The debut of Kinect is right around the corner in Japan, what can we expect from it, though?
the japanese might actually enjoy Kinect
A never ending supply of articles about it...being trolled.
So long as the games are fun and quirky, it may have a chance. It worked for the wii. If it turns out that it is something they like. Why does it matter? It isnt changing how we play games altogether. People shouldnt feel threatened by this as it is only for the 360. It wont suddenly invalidate your ps3 or wii enjoyment. @active: yup...that is for sure. Starting with the one above you.
Why do people act like Sony invented everything? Do your inner thighs get chafed from riding non-stop?
"Why do people act like Sony invented everything? Do your inner thighs get chafed from riding non-stop?" Microsoft rips off of 10 year old Sony Eye Toy motion control tech and that's the best damage control you can come up with?
Wow, these folks are pathetic. They're actually letting a piece of plastic upset them. Sucks to be you...
Like Sony didn't copy off of anyone this gen or before lol.
I doubt anyone will buy it in Japan. They all live in such small apartments.
"Microsoft rips off of 10 year old Sony Eye Toy motion control tech and that's the best damage control you can come up with? " As opposed to Sony ripping off a not even 4 year old Wii? Talk about pitiful, Sony been ripping off all gen. Trophies and most of their online ideas.. Funny how gamercards, Video Marketplace, PSN Arcade games, etc were all established XBL services before Sony ripped them off. Home = Second Life XMB = Rip-off of Windows Media Center I could go on but you get the point. I would even say that Sony is the biggest ripper offers this gen. But in reality THEY ALL take ideas from other places and it really is no big deal.
So much ignorance, my brain can't compute!
Once the sex simulation games start rolling out, Kinect will be big in japan...LMAO! Seriously though... Kinect could be the ticket to breaking into japan that MS has been looking for! The japanese are usually one of the first adopters of new tech, especially if it changes how we play games. Just look at how well the Wii and DS did over there!
Nothing. Nothing at all. But then again, that's just my opinion. Remember that my opinion is not fact. It's just an opinion. It is not right or wrong. It just is...
I think it may boost sales a little. DDR was pretty big, so Dance Central could be enough for people to buy it. They should make a new bundle though. I don't imagine people will be too happy when they realize 4GB isn't going to get them very far (I'm assuming MS is going to sell the Kinect bundle the same in Japan). That could be a pretty bad backlash if people buy it for Kinect and end up wanting to try other games too.
I think reach was the only game that had a real hdd requirement. Unless you plan on installing or doing some serious DLC then pretty much every game will play on the 4gb unit.
4gb is enough for saves and xbl games. If you need space use a 16gb thumbdrive problem solved. It isnt like its not upgradable with cheap non propietary space. I think japan will love it but it wont save the 360 in japan. It will get japan dev interested in making games for it. If 5mil kinects are out there and u make a good game sales will be in the millions. Without competition for core games the risk is low. Everyone wants to have the first (fill in the blank) type game.
4Gb's is more than enough! You don't have to install games like with the Ps3. Most save files are very small. The only reason to have a HDD on the 360 is if you want to buy XBLA games, but you can already fit a good few on the 4 Gb. Or to install your games to the HDD so your disc doesn't have to spin, saving your DVD drive and prolonging the life of your system. Not to mention, your content is directly tied to your profile, so you can delete and redownload any of your old content as much as you want. Plus it usually downloads pretty quick!
As long as an American company dares to threaten Japanese dominance of console gaming, Japanese will NEVER by meaningful quantities of Xbox products. Period. If I'm wrong, we'll see. But I doubt it.
Not much... They have little to no interest in the 360, and the Kinect is a device that actually requires you to have alot of space avalible, most of them do not have said space. The Move isn't even doing that well over there. An overpriced device for a machine they don't care about isn't going to do anything there.
judging by picture, only two people are looking at Kinect whereas others are looking away.
This is easy to predict More 360s in the US so that means more people in the US will buy Kinect Barely an 360s in Japan, so barely anyone will buy Kinect. Whats hard about this?
It is a really hard concept to some...
Two bits of information in this article. Consoles owned: 47.7% - PlayStation 3 19.6% - Xbox 360 Intent to buy: 7.7% - Move 6.3% - Kinect Kinect isn't far behind Move (6.3% vs. 7.7%) despite the huge discrepancy in install base.
Nice maffs! I bet you didn't account for those percentages being of their respective consoles though. I'm pretty sure that 6.3% of 19.6% isn't very close to 7.7% of 47.7%.
I believe those statistics you have mentioned are based on people that were asked at the Kinect booth from TGS. I wouldn't consider them definitive in terms of the whole of Japan.
You never know it might catch be nice to see the xbox have a sales boost in japan that lasts longer then a week
They won't even try it as it was not made there.
