Microsoft is reportedly approaching a number of “small to large” development studios in Japan to add to its roster of first-party developers.
As reported by Bloomberg (thanks, VGC), Microsoft is looking to take on Sony at home by reinforcing its position in Japan. While Nintendo dominates supreme and is unlikely to lose many of its previous positions Xbox Series XMicrosoft is reportedly trying to reposition itself against rival Sony by consolidating its studio portfolio.
While Bloomberg’s sources will not expand on the contents of the discussions or their results, it is assumed that one of the studios approached was Koei Tecmo. Bloomberg said that the company̵7;s chairman, Hisashi Koinuma, had stated that “if the American company continues to care about Japan”, he is ready to release more Koei Tecmo games on the Xbox console.
“Xbox has a chance of making Japan the second-largest market after the US if it takes the right steps for many years to come,” said analyst Hideki Yasuda of the Tokyo-based Ace Research Institute. “Sony’s attention is slowly drifting away and fans have started to notice it.
“Microsoft will not be able to take the number 2 spot of Sony [after Nintendo] Soon in Japan, but at least it started to change. The big tide always starts with a small change. “
Jeremy Hinton, head of Xbox operations in Asia, will not comment on any potential acquisitions but said Microsoft is “always ready to discuss with the right creators”.
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