Metal Gear Rising Xbox 360 version canned in Japan

Kojima Productions has announced the Xbox 360 version of its upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has been cancelled in Japan, effectively making it a PS3 exclusive in the country. It offered no reason for the decision, although we suspect the fact Xbox 360 barely registers a pulse in Japan almost certainly had something to do with it (last week's hardware sales for Japan show Microsoft's machine managed to shift 668 units, while Sony sold over 12,000 PS3s).

With the game looking like it's going to kick some serious ass, this news will obviously be a devastating blow to all the non-PS3 owning Xbox 360 gamers who live in Japan and were really looking forward to playing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.


  • jackthemenace - September 15, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    I hope this doesn't affect the US and EU releases of Rising on 360, and that we don't end up with a reverse of what happened with Bayonetta. That'd really tick me off, I've been waiting too long for this.
  • garnsr - September 13, 2012 12:02 a.m.

    It's always weird to hear how badly the 360's doing in Japan. The PS3 is killing it, but games like Bayonetta still come out so crappy on PS3, in its home region? What the Hell? Will Revengeance be substandard on PS3, even when it's the only version in Japan?
  • bass88 - September 13, 2012 1:39 a.m.

    Well, Revergence is being developed on PS3 and ported over, as opposed to the usual practice of porting XBox360 to PS3. This usually means that the games are practically identical in performance. There are exceptions as in Vanquish (better on PS3) and Ghostbusters (surprisingly better on Xbox360).
  • Darkhawk - September 12, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    "all (668 of) the non-PS3 owning Xbox 360 gamers who live in Japan " hehe
  • archnite - September 12, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    Here I was hoping Metal Gear would be PS3 exclusive again but that would be too selfish, too bad for those asianites who can't play Metal Gear on the WRONG console for WRISING.
  • robotdickens - September 12, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    Oh thank God. I thought I wouldn't be able to play it on my 360. That was close.
  • Jehuty_2172 - September 12, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    Its the right call. The people who really need it will import it. Its no secret that the Xbox 360 is going really poorly in japan and other asian countries.

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