Microsoft to skip Tokyo Game Show 2015
posted on 07.10.15 at 07:28 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Microsoft making other preparations to deliver latest Xbox news.

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Microsoft won’t be at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, which runs from September 17 to 20 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, the company announced.

“2015 will continue to provide an attractive game line-up, exclusive titles included,” Microsoft Japan category marketing group’s Masayuki Inoue said in a statement. “This year, Microsoft will not exhibit the Tokyo Game Show, but we’re making various preparations to deliver the latest Xbox news to fans and media. We will provide an update as soon as we can.”

Going by Inoue’s comment, it appears Microsoft might be preparing its own event for Japan. Stay tuned for future updates.

Thanks, Famitsu.

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  • Nhiroz

    Did anyone really expect them too?

    • mrgrgr!

      not me. but skipping this isn’t helping them to sell units (they should just give up Japan I think.. money wise)

      • Nhiroz

        If anything, they NEED to go to TGS… This might be a mistake on Microsoft’s end. But I guess they have there reasons.

        • mrgrgr!

          they can show scale bound & ReCore but thats it as for now.

        • Zackasaur

          They wouldn’t really have enough content with which to make a show. You need some games to throw a press conference. And at TGS, it shouldn’t just be western multiplats (many of which will be PS4-exclusive in Japan) and Halo/Forza, you know?

  • XrosBlader821

    If they are preparing their own event in japan I hope it’s good and can win over a few people.
    A healthy competition always forces people to do a better job.

    • kool

      Unless they make an Xbox that turns into a giant robot. Its over for Xbox in Japan.

  • NEKO WORKING

    After only 50k unit sales in Japan finally they know their place. lol

  • quodvadis

    oh

  • articuzwolf

    Missed by

    No one

  • Martian Wong

    Must be a tough job for Masayuki Inoue. It is like to fight a losing battle. Japan favorites their own products.

    • Zackasaur

      Nah, they just favour (1) quality products with (2) software that appeals to their tastes.

      Xbone is neither of those things in comparison to the PS4, so why buy an Xbone?

      It’s not a xenophobic thing, though. Just look at the massive adoption of American/Chinese iPhones and Korean Samsung Galaxies.

      • Jason W.

        Everyone always points to the phones. The one singular product that Japanese people use that’s not made by Japanese companies. Apple had to give away IPhones for free to break into that market. Apple and Samsung with phones that come free as part of contracts with Japanese telecom companies. Compare that to the number of foreign products Americans or Canadians or Europeans use. There’s no denying that Japanese consumers show fierce nationalism. I wish American consumers would do the same.

        • Kiraly

          Uhh, smartphones are free or nearly so with telecom contracts pretty much everywhere in the world.

        • PuppetMaster

          “Apple had to give away IPhones for free to break into that market”

          I suggest you to stop talking stuff that you don’t know nothing about before you embarassed yourself.

          • David Curry

            Japan as a society is absolutely xenophobic… but they’ll support foreign products that are high quality and/or make an effort to match their lifestyle, interests and consumer habits. Too many examples to list, including Microsoft products. Xbox fans are way too quick to blame xenophobia for its unmitigated failure to understand that market.

            • PuppetMaster

              You need to separate nationalism with xenophobic. Having a strong nationalism doesn’t mean you also xenophobic, especially when you support foreign brands. Supporting foreign brands is the opposite of xenophobic.

              Also, i’m not surprise if some japanese still fear / anti with american products. 60 years ago USA bombed their country with atom bombs which took many innocent lives. To forget that history especially when you lost your love ones / family in that tragedy are nearly impossible.

              • David Curry

                Japan’s rejection of foreign influence manifests itself in other ways, not necessarily in consumer products.

                Edit: Plenty of Japanese resent America for WWII, but as a society, USA is their strongest ally… although their relationship with the US more closely resembles the one they had with tyrannical samurai class centuries ago, than an truly amicable relationship.

        • David Curry

          Japanese car consumers like foreign autos too (brands like Smart, Cooper, BMW, Benz etc. don’t dominate the market, but it in no way resembles the X1 situation). I don’t think they give those away for free.

      • David Curry

        And the relative success of Microsoft’s Surface

        • Zackasaur

          Yep. That’s definitely not comparable to Apple/Samsung success, but it’s something. Surface does better there than Xbox does.

