The Xbox brand’s performance in Japan is often painted as disastrous by analysts and critics, but what’s it really like? VG247′s Dave Cook asks two Japanese indie devs for their thoughts at grassroots level.
“I think that many Japanese gamers aren’t enthusiastic about next-generation hardware in general, anyway. There seems to be a trend away from rich and engrossing games on consoles, and toward simple, community-based, time-killing smartphones games. For core gamers choosing between the PS4 and Xbox One, presently it probably there doesn’t seem to be any aspect in which Xbox One excels. Kinect is about the only outstanding feature, but Kinect is not popular at all in Japan.”
MS needs to give up on Japan. They`re an extremely xenophobic nation. Xbox could have an exclusive Monster Hunter, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Metal Gear and it wouldn`t do a damn thing simply because it isn`t a Japanese console.
if The Xbox Department had been run by a bunch of Japanese they all would have committed seppuku by now
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The xbox is basically trying to butt in on Sony and they don't like that with the major RROD issues it's stupid to buy something and have to send it back
I don't like that there's a sony and microsoft anyway, Nintendo is at least conservative and releases stuff when THEY want to release it and not the other way around
Everybody gets hyped up for these American games and then they come out and they're in dire need of patches for like the first 6 months
Nothing can help MS in Japan.
They already tried really hard with the 360, it didn't work.
They had so many great exclusives japanese games: many JRPG exclusive from mystwalker, tri-ace, the tales of series etc...shoot'em ups, some others exclusives like ace combat and katamary or even Lost Planet + the usual xbox titles like dead or alive and ninja gaiden.
Man, they even realeased some pure otaku games like idolmaster or those novel games....
People over there just don't want to buy it, let's move to something else.
Considering how bad console games sale in japan as a whole, I'm wondering why Sony, Nintendo, or MS care about making a strong effort to market their consoles there. Japan is ruled by 3ds and mobile devices.
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I'll pose a better question. Who cares? If they can turn a profit without Japan why bother being concerned about it? Do you hold stock in Microsoft?
Xbox One on day one. Gonna miss my job, well not really.
Hopefully china picks up on it but like I said I'd rather only two videogame console makers and I already pointed out one.
MS needs to give up on America. They`re an extremely xenophobic nation.
Seriously though, It's comments like those that make me sad for our children...
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