MS: “No Xbox One for Japan” “Asians Wait Another Year”

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Microsoft has announced the Xbox One will only go on sale in “select” Asian markets, and only at the end of 2014 – with Japan conspicuously absent from the list.

Microsoft told the Wall Street Journal its “staged approach” to introducing their console to the Asian natives will see it released only to “select” Asian markets – Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and India – and only in late 2014.

Japan is not mentioned at all in their plans, but Microsoft did tell Famitsu a release in Japan is “planned,” with details to be announced “later at an appropriate juncture,” suggesting either that Microsoft’s command of geography leads it to place Japan outside of Asia, or, as seems rather likely given the overall “exiting the console market after this gen” tone of the launch, it has thrown in the towel but is saving face with some PR dissimulation.

Microsoft does mention that “we have deepened our relationship with Japanese publishers” and that “this is absolutely key to our business,” but this is some way from saying it will actually be releasing the console in Japan – and may just refer to some publishing deal with Square Enix or Konami.

Although Microsoft does not mention being butchered by Sony in the Asian markets as a reason for delaying the launch there, they do say Kinect will now actually work in the tiny apartments most Asians are assumed to live in – “We listened to the feedback, not everyone in Asia has living rooms… The field of vision required for Kinect is much smaller.”

As the console will not even function without Kinect being active (it apparently continuously records everything in the room so it can wake via spoken command, a prospect so disturbing that some have likened it to the perfect spying device for the US government), their inconveniently small homes presumably posed a technical obstacle to the release.

Their disdain for the outmoded notion that a game console’s main function is playing video games also shines through – problems securing Asian TV content for the Xbox One are mentioned as another impediment to the smooth release of the console, its main function in Microsoft’s eyes apparently being the all-American pastime of watching American football whilst guzzling Doritos and gulping down Dew.

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      • Anonymous says:

        No… the Japanese don’t like inferior products, just like the rest of the world. We don’t want them selling this shit in their own country either. No one wants this shit. Way to take everything out of context….

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s what i was waiting for. Who’s even using this supposed term nowadays? If your only ego-boost is to be an asshole around here, you should just rename yourself to just that. Asshole.

        • Anonymous says:

          so how is supporting a console that genuinely looks good over a one that looks like shit making someone a weeaboo just because the better console comes from japan…?
          The epitome of weeabooness is thinking an infatuation with a 2D character counts as a relationship. oh wait…

        • Anonymous says:

          @Taylor, I was going to treat you as troll and ignore your comments but it seems like you might actually believe what you are typing. So here is the thing: the Xbox 360 _only_ sold well in the US; in the _rest_ of the world, the Xbox 360 didn’t do that great.

          This is not just in Japan, but in many countries. For one thing, the Xbox 360 was regional locked, which meant that people had to use their local releases (although, many western games were regional free, it wasn’t all of them). So for people like me who preferred to get English voice over and English text, the only option was to get the game on the PS3 or PC. This is one thing.

          Another, people in the rest of the world don’t always have enough money to buy multiple consoles; so they only buy one and stick to it (which sometimes = Wii). Here is where the PS2 influence came to help the PS3; to many people the PS3 was a logical upgrade from the PS2 and so they went with it. Another thing is the RRoD that plunged the 1st iteration of the Xbox 360 didn’t help much; many people feared the RRoD and so stayed with the PS3 (which by the way you can still find the fat version of it in many places).

          The Xbox 360 didn’t just fail in Japan, but in many places in the world. In many places where it did sell well is due to piracy and not the console itself.

          I understand that many Americans have a limited view of the world; but you might wish to look at how the Xbox did worldwide instead of saying that only the Japanese market didn’t like it.

          Random.idiot

        • Anonymous says:

          -David Attenborough voice- We now witness the Taylor as it experiences a frenzied descent into madness. -hushed whisper- We must be careful not to startle it, so we can observe this incredible natural event…. yes. It’s simply magnificent to behold.

        • Anonymous says:

          You know, Taylor? The more you comment, the more you make yourself out to be the victim. I’d say just stop. It is pretty safe say that you’re a patriot, left-wing, conservative, Republican American nutjob, who has been sucking off Microsoft and Uncle Sam’s cock repeatedly, like the faggot that you already are. Yet, you are still here, battling legions and legions of folks, who have already put you in your place. Sankaku wasn’t made for Full Retards like you, kiddo. You belong on Yahoo! or one of those fucktarded social networks or something.

