Microsoft woo Japanese game designers for Xbox 360

Microsoft will be releasing games developed by top Japanese designers for its Xbox 360 console, a senior executive said, the latest effort by the U.S. software maker to make inroads in a market where it has long struggled. John Schappert, Microsoft corporate vice president of interactive entertainment LIVE, software and services business, was trying to woo […]

Microsoft will be releasing games developed by top Japanese designers for its Xbox 360 console, a senior executive said, the latest effort by the U.S. software maker to make inroads in a market where it has long struggled. John Schappert, Microsoft corporate vice president of interactive entertainment LIVE, software and services business, was trying to woo more Japanese game designers while in town for the annual Tokyo Game Show.

"My message to you today is that we believe Xbox 360 is the platform best equipped to help Japanese publishers succeed on a global basis," he said.

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