NEWS - Monday, November 14, 2005
Xbox 360 Japanese BC ListX360 Japanese BC List Microsoft America has confirmed over 200 Xbox games for backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360. Microsoft Japan... not quite as many. In a list posted to the official Japanese Xbox website, Microsoft Japan confirmed just twelve Japanese market Xbox titles for backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360. The list reads as follows: Crimson Sky: High Road to Revenge Fable Forza Motorsport Grand Theft Auto Double Pack Halo Halo 2 Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Jade Empire Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden Black Tom Clancy Series Rainbow Six 3 The Simpsons Hit & Run Details of the backwards compatibility remain mostly unchanged for the Japanese market. In fact, Microsoft Japan merely translated the Q&A with Todd Holmdahl that was posted at the US Xbox official site into Japanese, adding a few corrections. In Japan, Microsoft will cover the cost of shipping for emulator CDs. Microsoft also reminds visitors of the Japanese language Q&A that the Xbox 360 hard disk is included as standard with all Japanese models, so theres no need to go out and purchase it as a peripheral. The above list is just a partial one. As with its US parent, Microsoft Japan expects to add more titles to the backwards compatibility list over time. Who knows... perhaps Nezmix will eventually make the cut.