          • YuriFan

            From what I hear, Surface is a pretty good product.

            • Zackasaur

              It’s not bad, yeah. It is better competition for other tablets than Xbone is for PS4.

              Though I would still choose Android over Windows

  • vishmarx

    shocking new…zzzzz

  • Kaien

    “Microsoft will not exhibit the Tokyo Game Show, but we’re making various preparations to deliver the latest Xbox news to fans and media.”

    The new blog? lol

  • koksuckaahh

    Im really surprised!

  • dark-kyon

    Look like they don’t want to repeat the last year.

    http://i.imgur.com/GlJMD0C.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

      0.0 !

    • Jin Jinathin Pitts

      FeelsBadMan

    • Zazon Zenzy

      Is that even real!?

      • dark-kyon

        This was for the presentation of xbox one in japan,obviously this picture is before it began.

        • kool

          With twelve chairs and plenty of standing room.

    • XrosBlader821

      this is sad to look at

  • Bart Fatima

    They should do that

  • Vashe

    I think it’s better for them to completely give up on Japan… Even in Europe/USA there is almost no incentive to buy a XboxOne instead of PS4 if you’re not an Halo/GoW/Forza die hard fan

  • phaze

    Good thing Phil Spencer smarten up and stop catering to that racist anti American fanbase

    • Cyberjin

      wtf are you talking about?

    • Phelan

      that was sarcasm or irony… or something?

      Or do I have to get stoned with weed to fully understand the proper meaning behind your words?

      Just askin.

    • Vashe

      wtf are you talking about? There are almost no games that Japanese people like on the XBone… It’s logical, there is nothing racist in this. Even in Europe we buy more PS4 than Xone… There is a reason…

    • articuzwolf

      Yeah iPhone is Japanese product, thus finding a lot of love there…oh wait, everything are made in China

      • NEKO WORKING

        MS is flat out lying with Japanese devs support. lol
        I bet xbone would sell decently if it is true. See, after years there’s hardly any exclusive game from Japanese devs.

        • Zackasaur

          Hell, there are vastly more Japanese PS exclusives than there are Japanese multiplats.

          If you like non-Nintendo Japanese games at all, you’re going to have to get a PS4. That’s a pretty strong advantage for Sony to have, but they’ve strengthened that position over time.

        • Bebop

          what are they lying about? not having any games developed? i don’t think thats a lie ?XD

    • mrgrgr!

      Guys look at his discus post he’s a xbone warrior

    • prinnywin

      10/10, Will reply again.

  • GamerLegend

    Chances of an exclusive jrpg on xbox one are slim?

    • dark-kyon

      More chances have vita of get dragon quest 11 exclusive.

  • Phelan

    When brand new current gen console is selling much worse than Vita TV… it’s suprising that it’s not suprising.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    lol smart. Save your money. Nobody who enjoys JP games owns an Xbone anyway

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    So that mean there’s no point release FFXV and KH III on X1 Right?
    SE Save your money.

    • Cyberjin

      well those games are more mainstream in the west, perhaps skip the Xbox One copies in Japan only

      • bldudas

        Those games don’t really sell on the Xbox is the west, neither.

        • Cyberjin

          can’t say about Kingdom hearts because it was never on Xbox, but the Final Fantasy 13 series sold okay on 360 (though not as much as PS3)

          • bldudas

            True, so how well will Kingdom Hearts sell on Xbox? If someone only has an Xbox, they most likely don’t care for the series.

            • Bobby Jennings/Godless

              Not exactly true.

              • bldudas

                Sorry, true about Kingdom Hearts never being on an Xbox console.

                • Bobby Jennings/Godless

                  Exactly so you’re just assuming that most people that got an Xbox doesn’t like Kingdom Hearts.

                  It hasn’t appeared on a Xbox console yet so how can you make that assumption? Wait for it to release THEN make that assumption.

                  Did you see what happened with Final Fantasy XIII?

                  • Zackasaur

                    A few things, generally organized into two points…

                    1. The FFXIII games sold between 2.5 and 4 times as many units on PS3 as they did on 360. And that was with the 360 being much, much stronger/more successful than the Xbone and actually taking in some Japanese game fans. And that’s with Microsoft pushing a tonne of money behind FFXIII marketing.

                    The ratio isn’t going to be 1:2.5 or even 1:4 this gen… It’s going to be much wider.

