Submitted by Liam2382 448d ago | opinion piece

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. (PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

PawnSacrifice  +   448d ago
With schoolgirls in miniskirts!
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MajorGecko  +   448d ago
How about bringing localizing games instead of favoring the japanesse community then maybe u might see some fanfare in the west
SegaGamer  +   448d ago
PSO2 being the main one for me.
DCfan  +   448d ago
By advertising their games here.
RPGrinder  +   448d ago
Japan already makes the better games
Trekster_Gamer  +   448d ago
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RPGrinder  +   448d 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_Gamer  +   448d 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.
Hicken  +   448d 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-ayeaH  +   448d ago
MGS series and the souls games are enough reasons for me.
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SaveFerris  +   448d 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.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   448d ago
Japanese Publishers/Developer Games >Western Games Publishers/Developer
ritsuka666  +   447d ago
Lmafao,good joke.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   447d ago
not a joke.

If you don't like Japanese games more then that your taste not mines. I personally don't give a crap.

Gameplay is were Japanese developers are better at.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   448d ago
with awesome games like demon souls.

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