EDGE - Crispy’s president Yohei Kataoka revealed SCEA’s disinterest in publishing Tokyo Jungle and the numerous struggles it faced getting its games published during his talk at GDC 2013.
’Why is the setting in Tokyo and not in the US? Why are we using animals as our main characters? We think it is a niche idea. Only in Japan can you sell these ideas.’ Wow SCEA... That's a really crappy excuse. One of the main reasons was that it doesn't take place in the US? Like the location matters... -_- Regardless, I'm glad this did get put up on the NA PSN, because it's a fantastic game!
Except given the overwhelming popularity of dudebro software, its a reasonable question to ask. I buy every quirky JRPG or Japanese game that I can get my hands on, but I understand that my preference is not the consumer norm. I haven't read this yet (its not loading for some reason), but I wouldn't be surprised if this is why the game went digital. Its simply safer, and more profitable, for getting niche games out.
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