X360 Thursday, February 9, 2006 | 4:00 PM

Japanese Xbox 360 TV ad

Japanese Xbox 360 TV ad

The Xbox 360 sales in Japan are disapointing, to say the least, but Microsoft keeps pushing the system there, with this TV advertising for example. Nothing new to see unfortunately.


JP TV ad
Download: WMV

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Commented on 2006-02-09 16:35:16
lmfao no wonder why it doesnt sell well in Japan.. wot crappy ads..ahahaha omg
Commented on 2006-02-09 16:39:57
In Japan it pays to show CG / Anime much more than real-time stuff. IMHO the ad is a good idea I hope they follow it with more CGI.
Commented on 2006-02-09 17:48:48
This ad suxx they need to make the ads longer you cant really see the damn games that they are showing what the hell is that.....
Commented on 2006-02-09 18:11:18
japanese ads are usually 15 seconds, so thats good enough.
Commented on 2006-02-09 19:40:10
Why it doesn't sell?

Because there are no good RPG's and adventure games available (yet), gernes that are very important in Japan.. And there's like 1000+ titles available for the PS2 overthere, more then Xbox and GC combined, titles we haven't even heard of.. No wonder they just want the PS3 and nothing else, even if the thing turns out way overhyped and not as strong as promised (as usual)..

In the West (USA + Europe) we have a completly different taste of games etc, the Xbox is much better suited for that.. I find everything I want on the Xbox and Xbox 360 (I'm not into RPG's etc), but the average Japanese gamer just doesn't.. I would be surprised if the Xbox 360 sales grinded to a complete hold when the PS3 gets released overthere.. But aslong as MS is doing well in the West, it's no big deal I guess.. Japan might be an important gamedeveloper nation, but in size it's still by far the smallest of the big 3 markets..

P.s. the Xbox 360 is designed in white because white is totally hot in Japan, but even that obviously didn't help a lot..
Commented on 2006-02-09 19:53:35
I love the Japanese People, but it seems they are some kind of strange.
I mean - face it. Famitsu gave Nintendogs 40/40 Points (is this really a videogame?)
But Kameo just got 28/40. Thats a shame, cause Kameo was such an beautyful and rich experience. However, like i said, the Japanese are hard to understand.
They want to buy PS3 and Revolution so badly, just why?
Not one single Game for Rev has been shown yet, no screenshots, nothing.
And the X360, an powerful, amazing system with great games, even for japanese players, wich is already available, has no sucess in Japan.
I think this is STRANGE in every sense of the word.
Commented on 2006-02-09 22:28:09 In reply to FrostFox
Posted by FrostFox
This ad suxx they need to make the ads longer you cant really see the damn games that they are showing what the hell is that.....
Almost every post you make lacks punctuation.
Why?
You seem to have something to say, but it's so hard to make it out that it doesn't matter.
Commented on 2006-02-09 22:47:43
The 360 will see strong success in japan, just not until those must have games get released and believe me they are on the way :)

MIcrosoft wont stop pushing to get their 360 some japanese developer support and once the success starts picking up when games like lost planet, blue dragon, ninety nine nights, lost odyssey, and cry on get released the 360 will be be seen in a whole new light in japan. The lackluster performance of the xbox and the early bad start for the 360 will be forgotten as far as I know this console launch is the LAST we'll be seeing any microsoft console have a slow start in the japanese market. Things will be even between sony and microsoft come next console launch, but I strongly believe microsoft will secure an almost even market share with the ps3 in japan this time around.
Commented on 2006-02-10 03:25:05
a game like god of war(which kojima nd miyamoto both praised as an excellent game) barely sells 30k yet animal crossing,nintendogs all break million barrier in couple of weeks..oh japan why, whyyyyyy?
Commented on 2006-02-10 10:59:50
japanese have different tastes. THey don't want a deep game and therefore like the cutesy games the flashy games that are in your face. They want a laugh. We take games seriously. And obviously they'll love the PS3 because it's MADE BY THEM!!! They are very weird people for us to understand. I mean how can a person like a train game, a fishing game? But they'll probably take notice of XBOX 360 when the RPGs start trickling in.
THey have a lower attention span than even us.
Commented on 2006-02-10 13:31:47
Didn't Gamecube use a similar style Advert? With the Cube?!
Commented on 2006-02-11 00:21:23
i dont mind ms pushing their product the way they do but what pisses me off is that we(the ones that support it over here) dont get any special offers from them like the japs do :(

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