        • Anonymous says:

          What about… well… Europeans?
          Like others said, not everyone here is from the USA, so treating every Anon as American is retarded. Heck, not everyone is from an English-speaking country…
          Although I agreed to some of your (Taylor’s) statements in other threads… this time I have to be “anti-Taylor” lol

          It is true that the 360 didn’t sell very good in Japan and other Asian countries. In Europe sales were a lot better, but the PS3 still sold better. Fact is that the big winner in sales was the Wii!
          Favoring one console ain’t a bad thing and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a Japanese or American console.
          Also, nobody is ass-kissing everything Japanese. Even if someone does… what’s the problem? You wrote about patriotism and others betraying “your own people”… aren’t you ass-kissing everything American in that case? lol
          I detest patriotism and I don’t care about your opinion. Everyone can do and like what they want, just leave it at that… please go back to anti-3D preaching, that’s better

        • Taylor, you’re just being a blind nationalist here. Look at the facts:

          – Apple products are American and have sold fantastically in Japan. Even when Apple was scraping by before the iPod, they had something like 24% of the computer market there.

          – Its reputation wasn’t great to begin with, since the XBox was huge and bulky, couldn’t stand in tower mode, and had controllers so big you’d have to shift your hands around just to reach all the buttons. Also, a lot of them would catch fire if you’d unplugged and replugged the power cord a lot. The response was to give customers a power cord with a circuit breaker in it, so it wouldn’t fix the problem, but if it started welding itself internally, it’d shut off.

          – The XBox 360 had one of the highest failure rates of any piece of electronics ever made.

          Is it any wonder it didn’t do well there? It’s more of a freak accident that it did well in America. Without the deluge of FPS titles it would have probably sunk there too.

          It’s not that people are “ass kissing every single thing japan does and worshiping them like gods while throwing your own people under the bus.” It’s that the products were genuinely horrible, so it’s natural they failed. What you’re doing is like advocating everyone drive Ford Pintos because they’re American – who cares if they turn into fireballs when rear-ended?

        • Anonymous says:

          This may be a huge shock to someone with a brain as tiny as yours but….get ready….not everyone lives in the US. You’re really just digging yourself further into your retarded hole at this point, but you seem to like it down there, so carry on.

        • Anonymous says:

          Because of this Taylor really doesn’t have a life. He just spends his time sitting in front of his family’s computer, typing to himself. Whether you’re “trolling” or not, I could give a fuck less. A real “troll” wouldn’t even have to type half the shit you have already typed and would proofread his shit commentary before he posts it. I got bored reading the stupid retarded shit you posted, but it made me laugh, at least. Keep up the good work, “Bro”.

        • Anonymous says:

          “The Xbox 360 didn’t just fail in Japan, but in many places in the world. In many places where it did sell well is due to piracy and not the console itself.”

          Right, that’s why in Europe PS3 only outsold it by 6 million units, which is nowhere near the beating PS3 got in America and 360 got in Japan.

          “I understand that many Americans have a limited view of the world; but you might wish to look at how the Xbox did worldwide instead of saying that only the Japanese market didn’t like it.”

          I understand you’re a bigot, with an overinflated sense of superiority. But no matter how much you wish it, 360 was hardly disliked by all foreign markets.

        • Anonymous says:

          1. Yes you can buy used games from the store, BUT even if you buy the used game, in order to play in on the new XBOX one, you have to pay to unlock it for your particular XBOX One console, technically, if you buy a used game from Gamestop, you have to buy it again from Microsoft. Why don’t you read more into the console you’re defending.

          2. Even if it’s $50 a year, for what? extra stability? There is more lag on the Xbox than the PS3 and Sony gives you the stability for free. Or do you just pay just to be paying? What would you do if everyone else followed their lead? You pay for your internet, but then you have to pay for access to EVERY site you go on.

          3. It’s called bad business and it’s immoral. Microsoft is known to monopolize, and that’s what they try to do with everything, that’s why the government forced them to split their company in half because they were becoming a monopoly.

          4. The PS3 has better graphics capabilities than an Xbox 360, which uses DVD as it’s platform, while the PS3 uses Blu-ray, which, by itself complete outperforms DVD, then you add the consoles specs which is a fact that the PS3 is more powerful, YET when PS3 games are pitted against the same game for Xbox, the PS3 game seems less quality, and it’s been discovered that Microsoft doctors released game images to make them seem better than the game on the PS3.

        • Anonymous says:

          you seem to be the retarded one.

