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Bungie's  Destiny  is a PlayStation exclusive in Japan
Bungie's Destiny is a PlayStation exclusive in Japan
June 17, 2014 | By Mike Rose

June 17, 2014 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: While Bungie's Destiny is a multiplatform title in most regions, Sony today announced that the game will release exclusively on PlayStation platforms in Japan.

As noted by Kotaku, Destiny will launch on PS3 and PS4 on September 11, despite the fact that the Xbox One launches in Japan two days before, and the Xbox 360 is readily available.

The move is particularly notable, given that Bungie has been an Xbox-exclusive studio since the first Halo game 13 years ago.

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George Menhal III
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Is this game even desired in Japan?

Jarod Smiley
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Call of Duty do respectable numbers over there and GTA does well...Nothing tops Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, but there have been some decent sales for shooters. Destiny being very sci-fi rather than western military based may help as well, time will tell.

George Menhal III
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I always end up being more hyped for Japanese-developed games than for Western-developed ones. Normally when I hear how discriminatory the Japanese audience is towards Western games, I just end up in agreement with them. I like a good session of GTA every now and then, and I have a passing interest in Destiny, but I would sacrifice all of that in a heartbeat to play Xenoblade Chronicles X or Persona 5 any day.