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Maybe Capcom Was Right. Resident Evil 6 Is Selling Well in Japan.

Kotaku - Despite taking a beating from some critics (including two of our own) Capcom's Resident Evil 6 appears to be a hit in Japan, nearly doubling the sales of Resident Evil 5 in the same time period. (PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

Neoprime  +   1135d ago
Just like Operation Raccoon City was a big hit(somewhat) there aswell.
Kalowest  +   1135d ago
Army_of_Darkness  +   1135d ago
Asians Love resident evil and street fighter.
Even if we hear that the new installment sucks, we will still get it just to experience and try it out for ourselves.

BRAND POWER!!!........(-_-).....
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MiloGarret  +   1135d ago
No wonder, japanese players have the worst taste in games. That's an objective fact.
Chidori  +   1135d ago
It's just part of their culture man...Just like the west is dominated by shooters, Japan enjoys games about a little sister trapped in a room, robots and Monster Hunter.
segamon  +   1135d ago
hermophrodites too.
BigPappaPump  +   1135d ago
And tentacles!
Kos-Mos  +   1135d ago
Haha. The Japanese invented video-games kid. Go shoot something.
MiloGarret  +   1134d ago
Apparently it's dependent on how you define video games, but in every case, you are wrong.

Chidori  +   1135d ago
Well yeah. I don't think anybody ever doubted the sales. The game looks good from the trailers, and it still has the Resident Evil name. It will sell regardless of reviews. Maybe I'll pick it up when I can get it for less than $20....or not.
Kalowest  +   1135d ago
I'm a very patient gamer; I'll buy the Gold Edition.
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princejb134  +   1135d ago
lol im waiting for it to be $20 also
grailly  +   1135d ago
I'll be waiting for it on PS+ :D
AdmiralSnake  +   1135d ago
It's worth 60 just for leons campaign alone IMO.
aiBreeze  +   1135d ago
See i'd have thought the opposite and that it would sell badly in Japan. Them more than their western gaming counterparts, would probably be more bothered by the change in emphasis of the series.
theWB27  +   1135d ago
People are bashing a very enjoyable game. They have the survival horror people are crying about in Leons campaign and it's the longest one. Two other campaigns that run a good 5 or 6 hours and they all intersect in a great way...7 characters that play differently and you play their part of the campaign from different viewpoints with nary a hiccup in the gameplay. Some developers don't even get one narrative right. You guys are missing out on a great game. Leons campaign plays much like RE4 and people went crazy for that. Missing out big time...
SAE  +   1135d ago
Yes , it's enjoyable but it is not a resident evil game .

2 more trophies and i will get the platinum , im that bored ;)

I also got dishonored platinum
DarkBlood  +   1135d ago
lol i got the plat within a week
cleft5  +   1135d ago
RE6 is a decent Action game, but there are a lot of flaws in the game. The timing for some of the events is just off, leading to excessive deaths. For instance, Jake's campaign is full of deaths that really shouldn't have happened. Like the scene on the snowmobile, it's a cool concept but the timing of some of the events that trigger happen to fast leading to unavoidable deaths.

Then there is all of the qtes, which aren't necessarily a bad thing, but many of them are just to hard. They aren't hard in a smart way, but rather a cheap way. Like not wiggling the sticks fast enough. If you don't know that you need to wiggle a stick or repeatedly hit the A button then you have a split second to figure it out or you die. They could have kept all the qtes but just given us more time to complete them. Their is an ability that makes qtes easier, but you don't realize it affects story stuff because it isn't explained well.

In short, the game is fun but it has plenty of hiccups that could have been avoided.
nofallouthero  +   1135d ago
alot of strange things sell well in japan
josephayal  +   1135d ago
RE6 Is a master piece
GraveLord  +   1135d ago
"maybe they were right"?
Is this Kotaku journalist not smart enough to look at the weekly Media Create charts? Resident Evil 6 is extremely successful in Japan.

In the US and Europe its selling below RE5 though.
Eyesoftheraven  +   1135d ago
Played the 360 demo for the first time last night; it's a far cry from old school Resident Evil horror, but as a shooter, aside from the incredibly claustrophobic FOV, is pretty satisfying.
kopicha  +   1135d ago
To me I personally do not like RE6. Nothing to do with reviews or what so ever. Played the demo and it really didn't impress me. Felt kinda chunky personally. But honestly.... I ain't surprise with the sales. It's Resident Evil. As simple as that. Just an example, there are many complaining COD being old, lack of innovation, dated graphics and etc etc etc.... They hardly get any really great score except for probably the first 2 MW series. Almost every COD plays the same (something like a Fifa without any new stuffs but just updated roster). Yet their sales just blow through the roof one after another release. Simply because it is COD. So really nothing surprising here

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