Editorial: Will Japanese Devs Recover Next Generation?

Western designers really are ruling the industry right now, but might Japanese developers use the next generation as a springboard to a comeback...?

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ShugaCane1336d ago

In my honest opinion, Japanese devs brought some of the best :
RPGs : Ni No Kuni, Xenoblade, Demon's Souls/Darks Souls, Resonance of Fate, Pandora's Tower. Fighting Games : Blazblue. Persona 4 Arena. Racing Games : GT6. Stealth/Action game : MGS4. Beat-em up : Bayonetta, Vanquish. Puzzle-platformers : Catherine...of this generation. They don't have to recover from anything but once again, this is MY opinion.

itz_zombies1336d ago

I wasn't aware that Japanese developers needed a comeback...

rl_pearson1335d ago (Edited 1335d ago )

Yes. I don't know just how utterly delusional someone has to be to write such an article.

Japanese developers created the top selling games of this gen like the 80 million selling Wii Sports. No 'Western' developer has a game that even comes remotely close to those types of sales.

This gen has been dominated by Japanese hardware and software. The Wii and its first party titles for the first half of this gen. The PS3 and its first party titles for the second half of this gen. Even back before Sony dumped Microsoft into last place in worldwide sales the PS3 first party exclusives had sales of more than double all of Microsoft's 'Western' focused developer first party efforts.

The two Japanese developers who whored themselves out to Microsoft and tried to turn their existing franchises 'Western focused' this gen, Square Enix and Capcom, have crashed and burned in sales.

miyamoto1335d ago

No need generalizing people because only a Sith deals with absolutes.

This games did very well in the west.

Gran Turismo 5P & 5
Metal Gear Solid 4
Resident Evil 5 & 6
Demons Souls & Dark Souls
Mario games
Pokemon games
Mario Sonic games
Wii bundled games
Dissidia FF
Crisis Core
Tekken 6
Pro Evolution Soccer

etc etc

oh the western media
i will destroy you!

sorry M$ nothing for you

SDF Repellent1335d ago

"sorry M$ nothing for you"

LOL, sorry but have you forgotten gems like Lost Oddyssey, Blue Dragon on the X360? Dark Souls, FF, Resident Evil, Tekken were also on X360. So there are some cool stuff from M$.

miyamoto1335d ago (Edited 1335d ago )

Is M$ a Japanese developer?

We are talking about Japanese talent here not American junk according to Steve Jobs.

SDF Repellent1335d ago (Edited 1335d ago )

Dude, the games I listed are made by Japanese Companies, Microsoft is the x360, Sorry if you misunderstood Miyamoto Son.