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Submitted by Pozzle 741d ago | news

Tales of Xillia 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Miss Sales Target

Agent_hitman  +   741d ago
But I heard the game was great. :)
Chrono  +   741d ago
They should try to localize ToX2 next year.
Nate-Dog  +   741d ago
I'm pretty sure they'll just wait and see how the first one does before considering that. Especially since by then the PS4 and most likely the new Xbox will be out by then so they might prefer to move to a new project, but Baba did say previously they they currently have no plans to move to the PS4 just yet so maybe I'm wrong.
fermcr  +   741d ago
Maybe they better star thinking at multiplatform games.... instead of exclusive games.

A exclusive game from a 3rd party developer is only good business for the console manufacturer ... but it's definitely not good business for the developer or publisher.
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tarbis  +   741d ago
lol, TTT2 did not meet the expected sales target and it is a multiplat game. Run for Money Tousouchuu is a 3DS exclusive game but it exceeded sales expectation. Your argument is invalid.
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Baka-akaB  +   741d ago
Xillia 2 as a multi platform would have been a stupid idea seeing how the first game is an exclusive , and xillia 2 is a direct sequel .

It wouldnt sell on 360 anyway without a western release and those are always in the air and sadly on a case by case basis with the serie .

What harmed Xillia 2 are the astonishing and frankly not that expected sales of the first game . it lead them to expect a bit more .

Notice how Namco isnt actually that dissapointed 500k for a direct tales of sequel is actally quite great . And they'll reach and going beyond the originalt arget once they release a western version .

Tekken tag 2 ? i can only speak from my own experience . I found the game excellent , but unlike before where i'd spend half a year trying to truly master it , at at least attempt to ... with the current fighting game market , i only spent like 2-3 months .

It's well crafted but besides balance changes and the tag system , it's lacking anything new for veteran to decypher , and remains hermetic and close to beginners . Ironically Tekken wouldnt be very easy for newcomers to grasp if well explained , but something keep them away .

Maybe the smart way for the next tekken would be to have finally a real story mode that could compel newbies long enough to play for them to realize it's easy and accchievable . Fancy training modes whatever the game arent the way , people just love to skip those
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Inception  +   741d ago
@fermcr

FYI
- Tekken Tag 1 is exclusive for PS2 but sales are much higher (4.65 million ww) than the multiplat Tekken Tag 2.

- Tales of Destiny 1 is exlclusive for PS1 and that still the best selling Tales (1,1 million ww) in Tales history. Second best selling is Tales of Destiny 2 also exclusive to PS2. Compare it to the sells of multiplat Tales of Vesperia or Graces f, Tales of Destiny 1 & 2 are beating them to the floor ^^
But regarding of sales, all of those Tales had great quality and i love them all ^^
SammyPegs  +   740d ago
Actually Tales of Symphonia on the Gamecube is said to be the best selling Tales game. VGChartz has it at 1.1m units world wide.
Inception  +   740d ago
@Sammy
I don't trust VGchartz. But i just looked to the old namdai pdf for Tales of sales, maybe you right if Symphonia as the best selling tales game
http://www.bandainamcogames...
Well, Symphonia are multiplat for GC & PS2 and thx for the correction anyway ^^
Baka-akaB  +   741d ago
Wow someone is getting antsy over not agreeing for a multiplatform game . FYI guys i'm talking about Japan here . Of course if you target the west multiplatform could be viable , but the west is always an afterthought when it comes to namco and tales of .
Relientk77  +   741d ago
I hope it comes to the Americas, definitely want it
CEOSteveBallmer  +   741d ago
Localize the games they will see improvement in sales.
GABRIEL1030  +   740d ago
Namco had nice sales and are very close to the expectations. I dont see the problem.

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