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Japan and ultraviolence, CERO Z games are catching on



While many publishers shy from releasing CERO Z games, Microsoft embraced the AO equivalent as part of their strategy to breakthrough to Japan. And it’s starting to work. This photo is from Bic Camera in Shinjuku where a number of CERO Z games are sold out. I guess it makes sense that the Godfather is gone since it came out in January. Saint’s Row and Hitman: Blood Money are somewhat recent, both games came out in the summer. The Gears of War / Dead Rising double pack is the newest addition, which just came out on November 1st. Of course this is just a single store and it is unknown how many copies Bic Camera was carrying of each game. However, some gamers in Japan are buying these titles and 40,811 other people purchased Assassin's Creed, the most recent CERO Z game, when it came out in Japan last week.  

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