          1. Yes you can buy used games from the store, BUT even if you buy the used game, in order to play in on the new XBOX one, you have to pay to unlock it for your particular XBOX One console, technically, if you buy a used game from Gamestop, you have to buy it again from Microsoft. Why don’t you read more into the console you’re defending.

          2. Even if it’s $50 a year, for what? extra stability? There is more lag on the Xbox than the PS3 and Sony gives you the stability for free. Or do you just pay just to be paying? What would you do if everyone else followed their lead? You pay for your internet, but then you have to pay for access to EVERY site you go on.

          3. It’s called bad business and it’s immoral. Microsoft is known to monopolize, and that’s what they try to do with everything, that’s why the government forced them to split their company in half because they were becoming a monopoly.

          4. The PS3 has better graphics capabilities than an Xbox 360, which uses DVD as it’s platform, while the PS3 uses Blu-ray, which, by itself complete outperforms DVD, then you add the consoles specs which is a fact that the PS3 is more powerful, YET when PS3 games are pitted against the same game for Xbox, the PS3 game seems less quality, and it’s been discovered that Microsoft doctors released game images to make them seem better than the game on the PS3.

        • Anonymous says:

          That comment is expected of a Full Retard. Piss-poor grammar. And you claim that you’re an American. If you were a REAL American, you’d actually type intelligently. And another thing, it is pretty funny that you have an avatar of a Japanese anime character and that you type your keyboard commando comments here, hoping to win people over. Wow, Taylor, you just showed how retarded one can be when they sit at their computer, raging at everyone’s comments and typing away at each one of them, hoping you’ll “win” by getting the last word. Kudos to you, “Sir Weeaboo”.

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s got nothing to do with Country, MS uses cheap cheat tactics to make money, and a lot of us won’t sit back and get butt raped by them and take it, like you XBOX fanboys seem to like since you just sit back and accept it.

          The XBOX one…

          1. Makes you pay again, to unlock play of a used game. (Fact)

          2. Makes you pay to use your own internet.(Fact)

          3. Pays game publishers to delay games and DLCs of other consoles, for up to 6 months and a year. (Fact)

          4. Pays game publishers to lower the graphics of the games they release on other consoles. (Speculative)

          The Playstion 4…

          1. Doesn’t.

          2. Doesn’t.

          3. Does Not

          4. Doesn’t.

        • Anonymous says:

          just because the country is really developed doesnt mean its FREE, just look at USA.

          joy your so called patrionism there in america while your country spy on your emails making sure that you dont have done anything wrong.

        • Anonymous says:

          …except nobody is doing that? People here talk shit about Japan all the time. There’s plenty of weeaboos too, but you’re legit saying that people only like the PS4 better because its from Japan. People have continually pointed out the flaws in the new Xbox which arent present in the PS4, but you act like people only hate it because its from the US. Every time you post it just makes you sound like you blindly love anything the US does, which is pretty damn hypocritical.

          MOST people go for the quality version and dont settle for a flawed one, and the Xbox one is clearly flawed. I’m not supporting the PS4 just because its from Japan, and I’m not going to stand up for you just because you’re from the US.

          So answer me this, how exactly are you -not- hating on the PS4 just because its from Japan instead of the US? Your logic is retarded as its always been, stop trying to convince yourself otherwise. You’re an embarassment as an american.

        • Taylor, brah. most of the people are on the Idol Complex(Sankaku Complex) because they are fairly hardcore otaku. I’m here for the same reason you are, kill time. But honestly, arguing with these people about japan is like arguing with a dog about it’s bark. You will NEVER win, and the dog will just start to hate you. So my advice, brah. Read the articles, move on. I’ve been a member for 4 years? or so. I have like 15 comments total. This is definitely the first time I’ve seen so much hate directed at one person. Move on to a better site where you won’t find sheep like these people. Or simply don’t try to argue with them. you might as well be talking to a wall, bro.

        • Anonymous says:

          1. Used games are cheap and if you’re just curious about 1 game, you can just buy something like that and decide for yourself if it was great or not.

          Having friends share a used game with you increases your game library compared to buying shiny new games that makes you regret after finishing it in an hour.

          2. 50$ a year is a fucking lot if you don’t live in uncle sam’s groin. And seeing as how they go about it business-wise, it’s not just 50 bucks a year. There are better things to waste money on than on some console who’s milking you deliberately.

          No matter what game, there will always be noobs. That’s a fact as every gamer has his own views on other people.

