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Microsoft Will Not be Holding A Press Conference at Tokyo Game Show 2014 Read more: http://www.gamerheadlines.com/2014/
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That was a bit before my time and I don't have the most expansive knowledge in the video game industry as a whole, so I'll believe that. I never said it was impossible, but I was just saying their presence is/has been lacking for a long time now. Nintendo and Sony just have too much of the video game market now that Microsoft would have way too hard a time to overcome. If people buy one or two consoles, it would likely be from Nintendo and/or Sony most of the time, factor in Nintendo and Sony's portable consoles along with the higher amount of cost for these items that it would be hard for Microsoft to overcome.


Actually, Sony and especially Nintendo are struggling hard in Japan right now, if we're just talking home consoles. Elsewhere in the world, Microsoft is doing far, far better than Nintendo. So, while I don't expect the Xbox One to do any better in Japan, they won't be doing that much worse by virtue of the new consoles just outright flopping it up in Japan right now.
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bsem wrote:

That was a bit before my time and I don't have the most expansive knowledge in the video game industry as a whole, so I'll believe that. I never said it was impossible, but I was just saying their presence is/has been lacking for a long time now. Nintendo and Sony just have too much of the video game market now that Microsoft would have way too hard a time to overcome. If people buy one or two consoles, it would likely be from Nintendo and/or Sony most of the time, factor in Nintendo and Sony's portable consoles along with the higher amount of cost for these items that it would be hard for Microsoft to overcome.


Actually, Sony and especially Nintendo are struggling hard in Japan right now, if we're just talking home consoles. Elsewhere in the world, Microsoft is doing far, far better than Nintendo. So, while I don't expect the Xbox One to do any better in Japan, they won't be doing that much worse by virtue of the new consoles just outright flopping it up in Japan right now.


Yeah, I know Nintendo struggles more outside of Japan, which is why I said they tend to cater to the Japanese audience more with their products. I also said Microsoft tends to cater more to Americans, because the tastes of the people in this country are much more different than the audiences in Japan. They have different styles of games that relate more to where their main audiences are. Sony plays to both audiences with those many different styles of games. I expect the Xbox One to make some noise in Japan during its infancy, as it is always exciting when a new game console releases, but it will go down steadily if they can't cater to the audiences there. Just how hard are Sony and Nintendo struggling? If it is that bad, Xbox One won't be able to invigorate the sales that much.

What does Sony and the PS4 need to improve sales in Japan? Obviously, what caters to their audience more. That would be JRPGs, which they don't have much at all right now. They will be releasing Persona 5 next year and soon developers will move on to that console and develop more PS4 exclusive JRPGs. That will be how the PS4 will see improved sales. The consumers will realize that support for PS3 has officially moved on to PS4 by that point. Nintendo will either continue to struggle or maybe they improve as they still have more support in Japan and their own first party exclusives. Microsoft needs to get some exclusive JRPGs, from Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter series, like Nintendo is getting, if they want a shot at the Japanese market.
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bsem wrote:

What does Sony and the PS4 need to improve sales in Japan? Obviously, what caters to their audience more. That would be JRPGs, which they don't have much at all right now. They will be releasing Persona 5 next year and soon developers will move on to that console and develop more PS4 exclusive JRPGs. That will be how the PS4 will see improved sales. The consumers will realize that support for PS3 has officially moved on to PS4 by that point. Nintendo will either continue to struggle or maybe they improve as they still have more support in Japan and their own first part exclusives. Microsoft needs to get some exclusive JRPGs, from Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter series, like Nintendo is getting, if they want a shot at the Japanese market.


You're right. They need to do what they've done for the last couple of generations and weather the storm. The first few years for all consoles will suck there. That seems to be how it goes. Then it gets better later on as libraries and install bases grow. More and more people buy the consoles because it's become the defacto standard generation at that point.

If I'm being honest, I'm sure PS4 will be on top there when all is said and done. I don't think that means Microsoft shouldn't make the effort or that Nintendo should turn it in, either. I think they just focus their attention elsewhere and mop up what's left when they can in Japan. Seems to have worked so far.
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bsem wrote:


Kunami_Mata wrote:


bsem wrote:

That was a bit before my time and I don't have the most expansive knowledge in the video game industry as a whole, so I'll believe that. I never said it was impossible, but I was just saying their presence is/has been lacking for a long time now. Nintendo and Sony just have too much of the video game market now that Microsoft would have way too hard a time to overcome. If people buy one or two consoles, it would likely be from Nintendo and/or Sony most of the time, factor in Nintendo and Sony's portable consoles along with the higher amount of cost for these items that it would be hard for Microsoft to overcome.


Actually, Sony and especially Nintendo are struggling hard in Japan right now, if we're just talking home consoles. Elsewhere in the world, Microsoft is doing far, far better than Nintendo. So, while I don't expect the Xbox One to do any better in Japan, they won't be doing that much worse by virtue of the new consoles just outright flopping it up in Japan right now.


Yeah, I know Nintendo struggles more outside of Japan, which is why I said they tend to cater to the Japanese audience more with their products. I also said Microsoft tends to cater more to Americans, because the tastes of the people in this country are much more different than the audiences in Japan. They have different styles of games that relate more to where their main audiences are. Sony plays to both audiences with those many different styles of games. I expect the Xbox One to make some noise in Japan during its infancy, as it is always exciting when a new game console releases, but it will go down steadily if they can't cater to the audiences there. Just how hard are Sony and Nintendo struggling? If it is that bad, Xbox One won't be able to invigorate the sales that much.

What does Sony and the PS4 need to improve sales in Japan? Obviously, what caters to their audience more. That would be JRPGs, which they don't have much at all right now. They will be releasing Persona 5 next year and soon developers will move on to that console and develop more PS4 exclusive JRPGs. That will be how the PS4 will see improved sales. The consumers will realize that support for PS3 has officially moved on to PS4 by that point. Nintendo will either continue to struggle or maybe they improve as they still have more support in Japan and their own first party exclusives. Microsoft needs to get some exclusive JRPGs, from Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter series, like Nintendo is getting, if they want a shot at the Japanese market.


Nintendo does far better on the Handheld market with 3DS even if it started out very rocky for them they manage to sell well in Japan.Sony has a issue with selling PSvita.As for Micosoft they have been has been trying put out Japanese games for Xbox 360 they did it with Monster Hunter F Online, Moble Suit Gundam Mobile Ops: The One Year War,Idolmaster series,they even release JRPG and cute Arcade games shoot ‘em up's still they were not interested.
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Is the Japanese market even worth aiming at?

I'm not arguing that there isn't a significant amount of gamers in Japan but for the amount of money it would cost Microsoft in terms of marketing and exclusive rights etc that would be required to sell the idea of the Xbox One to Japanese gamers would it be worth it?

I don't think it would, that's just my personal view. I didn't buy my Xbox One for JRPGs and while I would like to play them I am really indifferent overall. I think most people who wanted a console for JRPGs bought the PS4 so I just say let them have it It wouldn't really be a victory if Microsoft started taking JRPGs for Sony, it would just cause further friction in the gaming community. I would much rather have no exclusives
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