Websites (including us) have been spouting Blue Dragon
's significance for ages now -- just look at all these stories
-- and it's finally time for the game to put up or shut up. The game released today -- both individually
and in a spiffy bundle
-- and Joystiq reports
that it already looks to become the most popular 360 game in Japan by far. Of course, that's not really saying much, though it is important to note that the game is also driving hardware sales. If Microsoft has any hope in the Land of the Rising Sun, it rests in the arms (wings?) of Blue Dragon
. After all, if the RPG dream team of Hironobu Sakaguchi, Akira Toriyama, and Nobuo Uematsu aren't enough to entice the Japanese, there just isn't much more that Microsoft can do. Hit the read link for more pictures.
We've asked this question before, but do you think Microsoft needs Japan in order to win the new-gen console war?