                    In the US, by far the Xbone’s strongest market (although they’re still technically losing it, by the numbers), KHIII pre-orders on PS4 are five times higher than they are on Xbone. Worldwide? That would probably be something like ten times higher.

                    That’s not to say it won’t sell at all… It will probably sell at least a few hundred thousand units on Xbone. But it’s a juggernaut franchise, so of course it will. And, specifically, it’s a series with a huge American presence.

                    But you have to be a pretty casual KH fan at best to have bought an Xbone. You won’t find such a person on a KH fansite, for example. If you’re that into KH, you’re probably going to own its main platform. Plus, if you like other JRPGs, the choice has already been made for you, since Xbone JRPG support is practically dead. And that’s not dumb business. That’s because JRPG fans already had that expectation and bought the PS4 in the first place. The only way to turn that around is a very long and expensive uphill climb by Microsoft. It’s on them.

                    Despite SE coming out this gen with a multiplat approach, they have swerved hard into PS4 exclusive status with their other games since then. That’s sending a very clear message to their fans: If you like our games, let us tell you where you should and can play them.

                    So anyone buying KH on Xbone is (1) not really into JRPGs and (2) quite a casual KH fan and likely a total newcomer to the IP.

                    2. You can’t really make an assumption after the fact, right? By that point, you simply know the answer. xD Plus, it’s not really just an “assumption” when it’s backed up by some numbers and apparent qualitative aspects. I’d call it a hypothesis at that point.

                    So, while you can try to play devil’s advocate, you should at least engage in the argument with counterpoints beyond “well you don’t necessarily know that.”

                    Disclosure: Kingdom Hearts is my favourite thing in the world, and everyone alive should be playing it. I’m going to be saying that just as much to an Xbone owner as I am to a PS4 owner. :P

                    • Bebop

                      I Have a strong belief that KH 3 will be the only xbox title as Kingdom hearts 1 was published by Sony n certain areas and thus also having the exclusive rights to games from square during that Time, there for KH1&2 will never be experienced on xbox giving a harder time for the new comers, it shoulda just been exclusive…that way if the fans want to play it they most likely already have , I Don’t mean to say that as a down on Xbox its just they won’t get the full experience which sucks for them

                    • Zackasaur

                      Sony don’t actually have any rights to KH (nor to FFVII, for the record). Publishing deals don’t necessarily require any ownership rights.

                      MS published Mass Effect and I believe are co-publishing the timed version of Rise of the Tomb Raider… But neither is really an exclusive. I can play Mass Effect on my PS3 right now, and the series itself is day-one multiplat today. And we all know that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be out on PS4 after the timed delay period runs out.

                      Any decisions about KH and FF games are ultimately the decisions of SE.

                    • Bebop

                      are you sure bruh? because FFX and KH both had publishing from sony and nether have been on xbox, not to mention Sony and Square had an exclusives deal during ps1-ps2,there was a huge deal about Square making a small side studio just to develop for DS and Gamecube that raised a stir with sony

                    • Bobby Jennings/Godless

                      again that’s not true. You can’t judge how much a person loves JRPGS by that.

                      I love JRPGS and I bought a 360 before the PS3 and a Xbox One. That means I’m a casual? Not at all. Xbox 360 was the place to play and it even had some decent JRPGS.

                      I wouldn’t even say that Playstation is the system for Kingdom Hearts since there have only been like what…2 games? The rest were just simple ports.(Except for Chain of memories. That one was great)

                      All I’m saying is, this will sell on Xbone and I believe it’ll sell high. I see a lot of people saying “oh I should’ve gotten a PS4 for Kingdom Hearts and FFXV. Oh wait? It’s coming to Xbone too right? No biggie then!”

                      Of course the sales will be bad IN JAPAN. They probably won’t even make Japanese versions of the games for Xbox One.

                      But over here in the west, I think plenty of people who own a Xbone or love to game on it over the PS4, will but Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV there.

                    • Zackasaur

                      Lines 1 and 2: I never said anything about 360 owners being casual. I had a 360 at launch, and JRPGs are my favourite genre. Plus, that would just be a silly thing to say. And what is “not true,” because I provided a lot of facts and can link you to whatever particular thing you find false. But I definitely never said it’s impossible for an individual to love JRPGs and choose Xbone. I’m just pointing out that that’s a rare kind of person, because almost no JRPGs aren’t getting made for Xbone in the first place. But I have no doubt that there are some gamers out there who buy an Xbone to play whatever with their friends and then think, “Oh, Kingdom Hearts looks cool.” But that’s still a relatively small crowd.

