Xbox Ends Among the Trending Topics in Japan After the Nintendo Direct Quote


Immediately after the September 5 Nintendo Direct, Masahiro Sakurai was the star of a small show dedicated to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, broadcast with the aim of introducing Banjo & Kazooie, the new pair of roster wrestlers.

During the presentation, Sakurai reminded everyone that ” the original Banjo-Kazooie can be played on Xbox Online together with Banjo-Tookie and Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts ” and it was enough to make Xbox one of the trending topics of the last hours in Japan on Twitter, with about 80,000 messages mentioning the Microsoft console.

A nice injection of popularity for the Xbox brand, which in Japan has never risen to gain the expected success, today there are just over 100,000 Xbox consoles sold since 2014, a result definitely below expectations, considering that PlayStation 4 has reached and exceeded eight million pieces distributed in the country of the Rising Sun.

The synergy between Microsoft and Nintendo seems increasingly strong, in recent months we have witnessed a curious alliance that has allowed Xbox games such as Cuphead and Ori and the Blind Forest to arrive on the hybrid platform of the Kyoto company, and there is also insistent talk of the ability to integrate Xbox LIVE services on Nintendo Switch.

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