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Now, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Asian gamers will have to wait for another year, as the console will enter the Asian market only in late 2014, a year after its launch in other regions. Even in Asia, the console will be available initially only in select markets including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and India. However, there's no clarity of markets such as Japan and Korea.


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You realize that Japan hates westernized games, right? Just look at their top sellers @ vgchartz. That place is an anomaly in terms of gaming tastes. Additionally, handheld and arcade gaming rule the roost over there.

The games we love, they have nothing to do with.
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Playstation adopts more eastern games as it is, and Sony is a Japanese company that is popularized on that side of the world. I don't understand why Microsoft would so easily give up this demographic though, I mean Asia is a huge demographic that they aren't even trying to fight their competition over.
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Additionally, handheld and arcade gaming rule the roost over there.

Err, Wii and PS3 sold really well in Japan. Both console and handheld gaming are popular over there.
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Err, Wii and PS3 sold really well in Japan. Both console and handheld gaming are popular over there.

Westernized games do not sell in JP, therefore the xbox one, will not sell well. No western console has ever sold well in Japan. Ever. So MS may as well not release it at all there.
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Westernized games do not sell in JP, therefore the xbox one, will not sell well. No western console has ever sold well in Japan. Ever. So MS may as well not release it at all there.

I know of Xbox's history as a joke in Japan. I just wanted to point out that console gaming is popular over there. It seemed like you were implying that it isn't.
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Great that India is included as it has turned a major market for both sony and ms
    
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