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Tecmo Koei President Says XBox 360 is Doing Better in Japan

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264w ago - Kenji Matsubara, global President and CEO of Tecmo Koei Holdings, has said that despite a difficult start in Japan, Microsoft is doing better with Xbox 360 than it did with the original console.

To quote: "Xbox 360 as a business is doing better than the old Xbox," he told Kikizo.

"They have a good opportunity for growth, but of course Sony is a Japanese company and Microsoft is known as a business software company, so brand image is one point. But Microsoft is doing well, especially considering how difficult it is these days.

"I think they have good growth potential for the future depending on the titles. We have a close relationship with Microsoft so I hope we can be a part of that."
 

Nintendo Wii System Menu 4.1 is Released in Japan

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265w ago - Nintendo released a Wii Firmware update, version 4.1 today in Japan.

A bug fix to Wii Sports Resort, in which after playing a WiiWare/VC game off the SD card, and then playing Wii Sports Resort afterward, you would be forced to watch the how-to Wii Motion Plus video that normally plays only once on the initial play of Wii Sports Resort.

The usual warnings apply, updating is not recommended until more information is known about its effects on homebrew.

Bannerbomb is still working! You may check updates via Wiimposter Logs.

Version 4.1 of the System Menu was built on June 24th, 2009 and released on July 3rd, 2009.
 

Pachter: XBox 360 Will Fall to Third Place Thanks to Japan

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265w ago - As part of an absolutely massive 210-page report from Wedbush Morgan Securities on the future of the video game industry, analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Japan will be the Achilles heel for Microsoft, enabling Sony's PS3 to overtake Xbox 360 on the global market.

Wii, however, will maintain its leadership role until the end (with a little help from a new "Wii HD").

To quote: "We expect the dominant console at the end of the this cycle to be the Wii, as we think that the console's low price point, innovative control mechanism, and compatibility with standard definition televisions will provide it with a competitive advantage over the next two years.

We expect Nintendo to sustain this competitive advantage by introducing a high definition version of the Wii, perhaps as early as the end of 2010, in order to convert its large installed base into true 'next generation' households," Pachter said.

"We think that the PS3 will capture significant market share, primarily due to Sony's victory in the high definition DVD format war, and will end up in second place by 2015.

Although Microsoft's Xbox 360 enjoyed a first mover advantage, we think that its market position will fade to third place due to lack of penetration in Japan."
 

XBox Japan 'Accidentally' Uploaded Final Fantasy XIII Page

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268w ago - In the West, Final Fantasy XIII is a multi-platform titles, announced for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. In Japan, it is not. Something that makes this Xbox Japan Web site image perplexing.

This image appeared ever so briefly earlier today, before it was taken down. It's a Japanese Final Fantasy XIII page for the Xbox 360 – which has not been announced for the region where it's apparently a Sony exclusive.

Square Enix and Sony have been cross prompting PS3-only-in-Japan FFXIII with the game's demo appearing on the Blu-ray version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.

To quote: Try loading the [Register or Login to view links] now, and you'll turn up empty-handed. According to Microsoft, this was all a mistake, and the Western Final Fantasy XIII page inadvertently ended up on the Japanese site.

Xbox Japan PR told Kotaku, "The FFXIII page you pointed out was actually accidentally uploaded onto the Japanese Web site during Web management operations and has now been taken down. There is no change to what has already been announced that this title will be released in North America and Europe."

For the sake of comparison, [Register or Login to view links] is the Xbox...
 

E3 2009: Black Wii, Red Nintendo DSi Announced for Japan

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269w ago - Japanese gamers will soon be able to buy a black Nintendo Wii and red DSi console.

Nintendo has announced it will release the long-rumored black Wii console on August 1st in Japan (the same day as the Monster Hunter 3 release).

It was also announced the red DSi will be available on July 11th.

No information has been given about a Western release of these new colors yet.
 
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