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Xbox Japan Hopes Scalebound Can Help Lift Xbox One Console Sales

| September 28, 2015

Xbox Japan Hopes Scalebound Can Help Lift Xbox One Console Sales News  Xbox One Scalebound

Xbox Japan is hoping the release of Scalebound next year could lift the popularity of the Xbox One console in Japan.

Xbox Japan Marketing Manager Masashi Inoue confirmed to DualShockers that there is potential for Scalebound to break the Japanese market. He feels there is a chance the game could make the Xbox One more popular.

Inoue said “PlatinumGames is well known” with gamers across Japan and overseas. He also feels the demos that have been shown for the game so far have people excited about the game already.

Scalebound has the potential to be popular among Japanese gamers. It’s an action RPG with a character similar to that of Dante from the Devil May Cry series. Not to mention there’s a dragon companion that helps you out during the game too.

Whether or not the game can help lift Xbox One console sales in Japan is a different story. Microsoft has announced a price drop for the console in Japan. That might help sales a little bit, although it may take a lot more than that to convince Japanese buyers to get the console.

Nevertheless, Scalebound looks like an excellent Xbox One exclusive. The console has lots of other games in store for 2016 as well including the likes of Quantum Break, Halo Wars and more.

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  • It could, but i don’t think it will be anything drastic, Microsoft had one of the best JRPG’s of last gen with Lost Odyssey and it didn’t really do much to help the Xbox 360, the Japanese are simply a nation of Nintendo and Sony fanboys lol, nah but seriously Japan doesn’t care for Xbox for some reason, many believe it’s the design of the consoles but who knows really, i hope scalebound gives Microsoft a nice boost and Platinum Games gets some good sales.

    • Guest

      Few things here. The XB1 is getting outsold in each and every country where both are in competition. There are other countries where it is doing very badly. So for one, I don’t think it’s a “japanese problem” but more a “XB1 problem”. The XB1 was made mostly for the US market and it’s not even on top in that country.

      Another thing MS didn’t seem to take much effort providing XB1 games for the Japanese market. Image one thing. Would a japanese console build for the japanese market with mostly JRPG and a handful of “western” games AND competing with a console that has both JRPG and “western” games work in the US?
      The few XB1 exclusives (Halo/Forza) are not what the japanese play. Scalebound could be a success but again would someone spend that much money just for one game?

      • Revolver Ocelots alt#184

        Few things here…your sheepstation is the biggest hoax since Monica Lewinski. Not an exclusive worth a damn, an joke of an online network and fan base of sheep paying to rent games they already own. Back to the barn sheepboy. We play the best games on Xbox one regardless of its sales in Japan. You sheep watch the sales numbers closer than Microsoft and Sonys sales hanchos.

        • Guest

          LOL Looks like my comment made you upset. Nothing that you said made any sense.
          You can try again. Maybe next time you’ll actually make sense. :)

  • DrumStickNinja

    No I’m sure this game will help Japanese sales. Also the ultimate power of the cloud is going to close the gap! Xbox is going to win! lmao

    • JCheezy

      On a real note, do you have any friends? I’m not being a smart ass, I really want to know. Your comments on here are really starting to make me worry about you. It seems like you’re striving for attention that your not getting at home. I hate using the word “pathetic” but you are starting to concern me with all the “please someone comment back so I can have some attention” remarks. Are you ok?

      • DrumStickNinja

        Awe does your mouth hurt from all the skull fauqing? You have a pretty mouth.

        I mean I knew that xbots didn’t have a sense of humor but damn dude you are on another level. Learn to chill and relax. Take a joke and have some fun. Let’s poke fun at Xbox a little and get over it.

        • JCheezy

          Xbots? Good joke, did Rodney Dangerfield tell you that before he died? I was totally joking and just giving you shit but obviously you are way to stupid to understand. But hey, thanks for the compliment about my mouth, It’s been feeling a little self conscience ever sense it’s put on a little weight

          • DrumStickNinja

            Awe you got a fat lip? What’s wrong, did you talk shit to the wrong person again?

          • JCheezy

            You are horrible at this. Seacrest out.

          • RonaldD’man

            I don’t know. Looked like he got you pretty good to me.

          • JCheezy

            You’re kidding right? You honestly thought that was good? Please tell me you’re joking because if you’re not then……….wow!! Sometimes I can’t believe how bad ppl are at this.

      • Revolver Ocelots alt#184

        Drumstick belongs in a mental asylum with Revolver Ocelot. Insanity has hit em hard due to absence of exclusives worth playing and constant PSN downtime.

        • DrumStickNinja

          Says the pathetic xbot desperately on damage control.

  • Revolver Ocelots alt#184

    Maybe a bit but who cares ? This looks like a niiiice adventure with 4 player coop for sure. The sheep and Japanese dont usually go for good stuff…just the gay anime kiddie nonsense.

  • Xxhighcxx

    I believe that we call this “wishfull thinking”