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.