                      Line 3: It seems like you aren’t all that familiar with KH. lol KHI, KHII, and Birth by Sleep were all PlayStation games. CoM was made for GBA between KHI and KHII (notably at a time when no Sony handheld existed) and then 100% remade in 3D for PS2 (indeed an amazing effort). 358/2 Days was made for 3DS, and Re:coded was a 3DS remake of a Japan-exclusive mobile entry in the series (and really the only entry across seven games that isn’t particularly important top play). Dream Drop Distance was lined up for 3DS in a deal with Nintendo, though. Now, KHI.5 and KHII.5 were made to help get newer fans ready for KHIII, and those were released exclusively on PS3 (they certainly COULD have been released on 360 if SE had deemed it worth doing). Those included remasters of KHI.5 Final Mix, KHII.5 Final Mix, KH: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and KH: Re:CoM… In addition to full movies for 358/2 Days and Re:coded, the two Nintendo titles left. They wanted to remake those games for PS3, but each would have required a long dev cycle, and then the collections wouldn’t have been ready in time. The one game left floating outside of PlayStation is Dream Drop Distance, which some suspect will get a PS4 remaster. I hope it does, for those who don’t have a 3DS… And because I adore the game and would love to replay it on PS4. DDD was still pretty new when the remasters were being made for PS3.

                      Also worth noting is that the Nintendo entries in the series haven’t sold as much as the PlayStation entries… And, with Dream Drop Distance as the exception, they required less resources to develop.

                      KH isn’t owned by PlayStation, nor is it contractually obligated in any way. But that’s where the vast, vast majority of the fandom are, and SE are very clearly aware of that. How could they not be? It’s rather apparent even at a casual glance, yet alone with their marketing research, PR, fan communication, etc.

                      Also, the comparatively minor role Nintendo plays in KH is still a bit of a scarecrow… As the fact does remain that no previous KH game ever released for an Xbox platform. There is a reason for that, but I’ll get to it in a moment.

                      Line 4: Nobody ever denied it would sell on Xbone. It only has to sell one copy to have sold on Xbone. :P As for “sell high,” that is extremely vague. You would have to define your predictions for it to mean anything. I mean, if it sells 300k, will that be a high number? Maybe so. But we can be sure that it will sell a very low number ~in comparison to PS4~. The pre-order numbers in the US -alone- are many times higher on PS4 than on Xbone, and that’s the only market where Xbone is even competitive (if we consider US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World as our markets). So if KHIII sells 3 million on PS4 and 300k on Xbone (both possible and reasonable, though this is a hard one to predict in terms of total sum), is that “sell[ing] high” on Xbone? Maybe 300k is enough to justify the port, right? But it’s also dramatically low compared to PS4. And any reasonable and informed prediction is going to have the PS4 version selling multiple times as many copies, globally. Even in the US, but obviously by not as much. Why? Sure, the PS4 has sold over twice as many units and will keep growing that gap… But that’s not all. The demographics are VERY significant here. A far higher percentage of PS4 owners will buy games like KHIII and FFXV, because fans of Japanese genres, art styles, IPs, anime, etc. are inclined to buy that platform. It’s cyclical: Fans of these things buy PlayStation expecting the games, the games release on those platforms to sell to those people, those games well well, more of these games hit PlayStation, more fans keep buying the systems. For Microsoft to get in on that action, they will have to (1) throw in billions of dollars in buy-outs, (2) change their marketing significantly, and (3) sell well in Japan. And they can’t just do that in one year. That would be a multi-generational effort.

                      Line 5: I never said “in Japan” there. I’m talking about global numbers. Obviously nothing on Xbone will sell well at all in Japan, if it even happens. lol

                      Line 6: Again, what is “plenty of people”? I’m not saying those people don’t exist. They do! They’re just a much, much smaller crowd.

                      Note: I’m not disagreeing that the games can sell some copies on Xbone, and the question of whether or not the ports will have been worth it is a very complex one that requires some insider knowledge. But any attempt to imagine the Xbone version selling even in the same ballpark is definitely folly. Both the quantitative and qualitative analysis makes that evident. You can see it in sales trends, pre-order projections, basic community demographic sampling, etc.

                    • Bobby Jennings/Godless

                      I forgot about Birth by Sleep…and that’s my favorite one. -_-

                      All I’m saying is that there are people that play JRPGS on Xbox. Some only like Final Fantasy/ Kingdom Hearts and don’t like much of anything else.

                      But there is an audience there and Square Enix will profit off of the sales. It just shames me how people on this site act like total fanboys and don’t think rationally.

                      Like don’t you see(not you but in general) that Square Enix can and will profit off of Xbone sales no matter how miniscule the sales? The porting from PS4> Xbone or vice versa is so easy due to them having the same architecture.

                      Yeah it’s not gonna sell as much as the PS4 but so what? As long as more people get to play it and Square Enix makes that money is really all that matters to me.

    • Jin Jinathin Pitts

      i thought FFXV was skipping on xb1 and 360 in Japan

      or was it some other SE game, i cant remember

    • Bobby Jennings/Godless

      SE never releases the Final Fantasies on xbox 360 in Japan.

      I think there was a xbox english version of Final Fantasy XIII 2-3 years later though.

      They’re just putting it on Xbox because of the west

    • Zackasaur

      SE made the multiplat decision a while back before the executive transition was complete. You’ll notice that their approach with KHIII/FFXV/Type-0 HD is not shared by Nier 2, World of FF, FFVII Remake, Star Ocean 5, Dragon Quest Builders (and surely DQXI when it is announced), etc.

      I have a feeling that, if KHIII and FFXV hadn’t started development so long ago and eventually made public announcements about being on Xbone, SE would heavily consider making both exclusive. If you pay attention to dev interviews (really notably a recent Nomura interview in which he talked about things like the DS4’s touchpad), you realise that the staff behind the games aren’t really even interacting with the Xbox. There must be separate porting staffs.

      • Bebop

        Exactly, X360 was a much bigger deal them X1 is in japan, that is…not even close to what its like now so it would not look good to just go “never mind we made a mistake this is PS4 only” lol

  • Jin Jinathin Pitts

    might as well as just leave that market alone. Seriously, they cant even sell more than like 300s XB1 each weeks…. lol

  • DrForbidden

    5 bucks say Japan won’t even notice…

  • sunny

    MS had a chance there since they bought Minecraft and Japan loves Minecraft.

  • Akari Akaza

    Xbox don’t have cuteness games, but I’ve made a cute Xbox one protagonist for next game. The Kawaii Xbox One…..take notice Microsoft…..(⌒▽⌒)

    • Kaien

      MS should hire Holo as Hololens mascot in Japan.

  • badmoogle
    • PuppetMaster

      pffttt xD

      • Shulk

        so much for XBOX One in Japan at least

    • Renaldi Saputra

      pffttt

    • Rafael Martines

      Ignorance is a bless

    • Raphael Cuyugan

      LOL I remember this seeing on YouTube!

    • Ris

      this kid’s a genius

  • PuppetMaster

    RIP X1 in japan.

  • باندي

    what about the unannounced JRPG game thats Phil talked about?

    • badmoogle

      It will probably have the same fate as “secret PS3 game”.
      :p

    • Naka ni Dashite

      He said that? When? Where?

      • باندي

        in several occasions through his account in twitter

        • Yuntu

          Well sales-wise it would probably fail like all the other JRPGs on MC consoles.

          • Tuan Kacang

            And then that game will be ported to other consoles, lol

            Like eternal sonata…

  • Lansou Everett

    I really hope they would just discontinue the XOne in Japan. The sales are beyond embarrassing and i find it hard to believe it’s bringing them anything besides financial losses. They should focus on the US where Xbone is strongest.

    • Budgiecat

      its all about keeping up appearances

    • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

      Similarly they should stop locate japan games in the west? After, all Western culture is not similar the Japanese culture.

      • Lansou Everett

        A Ton of Japanese games sell very well in the west. Between EU and NA, most localized Japanese games sell more outside of Japan anyway. Your logic is laughable man.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    maybe there aren’t much ppl who seek updates for gaijin company in Japan?

    • Kiraly

      It’s not because it’s a foreign company, it’s because it’s a company with a console full of multiplats and boring looking games.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Ah I agree about that

  • Red

    Lol m$ #4theplayers #greatnessawaits

    • Summer Dinoshock

      Speaking in pound symbols have been known to increase a person’s pretentiousness.

