If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Metal Gear Rising didn't launch on Xbox 360 in Japan due to console's weak performance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance didn't launch on Xbox 360 in Japan because of the console's poor performance in the country, Kojima Productions producer Yuji Korekado has explained.

Korekado explained the decision as part of a recent HideoBlog podcast, where he said, "Around last year, Xbox 360 sales didn't really grow [in Japan]", then Kojima himself added, "'Bwah?' I thought [after seeing the projected figures], and if we did release that [number in Japan], there was talk that it would be rough on the brand."

It's no secret that Microsoft's rig consistently suffers small sales each week in Japan, but would the game's release on Xbox 360 really have hurt the Metal Gear brand as Kojima suggested? Let us know below.

Thanks Kotaku and Polygon.

About the Author

Dave Cook avatar

Dave Cook

Contributor

Living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Writing a game called Jettison and a book called Seventh Circle. Loves spicy food.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch