Regardless of success worldwide, Kinect suffered a less than rosy reception at its release in Japan last weekend. Microsoft was only able to shift 26,000 units, only slight contributing to its overall million plus sales. According to Media Create, that is both bundled with 360’s and individual.

In an attempt to push Fallout: New Vegas, Bethesda have released an advertisement solely devoted to making fun of JRPG’s. As you can see, the image features many angry Japanese protestors bearing signs that roughly say: “Why play a game twice when there’s no change to the story,” “I thought you played games not watched them!” and “Wouldn’t it be nice if the main character had a mission aside from wiping out evil.”

Everyone is aware of the declining relevancy of the Japanese market. Since the new millennium, the far east just hasn’t been cranking out as many classics as they used too. According to Lost Planet 2’s producer, Jun Takeuchi, Japan seriously needs to evolve their gaming mechanics if they want a chance competing with the west.  Speaking with Xbox World 360, Takeuchi stated:

Cool news coming out of the Land of the Rising Sun today – a new bundle including both Bayonetta and Forza Motorsport 3 is going on sale on April 28th. An interesting mix, to say the least, it will be priced at ¥29,800 ($320) and will contain an 120GB Xbox 360 Elite.

According to Capcom producer Shinsaku Ohara, Dead Rising 2’s Canadian developer is trying to make the game feel ”more western.”

Are you a Japanese reader looking for the right Xbox 360 Bundle to buy? Well you’re in luck, because Lost Planet 2 is getting bundle treatment (at least, in Japan). With this bundle purchasers will get the console, 60GB harddrive, the game, HD AV Cables, headset, AC Adapter, LAN cable, wireless controller, batteries, and a wonderful instruction manual. As cool as this bundle sounds, I still think its totally insane that Microsoft is releasing entry-level bundles, five years after launch of the console. I guess we’re getting that ten year cycle after all?