“No Clamor for Xbox in Japan”

Today the “Christian Science Monitor”:http://www.csmonitor.com has “an article about the failure of the Xbox in Japan.”:http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0110/p04s01-woap.html There’s some comments there by me, on Japanese tastes and the centrality of the RPG genre to console success there. “Gonzalo Frasca”:http://www.ludology.org also contributed his words to the piece. Despite the Xbox’s apparent failure, Microsoft

bq. “were able to jump into a very closed market and become a major player,” says Mr. Frasca. “Sure, they burned a ton of cash doing it but, still, it is a major achievement.”

Read more here:

Matthew Rusling, “No Clamor for Xbox in Japan,” Christian Science Monitor (10 January 2006).

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