          3. Indeed it’s a business, however blatantly saying “fuck you” to your consumers won’t get you that angelic choir song you’d wanna hear from them. It’s all about trust as to how you’d prepare your service to them. There are more subtle ways to charge consumers without making them feel that they’re boxed in.

          4. IF they do, we’d have the same reaction – it’s only natural. You may wanna look up on what happened to sony with their anti-piracy approach for their console

        • Anonymous says:

          Taylor every morning: Yes! Finally finished the alterations to my tinfoil hat, now those feminazis will never be able to read my thoughts. They think they’ve overtaken the world, but they’ll never get ME!
          God I feel so victorious I’m going to take a victory shit….Jeeves? Can you wipe my ass for me? Yeah, use the $100 bills, it makes me feel powerful. What? You’re busy?! I’ll give you busy, this ass cant wipe itself! Ugh fine I’ll wait.
          Christ I’m lonely. …I better check Sankaku. Ah!! My comments…downvoted! All this attention…I’m so happy….-cries into dakimakura- please pay more attention to me… …JEEVES, ITS COMING OUT!!!

        • Anonymous says:

          TL;DR… TL;DR.

          Taylor, rule of finger: never use walls of text to troll people, no matter what your target is. Whatever intentional logical falacy you try to construct will get lost on the way.

          Keep practicing, you may eventually be a good troll… maybe. Just… maybe.

        • Anonymous says:

          how about you explain how exactly preferring a console by Japan to one in america means ‘blindly loving everything japan does’? You cant because you realized you were wrong and said something retarded, but dont want to admit it because you are incapable of doing that. It’s beyond sad, but its common in children so its to be expected.

        • Anonymous says:

          Said like a true patriot, eh? You really are a faggot. And speaking of weeaboo, why do you have a anime pic for your avatar? Are you really a fat ugly kid with pimples who whines when his parents tell him that he is grounded for a whole month from using the family computer? LMFAO.

        • Anonymous says:

          You know, when Sony turns around and says ‘Oh you can trade/lend/sell games, but there’s a fee..’ and when their publishers block used games because they’re just as greedy as MS..

          You Sony fanboys leaping up to crap on the Xboner are going to feel pretty stupid when Sony hits you with all that.. *after* you buy it. Listen to their words, and especially what they’re *not* saying.

        • You saying 50$ a year is ‘a fucking lot of money’ disqualifies your entire argument and your position as an intelligent human being. I will just have to assume, as statistics suggest, poor people are simply not smart and uneducated and unable to think critically. Debating with you is pointless. Your socioeconomic level is too far beneath me for you to understand my words. If 50$ a year is too expensive for you then you are poor and too stupid to find a way to make 50$ a year. If you are too stupid to be able to afford 50$ a year, you are too stupid to understand logic. Please give up trying to speak intelligently and just resort to calling me a name and saying how dumb I am from a lack of your brain being able to process a thinking ability beyond a 12 year old like your fellow morons here and be on your way. If you’re unable to come up with a subject related original quality insult then please just rely one of the popular internet memes. Its sure to gather you support from your gynecomastic lower middle class general equivalency degree peers commenting with equal anger from their parents home. 🙂

        • As has already been stated by others and by my profile, voted down comments are my intent so that makes me successful in my goal, so you then ranting and loling about my drivel comments shows you have fallen into the same stupid person trap Ive laid out for others and you was not able to understand the obvious because you are too much of a dumbass and have failed in your goal in saying something you hoped to be insulting and funny. LOL.

          All of the hidden comments by Taylor are the most noticeable thing on this thread and days later is still gathering your attention. This is great psychology data I’m collecting. Pretty good how Im able to make stupid people jump at my whim isn’t it?

          🙂

        • There are much more fun ways to troll. Writing 50 line paragraphs with facts and statistics and logic I wouldn’t consider one of them. Your inability to come up with solid logical quality arguments doesn’t make what I say trolling. Calling me a troll is just the easy way out of not being able to handle the embarrassment one faces when I have proven their points false and illogical and have publically humiliated them with common sense showing them to be the morons that they are. If trolling means winning arguments and forcing people to resort to “you’re an idiot!” and “fail” and “full retard” and “kill it with fire!” because they are too stupid to counter. Then I perhaps will be Trollin 4 life.

          “GAH! Taylor proved me wrong and made me look like an idiot again..damnit, brain hurt, why do i have to be so stupid…what to do what to do…good thing im an anon…ah i know how to get him back, saying retard on the internet seems to work and gets alota votes..ok ill try that… ahem: Taylor, you just went full retard! AHAHAHA yaay that’ll work. there i feel smart again.”

