Xbox one, launched in Japan today, only 2 people bought one.
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2 years ago#181
Laylow12 posted...Here's the PS4 launch in Japan for accuracy and in the name of the truth!
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.
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2 years ago#182
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.
2 years ago#183
LorneMaIvo posted...Laylow12 posted...Here's the PS4 launch in Japan for accuracy and in the name of the truth!
they're going to use ship numbers and say that most of the people bought it online.
2 years ago#184
The US government did interfere with TRON, but I can't find any confirmation that MS asked for the intervention.
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:
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'.
2 years ago#185
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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2 years ago#186
Japan is still ranked in the top ten most xenophobic cultures on Earth according to Rough Guides and National Geographic.
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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2 years ago#187
SigmaLongshot posted...Japan is still ranked in the top ten most xenophobic cultures on Earth according to Rough Guides and National Geographic.
Never heard of Gaijin Hunters?
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2 years ago#188
Maybe in a month I can import one for $20.
...and I heard as it were, the noise of thunder. And I looked and behold was Death saying, "Come and see." And I saw. And Hell followed me.
2 years ago#189
I'm unsure of what the huge concern is with sales...good or bad. I'm a gamer; I just play games.
2 years ago#190
Now the MSDF is using racism as an excuse for the X1's embarrassing launch in japan.
That's low. :(
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