yeah guys I don’t think we can speculate too far here- the game hasn’t been cancelled yet is all we can say? it’s too early to make too many assumptions about what Japan will or will not play or be able to play much. However, the Xbox is not too popular here in Japan. I have the old one, not a 360. 360s are certainly sold and I don’t see why they’d be shut out, necessarily. (wouldn’t that be ironic?)
Also, there is so much that can go wrong in terms of acceptability for tournaments and our finicky acceptance for what passes as high-level console ports (I heard use of CCC2 was a big disappointment, even the video illustrating frame-by-frame comparing other console versions to ccc2, not even an arcade comparison, showing skipped frames). And this was all AFTER it was determined that “Anniversary Edition won’t do, even with ST/Super only versions of characters, we want ST”. Also, even assuming GGPO makes it in or they deal with lag relatively well, there’s no eliminating lag entirely.
Maybe we should just be thankful if T.Hawk doesn’t become this dominating, game-ruining character or something after the first 3 months.