Capcom says that the Wii U version of Monster Hunter Tri G is a big success already, thus making it one of the first third party success stories on the Wii U.
wish we could of used our Tri~ saved data but starting from the start it is. Would be funny if MH3U sold better in NA than Japan...
Funny thing, Jim Sterling did a video talking about the big three JRPGs for the Wii and brought up sales figures of other Japanese games on the Wii, and in many instances, like for Muramasa: The Demon Blade (awesome friggin game btw) they actually sold significantly more in the States than in Japan. There is indeed a market in the West for Japanese games. They just need the right push.
Agree- I hope we can put to bed the silly notions that Eastern developers need to make games exactly like Westerners.
Well there's way more people in NA than in Japan so it's no surprise a lot of Japanese games sell better over here, and yeah Muramasa is one of my favorite Wii games. What hurt Japanese companies bringing games over was the money conversion. With the strong Yen and weak US dollar for example, it costs these companies quite a lot more to bring a game over, but recently the value of the Yen has gone down so expect more localizing.
@CouldHaveYelledUiiW To be fair, I've never heard anyone say Japanese games need to be more like Western games, in fact quite the opposite. The main complaint I heard this gen is that Japanese developers were trying too hard to be like Western developers. Which is fine at times, COD was the big hit this gen and companies wanted on the gravy train and while Japanese devs taking inspiration from Western devs has led to some great games like Dark Souls or Xenoblade, but it's also led to some crap like Quantum Theory *throws up*. Japanese devs need to remember there's a reason why people fell in love with their games, and it wasn't because it was like COD. Look at Ni no Kuni for example, it's without a doubt a Japanese game, it doesn't try to act like something else, it embraces it's heritage and that's why people love it and want to see more of that. And considering the sales of Ni no Kuni so far, it's a success.
@MegaLagann "Well Said" Bubble-Up I agree. I have heard more Eastern developers say that they need to change to a Western style. But I have heard this from both sides. Personally, I like the diversity but I also like convergence, cause I like to try new things. Meaning: I would love to see Nintendo try to make a WoW type MMO just because Blizzard and Nintendo are different (for many reasons) and I wonder what they would do differently- Or: I like the back and forth- for instance seeing how Western Comic artist and Manga Artist influence each other. But if everybody all over did everything alike it would get REAL boring.
Ignorant BS written by Kevin, the Editor in Chief of this website. MH3 Ultimate is over twice the length of MH3, its not a port or a remake, its a huge expansion pack with upgraded mechanics & teh GRAFIX. MH3U is also a completely different game because of the inclusion of new weapon classes, armors, status/ailments etc.
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