      I know that from experience.

      • Red

        #hashtag

  • Zazon Zenzy

    Hahaha, poor Xbox One!

    Then we’ll have Raiden V on PC/Wii U/PS4/wherever it is soon enough.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Hopefully this won’t reflect bad on them. Some bad implications there. Xbox1 has much to offer but when it jrpgs I’m all ps4 all day.

  • NinEnix AtArt

    WHHHHHAAAATTT?!

    Not really XD

  • NEKO WORKING

    Meanwhile iPhun still selling like hotcakes in Japan.
    You should tone down your lies, MS.

    • Bebop

      what lies?

  • Viktor Kateliev

    where are the ppl that were blasting sony for not having a gamescon conference even though they have 3 of them via tgs, paris games week, and ps experience

    • Jason W.

      Haha. You act like TGS is as big as E3 or Gamescom. No. That’s not the case. Consoles are on the decline in Japan anyways. The PS4 is selling exponentially better than the Xbox One in Japan, but there’s still not very many sold. Japan is mobile now and I expect TGS to have a huge mobile presence.

      • Viktor Kateliev

        you must have no idea of the millions excited for final fantasy 15, kingdom hearts 3, star ocean 5, nier, world of final fantasy, level5s exclusive game, dragon quest heroes and builder, dragon quest 11. etc.

        who cares about conferences and consoles and sales. its about them showing the games. MS sucks with jrpgs no shit they wont be there.

        • Unknowingreaper

          Street fighter V not a jrpg but yeah

      • Bebop

        shit will change when the Big JRPGS come out…Japan never was hasty about jumping onto a new gen console where none of the big guns came out yet, and thousands of ps4’s sold, compared to hundreds of x1’s sold is not something to scoff at

        • David Curry

          Things SHOULD change. I’ll believe it when I see it though, the gaming market is really different now (one reason why Xbox was a complete failure)

      • ddsfan2

        TGS has shown the vast majority of notable Japanese-developed games in almost any year, whereas E3 had very few Japanese-developed games shown in the last decade, with the exception of this year.

        I agree that a large portion of TGS will be mobile, however.

  • Naka ni Dashite

    Sasuga Batsuichi.

  • Elle

    …..oh. Japan support must be down the crapper at this point.

    • Naka ni Dashite

      It can’t be helped.

      • Elle

        Lmao

        Now I get it

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/MILFLOVER69 Rugga

    Xbone is dead in Japan.

    • Naka ni Dashite

      “Ruggarell”

      >>>/v/

      • http://myanimelist.net/profile/MILFLOVER69 Rugga

        This is my new home I can NEVER EVER get banned here.

        • Naka ni Dashite

          For the love of all that is holy, even in Gematsu, I can never escape from your shitposting.

          • http://myanimelist.net/profile/MILFLOVER69 Rugga

            Yes now get used to it.

            • Naka ni Dashite

              “Upvoting yourself”

              • http://myanimelist.net/profile/MILFLOVER69 Rugga

                And nobody can stop me

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Ignore him.

            • http://myanimelist.net/profile/MILFLOVER69 Rugga

              I’m everywhere so I can’t be ignored.

    • SMTGamer

      10/10 avatar

      • http://myanimelist.net/profile/MILFLOVER69 Rugga

        Ecchi is godly.

  • cafrey nio

    How old are The Avengers – Microsoft How-Old.net https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TvnS2caqxg

    • Zackasaur

      Obviously this is relevant because reasons.

  • Tracy

    It would make perfect sense for them to do so.

  • Zackasaur

    Very bad for them… But it also makes total sense. You need to have games to make a conference, and they don’t have much more Japanese support than what they’ve bought (and that is minimal).

    • Bebop

      that FFVII is gonna make it real hard for xbox in japan…square really brought the heat…I think its because Sony had returned their favor to Square by selling those shares (everyone thought it was bad blood but its the opposite)

      • Zackasaur

        Oh, it’s already long over for Xbox in Japan. SE just took the extra step by confirming that in the most intense public demonstration that could be possible.

        • Bebop

          and yet people still think that JRPG fanbase is spread evenly between the3 consoles…and that these games will do amazingly well on all platforms and theres no bias or dominating factors in the gaming world…and Halo will come to ps4, and Uncharted will be on Wii…lmfao life

          • Yuntu

            It’s funny that JRPGs will probably decide this console-“war” worldwide. Because everyone who like those games (and that are many, many people) will simply buy a PS4.

