With Sony's push of Western focused shooters like Killzone, Resistance, and Mag. Furious Francis wonders if Sony is leaving the Japanese console market behind?
Wouldn't an article like this be more substantive if it asked why haven't the console makers who sell under a thousand a week on a regular basis given up in Japan? Or is that less that a thousand a month?
Because then it wouldn't be a doom article about Sony. And as we all know doom and Sony are the 2 variables needed for a successful N4G opinion piece.
That's right! Whatever gets hits... And we all know it's "cool" to hate Sony right now. So that's what'll get hits. People can complain all they want. Sony is doing more for the game industry in terms of new IPs than ANYONE else this generation. They're not afraid to take risks, which means the industry won't stagnate quite as much as it has been lately. I'm more of a PC gamer, but seriously... Microsoft and Nintendo really need to do more to try and get some fresh ideas into the market today. Sequels of great games are always nice, but go too far with it and you might lose out on the next possible gem that "would" have been had it not been put toward Call of Duty 11, or Resident Evil 10 lol.
You forgot gloom as well.
yes you can't have a doom article without a healthy dose of gloom..
Who says the article is hating or dooming Sony? Read the article before you post your opinion.
I shall make a new article... Catoplepas, doomed for teh BANS for forming a logical statement about N4G's Opinionated and cliched articles! Somewhere in there I'll talk about Vita or PS3 being Teh Doomed for the obvious lulz of attention and site trafficking because PS3 can't do grass and Vita can't do Call of Duties'.
There are plenty of Japanese focused games on the PS3 we just don't see them because they don't get released in the west.
It's because these bloggers are desperate for hits. Like Eminem says "it feels so empty with out PS3". They live off by these sony doom articles but they really need new stuff to write about because its getting boring, honestly & they are at the brink of loosing their jobs.
nope sony aint going any where maybe for microsoft thought ?
Short answer, no.
It's an opinion piece.....but it proves that some opinions are just plain dumb.
stop approving these garbage doom articles, please....
But doom articles about the Wii U are acceptable?
When they are done in ABUNDANCE Just how many do you need? Besides, you yourself seem to hawk to Sony Doom and Gloom opinion pieces so what do you care?
This is probably one of the stupidest articles so far.
Pretty sure Capcom decided not to make for PS Vita cause who knows why and if Sony dropped support in Japan, then why is their Japanese studio making 2 brand new ips that are potentially going to be amazing :L
Why won't these dumb a$$ sites, give up writing these crappy a$$ acticles.
I don't Understand, SONY or Microsoft?
What a load of bollocks!!!
I wonder what the writer must have been smoking when he wrote this article. :/
I Call BULLSHIT again ! on a " Sony " and " doom article "
Yeah I got 3 letters for this jerk, P.S.P.
No they haven't given up on Sony, they're just taking it slow, the same way that most people are in the rest of the world. Sony is claiming that the Vita has a 10 year life-cycle, then what's the hurry to run out and get the Vita? Right now the the 3DS is hot in Japan and when that starts to die down, the Vita will be there, possibly cheaper and with a vast array of games behind it. At least that's what happened with the PSP. I don't personally believe that I'll wait that long, but if the price of the handheld remains the same and the proprietary memory cards continue to have a hefty price-tag, then it is possible that it will continue to lag behind until Sony is able to comfortably drop the price competitively. As far as eastern exclusives go, one can only hope that Sony starts realizing that it is a big mistake to not help publish and fund games such as Monster Hunter, and even snag up exclusives such as Bayonetta. I mean, could you imagine what kind of Japanese support and praise Sony would've received, had they been the one's to save Platinum's baby???
Looks at all the Jrpgs that are Japan only....
the article has a point Sony made a mistake for letting so easy all these third party japanese titles go multiplatform or even exclusive to the other consoles.. those titles gave playstation the first place in every race...now struggling with well (and some cheap) made west exclusives to stand to his feet..also dont forget it s a free market the other companies whenever see a big hit(that didnt dare to be developed for their console) try to steal it with every mean possible(huge ammount of money)Sony look back at your country if you want success
Yep, this is what Sony has done. Intentionally or not. The Japanese development has failed - GT5, Last Guardian, FF13, vs13, other JRPGs are few, generic and archaic, non-jrpgs are classic franchise iterations aimed solely at the west (Resident Evil, Metal Gear, DmC). The Japanese gaming space is contracting and retreating to Nintendo platforms, which are safe havens for quirkiness, nostalgia, technical inferiority and archaic design dating back to the 80s/90s. There's no longer a place for Sony's western-orientated, high-end gaming and with the launch of Wii U, there's absolutely no need for Sony in Japan, I wouldn't be surprised if Capcom decided to help kill of Sony with Monster Hunter, S-E is also doing whatever it can not to support Sony's consoles this gen and into the future
I doubt that one game (even monster hunter) and one company would kill sony, capcom only cares about $$$$, they wont ignore those potential millions of sales.
