, 360 has 430 million 360's sold so far in japan" lol this another one of your 'facts'? that makes like 2 and a half consoles per person, ps2 has largest intall base of just over 100 million and that really is FACT!

WilliamRLBaker4160d ago (Edited 4160d ago )

you profile said...EUROPE, i had no idea japan was in europe...when did god change the face of the earth?

P.S: it is still a valid point, 360 has 430 million 360's sold so far in japan, the games he mentioned have sold to about 40-60% of that insalled base.
thats give or take, 200-350k units sold for each game.

Valik214159d ago

are you crazy, even the ps2 worldwide did not sell 430 MILLIONS, only 120 MILLIONS consoles, you mean 360 sold 430 THOUSANDS or 430000 consolles in Japan, don't try to write bullshit and false dates, think beforse writing and read after writing something.

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SofaKingReetodded4160d ago

spin away xbots, you aholes are so busy predicting and proclaiming the doom of a console that has won the last two generations by a landslide that you don't notice your crapbox is crashing and burning miserably in one of the biggest game markets in the world.

Add to that Playstations huge popularity around the rest of the world and many will realize that xbots should have their heads examined when they say PS3 is doomed.

WilliamRLBaker4160d ago

Offensive language will not be tolerated and will result in temp or permanent ban.

All so lets see:) the 360 is doing great in every area except japan, Japan is not needed, If that was so then ps3 wouldn't be selling well in any region, Because last i checked it was geting its ass kicked in japan by wii.

mighty_douche4160d ago

lol are you talking about the word 'crap'? lol you really must live a sheltered life, even for a 10 year old if you find that offensive! its not like he called you mum a twat is it?

Valik214159d ago

you are a very ignorant person i see, Japan is very needed, even if it's only the third largest videogame market it's the home of the videogames industry and of the most popular and good videogame companies like Square-Enix, Konami, Capcom, Namco-Bandai, Nintendo, Sony, etc, that makes the best games and franchises of the world (in my opinion) Like FF, KH, MGS, PES, Resident Evil, DMC, Megaman, Tekken, SoulCalibur, Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, GoW, Gran Turismo, Xenosaga, Silent Hill, etc, etc, i don't know all of them. So for these companies Japan is their home market and it's very important, you are talking again crap.

Hades13374160d ago

Anyone who wanted this game in Japan will have got it for the PS3 by now. Fair enough if they were released at the same time, but its seems kinda pointess now.

btw the PS3 version did sell pretty well; its was even at no #1 in the Japanese charts at one point. This was 7 months after it was released in Japanese arcades also.

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