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What Japanese people think about the Xbox One?

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Xxain said:
"I wonder how Americans are gaming at home. Whenever I'm playing a game, I never feel like I want to watch TV, so the ability to switch between the two makes no sense to me."


Wonderful. For people saying Japan is irrelevant your blowin smoke. Japan will be the reason why PS3 beats outsells the 360 in the end and the reason MS will never have the top spot. The amount of more consoles they would have to sell in other regions to make up for what they aren't selling in Japan is nearly impossible to do consistently and thats without the competition.


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Xxain said:
"I wonder how Americans are gaming at home. Whenever I'm playing a game, I never feel like I want to watch TV, so the ability to switch between the two makes no sense to me."


Wonderful. For people saying Japan is irrelevant your blowin smoke. Japan will be the reason why PS3 beats outsells the 360 in the end and the reason MS will never have the top spot. The amount of more consoles they would have to sell in other regions to make up for what they aren't selling in Japan is nearly impossible to do consistently and thats without the competition.

You mean the 1.7 million or whatever the 360 has sold in Japan? I kind of think that would be pretty easy to make up in the US or Europe.



IDK what some people are denying, but Japan looks pretty important to me. Might as well say the UK isn't important to the 360, Wii or PS3 as they failed to crack 10mil there

UK Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
X360 9,155 (-2%) 8,897,981
3DS 8,684 (-1%) 2,000,369
PS3 7,498 (-8%) 5,865,772
PSV 1,809 (-30%) 329,498
WiiU 1,769 (-6%) 143,418
Wii 725 (-22%) 8,709,626
PSP 458 (-11%) 4,514,460
DS 171 (-10%) 12,955,498
Total 30,269 (-7%)

Japan Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 48,641 (-35%) 11,461,372
PS3 12,585 (-28%) 9,284,826
PSV 12,457 (-37%) 1,537,195
WiiU 7,285 (-38%) 918,660
PSP 6,382 (-25%) 19,743,743
Wii 1,329 (-31%) 12,718,802
X360 391 (-19%) 1,640,968
DS 56 (-18%) 32,981,898
Total 89,126 (-34%)



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"Western internet forums are on fire. lol"

This one made me laugh :))



"They [Microsoft] are not looking at Sony or Nintendo, but are frantically coming up with countermeasures for Apple and Google."

"Television. The NFL. These things seem the biggest, but in Japan, they're totally irrelevant. For Japan, it's totally over. It's at the point where it doesn't matter if this doesn't sell in Japan."

I especially agree with these two. The Xbox One felt like an American top set box for Americans and Americans only, not something of global appeal or something that was built for games



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J_Allard said:
How will MS survive without the 1 million consoles sold in Japan.

Also, what is Idolmaster?

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A lot of the PS3 numbers are because people here in Japan bought the PS3 as a DVR system using Torne, and not video games. Overall game sales are pretty poor in Japan unless it is a really well known franchise. It is pretty difficult for new games to get a foothold here.



lol Japan is irrelevant. wouldn't that make every country that isn't the USA irrelevant. some people just make me lol



NanakiXI said:
IDK what some people are denying, but Japan looks pretty important to me. Might as well say the UK isn't important to the 360, Wii or PS3 as they failed to crack 10mil there

UK Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
X360 9,155 (-2%) 8,897,981
3DS 8,684 (-1%) 2,000,369
PS3 7,498 (-8%) 5,865,772
PSV 1,809 (-30%) 329,498
WiiU 1,769 (-6%) 143,418
Wii 725 (-22%) 8,709,626
PSP 458 (-11%) 4,514,460
DS 171 (-10%) 12,955,498
Total 30,269 (-7%)

Japan Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 48,641 (-35%) 11,461,372
PS3 12,585 (-28%) 9,284,826
PSV 12,457 (-37%) 1,537,195
WiiU 7,285 (-38%) 918,660
PSP 6,382 (-25%) 19,743,743
Wii 1,329 (-31%) 12,718,802
X360 391 (-19%) 1,640,968
DS 56 (-18%) 32,981,898
Total 89,126 (-34%)


Important to who?

Its clearly not very important to MS.

Now if Japan turns its back on home consoles even more next gen  (as it will)... who stand to lose the most?



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The Japanese are too patriotic to the things that are made in Japan. I don't think they will be into Xbox One anyway