Microsoft’s TGS lineup includes few Japanese games

‘Why doesn’t Xbox sell in Japan?’ asked nobody ever.

Microsoft has revealed its Tokyo Game Show lineup, and one has to wonder how much it will resonate the crowd next week at the Makuhari Messe convention center.

Japan has never embraced the Xbox brand, largely due to a lack of software designed to appeal to the local market, and a slate of titles like this doesn’t figure to bring about a sea change.

Xbox One

  • Dance Central: Spotlight (Microsoft Studios)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Microsoft Studios)
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (Microsoft Studios)
  • EA Sports UFC (Electronic Arts)
  • Evolve (2K Games)
  • FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Studios)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft Studios)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Microsoft Studios)
  • Happy Wars (Microsoft Studios)
  • Killer Instinct (Microsoft Studios)
  • Kinect Sports Rivals (Microsoft Studios)
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Mojang)
  • NBA 2K15 (2K Games)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Studios)
  • Psycho-Pass: Sentaku naki Koufuku (5pb.)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Microsoft Studios)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft Studios)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix)
  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo)
  • Titanfall (Electronic Arts)

Xbox 360

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Games)

Tokyo Game Show 2014 [Xbox]

      Kyle MacGregor Burleson