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Japanese Xbox 360 Games with English Text/Voice/Menus, and Compatible Xbox1 Titles

UPDATED MAY 25, 2006 ^_^

This is a list of Xbox 360 games whose Japanese version has english text/voice support. Below is also a list of region-free xbox1 games. This not only includes the known games but also the newer ones. This blog post will be constantly updated as new information arrives.

These japanese games will have english text/voice when you set your XBOX360 language setting to ENGLISH.

(Note: "Confirmed" means that the game is already out in the market and already proven to have english text/voice)

Here's the list:

Perfect Dark Zero JP *confirmed*
Ridge Racer 6 JP *confirmed*
Project Gotham Racing 3 JP *confirmed*
Dead or Alive 4 JP *confirmed*
King Kong JP *confirmed*
Kameo JP *confirmed*
Over G Fighters
Chromehounds *confirmed*

For more information/confirmations, this thread at lik-sang is constantly updated about the same topic.




Need help on surfing Japanese websites?

If you guys are Scytherage and I, who own a Japanese XBOX 360, and would like to learn more about the NTSC/J games coming out from Japan or would like to communicate with the Japanese through BBS (forums) but don't know how, do not fret! Below are some interesting websites desgined to help translate Japanese to English and vice versa.

This is perhaps the most popular translation site in the net. It works fine but you have to read between the lines to get the real meaning of what you are translating. The translations are quite loose at times.


This doesn't offer a direct translation. Instead you have to highligh certain 'words' in Japanese and a dictionary translation pops up below. Consider it your Kana/Kanji dictionary for the web. You will still need to know basic Japanese grammar in order to make sense of the whole thing.

Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Japanese-English Dictionary Server

If you're already good at Japanese but just need a little hel…

The Greatest Online Ridge Racer 6 Race, Ever.

I just had. The. Greatest. Online. Ridge Racer 6. Race. Ever.


Rave City Riverfront R, class 4. I'm driving a meltfire in 10th place at the starting grid. I was the last car so I thought I had no chance in hell of winning.

Three laps into it, I manage to get to sixth place. I apparently saved up enough nitrous for a triple down the final stretch. In the distance can be seen five cars, all switching positions rapidly and boosting for the finish line. Little did I know that a car behind me launches a triple nitrous in an attempt to improve his position. Unfortunately for him, he hits my car as it goes down the final tunnel. The impact causes my car to nearly spin out; I struggled to maintain control of the car and ensure that it does not scrape into the wall.

In the distance, the race looks decided. One car emerges from the pack and can be seen to have taken a commanding lead over the other four, who are still bumping and scraping for second place. I thought the race was over.


Great Japanese XBOX / XBOX 360 resource sites

Considering I now have a Japanese XBOX 360, I’ve begun to check out if there are any other XBOX sites for Japanese gamers! Lo and behold! I actually found some! (I was thinking that there might be none since all the gaming publications keep on saying that the Japanese HATE this console…whatever really…)
YK’s XBOX/XBOX 360 Site’s site is a great site containing a region free list of XBOX / XBOX 360 games playable in the Japanese units.It turns out a lot of the Japanese XBOX fans do some importing of North American titles as well!The site is pretty easy to understand since the webmaster has written down the menus in English.XBOX 360 Next Community its entirely in Japanese, the site is a very informative news site for the XBOX 360.If you want to learn more about the Japanese XBOX 360 games even before they get reported, go here!

PDI posts the state of the XBOX 360's in the Philippines

Interestingly enough, the Philippine Daily Inquierers posted a news report on the state of the Philippine XBOX 360's. While the report it not entirely accurate, it gives you some idea at how these things are selling here in our country.

As expected PDI has some glaring errors, saying that none of those stores had sold their units! Heck, I BOUGHT ONE from one of the stores he mentioned!

Price of Xbox 360 in RP skyrocketing
By Alexander Villafania

Almost a month after the launch of the Microsoft Xbox 360 in the United States, malls, small shops and online resellers have begun selling the US and Japanese versions of the new game console at startling prices.

Topping all of the other resellers is a Filipino seller in with the handle “buying_usa” who has two different Xbox 36 packages; a core system for 89,000 pesos and an Xbox 360 Limited Premium package for a whopping 109,000 pesos.

In an interview with INQ7.n…

The Japanese XBOX 360 Review

I’m writing this review in hope to dispel some of the misconceptions regarding the Japanese XBOX 360. While I know there is demand for the XBOX 360, the staggering price that has been set by some retailers (such as Toy Kingdom) for the North American Core unit has turned off a lot of people. I also read the Inquirer news reports that had several glaring errors regarding the console that I wish to clarify those things.


First of all. There is no such thing as the Japanese CORE Xbox 360. Microsoft has only released premium units in Japan that contains the same things as the North American Premium units. The Japanese XBOX 360 is also known as the Commemorative Unit in Japan. The Japanese XBOX 360, just like the North American one, runs on 110 Volts. By March 2006, Microsoft will release the Asian XBOX 360 in China, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore which will have a voltage of 220.

The ones included in the Japanese XBOX 360 package are:

1 XBOX 360 NTSC/J Console1 X…

Finally an online victory in Ridge Racer 6!

Man, that game is tough online. But when you win, it's very satisfying. Let this blog post commemorate my first two 1st place victories in online ridge racer 6 battle! w00t w00t!

I posted this in teamxbox...the community of players in RR6 seems to be very friendly, though mostly japanese:

"Finally earned 2 consecutive first place online victories today! Every other victory I've had is second, third, etc...Winning in this game is extremely satisfying. If you play well enough you can gain a good lead (seems to me that there is absolutely no rubberbanding effect).

After my 2 victories, my japanese opponent sent me a message. With my rough japanese skills, he told me "yoroshiku--*something something*---imasu" which essentially translates to "Nice to meet you!". I messaged him back, "sumimasen watashi wa nihongo o wakarimasen. nice to meet you as well, great game!". He understood and messaged me again in english with a compliment. I sent him good fee…

Here's my Japanese Xbox 360 :)

Haven't updated the blog recently because of lots of work and....because I've been enjoying my brand-spanking-new XBOX360 Gaming Console!!!

Me and wuffy also picked up PDZ Limited Edition NTSC-J and Ridge Racer 6. Both of those games have been excellent thus far!

The copies of PDZ and PGR3 which we picked up days ago didnt work because of region locking. Luckily our copy of COD2 did work :) Man, that is another awesome game.

My favorite game right now is Ridge Racer 6:

The arcade style racing is just so addicting!

And the new xbox live on this thing is amazing...lots of content!

Will post more impressions soon... there's just so much to see and do on this thing!

Xbox 360 Spotted in the Third World

This week, me and wuffy spotted a U.S. Xbox 360 Core unit being sold at the local Toy Kingdom store. The store was also selling various other xbox 360 titles which we haven't spotted anywhere else, such as Need for Speed Most Wanted and Kameo. The biggest shocker was the price tag that the store attached to the item: They were charging an insane price of Php 57,999.75 for the CORE console. Just to put that into perspective for our international viewers, the toy store was charging over $966.66 for a CORE unit, with NO BUNDLED GAMES. NO HARD DISK DRIVE.

Since when did Department Stores consult EBAY to determine their item pricing???!?

Sure, there are problems to having such a difficult-to-acquire item and selling it here in the Philippines...but the price that Toy Kingdom is selling the console at, is mind-bogglingly ridiculous. Thats over THREE TIMES the proper suggested retail price. And it comes with no memory cards, no games, no hard other options at all. Couple that wit…

Xbox 360: The Long Wait Begins

As reported previously we were able to acquire some xbox 360 games ahead of the console itself:

1. Perfect Dark Zero
2. Project Gotham Racing 3
3. Call of Duty 2

We got those games at pretty decent prices. The only problem now is the console itself. Because of the horrendous shortage that is occuring worldwide, we are unable to find a console from the games importer that sells units here. Normally the games importer is able to get consoles/units easily, but with the 360 it has been quite a challenge because of the high demand...or the possibly orchestrated shortage by Microsoft. (Who knows, right? Microsoft is still a business, and they want to make money...and having a shortage is a great way to generate buzz, as shown by Sony with their PS2 in the past.). Whichever of the two things it is, one thing is certain. It's gonna be a long time before I even get to play the games that I got for the 360. So all I get to do is stare at the box and imagine what it must be like to go next-gen..…