Why does Japan not like MS and Xbox products?

#1skermacPosted 12/31/2013 4:06:04 PM
I don't get it. You would think they would love it as much as any other gaming system. This says MS doesn't even know what content the Japanese would like. Really? Do some research MS! Looks like the XB1 wont be a big hit there at all.


"Speaking with 4Gamer, Higuchi said, “”Xbox One) is geared towards a Western lifestyle, and we’re looking at whether or not to launch it ‘as is’ in Japan. We’re still figuring out how to deal with things like music and video services in each country. To be honest, [releasing it in Japan] as is would be difficult.”

The comments follow Microsoft’s uphill battle to boost the Xbox 360′s popularity across Japan, with console sales trailing the likes of PS Vita, 3DS, Wii U and PS3. It’s not uncommon to see only a few hundred consoles sold across the country each week.

When it comes to content, Higuchi admitted that Microsoft has to be wary of what will and will not work in Japan. “We have to prepare content that is relevant to Japan,” he continued. “‘What is the best, what will today’s consumers in Japan respond to? What content is in demand?’

“We’re considering these questions now. There’s no point in a solution that does not match the market."


http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/08/xbox-one-releasing-it-as-is-would-be-difficult-in-japan-says-microsoft/
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#2DeportlllegaIsPosted 12/31/2013 4:50:24 PM
For one thing, they probably don't care about fantasy football.
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#3Sith JediPosted 12/31/2013 4:51:40 PM
Because of some little boy and a fat man.
#4skermac(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2013 4:52:05 PM
Sith Jedi posted...
Because of some little boy and a fat man.


LOL
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#5Jedi454Posted 12/31/2013 4:52:24 PM
They only like Anime (JRPG's) and Cyber girl friends.
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#6pwnater777Posted 12/31/2013 4:53:52 PM
Jedi454 posted...
They only like Anime (JRPG's) and Cyber girl friends.


And underwear vending machines...


OH JAPAN.
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#7IroncondorzPosted 12/31/2013 5:02:12 PM
Japan doesn't like consoles period. It's bad enough that console games made in Japan will probably be made in English and have a western release before being "localized" to Japan.
#8staticxtreme5Posted 12/31/2013 5:22:42 PM
Japan doesn't like much of anything created outside of Japan. Its just the way it is.
#9Tech9Posted 12/31/2013 5:31:08 PM
Probably the same reason I don't like most Japanese games, haha. Seriously hate Anime-style stuff and don't like many Japanese products. Half the games that come out of Japan are great games, but sometimes I can't get past the graphic style they force on you.

That's one reason I went with MS again this gen. Home country usually gets the best stuff and knows it's customers the best. I wouldn't be surprised if PS4 gets some exclusives only in Japan, where I seriously doubt MS will ever ignore it's core fanbase. Besides a few OS issues, I've been pretty satisfied with my X1.
#10KID VIDPosted 12/31/2013 5:39:36 PM
pwnater777 posted...
Jedi454 posted...
They only like Anime (JRPG's) and Cyber girl friends.


And used underwear vending machines...


OH JAPAN.


Fixed.
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