Rhindle said:That kind of proves his point. It's almost impossible to buy a non-Germnan beer in Germany. And that's not due to Germans being "xenophobic" or whatever, it's just that they're trained not to accept anything else in that product category.
A closer analogy would be movies in the US. Foreign pictures have no chance of breaking out beyond the Art theatre niche in the US, even though there's mass-market acceptance of Japanese videogames and anime. Japan is the exact opposite.
I think that's precisely what's going on with videogames in Japan. It's not an Xbox thing. Almost all Western releases on Sony and Nintendo platforms bomb as well. Anything associated with a Western brand is presumptively unacceptable.
This is what I basically want to say. European and American developers barely make a blip in Japan. However, that brings me back to my original point in that it is a gaijin software.