Why do 360 numbers matter in Japan?

I decided to head back to Sankaku Complex [Content warning – some readers may be offended by the anime links contained throughout the site.] for the second time in a week. They recently posted an article asking if the 360 was finished in Japan. The brief article shows the top selling 360 games in Japan, and which ones are going (or have already gone) multiplatform.

The only thing I can offer is that the numbers suck. I am not sure why Microsoft even bothers with the platform in Japan, unless as one of the readers hints, it is a way to subsidies subpar ports to the PS3. In this farfetched scenario, Microsoft would not care for more games going to the PS3, but if the 360 version of the games looks better, it is still a feather in Microsoft’s cap.

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