Xbox One Launch in Japan (not a pretty sight)

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Wazi the pa

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The launch of the Xbox One in Japan took place on September 4th 2014....

To put it this way, this is what Microsoft Japan tweeted INSIDE the mid-night launch event:


(Click here for the Tweet)

And below are where the 'supposed' buyers for the Xbox One line up:







Apparently the person in the image above (thats holding a PS Vita), is not actually lining up for an Xbox One.

To be honest, we all know that the Xbox One wouldn't sell much in Japan but.......
It is definitely not a pretty sight.

http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/09/04/80182.html

http://kotaku.com/japans-xbox-one-launch-as-sad-as-youd-expect-1630411606
 
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Squirrel Emperor

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It's just going to be a repeat of XB360. Microsoft will still get the big games. As for everything else? They'll try but then give up.

Hopefully they still target and published some Japanese games for the west at least. They got some but it could very well be the last.
 

Wazi the pa

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I wonder when is the time for Microsoft to give up on the Japanese market.....

The launch is still embarrassing for Microsoft nonetheless. It's so damn deserted......
 

Squirrel Emperor

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I wonder when is the time for Microsoft to give up on the Japanese market.....
They shouldn't give up. The last thing we want are less Japanese games. They're just going to have to be a bit smarter about what Japanese games they decide to publish. Target Japanese stuff that appeals to the west cause console market in Japan isn't in a good state.

And even though games like Scalebound may not be on the PS4, people should be happy games like that exist. Those types of games target a niche market and I fear they may not last much longer.
 

Wazi the pa

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They shouldn't give up. The last thing we want are less Japanese games. They're just going to have to be a bit smarter about what Japanese games they decide to publish. Target Japanese stuff that appeals to the west cause console market in Japan isn't in a good state.

And even though games like Scalebound may not be on the PS4, people should be happy games like that exist. Those types of games target a niche market and I fear they may not last much longer.
Then they should understand that most of the western games don't appeal to the JP market. The situation I'm seeing right now is that Microsoft is trying to tackle back Sony within the Western market and they tried that with Tomb Raider and other 'exclusives' that are coming to the Xbox One back in Gamescom 2014. They're making that a first priority before anything else.

I hope Microsoft does get the message loud and clear.
 

Wazi the pa

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They need to step up their game. Even though the big JRPG games (SE's KHIII and FFXV) are coming to the X1, I feel JP gamers will favor playing it on the PS4.
 
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They tried at the start with XB360 and then gave up. I expect the same to happen with XBox One.

Really, all that should matter to Microsoft is that they make sure they get the big 3rd party titles for their western audience. So far so good.