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Old 02-26-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
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Japanese Xbox/Games FAQ:

Q: Why did you put this FAQ together?
A: I saw a couple of Japanese games that I really liked the look of, and decided that I wanted to figure out how to play them. It took me a good week of searching to get all of the answers that I needed. With this FAQ, I hope to make it easier for future Japanese Xbox 360 importers.

Q: Can I play Japanese Xbox 360 games on my American Xbox 360?
A: No, Japanese games are encoded NTSC J, while American Xboxes can only handle NTSC US/C

Q: How can I play Japanese 360 games?
A: You need to import a Japanese Xbox 360

Q: How do I import a Japanese 360?
A: I personally used the site www.play-asia.com, but I've also seen them on Ebay.

Q: Why do I want a Japanese 360?
A: To play those wonderfully quirky Japanese games! For the Gamerscore! Because it's Different!

Q: Where do I get Japanese games?
A: You can usually find them discounted on Ebay, but again, there's always play-asia.com

Q: I don't understand Japanese, how am I supposed to play these games?
A: You're a hardcore gamer right? You'll figure it out.

Q: Will a Japanese XBox 360 work on my TV?
A: So long as you own an NTSC television (if you live in the US or Canada, I can almost guarentee that you do) it will work.

Q: Do I need any special cables?
A: Yes and No. The Japanese 360 comes with a special Japanese HD (D-terminal) cable, but you can use the cables from either an existing 360 that you own, or you'll have to purchase a US cable to play in HD. The Japanese Xbox HD cable does have the composite jacks
(Red/White/Yellow cables)

Q: How do I get my gamer profile onto the Japanese 360 without losing my Gamerscore or restoring my gamertag everytime?
A: Easy, you can either store your profile on a memory card, or as I am doing, just switch the hard drive back and forth between your US Xbox and your Japanese Xbox.

Q: Do my XBLA games work on the Japanese 360?
A: Yes! I found that when I played them on my Japanese 360 they worked just fine. I even unlocked an achievement while using my Japanese 360.

Q: Will my US Games work on my Japanese 360?
A: Some will and some won't. There's a great compatiblity guide on Play-asia.com that goes over what games work on what system.
LINK: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-00-3-x...ide-49-en.html

Any other questions? Things I should add? Send me a message on XBL at FlyersFan20.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the sticky!
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:08 AM   #4
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Component cables are Red, Blue, and green.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:38 AM   #5
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Component cables are Red, Blue, and green.
Fixed got my cables mixed up
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:17 AM   #6
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UPDATE: [eM] has english menus. Our japers should post any other games that are english.
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[em] has english menus? I may just have to invest in getting another 1K outta that.
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:38 PM   #8
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[em] has english menus? I may just have to invest in getting another 1K outta that.
Only the Asian version (busted one that gives 700 points) has English menus. The Jap version is completely in Japanese.
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EDIT: Wow, what are the chances of that?? I believe I saw it on someone asking about a jap 360.
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:54 PM   #10
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EDIT: Wow, what are the chances of that??
You probably saw it in one of the EM forums. There is already a thread for English friendly Japanese Titles but it's not very useful. I'd suggest browsing through the Japanese forums by game if you are interested in importing it. If you don't see a post in there regarding the language post one asking and there probably is someone here that owns the game and can answer. I think we probably have 5+ serious importers that frequent the boards.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:12 PM   #11
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You could possibly add doubles games..

Some confirms are

Quake 4
Blue Dragon
Bulletwitch
Earth Defense Forces X and 2017


Also, added to help links
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:12 PM   #12
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The Asian Version on Everyparty is 100% english and Rain is 100% English (minus the instruction manuel). Everyparty is another one of the Double Games that you can get 1000 in, although praise to anyone with 1000 in both.
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Is there a specific of RAIN with the version?
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No, I bought the NSTC-J version and it was amazingly 100% english....even the characters talk in english
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Nice FAQ I give 5/5
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thanks for da FAQ cleared alot of questions up thx
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Super good guide! it answered some of my questions.
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I've actually been wondering about this lately. Thanks for the heads up. Awesome FAQ!
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I wonder if Aquazone will work on my 360. They say unknown...hmmm
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Aquazone will not work on NTSC/U consoles I'm afraid. You need a NTSC/J 360 to play Aquazone.
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im not sure if this has been answered but is this japanese xbox
system the same for the german versions of games and other countries?
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im not sure if this has been answered but is this japanese xbox
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No , you need a PAL 360 for European countries
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i prob wont get a jap 360 but nice thread

p.s. dont have the money for it
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Vey nice work on this FAQ!
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thanks! I wanna learn Japanese, good to know I can still get achievements from those games when I do :]
also you should add how much a Japanese 360 costs.
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Japanese Xbox/Games FAQ:
Q: I don't understand Japanese, how am I supposed to play these games?
A: You're a hardcore gamer right? You'll figure it out.
I don't mean to be nit-picky, but this is supposed to be an FAQ. Telling people to figure it out themselves sort of makes the whole posting of it irrelevant, no? If I wanted to figure it out myself, I wouldn't need an FAQ.

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I don't mean to be nit-picky, but this is supposed to be an FAQ. Telling people to figure it out themselves sort of makes the whole posting of it irrelevant, no? If I wanted to figure it out myself, I wouldn't need an FAQ.

Just saying.
There's no magic trick to playing a Japanese game that this FAQ could cover. Either you learn the language, have a translator open while playing, or play the English version on another 360 at the same time and compare.
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i find a few games in my game stores that do trade ins as you said look at the region code ive seen a few ntsc j especially too human that ones quite a common one to see japanese version of
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