          Dey see me trollinnn, dey hatttinn…

          now vote this one down too and feel good about yourself. Do it slave.

          :]

        • 1. So if someone buys a new game, everyone then who plays is used shouldn’t have to pay for it? Don’t you have to buy used games anyway from the store? (retarded)

          Why not one person just buy the game and pass it on to the entire country for free have xbox go out of business and no more video games for anyone.

          2. You mean that 50$ a YEAR for xbox live? Omg that so much money I’m going to die. Doesn’t that benefit in many ways like keeping noobs out of servers and profit for xbox to make better products, the money goes right back into xbox. If you can’t afford 50$ a year you probably cant afford any console anyway and you shouldn’t be playing video games anyway, go get a job.(cheap and retarded)

          3. That’s called business. Every business including playstation does similar things to win out over competition. Business is not kumbaya lets all hold hands and get along. Its cut throat winner take all. Can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. Playstation has done worse things (go look it up)

          4. Sounds like conspiracy theory to me. Would you be crying and refuse to buy playstation if you found out they did this? I doubt it. Why the hell should xbox care about other consoles anyway? Again this is called business. Poor little playstation doesnt have enough billions to make publishers a counter offer for their ps customers? Oh I guess they just don’t care that much and just pocket the money instead because playstation fanboys will buy no matter what.

        • Wow 4 people will the full retard internet meme. So hilarious. How clever and witty you guys are, must have taken forever to come up with that. So ‘Epic’ you guys totally ‘Fail’ sorry I don’t know any of the other ones because I’m not a loser. But I’d say the 4 of you are…full retard.

        • Faded comments and hidden comments stand out more than open ones so your efforts are kinda counter productive hahah. but I know you can’t resist showing your hate through downvoting. I mean it takes quite a few people to hide 10 different comments hahah. I don’t like being ignored so it tells me that your reading and I’m getting in your head. Im honored to have gathered so much attention. I have become the most infamous and well known figure on sankaku surpassing even houselife. Taylor is a household name now :*) You should be thanking me for enriching your lives by giving you a sense of accomplishment through the positive sensation of downvoting and also giving you a sense of community on sankaku by allowing you to unite against a common enemy.
          You’re welcome.

        • 346
          Im not assuming everyone is American, I’m only talking to the ones who are, but the same idea can be applied where ever you are from anyway. That should go without me having to explain. Next.

          Which console sells more than the other is not part of any of my main arguments. I don’t care and neither should you since you don’t rake in any of those profits. Next.

          Its fine if people prefer one console over the other. I was addressing specific people in general as a whole as I read through the comments who were obviously ass kissing Japan for everything they do. If you say so what if they ass kiss, then shouldn’t you also say so what if people criticize them for this? Am I not free to make an opinion just as they are? You’re criticizing me for doing this is no different than me criticizing them. Next.

          You are free to detest patriotism all you want just like I am free to support it. The FACTS show that the most prosperous countries in the world are also the ones who show the most patriotism. So if you don’t want to live in a piece of shit place it may benefit people to care about their country and work towards making it better. This is no different than keeping a neat and clean house. But if you prefer to live in mud with swine that is your choice and I am also free to care about where I live. Next.

          “Everyone can do and like what they want, just leave it at that”

          You should practice what you preach while being critical of me. The end.

        • At Anon 2:23
          When did I say only the Japanese market didn’t like it? What the hell are you even talking about? I never argued any of the points you are making.
          Love taylor.

          Ps. I did my research as I always do and the xbox sold just as well all over the world as the ps did and even better in places besides America, so even though I wasn’t even arguing any of your points and have no idea why you made them to me, you are still wrong.

        • As you all are competing for the funnier anti taylor comment I don’t see anyone logically disproving my points. I don’t hate Japan and I like many japanese things, as I like different things from many cultures, but theres a difference between that and ass kissing every single thing japan does and worshiping them like gods while throwing your own people under the bus. Japanese people don’t do that no matter how crap something they make does. It’s embarrassing.

          Japanese can say HAHA Americans and their CRAP SHITTY PRODUCTS haha gtfo of our precious Japan. And you weaboos will be like FUCK YEAH! We suck as Americans! We cant do shit right. The stuff you guys do is so awesome I agree! May I lick your superior Japanese feet?

          Then when I try to defend your place of residence for the sake of japan u throw me under the bus too. sad sad.

