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 Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* Why Xbox360 might fail in Japan

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Xbox/Xbox Games thinks the Xbox360 has a lot going for it, but a lot that could kill it in Japan too.

Especially the Japanese disdain for using foreign products when there's a Japan-native alternative.

And it's not just Western-developed Xbox games either. Non-Japanese titles have struggled in Japan on both PlayStation and GameCube platforms. Sony found this out the hard way when marketed Prince of Persia: Sands of Time for PS2 - the company masked it as a game made by Japanese but it still bombed hard. Japanese gamers could just feel it came from a foreign place. Spoiler alert: The Japanese aren't going to wait in line for Perfect Dark Zero and Halo 3.


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