This Week In Imports: A Halo Pack Made Just For Japan

By Spencer . June 3, 2013 . 4:30pm

imageWhile some Japanese publishers are skipping Xbox 360 releases in Japan, Microsoft is still supporting their console with core brands like Halo. This week, Japanese gamers can grab the Halo: Origin Pack which includes Halo 4, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a three month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, and a the Halo 4 soundtrack for 7,980 yen ($80). Ubisoft will release Rabbids Land for Wii U and Namco Bandai has the Nerawareta Gakuen hybrid disc slated for release too.


Class of Heroes II from MonkeyPaw Games and Gaijinworks makes its debut in North America alongside Limbo for Vita and Remember Me from Capcom.


PlayStation 3
Nerawareta Gakuen Gekijouban Anime & Complete Setting Book Hybrid Disc


Xbox 360
Halo: Origin Pack
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


Wii U
Rabbids Land


Key Domestic Releases
Class of Heroes II (PSP)
Limbo (Vita)
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
Remember Me (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)

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  • Well they won’t take much of a loss with those titles so sure why not

  • Tatsuya1221

    Not to be seemingly rude, but i’d be surprised if this sells 10k units, the japanese in general do not like FPS’s or the 360.

    Might be surprised though, stranger things have happened.

    • psycho_bandaid

      Actually Halo doesn’t do too bad for itself.

      Granted it isn’t going to be a million seller, or maybe even 100k, but Halo actually has something of a toehold in Japan. Collections generally don’t do so well in Japan, so we’ll see how it goes.

    • Hollowkoopa

      Call of Duty does well over there. It even beat Ni no kuni in sale with MW3.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Well, Ni no Kuni on DS does beat CoD in Japan. The PS3 release is probably Level-5 biggest flop in Japan though considering that their main target is mainly children with that game and all their audience is mostly in DS or 3DS.

  • MasterScrub

    The thought of Master Chief saying ‘Cortana-chan’ amuses me way more than it should.

  • CirnoLakes

    Aaaaand, this is why the XBOX 360 isn’t popular in Japan.

    All of these specials I see are for games that Japan doesn’t really care about.

    “Hey, Japan, come buy an XBOX 360! We’ve got this game you don’t really care about at all!”

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