money or not money, not making a monster hunter for PS3 and Vita - complete refusal to support Sony's systems makes no sense in terms of sales, furthermore making a MH for Wii makes no sense whatsoever, the platform is neither suited nor the audience interested in grinding monsters!
@ medziarz Actually, MH3 was a 2 million-seller on the Wii selling almost double what the first two MH's on the PS2 sold combined. It looks like the Wii audience do have some interest in grinding monsters. <furthermore making a MH for Wii makes no sense whatsoever, the platform is neither suited nor the audience interested in grinding monsters!>
I sort of agree with you, Japan is such a joke right now. Even Japan dev vets like inafune are telling Sony to cater to the west.
MAG still has quite a few Japanese players, and there's dozens of games released for PS3 in Japan we never hear about. You know, those Kabawasi Goku Superwarriors Nipon-Ichi vol. 3 Hatanaka No Suki type of titles they seem to like.
guys, they keep posting these doom articles because all you fanboys keep reading them and commenting..
Im trying to figure out whats up with all the Sony hate lately.
Can't really comment on the smaller japanese games that don't really make it out of Japan, but for the bigger games it does seem like Sony has missed out on a few games. Microsoft at the start was able to get exclusive games from japanese studios by paying them off. MS did ok in Japan considering that the original xbox was a complete flop which barely had any japanese support at all. Mistwalker studios games Monster hunter 3 Xenoblade or whatever it is called dragon quest Those games I mentioned above, I think Sony should have tried a little harder to get it on the PS3. not sure what the reasons were, maybe those studios wanted to make quick cash-in for developing on a wii or if Sony's relations with those studios/developers were bad. However, this gen has opened me up to playing games made by western developers and I have enjoyed a bunch of them.
What a dumb headline.. I take it he didnt see TGS this year.. Or PS3 sales in the past 6
Letting Dragon Quest and Monster Hungter go exclusive to Nintendo was the real reason behind the article. I saw TGS, and I understand Sony is doing a few things here and there but where is the Killzone type money for a New First Party RPG? Why do we get 6 Sony big budget shooters to small PSP/PSVita games for the Japanese market.
Well thats the way of the market these days.. U cant have it all in one system so two is needed to enjoy gaming to its fullest.. Nintendo & Sony both have their own things that make em great.. PS3, PSV, & PSP all have great software incoming from western & eastern territories.. Same goes for nintendos line of products.. MH may be gone but Soul Sacrifice will be born.. Dragon Quest may be gone but Tales of Xillia 2 is incoming.. Plus many more so there is plenty..
New exclusive RPGs like White Knight Chronicles, or Ni No Kuni? Yeah, neither sold well at all in Japan.
PSP is still selling good and they are still making good PSP games on Japan. If anything they HAVE NOT given up on them. What is with "journalists" and " giving up, dead, dying " and stuff that deals with games or dev's dying. Our country's journalists are twisted and ignorant.
If you read the article it actually says the psp is being supported well. Its more based on the console side
Gee what is better for sony paying 3rd parties for exclusive agreements or using that money to fund their own exclusives. Is this a serious question? Have people not noticed alot of these, 3rd party japanese franchise are slowly losing their relevance/quality. dmc - forced to reboot, ssf/mvc - 15 versions, re - gone action oriented. Square enix has been blah the whole generation thus far, ninja gaiden 3 - dumbed down badly. The only major japanese devs this gen that has been real good other than kojima is platinum games. Now there are other japanese devs that have made good games, but they aren't as large as the more recognisable/big name japanese devs. I don't know how bandai has done this gen. And lastly everyone know japan is huge on handhelds, consoles not as much. If the title screams flamebait/bashing or gloom and doom, why the hell should we waste our time reading the article. Don't put up a title to specifically draw hits, then complain because people write the article off as garbage. Can't you lame journalists wait untill they unveil the ps4, before we get spammed with sony is doomed/failling ect articles. News for gamers, half of the time it should be called news for shareholders, because for a gaming website. It sure as hell has alot of people discussing sales numbers ect, instead of anything game or gameplay related.
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