            • Bebop

              Well.you just have bigger game libraries on ps4, Ratchet and clank loks incredible, ( Xbox has like…0 platformer…) Horizon zero Dawn is also a huge game, Uncharted 4 and a voice actor said they are working on the last of Us 2…I don’t mean to hate on Xbox but what does it offer other then Halo, Gears, and Forza?/Tomb Raider is timed only to.try and counter Uncharted which it won’t do very well considering the larger Fan base for.Tomb Raider is PlayStation and PC…jrpgs play a big roll but the other variety is much bigger then 2 shooters and a racing game…

              • Red Harlow

                Dude sunset overdrive and ori Arnt platformers? Maybe if you owned the system yt? ou would know what’s on it

            • Red Harlow

              Nope not I.

      • Unknowingreaper

        Assuming it even comes to Xbox

        • Bebop

          I don’t think it will, ps4& pc is my guess

  • James Reilly

    Not surprised. Xbox should put minimal effort as possible in Japan at this point since your better off focusing on NA/EU.

    • William Jin

      Just focus on NA…..console war in EU is pretty much decided with PS4 sold 2X the amount Xbox one did.

      • Unknowingreaper

        That’s a horrible business idea

      • Bobby Jennings/Godless

        Do you only think about yourself or what?

  • Mikail

    So Microsoft lie again to us “http://kotaku.com/japan-the-xbox-one-isnt-giving-up-on-you-just-yet-1715360820” . They said they are not going to give up but it seems it’s just another PR bullshit again.

  • Jerry Hu

    The combat in Japan is over…

  • Shulk

    Now you know it when your roommate such as in my case thinks that Super Smash Bros. Somehow lead to the creation of Kingdom Hearts
    I’ve told him numerous times that Kingdom Hearts is a collaboration of Square Enix and Disney to create a new franchise with the inclusion of Final Fantasy characters in the mix. My roommate got bored and wanted to talk about Halo 3 ODST which I don’t care anything about Halo by any means. I’m done with Shooters as it is.

    • Bebop

      uhm…super smash came out on n64…nuff said…kh…ps2…you shoulda took the controller and told him to take a nap…

  • Bebop

    well…I mean it wouldn’t look good to be at a conference where no games are being made for you…so…theres that

  • MrKappa

    To be fair this makes sense. They can only do so much and Japan is obviously never gonna give Microsoft the time of day so why should they bother?

    • Barry Harden

      The Japanese are like the Germans. If you gonna put out a hardcore console, then you better bring your ‘A’ game with great hardware and software. The XBone has been weak especially in both areas. I myself can’t be bothered with mediocrity.

  • Bebop

    well shit…this Definitely means FFVII will go to X1 as well as Neir and and Persona 5 and all the other JRPGS!:D

    • Martin

      Why would you think that?

      • Bebop

        lmao sarcasm son

        • Martin

          Makes sense. The day Xbox One gets more than even 10 JRPGs is the day when Wii U will become the king of console gaming.

          • Unknowingreaper

            Xbox 360 had a fair amount only thing is no one brought em. So I can’t believe them

          • Bebop

            Hahaha now you get it!

  • Jhora Zakaryan

    The 13 people that own Xbox One in Japan will be really upset about this

    • HAppY_KrAToS

      You mean, the 13 American guys that live in Japan and bought an xbox one?

      With all the hate from Japanese towards anything non-japanese + all the hate from Japanese towards those who drop nuclear ‘eggs’ from the sky + the fantastic open-minded incredible good taste for games like pokemons or any other dumb game with some green characters with spiky blue hair and big round eyes , from 95% of Japanese gamers,

      Microsoft could sell the xbox one with 8 controllers, 10 years free access to xbox live + 50 full AAA boxed games + 200 free digital games + free access to 500tv channels + 1000 free hd movies, everything at only 19$,

      Japanese gamers would still not buy it at that price, and they would still spit and cr ap on it. And they would run and go play the latest fantastic Pokemon: monster hunter red plastic snake pikachu v23 blue edition, the best game ever.

      • Bebop

        yea you had a point about the bombs, but then fell off with the whole dis on pokemon and blue hair shit, thats their fucking culture and game taste, thus a big reason JRPGS don’t sell on Xbox because of the silly ass haters like you

      • NEKO WORKING

        Sorry, MS is not even trying with their xbone.
        It’s their own fault.

