360 Version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Cancelled in Japan
This morning Kojima Productions announced that the Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has been cancelled in Japan. No reason was given by Kojima Productions for this decision but the most likely reason is due to the console’s low popularity in the country. A rough translation of the statement that was made on the Kojima Productions website forum is as follows:
This time, we plan to release on February 21, 2013
Regarding software for Xbox360 Version of “Metal Gear Rising re vengeance,”
due to various reasons, the launch of the Japanese version be made only PlayStation ® 3 indeed without permission I was going to get.
Customers We have been looking forward to the launch in the Xbox360, to everyone of the persons concerned, and
sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that will be multiplied. Look forward to pardon humbly for your understanding, thank you. If you have any questions this matter, please contact our Customer Relations Office
With this announcement, speculation immediately followed concerning the Xbox 360 version for the Western markets. Konami has confirmed to Eurogamer that the 360 version is still planned for released in Europe and America, as well as the PlayStation 3 version, and will not be affected by the Japanese cancellation.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 hasn’t had the success in Japan that its had here in the United States, where it is currently the highest selling platform. There, it is a distant third behind the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 and has been for this entire generation. Still with this in mind, it’s unfortunate those who do own a Xbox 360 and live in Japan won’t be able to pick up a copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance readily and will instead have to resort to import options. What are your thoughts on this development? Comment below and give us your thoughts about our fellow gamers across the sea.
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