japanese 360 owners want Oblivion and they want it now

Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5821 Days
Japan: Xbox 360-Fans want The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

28.07.06 - The role playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion of Bethesda is already available in the USA and Europe, a release in Japan is,so far,however not yet planned. Therefore Japanese Xbox 360 fans started a Petition, in which they want to Microsoft and/or Bethesda to bring The Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion in a completely localized version to Japan.

http://www.tanomi.com/metoo/naiyou.html?kid=59755
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Mesoian
Mesoian
Since 5608 Days
Hmm. Perhaps it could cause a whole 500 systems to be sold in japan.

Honestly, I doubt even a heavy hitter like Oblivion could make a dent in that market.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5821 Days
I know it wont do anything out there, but atleast give the few japanese owners that actually purchased the 360 what they want.

Anyway Blue Dragon is what will sell well for the 360 in Japan not sure how many it will sell though of course, but it should hit 600,000 by december 2007. To be honest if it was a ps3 title it would have been guaranteed to sell 2 million copies within its first week.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 5812 Days
This is the Problem with MS they need to pick up their feet and start localising more stuff for Japan.

*slaps Optimus for the use of Blue Dragon*
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PRIMER
PRIMER
Since 5636 Days
Posted by Jollipop
This is the Problem with MS they need to pick up their feet and start localising more stuff for Japan.

*slaps Optimus for the use of Blue Dragon*
its a double edge situation, why would Bethesdasoft go to the trouble of localising oblivion, the money and manhours spent wouldnt be cost effective, seeing as there are about a few thousand 360 sold in japan!

they should start buying more consoles then they might get more localised games
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Sandsucker
Sandsucker
Since 5689 Days
I thought it was already available in Japan. :(

Would have figured a big game like Oblivion would have been sold everywhere a 360 is available.
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davidnay
davidnay
Since 5818 Days
Why would the Japanese want a good game like Oblivion? I thought they only liked queer RPG's like umm... Enchant Arm
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alimokrane
alimokrane
Since 5859 Days
Well that's not surprising really. they love their rpgs dont they.
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3rd person Action Adventure games PLease Microsoft, that's where you weakness lies.

Inflatable
Inflatable
Since 6567 Days
Why don't they learn English then and import the game? Problem solved..

We don't get localized Dutch versions, and the funny thing is, we don't even want to have that.. Now if the Germans, French and Italians etc would do the same we wouldn't have these stupid disadvantages in Europe concerning releasedates and prices of games etc..
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Shawnzee
Shawnzee
Since 5941 Days
Posted by Inflatable
Why don't they learn English then and import the game? Problem solved..
That would be a waste of time, why would anyone want to learn another language to play a game?
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5952 Days
The question is rather; how does anyone avoid learning english? It's absolutely everywhere!

I don't even think that's what's keeping the japanese from playing western releases, the fact that most of them don't run on their 360 does. Also, some people wouldn't know how to import a game even if they wanted to.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5821 Days
Posted by Shawnzee
That would be a waste of time, why would anyone want to learn another language to play a game?
I've actually decided to take a japanese class up at college next semester just to learn how to read japanese =P
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roxwell - PuS3Y
roxwell
Since 5878 Days
Posted by Optimusv2
I've actually decided to take a japanese class up at college next semester just to learn how to read japanese =P
I'll save you the trouble Op... Aoi Doragon :p
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Take one 360, add some chopped PS3, stir in some Wii, a sprinkling of DS Lite. Enjoy :)

Fanboy=Ban boy.

Acert93 - Mr. Bad Cop
Acert93
Since 5900 Days
The PS3 version will hit Japan before a localization version on the 360 ever hits Japan.
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Asmodeus
Asmodeus
Since 5696 Days
Posted by Acert93
The PS3 version will hit Japan before a localization version on the 360 ever hits Japan.
I don't think there will be a PS3 version.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 5812 Days
Posted by Shawnzee
That would be a waste of time, why would anyone want to learn another language to play a game?
Um i can understand basic Japanese, for that reason.

It's not such a bad thing to learn another language (English isn't the only language out there ya know) and many Japanese people are taught English as a second language at school. (Australia is only a hop skip and a jump away)
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I've actually decided to take a japanese class up at college next semester just to learn how to read japanese =P
Good luck with that Optimus speaking/understanding Japanese is one thing, reading Kanji is something completely different.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5821 Days
Yea I plan on learning that stuff jolli cause I like to read a lot of mangas etc I'd like to not have to hunt down the scanlations.

Roxwell is that really how you say blue dragon in japanese?
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roxwell - PuS3Y
roxwell
Since 5878 Days
I believe so Optimus!
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Take one 360, add some chopped PS3, stir in some Wii, a sprinkling of DS Lite. Enjoy :)

Fanboy=Ban boy.

Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 5812 Days
Posted by Optimusv2
Yea I plan on learning that stuff jolli cause I like to read a lot of mangas etc I'd like to not have to hunt down the scanlations.

Roxwell is that really how you say blue dragon in japanese?
Yea (do-ra-go-n) is the Romanji/Katakana way to spell the English word.

Ryuu is the real word for Dragon in Japanese.

Although being a western name "Aoi Doragon 青 <Kanji - Ao> い <Hiragana - I> ドラゴン <Katakana - doragon>" is probably the correct way of saying it. (well there's your first lesson)

To read Japanese you have to learn 46 Hiragana 46 Katakana (each with another 60 variations) and there are over 2500 Kanji some with up to 10 different meaning/sounds per symbol.

Gambatte!
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