Long-time Microsoft exec Takashi Sensui is resigning as head of Xbox Japan. He won't be leaving Microsoft, however, and is going to work at the company's Redmond HQ.
2014 is here. Seriously, when is the Xbox One coming out in Japan? Apparently there are some issues Microsoft needs to address first.
Okay, in Japan, people don't really buy the Xbox 360. That isn't to say Japanese people don't like foreign things. They love foreign things. They just don't love the Xbox 360.
There has been concern that the Microsoft's motion controller Kinect could require a significant amount of space — more space than the average Japanese living room has. Microsoft, however, has refuted these claims.
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.
In mid-August, a seemingly unbelievable thing happened: The Xbox 360 sold out in Japan. Unbelievable because for years Japan ignored the Microsoft game console. But there we were, mid-August and an Xbox 360 sell out. This came just as Namco Bandai RPG Tales of Vesperia hit the Xbox 360. It got so bad that Microsoft…
Xbox Japan, for Xbox Japan, is on a bit of a roll of late. The console was either the top selling or number two selling home console in the weekly sales depending on which sales data you go buy. Microsoft has secured a slew of RPGs like Tales of Vesperia, Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean 4 — joining Xbox 360 RPG…
That's Xbox Japan bossman Takashi Sensui in that candy house. Earlier today, he wasn't in a candy house, but the Square Enix press conference. And he was sitting in the first row! While Final Fantasy XIII has not been announced for Japanese Xbox 360s, we asked Sensui how he felt about the announcement: