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Sony and Microsoft to Publish Call of Duty: Blacks Ops III in Japan

Sony and Microsoft to Publish Call of Duty: Blacks Ops III in Japan - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 August 2015 / 3,087 Views

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced it will be publishing the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III in Japan.

Microsoft has also announced it will be publishing the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game.

The PlayStation 4 multiplayer beta for the game runs from August 9th until August 23rd, while on the Xbox One it runs from August 26th until August 30th.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be released worldwide on November 6th.


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kurasakiichimaru (on 18 August 2015)

Lol good job MS spending money localizing a game three people will buy in Japan. Haha

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binary solo (on 18 August 2015)

Hmm, maybe SE was not willing to buy in to the Sony exclusive marketing. Either that or Sony insisted on being the publisher in Japan. I guess as the publisher Sony takes a bigger cut of sales and doesn't just get the platform royalty. Dunno how much money that represents with it just being the Japan market and FPS, even CoD, not being a huge seller. I guess BOIII could be up for ~500K sales in Japan on PS3+4 which isn't to be sneezed at.

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Ryng binary solo (on 18 August 2015)

Will be lucky to sell half of what you said...

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asqarkabab (on 18 August 2015)

Cool if i remember right the last ones were published by squareenix in Japan and were censored
Great news for japanese cod fans

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Low78wagon (on 17 August 2015)

Why Microsoft? Will end up being the rarest version of cod ever mad.

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IamAwsome (on 17 August 2015)

I wonder why Square Enix isn't publishing it this time.

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Serious_frusting (on 17 August 2015)

so sony exclusive marketing lol

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fireburn95 (on 17 August 2015)

How on earth can microsoft justify the costs of publishing it in Japan? Either way win-win for activision.

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