“Xbox 360 Finished in Japan”


With the recent announcement that Japan’s top selling Xbox 360 title Star Ocean 4 is set to get a “complete” release on the reinvigorated PS3, observers can’t help but notice something very disturbing about the top 5 Japanese Xbox 360 titles…

The titles, their sales to date, and their release dates:

1. Star Ocean 4 (208,521 – 09/02/19) > PS3 Complete Edition

2. Blue Dragon (203,740 – 06/12/07) > DS Sequels

3. Tales of Vesperia (194,714 – 08/08/07) > PS3 Complete Edition

4. Last Remnant (154,493 – 08/11/20) > PC Complete Edition

5. Biohazard 5 (121,515 – 09/03/05) > Multiplatform

6. Ace Combat 6 (115,899 – 08/11/06)

7. Infinite Undiscovery (113,195 – 08/09/11)

8. Beautiful Katamari Damashi (112,803 – 08/11/06)

9. Lost Odyssey (109,517 – 07/12/06)

10. Dead or Alive 4 (108,618 – 05/12/29)

One of the most famous (or possibly notorious) Japanese Xbox 360 titles, IdolMaster, only managed 50,000 copies for each version, so how long Microsoft will be willing to pay to keep these exclusive is open to question.

With Japanese developers apparently using the system as little more than a source of development subsidies, it seems Microsoft’s largesse may have backfired…

Via Hachimaki.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lots of QQ in here

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:41 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know why but I just can't play FPS on the Dual Shock. Is there any 3rd party ps3 controller shaped like the 360s? if there is I would just get rid of my 360 and finally buy more games for my ps3

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really, everyone know Japan is the exception. Xbox still sells best everywhere else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fanboys fanboys fanboys... calm your self's down abit. it's nie on impossable to determin which is the better console at this point in time. it's all just personal opinions but the ps3 deffinatly has the better exclusives in a technical sense and is most certainly possible of creating greater physics and atmosphere in a game. this is totaly personal prefference but the ps3's xmb feels alot more grown up than the xbox's dashboard, and is alot easier to use in a multi media sense and microsoft seem to scream GIVE US YOUR MONEY.

    i personaly want sony to win this gen over microsft because they entered the console market to make great games first and for most but microsoft entered the console market to make money first and for most.

    i'll say one more thing, i do like some of the 360 exclusive games but i hate micrsoft's buisness strategies and the cheap as hell feel to the 360. the microsoft fat cats should go to hell. they are in this buisness for the wrong reason's. MONEY MONEY MONEY.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well said mate

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)




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    Comment by SeriouslyWTF
    08:04 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You people and your gay fanboyism are all fags, buy both consoles and reap in the benefits of both.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:38 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly who cares if those rpgs are being ported to ps3? i already played it a long time ago, and honestly im not interested in add ons like ninja gaiden sigma 2 boobs, or a annoying pirate girl in TOV, or play SO4 in japanese language, because that dont change the fact that the game story is bad. 360 strike first and im begin happy that i can laugh on my friends faces because they cant play good Rpgs that are STILL ONLY on my XBOX 360.

    Honestly MS have done their job and its make me happier. and that WHAT REALLY MATTER, so honestly go and play a lot of TOV and SO4, i will wait for the next batch of Rpgs and not be playing old stuff.

    360 forever!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, SO4's story really is terrible. But the combat is out of this world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a 360 and the only thing that keeps me from getting rid of it is the huge amount of money i invested on it (games, controllers), i regret not buying a ps3

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're attached with your account, this is bad...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only figure that does matter. Software sales

    360 - 251,049,736
    PS3 - 149,933,108

    Long live Sony and Microsoft. I only hate the wii.

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    06:42 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3. yep, still don't fucking care...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuk xbox360 sales
    fuk ps3 sales
    fuk which is better
    all i give a damn about are the fuking games
    and fuking so4 and tales were supposed to be exlusives but they fuking betrayed the fans(not console fans) fuk it all to hell

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan honors its console, period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is this website so anti xbox 360? thats one thing i dont like about this site. get over it, xbox is has more consoles sold, has more games per console sold, and every knows that ps3 is constantly copying xbox 360s features. i own both consoles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah that's what I don't like either. Love the site and the japanese focus but then the fanboy rants and dumb news posters ruin it. I play all the consoles so why would I want to come on and see one of the ones I own blasted all the tim?

    Sankaku is becoming a site for idiots. Why come here when you only find mindless fanboys?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:10 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    because idiot poster like arte want to generate traffic from fanboys or he is a sony fanboy himself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's funny about this is that the Japanese are just supporting their Japanese made system, and are shunning the US made system.

    And what do we see on these forums? The americans shunning the american made system and supporting the Japanese made system.

    Yay for patriotism!

    And I own both systems, and prefer the 360 - by far. And no, I'm not an American :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    business as usual...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what do you guys think of project natal?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sony's vibrator controller is better because it can be stuffed into my girlfriends ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lucky me too... there is no need to compare both of the consoles.... there are pros and cons to each of them =) It depends on how you view 'em

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hate to break it to everybody here, but do you really think Microsoft gives a shit whether or not their console bombs In Japan? Fuck no! They knew that their console was in deep trouble due to past experience with the original Xbox. As for the whole exclusivity deal, while it does suck that most of their exclusives are going out the window, I doubt Microsoft is losing sleep over it.

