Beautiful Katamari game exclusive to Xbox 360?

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Those rumours that the next Katamari Damacy game, Beautiful Katamari, would be rolled out across all platforms? Well, let’s just say it’s a sad day for the Ninty and Sony fanboys amongst us, as it’s now been confirmed that the next game in the cult-series will be exclusive to the Xbox 360, and may just be an Xbox Live download.

As fellow Shiny site Xboxer pointed out, if the game is exclusive to the Xbox 360, it may just be a way for the big X to break into the thus-unattainable Japanese market. As Japanese sales stats show each month, the 360 barely manages to sell 3,000 units, when powerhouses such as the Wii sell around 65,000 in the same period.

Would Beautiful Katamari’s move to the Xbox 360 provoke you to buy a console simply to play the next incarnation of Takahashi’s crowning achievement? Admittedly if I didn’t already own a 360 I’d be prepared to throw some money Microsoft’s way, as this game is tipped to be the best in the Katamari collection. Any excuse to see the King of the Cosmo’s purple tights, innit.

Katamari (via Xboxer).

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