One of the major sellers for Japanese gaming enthusiasts is RPG’s. You would think that a launch by Microsoft that was directed to do better in the Asian market would include an RPG or two, but it doesn’t.
I think Joystiq said it best:
Now that the Xbox 360’s Japanese launch is comprised primarily of Western-developed titles, the successor to the Xbox is looking more like its predecessor every day. Should Microsoft just give up on Japan and focus their efforts on winning over the rest of the world?