Xbox Japan Honcho Sees Bright Future For Xbox 360

You know Takashi Sensui. He's the head of Xbox Japan. And, as far as Japanese game execs go, he's a believer. He doesn't give up.

This is the same exec who rode in a candy gondola and always has a sour face whenever he sees me approaching.

Traditionally, the Xbox 360 has had a rough time in Japan. There have been bright spots, such as when Tales of Vesperia was released on the console, causing Xbox 360 sell-outs in Japan. However, the console was largely ignored by the Japanese buying public last year.

At yesterday's Xbox Japan event with Capcom, Sensui was upbeat, stating that the announcements were "exceedingly reassuring" for the company. "Several years from now, I am convinced that the Xbox 360 will be the most evolved and most widely diffused piece of game hardware." Strong comments from Sensui, Famitsu.com notes. Strong comments indeed.

A couple more big titles on the Xbox 360 and widespread use of the Project Natal motion controls, and it could happen. Maybe.

カプコン珠玉の4タイトルを披露—"CAPCOM TITLE PREMIERE FOR XBOX 360"詳報 - ファミ通.com [Famitsu]