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Will Microsft's New Japanese Campaign Work?

Yes 14 13.46%
 
No 72 69.23%
 
Too early to tell 18 17.31%
 
Total:104
freedom_is_illusion said:
axumblade said:

Oh jeez. I smell a ban coming. >_< 

again I have broken no rules, but since one of my threads which didn't break any has gotten locked I guess I can't put it past the mods to ban someone who is following the rules

You just called someone stupid, which IS against the rules. Hell, some people get banned for referring to people as "fanboys" so that's why you'd get banned possibly. I'm not going to report you because it's not what I do. I'm merely just informing you that you're supposed to respect the people on the board, and letting you know that that's why you would get banned. ;)



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freedom_is_illusion said:
axumblade said:

Oh jeez. I smell a ban coming. >_< 

again I have broken no rules, but since one of my threads which didn't break any has gotten locked I guess I can't put it past the mods to ban someone who is following the rules


your kidding right?



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Strictly speaking it's too early to tell, but I think it's pretty obvious the most likely scenario is 'no'.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

I think it's a little too early to tell.



                                                                                                                                            

It won't work. Even if it stays exclusive, too many times have former exclusives turned out to be nothing more than timed.



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Akvod said:
It won't work. Even if it stays exclusive, too many times have former exclusives turned out to be nothing more than timed.

That is a valid point...

Also, who was freedom_is_illusion really? o.O 



To answer this question, all we need to do is look at when the 360 was first launched in Japan.

This chart can be found here.

Now, notice anything odd? Like...the complete lack of any games that would appeal to the Japanese? Microsoft didn't even have Dead or Alive 4 ready for the Japanese launch, the one game that the Japanese would buy in even the smallest numbers. If memory serves, the 360 started out even more slowly than the original Xbox. And that was when Microsoft sealed their own doom in Japan.

You can't have an appealing console without an appealing launch. Even Sony, who really messed up the PS3's launch in several ways, had Resistance in America and a Gundam game in Japan. The 360 had pretty much nothing to offer. And then, Microsoft practically ignored the system for a full year, finally releasing Blue Dragon at the end of 2006 in a desperate attempt to salvage the 360 in Japan. But it was already too late. Even the string of big exclusive RPGs (Infinite Undiscovery, Star Ocean 4, Tales of Vesperia) failed to bring the 360 to any level of significance in Japan. Microsoft can fight as hard as they want for more sales and marketshare in Japan. It just won't do. I love the 360, and I wish it was more successful in Japan, but it's not going to happen. Microsoft ruined its chances long ago.



 

 

I will say the campaign cant hurt....LOL But will it help I dont think much. The Japanese are not xbox fans I dont think anything is going to change that. I will say the box did way better this gen than last in japan and these announcements MAY help when they finally release the next xbox.

You may say why because they will remember the support the 360 got from Japanese developers



PS3, WII and 360 all great systems depends on what type of console player you are.

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I don't see it working; MS seems to have lost Japan completely (apparently, some shops won't pay more than ¥500 for used 360s because they have so much trouble selling them).

Also, every thread I've seen where the main focus is 360 sales in Japan seems sooner or later to turn into a flamewar where people say that the Japanese won't buy them because they're xenophobic, so Inb4 flamewars



There was a post - or posts a while back claiming Japan is no longer important and doesn't matter (in terms of sales). Most in agreement were from the x360 camp.

Well, here is your answer.

To some it does not matter but to Microsoft it damn well matters and they are still willing to throw good money at it, yet again.

Japan is very important to this industry in every way.