Xbox Japan’s Tweet From Last Week Seems Pretty Embarrassing

Xbox Japan’s Tweet From Last Week Seems Pretty Embarrassing

Japan has never been an easy climb for Microsoft’s game console. Xbox Japan never seems to catch a break. And this recent E3 tweet shows exactly why.

The tweet from Xbox Japan’s official account reads: “Here is the photo spot for Destiny, the latest FPS made by Bungie of Halo fame.”

Less than a week later, the game was announced as a PlayStation exclusive in Japan. Ouch! The tweet makes it seem like Xbox Japan didn’t know what was coming and blindsided by Sony, especially because the other tweets cover games coming to the Xbox platform.

On the 2ch forums and Japanese sites like My Game News Flash, commenters have been sounding off on the tweet. “Xbox Japan is so incompetent that I’m tearing up,” wrote one commenter. “[Xbox Japan] do your jobs,” said another.

“It seems like they didn’t know at least until the 12th,” wrote a commenter. The tweet went up on June 12.

Xbox Japan’s Tweet From Last Week Seems Pretty Embarrassing

The tweet is amusing some gamers, while appearing to make others glum. “Is there even a reason why Microsoft is releasing the Xbox One in Japan? It probably won’t have any multiplatform games.”

On the original Xbox Japan tweet, people have started commenting, taking Microsoft to task. “Why isn’t Destiny on the Xbox One/Xbox 360 domestically?” asked one Twitter user in Japanese. “You don’t have any determination? And yet, morons doing PR.”

Another chimed in, “I’m looking forward to this. Of course, I’ll be buying the PS4 version.”

Sure, Destiny might be a timed exclusive in Japan. Xbox Japan might be getting the game later. And this could all be part of Microsoft’s master plan in Japan. If you will, its destiny.

こちらは「Halo」シリーズで著名なBungieが制作する新作FPS『Destiny』の撮影スポット [Xbox Japan]


  • Even though I own a PS4 and not an Xbox One – I still believe (give it a year or 2) that Destiny will end up on both even in Japan – its going to be such a well polished mainstream title it would be stupidity not to.

  • Well, I’m sure the 17 Xbone users in Japan will simply import it or buy of another country digital storefront.

  • I was in Japan a few weeks ago and went to a number of video game stores, and I don’t think I saw a single Xbone for sale once. The Xbox section was tiny, and had mostly a couple of older 360 games – mostly Japanese-only releases, and that’s about it.

    • As Kia glenn mentions below, the XBone isn’t released in Japan yet, not til September.

      I suppose that some store could have done some importing, but considering the low sales of 360’s week to week most stores perhaps didn’t find it that appealing.

      • yeah true – but not even a glimpse of a new console. If the store was your only source, you would have no idea a new console was coming out. But, it’s all Nintendo over there.

  • That’s because Xbox one is not out in Japan yet… how is this news its no different to Sony fans trolling xboxUS on 1080p.

    Xbox one games are region free… no one on the Xbox Japan forum cares

  • Might be a blindside, Destiny is being published by Sony Japan. Generally, you will find that it won’t be out on the XBone at all, or after a very long time. Think the original Mass Effect, which was Microsoft published initially.

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