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| "Re(6):X box, the same and not the same" , posted Tue 13 Sep 11:49|
i always think it's funny when people think xbox 1's failure in japan is due to japanese nationalism. i guess that same nationalism is the reason for ms window's failure in japan too, right? also, mcdonalds, starbucks, coca cola, etc., etc.
xbox 1's release in japan was shitty. the original machines had serious problems with disc scratching and ms customer support pretty much said fuck you to everyone who complained. it also had almost no release games and was heavy on fps'es (which arent as popular in japan). considering how badly ms handled the xbox 1 in japan, im surprised even 5% of consumers are interested in xbox 2.
it's like blaming the failure of the saturn in america on nationalism. i loved the saturn, but anyone with a brain can tell you that sega didnt handle that one well.