Microsoft Japan Seems To Be Counting Pretty Heavily On The Power of the Cloud
It’s 2013 all over again.
While the rest of the world has already moved on past the phase where Microsoft insisted that the power of the cloud will make up for any deficiencies that its Xbox One hardware might have, Japan seems to be still stuck in that phase (which sort of makes sense, considering that they are after all a year behind the rest of the world when it comes to Xbox One). See, Microsoft Japan seem to be counting pretty heavily on the power of the cloud to make their console sound appealing to the customers.
Speaking to 4Gamer, Consumers & Partners Group Director Nobuyoshi Yokoi was pretty confident about what the cloud could achieve- in fact, some might even say he was a bit too confident. He claimed that not only does the cloud help with matchmaking (which we know it is good at), but also that it can even handle processing and graphics rendering, essentially adding the power of two additional Xbox One consoles.
Which sounds… hyperbolic?
In any case, hopefully the Xbox One can sell in Japan on the basis of its games and not its pre release hyperbolic promises.