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Submitted by Chrono 304d ago | article

Sega keeps its most promising games locked up in Japan

From all appearances, it seems like we’re living in an age of unprecedented growth and opportunity in the video game world. Strangely though, the end of 2013 looks a lot more like 1993 than it does the future, at least when it comes to games traveling over international boundaries. Even as independent developers find new ways to reach audiences around the world, the big Japanese publishers of old are regressing to their isolationist ways, locking a number of games purely into the domestic market. (Industry, Phantasy Star Nova, Phantasy Star Online 2, Sega, Valkyria Chronicles 3, Yakuza 5)

Baka-akaB  +   304d ago
Like i keep saying , Sega is definitively the worst company of this gen . And many people simply didnt even see it creeping up , as they were busy (righfully for the most part) bashing Capcom or Square enix .

They mishandled almost each of their properties , new and old , and almost never listen to their fans .
denero1  +   304d ago
Will this hurt atlus?
minimur12  +   304d ago
It's probable, unfortunately. :(
Baka-akaB  +   304d ago
Despite my lack of love for Sega this gen , i stil hope they'll leave Atlus alone in their corner
chrissx  +   304d ago
Real talk.
Kamikaze135  +   304d ago
This is why I new fear for Atlus.
snitch_puck  +   304d ago
F-U-C-K YOU SEGA! If only you did not have the license of all those awesome games then I'd have no care for a shitty company like you! Isolationist my ass, they're just being too conservative. SCARED to even make a small leap for the Western Market. Bunch of cowards. dumbfucks.
hollabox  +   304d ago
Part of the reason Sega is out of the hardware business, idiots making bad business decisions and treating Japan like it's a top tier market. The Dreamcast and Sega Saturn launched in Japan a year before it came to the U.S, neglecting the biggest market and Sega wondered why both sold like crap.
KonsoruMasuta  +   304d ago
Looks like I'm going to have to go invest in Rosetta Stone. Their stocks are about to skyrocket!
boya3gob94  +   304d ago
Good. They are going where the profit is. They still could reskin the characters or change weapons to guns or add more swearing to the dialogue and blood to make it appealing to American gamers.
Linchpin  +   304d ago
Man, all the decent fun games are locked never to be see here unless we order it and hope that it has english text...
denero1  +   304d ago
wow all that money and time i put into yakuza and i'll never know how it ends -_-
tiffac008  +   304d ago
Heck! I could have told you that a long time ago. The mishandling of the localization of Sakura Taisen (that in the end never materialized in the west during its heyday) was probably the first sign of what's to come and now its full blown and wide spread.
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SegaGamer  +   303d ago
Sega make my username look stupid. They really do hate everyone outside of Japan don't they.

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