        • I hope playstation holds a event where all the fanboys and weaboos can meet up and Japan can BOMB the us again and kill all of you while they laugh and call you hairy barbarians on the internet take your money and thank you for supporting the Japanese economy till they all get so rich they kick the us out become a military super power and make the us their bitchboy and force you no job basement dwellers into sweeping shit off their streets 16 hours a day until you can go home to your playsations. :).

        • You guys should GTFO of MURICA then since you love Japan so much. Whytf are you still here HUH? Go over there and be treated like hairy barbarians see if you don’t come crawling back to murica after a year. Stop kissen jap ass you’re embarrassing you’re making yourselves look bad.

  • Anonymous says:

    Look.
    Microsoft [i]de-facto[/i] made a voice remote control for TV. But only for USA now. They need [some] time to addapt it even to european market, not even talking about exotic places like Japan, Russia, Australia and so on.
    They will just lose time while PS4, eventhough it’s “social-oriented” with all these “Share” and “Real name only”, will, sharing part with WiiU, dominate the console market. And once it dominates, Xbox will be doomed, because it is worse and nobody will buy it.

    • Anonymous says:

      “Japan Loves RPG games”

      No, Japan only loves Final Fantasy & Dragon Quest. The rest are lucky if they sell 500K units, most only sell 100-250K and that’s it.

      This is because Japan only buys things with brand recognition. Japan is a very shallow country, populated by lemmings, who do as told and generally stick to what they know.

      Things like Apple, PlayStation, Final Fantasy & Dragon Quest are all familiar products to them, thus they buy them.

      In fact if you want another example, One Piece is a success for the very same reason. A number of mangaka have even stated without One Piece Shounin Jump sales would plummet because a majority of their readers only buy it to read One Piece.

      Everything else contained within they cannot be bothered with because it takes too time to familiarize yourself with a new product. Do you understand how that relates to the video game world too?

  • Anonymous says:

    Given the Xbox 360 sales in Japan, I can’t say I’m surprised. However, this may make the XboxOne an even weaker console for JRPGs. BTW this might also be a marketing scheme for future console sales.

  • I Just Want Everyone To Know That ‘As An American’ I Do Not Support What You See Before Your Eyes. Xbox One….. As You Know Is An Abomination Given To Us By Microsoft.

    I Will Never Fully Support Them And I Never Plan On It……….

    Fucking ‘Merica…. If Only We Could Strive For Something Better As A Consumer Driven Based Economy! Seriously. Idiots Are Naturally The Most Basic And Obvious Consumer Group But What About Those Many, MANY Individuals Who Think….. Not In The Method Packaged To Them In A Box With Hardware With No Soul Other Than To Drive An Economy That Is Desperately Lacking HEART??

  • Anonymous says:

    For those complaining about Kinect ‘spying’ on them, your cel phone can be pinged to triangulate a 3D map of your house. It’s already been done to capture criminals by the feds. So you better throw away your cel phones and while you’re at it stop posting everything about your life on Facebook too.

  • Anonymous says:

    there are not enough hard drive on the entire planet to record this much data. It just watches, and no there are not enough lonely NSA agents to watch everything you do in hopes of pushing the record button when you walk by naked to get a late night soda.

    • Anonymous says:

      You must be the most ignorant otaku I have ever read the comments from. Voice and text recognition works by itself. The agents don’t need to be more than a couple hundreds to manage millions of data. The system matches everything you say looking for keywords. If you say a combination of keywords the system alerts the agents and then they start listening/reading your conversation and tracking your every move. I won’t be buying anything Microsoft, nor Apple, nor anything on that NSA list. Do your homework.

  • Anonymous says:

    Compared to the PS2 era, Japanese console sales are dwindling on ALL platforms. Did you know Wii sold 4 times more units in America than Japan, and in Japan the DS sold more units than all three consoles combined?

    The Japanese console market is drying up and MS was smart to abandon it. Nintendo & Sony would too, if not for Japan’s inability to adapt to change. Not that any of you weeaboos would ever acknowledge this.

  • Anonymous says:

    In the lastest news M$ go full arrogance.

    “Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called Xbox 360,” said Mattrick.

    “If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device.”

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/12/gamers-without-internet-can-stick-with-xbox-360-says-microsoft

    The interview.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=jzmVcasl3ZU
    http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/silmon/xbox-one-e3-2013–the-xbox-one-strategy–stream-

    • Anonymous says:

      He’s right, if you’re without internet in this day & age you clearly do not adapt to newer technology or are poor. And are probably still playing on your PS2 right now, while not owning even a Wii or just buying one.

