No Japanese Release Virtua Fighter 5 360?

If you ever needed some confirmation that the 360 was severely underperforming in Japan, then the news that it is possible that the 360 version of Virtua Fighter 5 may not see a release over there pretty much solidifies what the territory thinks about Microsoft’s console. The news comes straight from Virtua Fighter 5’s lead designer Tohru Murayama where he spoke to Eurogamer at the recent Leipzig Games Convention.

He commented that “it’s true” 360 has not proved too popular with Japanese gamers, and “we haven’t decided if we’ll release Virtua Fighter 5 [on 360] in Japan because of that“. He went onto to say that “if we [can only release the game] for the US or EU markets, we just hope Virtua Fighter 5 will be a key title which encourages people to buy Xbox 360s.