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How Japan can win back the West

If Japan is going to win over the Western market once again, it's going to have to stop outsourcing Japanese games to Western developers. That's not what we want (just ask Capcom). If Japan want to appeal to Western tastes, give us Western friendly templates but developed and seen through the eyes of a Japanese development team. The quality of Western design combined with the flair and flourish of Japanese development.

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PawnSacrifice1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

With schoolgirls in miniskirts!

MajorGecko1053d ago

How about bringing localizing games instead of favoring the japanesse community then maybe u might see some fanfare in the west

SegaGamer1053d ago

PSO2 being the main one for me.

DCfan1053d ago

By advertising their games here.

RPGrinder1053d ago

Japan already makes the better games

Trekster_Gamer1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

Debatable...

RPGrinder1053d ago

Yeah , yeah they do by every measurable standard.

Metacritic, Sales, whatever. Look at the top of gamerankings and see what the top 2 rated games this gen were and what region they come from

Trekster_Gamer1053d ago

No, I don't think you are correct. At least as the west sales are concerned. Games made here and in Europe sale much more and are made just as good and in many cases far and away better.

Hicken1053d ago

Well, it IS debatable, in that it's something that can be debated. I have to say, there are probably more Western games in my favorites this gen than ever before.

That said, sales aren't a good indicator, since most Japanese games tend to cater to niche crowds and not the majority. And there were still quite a few Japanese titles that made big impressions on me.

Of course, it's all relative, as last gen there were almost NO Western games in my favorites(everything was an RPG). Even so, there's no shortage of great Japanese titles on the market.

The primary problem is that not enough of them came West.

e-p-ayeaH1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

MGS series and the souls games are enough reasons for me.

SaveFerris1053d ago

It is certainly a tricky situation for the video game industry in Japan. They need the sales from western markets but for some franchises like Final Fantasy, Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, the changes that are made end up alienating the fanbase.
Perhaps it is just a shift in tastes due to the rise of the Playstation and Xbox, along with the average age of gamers now at about 30 years of age.

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