      These aren’t your customers and there is no reason to try catering to them. They don’t have the money or won’t spend the money. I’ve worked with people like that, so I know first hand that the ones without internet today are exactly like that.

      Anyone who says otherwise is clueless or just looking for an excuse to attack MS because they won’t be able to played their pirated games offline anymore. Deal with it.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve been a primary xbox gamer since the first one, not to be confused with the One one (fuck, Microsoft what the hell were you thinking? You should have just stuck with Infinite/Infinity. It would have lent itself to being the idea of no further console being necessary for 10 years or more).

    I can now say that unless they reverse ship on everything they have brought out, I will never – N.E.V.E.R – buy an X-Box One111!!One!111. PS4 and Nintendo 3DS XL here I come.

  • Well, Squenix have redeemed themselves in my eyes by announcing FF Versus XIII will be FFXV, which I thought was impossible given how stupid they are. I guess Microsoft can do something to redeem themselves too, but I sure hope they won’t

  • Anonymous says:

    Hahaha

    Doritos and that soda crap and that shit console, as always, shit goes well together.

    Additionally watch out for that junk sht you eat, sodas, doritos and the like contribute greatly to a lot of siseases as you grow older and not so older…cancer says HI, enjoy you doritos and soda along with that shit console, as bonus you will get fatter and fatter as well.

    So very US-like product gargabe (nope, I aint saying “amercican”, as there no need to insult canadians, mexicans, brazilians, etc, )

  • Anonymous says:

    So… you little brain fucker really want to know what i do? you even go as far and want to force me to tell me my “sexual desires”? so that you can manipulate me better? i am clearly not interested to be a servant for an asshole.

  • Anonymous says:

    “As the console will not even function without Kinect being active (it apparently continuously records everything in the room so it can wake via spoken command, a prospect so disturbing that some have likened it to the perfect spying device for the US government)”

    More like if you watch porn and masturbate in front of your TV, you (or people you know) gonna find a video of it on some random online site soon after:P

  • Anonymous says:

    Giggity, giggity. Watching bad news after bad news for xbox one pleases me. That’ll teach them for thinking i will bend over and let microsoft fuck me in the ass with drm and not letting me own the games that I buy but merely “renting” them while paying full retail price for digital games. I ain’t buying xbox one, giggity giggity.

    HA-HA!
    MICROSOFT HA-HA!

    • Anonymous says:

      Spread the news. Tell it to family, friend, co-worker, neighbor, and stranger in the internet..

      So more people will do the same, and Microsoft will be hit harder and have to think again before trying to shove another thorny dildo into the consumer’s ass.

    • Anonymous says:

      Xbox One have region lock. Japanese, which more into JRPG will not able to buy Japanese game if it isn’t release in the west.

      Find latest JRPG at nearby gameshop, but cannot buy it because his Xbox One is US version..

  • The Joke XBONE has run its course people…It was funny for the first day, now it just makes the person who says it looks sad and lonely so they copy the people they see that said it. That being said…hehe Xbone…

    PS power for life.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hilarious…
    The only reason I bought a 360 was because of the Mistwalker games and other, then “exclusive” JRPGs… all of them except for the Mistwalker games got ported to the PS3 with bonus content. I was disappointed.
    But look at the next gen… no Xbox in Japan = no JRPGs at all! As if xenophobic Japan would develop JRPGs for gaijin lol
    ok… shitheads like Square-Enix might port PS4 games to the Xbox, but yeah… they LOVED to release FF13 on multiple discs with lower specs… what about the disk changing hell in SO4… Japanese developers lost interest in MS and now a West-only console? lol

    Not that I’d buy a PS4 or Nintendo, but this truly is retarded. Looking at the facts the new Xbox comes off as a piece of junk… well it is a plastic box.
    MS alienating the Asian market is not a good move, even if they might not sell that many consoles/games there.
    What is next… all the “cool” features (read useless stuff) will be US-only? Europeans paying extra for services? Region locks? Games being download only for 100,- bound to hackable accounts?
    Let them deliver more entertaining news 😀

  • Anonymous says:

    xbox is like the american version of the japanese vita………………… no one gives a shit about it in the “other” country. good move, microsoft. they learned from vita’s fail in the US and the xbox’s fail in japan.

    • Anonymous says:

      Even Japanese don’t give a shit about Vita, as evidenced by 3DS outselling it nearly 10:1 and major Japanese develops mostly releasing ports.

      Makes me sad, that I’ll eventually have to buy one of those pieces of shit to play Ys IV remake.