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    Comment by maxchain
    02:10 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Personally, I couldn't care less how the neverending console war goes--I just want the PS3 to get some of those damn shmups the 360's been bogarting. What were they thinking, putting Otomedius Gorgeous on the 360?!

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    Comment by ScarredBushido
    02:11 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they should of made it a multiplatform in the first place..i just want the same content as the other version...thats never gonna happen tho so i guess i have to get a ps3

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 got owned by the ps2 lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I sold my xbox 360 for a ps3 slim today xD!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    welcome to the brotherhood. a good session of blu ray movies and ps3 games will cleanse you of the filth that is microcrap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:50 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fools...I say let them download Visual Novels and maybe even some Eroge on their Market...

    That will be their saving grace in this world full of

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are only a handful of reasonable rational xbox 360-only users in the world. The rest of them are ignorant blind fantards wearing their 360-4-live fanboy goggles.

    These ignorant fantards do very much the same things:

    - they somehow believe that with the 3yr warranty, that it's completely impossible for people to purchase a second or third 360.
    - that a very very small minority actually purchase the $199 sku
    - that the cheapest PS3 was $200 more than the cheapest 360
    - think Japan doesn't matter
    - think US sales encapsulate the world
    - think the 360 is beating the PS3 in sales in Europe when it's only beating the PS3 in the UK
    - forget the 360 had a year headstart in the US and an 18 month headstart in Europe

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's more PS3 fanboys than 360 fanboys so retarded posts like that are dumb (and only show you are a fanboy). Hell look at the reaction sony fans had to FF going on 360, DMC on 360, EA being rumoured to have blocked cross game chat (was only a rumour but didn't stop PS3 fanboys acting like children and blasting them on there forums) and the general attitude of Sony fanboys on this site. Where's the 360 fanboy equivalents to these things?

    -they don't believe that and if there 360 breaks I'm guessing they know it more than you as they'd have to actually buy one
    - How does a minority buying the inferior version of the console make them fanboys?
    - It is cheaper as a stand alone piece and it's only more expensive if you need the extra's.
    - Japan does matter, why do you think MS got the JRPG's etc? But then again MS has got good sales even without japan so they don't NEED it but it is better to keep trying.
    - They don't think that you're just trying to stereotype.
    - Actually it is beating PS3 in more than just UK but not too many more.
    - Wii was also a year behind and beat it. Year on year 360 and PS3 have sold the same and while most don't appreciate that (on the 360 side) neither do the PS3 fanboys who assume PS3 would be ahead of MS by a long shot if it was launched at the same time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck those slit eyed jap cunts. Pull out of Japan if they don't want the 360 then bollox to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    japan is all ds, psp and wii

    its not like ps3 is doing well there either

    ff13 will give it a boost but without that it would still be doing shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck japan

    I lived there for 2 years, its a fucking racist country.

    I couldn't even pay for a blowjob in japan because I'm labelled as a dirty disease carrying gaijin.

    Fuck the japanese market, MS just pull out, the japs aren't worth it

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    doesn't the fact that you tried to pay for a blowjob prove their point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I pay for sex all the time,

    its the oldest profession in the business

    I've slept with 100s of girls as a result, I don't mind. Its better than spending money on heroin

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NA NA NA
    NA NA NA

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know what I love about Xbox? We always get demo's for multiplat games 2 weeks before PS3 folk.

    And guess what?

    Bioshock 2 demo is coming for the 360 first.


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Way to express your fanboyness...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NA NA NA ..
    XBox is Better losers hahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Xbox doesn't have Wi-Fi.

    Nuff said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 13/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    But hasn't Sony always release their game systems at a higher price then there compition?
    Let's compare prices for their new platform consoles:

    Ps 4: last I checked...$700 - $1,000 US

    Xbox 1: $300-$500...I think

    Wii 2: $ 20o I think

    I maybe wrong on the prices though

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the 360 and PS3 are both great in their own way but if you like games and like games to look good and play well use the 360, anyone who can get access to both should look at games that are avalible on both machines. I dont care what machine is ore powerful and makes the least noise Im only intrested in which gives me a petter playing experience. The only thing that drives me mad is why the Fu*k microsoft can even sell a machine as unreliable as the 360!! Its a crime.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    21:56 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nevermind the fact that the DS version(s) of Blue Dragon are next to nothing compared to the original (sucky, as all JRPGs) game, and that Biohazard 5 is superior on the 360.

    And actual, real gamers are still bound to buying the 360 in order to play actual, real games (not that those are very popular, mind you): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG0pyFWlqxw&fmt=22 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG0pyFWlqxw&fmt=22]

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ITT: People that can't afford multiple consoles, are butt hurt because of it, and insult the games they are unable to play. Also pretend the RROD is a big deal. I bought one 360, one Wii, one PS3, and 3 PS2s.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And I have a PC.

    So do you.

    Take advantage of it!

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    Comment by El Chaos
    22:28 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know a guy that's on his third PS3. http://www.theghz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2395 [http://www.theghz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2395]

    Good luck with that one.

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