        Japanese people does love Apple stuff, Disney, American movies.. etc..

      • otherZinc

        @HAppY_KrAToS,
        And
        @Bebop,

        You do know The United States Of America wasn’t in that war, until Japan Bombed Pearl Harbor, in a Surprise attack, right! They did teach you this in your history class, right?

        The United States Of America had to defend itself! You aren’t going to just let someone slap you sister with a “5 finga shlapp”!, Are you?, or you will?

        Maybe Americans shouldn’t buy PS4s & Nintendo products because Japan Bombed The United States Of America first!

        • Bebop

          I’m well aware of how WWII went…and America was no saint before we were bombed, nuking someone and nearly bringing a race to extinction is never ok

      • Jecht_Sin

        Hate.. blah.. Anti-american… blah.. Nuclear weapons.. blah.. blah.. blah…

        That’s why the iPhone is the top seller in Japan, isn’t it? Maybe because its made in China? Oh, but I heard that the Japanese are supposed to hate the Chinese too.

      • kool

        Nobody wants poorly made products, the Japanese are smarter than the American hype machine.

    • Victor Armando Chapa Pineda

      But Guys the XBOX One solds 200 machines each week in Japan.

  • http://www.paulogy.com paulogy.

    Perhaps they’ll make a “Microsoft Direct” specifically for Japan?

    • Bebop

      LOL yes, Japan will eagerly wait for it too

  • Firion Hope

    Honestly I’m okay with this. I’d rather Xbox not have Japanese games. Then I won’t want to buy it. They wouldn’t sell well anyway so it’s win win.

    • Red Harlow

      That a idiotic. I rather have a diverse line up of games for my platform of choice

      • kiri25

        Well thats simple if you want a diverse line-up of games, just get a PS4 or do PC b/c xbox is not a good console for diverse/strong line up of games

      • Firion Hope

        No it’s not, from my point of view and from a business point of view. Japan market isn’t interested. And neither am I. Clearly you are but that doesn’t change either fact.

  • Kobracon

    And in other news, the sky will most likely be blue tomorrow

    • David Curry

      Somewhere on earth, a bear may poo in the woods

      • Victor Armando Chapa Pineda

        Any moment Taylor Swift will write a song about her latest ex-boyfriend.

      • DrForbidden

        Yes, but is it Catholic?

  • Satoshi Ookami

    Oh, how surprising.

  • Tuan Kacang

    No forza 6 is no fun… is there any racing games that matter in tgs this year?

    • Bebop

      Gran Turismo son

      • Tuan Kacang

        Other than japanese developer game please… GT’s quite expected in tgs so i don’t habe to worry about one.

        • Bebop

          You said any racing game, not whether it was by a Jap dev or not. It’s fucking TGS…TOYKO game show, you don’t go to a bugerstand and demand pizza do you?

  • war-master

    silly Xbone Jrpgs is for PlayStation LOL

  • Dark Knight66

    It sucks that XBOX wont be at this year TGS but it just shows you
    that MS needs to step it up when it comes to trying to get Japanese
    gamers to want the system. MS need to start looking to form new studios
    in Japan cause I am sure there are young kids with ideas for games

    • kiri25

      Does not matter tbh. They really stepped it up with 360, with Idolm@stet, Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon, Eternal Sonata, Sar Ocean 4, Last Remnant, Infinite Undiscovery, Lost Odyssey, exclusive dlc for FFXIII-2, FFXI, Phantasy Star Online Ninja Gaiden 2, the 2 naruto games, and i’m sure i’m missing some more and yet they failed.

      So not sure what they can do to step it up, b/c no matter how many games it has its just going to flop in Japan as the 360 shows.

    • Bebop

      I don’t think Japan gives a damn about anything America makes, let alone video games, Xbox needs to invest in their own ips and partnerships with studios instead of moneyhatting and not getting their hands dirty…they are the only company out of the 3 that barley help develop games and create studios for unique creative games…this is why they are flopping

  • Jecht_Sin

    Basically hiding in shame.. lol

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    I bet Masayuki Inoue has a lot of free time on his hands these days.

  • Chance Boudreaux

    Not enough tentacle porn games from Microsoft for The Land of The Rising Sun.