  • Anonymous says:

    i always thought the main point of a gaming console was to i dont know play games

    you know a simple device you plug in to your tv put the cartridge/Disc in and play

    then they added internet connectivity that was ok you could get patches or extra content through dlc but only if you wanted since required system updates came with the games that required them for the ps3 anyway

    know microshit says you have to have internet to use cant share games and act know to get your own personal monitoring device built in

    taht kcuf

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, you sound like one of us old school gamers^^
      Oh, the good times of cartridges… how I loved getting a new game and putting it into the slot. Simply starting the game and well, playing the game.

      Nowadays everything is with online support, DLC, apps, AIDs^^, social shit… anti piracy, copyright, account bound shit… multimedia… but where is the GAMING?

      IIRC video gaming became BIG because of Japan. Nintendo and Sega brought gaming to everyone’s home and shaped the market. Now it’s all about Western games… FPS and EA -_- sports games, activity games… handheld games suck as well… urgh

  • Anonymous says:

    good, so this mean tales of and the like won’t make the second mistake of becoming a region locked , unsellable piece of crap hardware’s timed exclusive this time .

    Ps4 all the way .

    • Anonymous says:

      They already made the same mistake twice, they’re just not going to make it again.

      —–

      Japan on Project X “it’s too much like a PC, we won’t support it if it’s a PC.”

      MS response “OK, we’ll do away with the keyboard&mouse support.”

      Japan approves “We will now develop for your [invader] system.”

      xbox FPS player months later “I hate using gamepads, why can’t MS add mouse support?”

      PS3 FPS player years later “I can use a mouse with UT3, suck it xbox.”

      Trolled by Japan

      —–

      repeat trying to appease Japanese market with lots of deals with smaller developers, acquiring exclusives from major developers and wasting a fortune on otaku pandering.

  • Anonymous says:

    Good luck getting Japanese developers to develop on a console while hoping that the ‘oversea’ sales would enough to cover their costs!

    Smaller Japanese developers (read: that is most of them) can only target their local market; the local market is what make them or destroy them. Their western releases are mostly _licensed_ by a western localization company (Atlus, NISA.. etc); very rarely (if at all) would a western company be able to afford asking them to port the game to another platform. Therefor the western release would depend on the platform on which the Japanese version was released on.

    While it is understandable that ‘kinnect’ requirement might worry people. It really isn’t a big deal _unless the developer make use of it!_ You could have the ‘kinnect’ connected but never use it since none of the games are using it!

    So, ‘no’ the kinnect requirement isn’t the reason.

    If it is true that MS won’t officially release the Xbox One in the Japanese market for another year or two after the western market (if at all). Then the Xbox One can kiss JRPG good bye. The Wii U, 3DS, PS Vita, PS3 and PS4* would be what the Japanese developer would target, the Xbox One isn’t the only option.

    * I can only assume that this news will affect the development on the Xbox 360 as well. Otakura are sensitive lot!

    Random.idiot

    • Anonymous says:

      That is not the issue. Kinetic is always required to use Xbox One, no matter if the game need it or not.

      Broke the kinetic, and all Xbox One games will be non playable. Need to attach that thing to make Xbox One working. And it not possible to turn it off completely, at most it will be on stand by mode because if it is completely off, voice command (say: “turn on” and kinetic turn on)wont work with Kinetic

      The problem is, the always online part, combined with camera and mic. make it an ideal gadget to spy on people’s private life. This is a turn off, even if Microsoft claimed that the privacy is ensured, hacker are always able to override that and get access to people life.

      I have this not-so-close friend that took some online lesson to hack, and manage to hack some CCTV in America. He learn it just in 6 hours.

      Also, there is this hacker that manage to grab Xbox One spec and post it into game website. The spec. that surely Microsoft want to protect from leak into the masses, are leaked.He is caught right now, but that is to show how competent the hacker we have nowadays.

      The fear of privacy violated by hacking access the kinetic and mic., is very understandable.

      That plus US government is busted secretly collecting people personal phone message, e-mail, record phone call make it unsettling to have another device that can record peoples daily life in the living room. US government can secretly obtain video recording peoples life that too.

      That is why Kinetic requirement can be a reason to not get an Xbox One.

  • Anonymous says:

    It has most likely more to do with their approach to used game sales.
    In Japan used games have only minor differences between trade-in and trade-out prices and flourishes far more than in the rest of the world.
    Their restrictive policy goes counter to this and would kill them off anyway regardless of line-up.