TVGB: "Microsoft has managed to crawl past a new sales mark in Japan, Japanese site Wazap reports."
good job m$. no hate. That is really good for an american company here other then apple. Also kinect helped
Really good for an American company in Japan? Last I recall Apple's iphone and ipad were doing pretty well in the Japanese market, far more so then MS's gaming console is doing.
He has 3 times as many bubbles as you.... Somehow I doubt he is a troll. Actually your bubble count is in minus figures, and your ignored by 8, and tracked by 0. Troll.
You call him a troll, yet your comment stands currently at 22 minutes ago. His at 20 minutes ago. Your edit stands at 13 minutes ago and your post calling him a troll at 12 minutes ago.
I base a troll on his comments, not necessarily bubbles. As far as I can tell, there was no trolling from slavish3.
both trolls talking down to each other, haha priceless :D
and coca , and mcdonald , and kfc , and plenty other brands of various sectors ... I gotta ask did you at least went there once ? Not to be insulting but we often hear that kind of argument from folks who never set a foot there . It's a decent milestone , possibly good even , i just dont agree with making it sounds like such an impossible achievement
those brands you mentioned are established from many many years (decades). We could even say windows as a brand has done very well over there. Xbox as a brand has not and this is due to the continued dedication of the japanese "gamer" to stand by their own. We can not equate one (or several) american brands with this. Xbox has been fighting a battle with stereotypes and bad press throughout the world. For them to get to this point in a market dominated by japanese gaming companies is success to them. The rest of us could point and laugh but I am reminded of the first time a new company starts off against the regulars. You have to give credit to the under dogs.
What other American (or otherwise foreign) game console do well in Japan? Traditionally, Japanese gamers always bought Japanese products. Are there even any foreign games to Japan that sell well in Japan?
Those brands are "pop" culture products and its different. Not the same comparison at all. Electronics outside of Apple made by an American company normally sell poorly in Japan. For the Xbox360 to sell this number is impressive. Personally I would never have thought the Xbox brand would sell even half that many in Japan to be honest
Apple is probably the most successful company in Japan.
both sony and ms will do a lot better in japan along with their motion controllers
stop dreaming son, even if wii is in decline, the weekly sales of wii is more than double the sales of 360. 360 is totally irrelevant in japan. ps3 kick their asses both.
and i am a die hard sony fan. I don't thin k i said anywhere i expect xbox360 to out sell wii or ps3 all i said was it will do better with kinect doing well and i think there is a monster hunter game for xbox360 due out or already out so that should also help I just gae my opinion on the matter that's all
looks like their efforts have paid off to an extent. good on MS. fanboys need to learn to give credit where credit is due!
I LOVE my xbox but this is sad....
why is it sad?have you lost any stock in the process. [email protected] there is no need to be sad/worried about some multi-billion dollar company that only view us as walking profit
No, I didn't lose stock but the fact that they only sold that many in Japan is terrible. Thats like less then 200,000 a year
totally understandable when the thing launched without competition almost a decade ago.
You obviously have no clue what a decade is. :o
@THWIP71 did you not see what he wrote, "almost" a decade ago, don't try to act smart when you're not smart enough lol
I wonder if MS will still continue to dump money on that market next gen?
i hope not. the 360 will always be a US and UK product. i say they should just invest on that areas to avoid sales disasters that will affect their image as a company even more.
and people are complaing about the 3ds doing it in 13 weeks when it launched during a non holiday........... People need to learn how japan works
i too love my 360 but That's considered low for even software.
You go bo.......... Nah let me stop. Nice to see a non Japan console sold this well and remained relevant in the country for so long. But good luck next gen in Japan MS I don't think the next Xbox will get much more sales in Japan. It's only going to get worst, MS will have to pay devs in Japan to release a game on a MS console in the country.
I wouldnt say relevant.. Microsoft is just refusing to pull out...
...oh, never mind. :o
Atleast they ain't given up on trying to get some of the Japanese market... Most companies would have called it quits by now, so MS must be making some money over there.
Very true. Not to be scoffed at. It would be cheaper for them not to be there im sure. Every little helps and this is like building a foundation for ms's next console. This type of resilience is a far cry from their treatment of the original xbox and their owners. I prefer the ps3 by far but ms have definitely done some things right this gen despite its obvious wrongs
I wonder what they will do with their next console to make it appeal more to the Japanese crowd? They started off by aquiring Sakaguchi and Mistwalker but lost their momentum pretty quick once the PS3 and Wii gained ground.
Their is nothing they can do. MS went ballistic with JRPG's over there even getting FFXIII International Exclusive. All it seems to do is piss off the Japanese more when they do things like that. So MS has 2 options imo. 1. Not even bother launching next gen in Japan. 2. Launch anyway and accept your going to be last place for life in Japan . Also Japanese (asians in general) will not buy shoddy products RROD etc. They want QUALITY Nintendo & SONY both provide that. Where as in America it's all about cheap. Fuck quality just give it to me CHEAP! that's why the Wii & the 360 Arcade are the top selling units this gen in America. Why? cuz they CHEAP!
not really, the 1st xbox was a much better product hardware wise than ps2, and more expansive too, what happen? It sold terrible in japan and not so great everywhere else, Japan didn't want quality back then perhaps?
At any rate...we need at least 500 thousand of them to buy Gears 3. 10 Million sold is the goal!!
well japanese people have hard time accepting american products that are usually busts... just saying, no trolling look at american cars for example, sure they are more reliable than ever, but the damage has been done.
Japan is an odd country for sure. So much of what they do is very progressive...and yet I think their culture and history tend to handcuff them a bit in terms of accepting new things from the outside. Sure their are exceptions...but on a whole...Japan loves Japan.
Xbox 360 thrives on online communities, more so than PS3. It's what we American's love. Playing an online game and having that comradery between friends. That doesn't really happen in Japan. They're more traditional when it comes to their gaming. That's why the Xbox 360 or any future MS console will never sell well in Japan.
Japan still proves elusive for American game consoles. 1.5 Million is such a drop in the bucket. The big take away from all of this... 360 sells to the West.
Microsoft just need to make the X3 a very compelling product, with a wide array of games that appeal to different types of gamer. I think they will succeed if they stopped trying so hard. Although Microsoft came hard out of the gate and tried to tap Japan with games like: Blue Dragon, Lost Oddysey, Tales of Vesperia, Star Ocean: The last Hope, among other titles. Snagging Final Fantasy helped. Also trying to make a strong showing every year at TGS. The next xbox needs, sleek sexy hardware (new 360 slim is in the right direction), reliability, innovation, and more exclusive game franchises than just the 4 it has now. If they make an excellent product gamers will advertise it to eachother. Core gamers recognise and respect quality. Lastly, and im not trying to sound like a dbag, but I think that aside from Apple, the Japanese people are very loyal to their home based products. It might not matter what MS does, they could publish the greatest JRPG of all time and if the Japanese gamers aren't paying attention it wont matter. Japan could be a lost cause for Microsoft.
but then again , they tried to tap into it with those game too late . You dont launch a console in japan with title such as perfect dark and kameo and nothing for the market , and then expect people to follow suit once blue dragon arrives later . It's to late the damage is done by then . Even more so when your product has a bad rep with rrod .
Fair enough. I just think its going to be a risky gamble should Microsoft try and capture Japan's attention next gen. There are meetings going on about this very thing right now. If they go for it I hope they spend time on a solid launch line-up as you've said and reliable hardware.
*hears the celebration song*
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