Yep, just like top selling cellphone in Japan, the iPhone, is made by a Japanese company. Oh wait, it's made by a US company...
iPhone sales are not comparable. iPhone does not dominate the cell phone market. There are not only 3 major cell phone makers with 2 of them being Japanese with an upstart American company destroying that dominance. Japan prefer flip phones which are dominated by Japanese companies. While iPhone is the most popular smartphone, it does not threaten Japan's cell phone dominance at this time.
Oh wait, it's made by a US company... Just like the 360 the only thing american about the Iphone is the name everything else is Asian.
Its not a matter of being made there or not. The thing is completely wrong for the japanese market. They live in small spaces in there (unles you're living in the small cities). The X360 dont appease to them AT ALL, so lets keep the xenophobic BS out of the argument.
So do people in San Francisco, it's not like they live in cubby holes and they don't all live on riverboats either.
to work in small spaces. Maybe it will be game dependent? Meaning not every game will need full view of the persons body. Plus, if are trying to be stereotypical in the sense that they live in small spaces you could at least acknowledge that they too are smaller than other people. Hence the need for less living space.
I expect many sex sims involving anime women.
Kinect doesnt provide any type of vibrational feed back so it wont work well with those types of games
but that doesnt stop them from being made. It is just going through the motions. What you get out of it is up to you.
Twas just a joke, and if you really think that people in Japan wouldn't buy sex sims for Kinect, you're pretty idiotic.
And Kinect American launch is was filled with shooter, racist, and invading games... right? We can both play ignorant. It is ture Japan does have sex sims, but also last I check they have very low rates of sex related crimes and STI's.. but hey have a go at the source and not the problem that isn't really there. I know America, isn't racist as a whole... but I'm getting FED up with people assuming Japan is full of pedophiles, but how do you think they look at the west... I mean the majority of our games involve shooting people in technologically unadvanatagious situations... but hey. It's better to ignore other cultures and listen to fox news than THINK FOR YOURSELF. http://www.youtube.com/watc... How dare they have safe sex, an pot... which as far as Doctors are concerned is probably less of a worry than a BULLET. But, let's never look at the fact Pot is one of the safer drugs, even more so than Alcohol and smoking
Or maybe they just don't like Kinect. Everyone acts like if you don't like or accept something that many people are pissing their pants over there is something wrong with you. I don't want to play Black OPS. Does that mean something is wrong with me?
Kinect won't make it in Japan. Most Japanese gamers just don't have much space in their homes. I have a decent sized apartment and I don't have enough space for Kinect. Only large American homes seem big enough for Kinect unless you want to empty your livingroom of all your furniture. Did Micrsoft even think about this fact when they started making Kinect? It might be fun for parties but it doesn't make much sense for smaller souses and apartments.
Yeah i know i mean i can use move in my room just fine but not kinect cause of the space it needs
Same with me. I have a couple feet in my livingroom and Move works fine but if I want six to ten feet of space I'd have to empty the furniture in my livingroom and move my TV to another wall. Kinect is made for American houses and that's all. It seems okay if you have the space but I don't. I don't care for most motion games anyway. If it helps a regular game then fine but I never have parties or anything so it isn't for me.
Judging by 360 sales in japan it wont sell well
in japan.. i dont think Kinect will do a damn shit.
congrats i am going to give you a bubble for saying something negative about the box i thought you could never do that but finally you did it. Dont take it wrong but i always see you go pro xbox on everything
He didn't say anything negative about the xbox, he said it won't do anytyhing in Japan, and it won't.
the same as the xbox 1 and xbox 360 launch in japan. i guess that should answer that.
I expect them to say 'do you know the average room size in our country?'.
and by well i mean 800-1000 stand alone sold sold,this will be bought by the same few who love there xbox,i mean even halo sold decent over there,kinect should do well and is most likely cheaper over there,either way the kinect will go on to sell amazingly no matter what,like i've said before the little japan sales xbox receives isnt really needed,it will never be a hit in japan,just come to terms with that. They will develop for it cause that's where the money is at so there's a balance,if they stopped making games for it,that would suck and spell the end for microsoft but not really cause microsoft could buy japan if they wanted to.
ah,800~1000 too low http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/... i didn't mean Kinect will big in Japan,but 800~100 too low,really
They may enjoy it just because it has a camera embedded in it. They sure love their cameras in Japan...lol
I expect precisely nothing in terms of it doing well over there.Wish it was different but it's not likely is it.Hope i'm wrong though as it would be nice to see healthier sales once again for Xbox there
More 1000 degree articles with 100+ comments about sales none us really give crap about.
Wow ... That actually looks like it could be a great party game for Kinect.
Probably some suntanning games! ;)
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