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Phil Spencer: Xbox One niet groots in Japan

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Als Amerikaans bedrijf heeft Microsoft het altijd moeilijk gehad om een voet van de grond te krijgen in Japan. Volgens Phil Spencer komt dit omdat het platform een aantal belangrijke games mist. Hij praat hierover in een interview.

Wat veel mensen niet weten is dat de kleinere versie van de Xbox One nog niet eens is uitgebracht in Japan. Delen van het interview kun je hieronder lezen:

I’m interested in seeing when the Xbox One S will be released in Japan as the console has already been released in several countries already.

Phil Spencer:  We believe in the Xbox One S. In the past two months it has been the Number 1 selling console in North America and has been selling well and it’s looking good for potential sales across Europe and Australia. We’ve also had a lot of feedback from Japanese developers with varying comments which will help us when it comes to releasing it in Japan and what kind of games fans would like to see developed for the system in the future.

I’m interested in seeing when the Xbox One S will be released in Japan as the console has already been released in several countries already.

Phil Spencer:  We believe in the Xbox One S. In the past two months it has been the Number 1 selling console in North America and has been selling well and it’s looking good for potential sales across Europe and Australia. We’ve also had a lot of feedback from Japanese developers with varying comments which will help us when it comes to releasing it in Japan and what kind of games fans would like to see developed for the system in the future.
Are you worried that the Playstation 4 Pro, which will also offer 4K gaming, releasing earlier will get in the way of sales of Project Scorpio?

Phil: I have no worries at all. We understand that the Playstation 4 Pro has a firm grasp of the current game market but we want to spend more time understanding the market and the ins and outs of future technology in order to create a system with a true sense of 4K gaming. We want to sit down and get to know each and every component going into the console and how we can perfect it showing the best gaming can offer.

Xbox One S

Do you think you can bring a “true sense of 4K gaming” by next year?

Phil: Definitely. We’re currently focusing on the current situation revolving the Xbox One S and our steady advancement of 4K gaming with Project Scorpio in terms of performance as well as receiving feedback from developers regarding the Scorpio. We truly believe that Project Scorpio will be available next year without fail.

What are your personal thoughts on why the Xbox One is not a much bigger name over here in Japan?

Phil: I think it’s due to a lot of games that are released on the console, I feel that a lot of the games are not games that the Japanese public would play and get themselves into. A lot of Japanese gamers really seem to like games such as Persona 5 or Nioh and that is why we decided to get in touch with Japanese developers to create such games as Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey for the Xbox 360. If we plan on doing better in the Japanese game market we want to release games that the average Japanese gamer will really enjoy.

You are working close with Japanese developers to create games for the Xbox One, how is it going so far?

Phil: So far we have made friends with a variety of developers that then asked to create games for our system; such as Mr. Inafune Keiji with ReCore & Mr. Kamiya Hideki and the staff from Platinum Games for the development of Scalebound. We plan to talk with many other developers in order to bring more games to the Japanese market, we were happy to announce Final Fantasy XV on the Xbox One which made me extremely happy and as mentioned we plan on a lot more connections

Credits aan: http://www.play-asia.com/ voor het interview.

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