Xbox one, launched in Japan today, only 2 people bought one.

#181Laylow12Posted 9/4/2014 4:58:31 PM(edited)
LorneMaIvo posted...
Laylow12 posted...
Here's the PS4 launch in Japan for accuracy and in the name of the truth!

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http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1272/3817/original.jpg

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Yup. While the PS4 is no hit there, the Xbox One is an absolute embarrassment in comparison and MS should not have wasted so many resources releasing it there.

The difference is I feel the PS4's status there is easily salvageable with some good to great Japanese titles, whereas the Xbox One is dead on arrival.


Yeah, no doubt.

Im waiting for the Press Release from Microsoft on the "Successful Japanese Launch of the XBOX ONE"!!!

You know they're working on the press release and trying to find a way to spin ten sales into being a good thing.

http://i.imgur.com/7nG0fgr.jpg
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#182SythisTaruPosted 9/4/2014 4:58:20 PM
The Xbox did come from DirectX, which was a project inspired by the Manhattan Project in an attempt to "nuke" Japan's gaming industry. I'm not making this up.
#183Run_2_the_HillsPosted 9/4/2014 5:20:15 PM
Laylow12 posted...
LorneMaIvo posted...
Laylow12 posted...
Here's the PS4 launch in Japan for accuracy and in the name of the truth!

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1272/3820/original.jpg

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1272/3818/original.jpg

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1272/3817/original.jpg

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1272/3816/original.jpg

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1272/3815/original.jpg
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Yup. While the PS4 is no hit there, the Xbox One is an absolute embarrassment in comparison and MS should not have wasted so many resources releasing it there.

The difference is I feel the PS4's status there is easily salvageable with some good to great Japanese titles, whereas the Xbox One is dead on arrival.


Yeah, no doubt.

Im waiting for the Press Release from Microsoft on the "Successful Japanese Launch of the XBOX ONE"!!!

You know they're working on the press release and trying to find a way to spin ten sales into being a good thing.

http://i.imgur.com/7nG0fgr.jpg
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they're going to use ship numbers and say that most of the people bought it online.
#184SoulTrapperPosted 9/4/2014 11:18:55 PM
Infiltr8a posted...

This post deserved to be re- posted and if true, deserves its own thread. I have never heard this before but the details makes me think its probably true. Definitely will be looking into this.


The US government did interfere with TRON, but I can't find any confirmation that MS asked for the intervention.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/31855.html

The TRON Project is not new; in fact, it was poised to its mark more than a decade ago, in Japan's PC industry, but the U.S. government intervened. In 1989, Japanese electronics giant Matsushita introduced a BTRON PC, a machine that stunned the industry with its advanced capabilities. The BTRON PC had an 80286 Intel chip running at 8 MHz and a mere 2 MB of memory, but it could display moving video in color in a separate window. Also, it had a dual-booting system that could run both the BTRON OS and MS-DOS.

When the Japanese government announced it would install BTRON PC in Japanese schools, the U.S. government objected. It called the Japanese initiative "actual and potential market intervention" and threatened the move with sanctions. The Japanese, dependent on the U.S. export market, quickly dropped the plan. The U.S. government later withdrew its threat, but the damage had already been done. Nearly all Japanese companies involved in TRON-related activities had canceled their projects.



The second story is definitely true. Here's an interview with the man himself for the second one:

http://www.shacknews.com/article/46338/alex-st-john-interview

Alex St John: You'll never hear this from anybody else because they probably don't know. The original codename for Direct X was "the Manhattan Project," because strategically it was an effort to displace Japanese game consoles with PCs and ultimately the Xbox. We called it "The Manhattan Project" because that was the codename for the program developing the nuclear bomb. We had a glowing radiation logo for the prototype for Direct X, and of course as soon as that got out and the press covered it, it caused a scandal. Microsoft PR said, "You have got to change that. You cannot be using a radiation symbol and calling this thing 'The Manhattan Project'." So we renamed it Direct X but we said, "Everybody loves the radiation symbol, so what we'll do is add legs to it to make it an 'X'.
#185TheCyborgNinjaPosted 9/5/2014 12:09:48 AM
I love my Xbox One, but I still laughed at the article and its images.

MS literally did this for the sake of some strange need to be available in the market despite all logic saying it would be a blunder. It's like Sears keeping a failing store open because they just want a foothold in that city.

MS half-assed it, and now we get this. They had 2 choices: let Japanese companies keep Japan (which is what's happening anyway) or buy up a major franchise holder like Capcom and make people buy one.
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#186macmahon187Posted 9/5/2014 1:47:54 AM
SigmaLongshot posted...
Japan is still ranked in the top ten most xenophobic cultures on Earth according to Rough Guides and National Geographic.

Of course, there are far worse, like Jordan, Egypt, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia, for adopting foreign concepts, cultures and products, but considering there's something like 190-odd countries in the world, top ten is on the extreme end of intolerant.

They're far better than they were ten or so years ago, though. But my friend from university got a placement with JET and went to stay there, and he said even two years later he's treated like an alien, even knowing the cultural know-how and idiosyncrasies.


Really? I had a friend that lived in japen for 2 years and he told me he was treated like a king. Said the girls loved Americans.
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#187TrueBlue91Posted 9/5/2014 1:48:43 AM
macmahon187 posted...
SigmaLongshot posted...
Japan is still ranked in the top ten most xenophobic cultures on Earth according to Rough Guides and National Geographic.

Of course, there are far worse, like Jordan, Egypt, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia, for adopting foreign concepts, cultures and products, but considering there's something like 190-odd countries in the world, top ten is on the extreme end of intolerant.

They're far better than they were ten or so years ago, though. But my friend from university got a placement with JET and went to stay there, and he said even two years later he's treated like an alien, even knowing the cultural know-how and idiosyncrasies.


Really? I had a friend that lived in japen for 2 years and he told me he was treated like a king. Said the girls loved Americans.


Never heard of Gaijin Hunters?
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#188onyx_kane059Posted 9/5/2014 3:49:25 AM
Maybe in a month I can import one for $20.
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#189lightfighterPosted 9/5/2014 3:53:41 AM
I'm unsure of what the huge concern is with sales...good or bad. I'm a gamer; I just play games.
#190MuryoPosted 9/5/2014 4:34:14 AM
Now the MSDF is using racism as an excuse for the X1's embarrassing launch in japan.

That's low. :(
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