Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano is obviously quite happy about the explosive success of the PS4 in the west, but the reasons behind his satisfaction go beyond simple sales.
It's a no-brainer that the PS4 will dominate Japan
Hopefully this will also mean a greater willingness to localize games for North America and Europe. I enjoy some good JRPGs.
i really hope japanese developers wake up soon! i want PSone all over again
Yes I really want a PS4 Tales of Something!
I want my JRPG, I hate FPS games none of the game worth $40 let alone $60!
I really miss those niche games that would get 5/10 or 6/10 reviews in the PS1/PS2 days that made it overseas that turned out to be 10/10 just because I took the time to understand them.
Maybe they can see glimpses of the PS2 era in the PS4 as well.
Motivate that one that's making The Last Guardian lol.
Seriously, what's up with TLG?? My guess is the moved development to the PS4. I don't know what else to think, they don't give any updates.
My guess is that there's just no dev team on it and it's taking a while to get one for it. There was an article a few weeks back showing Sony hiring for it for PS3 cell development for it so who knows. I personally think it's going to be launching 2014-15 early 16.
nooo im about to get ps3 , let it be both versions please! lol
The games dead guys - its time to let it go :(
PS2 era is back. Now for a flood of awesome games not seen since the ps2 glory days.
I want more Japanese games.
This was a bad thing this gen, I mean look what happened to ff because of being "motivated" by the west and many other japense devs. I hope this means something other then development philosophy.
Japanese devs inspired by western ideas resulted in Demon's Souls and Dark Souls...two of my favorite games of all time.
Who dont? I myself just want from Sony ape escape 4
I barely play any japanese games anymore and this is coming from a guy who used to enjoy alot of japanese games. seriously japanese publishers need to get their shit together especially Capcom and SE.
Still hoping for ZoE3 from Kojima too. #Believe.
Konami won't let him leave the cow aka MGS.
Oh yeah so they can continue to westernize JRPGS. .
I dunno what do you mean by this. Most of JRPGs on ps3 were non-westernized.
I don't see Disgaea, Valkyria Chronicles, Ressonance of Fate, Tales of Graces / Xillia, SMT / Persona, or Ni no Kuni got 'westernize'. Yeah maybe FF XIII but that's the only JRPG that i knew got 'westernize'. And Demon's / Dark Souls are just followed their predecessor footsteps which is King Field.
I'm forcing myself to temper my expectations. I want nothing more than the return of the PS2 era...but, I just don't see it happening, regardless of how many PS4s are sold. No company is ever going to make a AAA turn-based RPG, ever again.
This. Because gamers are too busy playing their cod and ac.
@kalkano 'No company is ever going to make a AAA turn-based RPG, ever again' Are you sure? Last year i still played AAA turn-based RPG on Ni no Kuni and Shin Megaten IV. And this year there's Bravely Default, Persona 5, and Legend of Heroes: TitS 2nd. I knew i missed a couple of titles. But i'm sure there's more turn-based RPG on the horizon.
You have a strange definition of AAA...Especially when you put handheld games in that list...
If you tell me Tearaway or Zelda: Link to the World not an AAA game, just because they for handheld, than i'm gonna call you crazy or ignorant. An AAA game is still AAA, no matter what the platform is.
ahh yes we need more high school girl prancing around with giant boobs stuff here... like we aren't flooded enough ....
what about giant butts?
JRPGS for America please. And release Yakuzua I shin in the US.
i want the ps2 era i really do but it is the practices with DRM and DLC. And the fact developers are getting lazier by the year. But if we get the same quality it will be an amazing generation with sony leading the way.
I really hope so.
Hopefully the motivation is to DO NEW THINGS or do interesting things with existing genres. Like dark souls and dragon's dogma. Instead of say: telling the exact same depressed shy outcast teenager anime story/exact same depressed teenager anime story who hides his feelings by acting stupid and overly in all of their jrpgs. There's a reason why dark souls is so popular here in the west. Take notes on why the west is getting all the tens of millions of sales and GOTY awards. Take notes eastern developers, take lots and lots of notes.
They should at least ignore the gameplay of western games, or there's no point. There's a reason people are clamoring for more JRPGs.
Take notes from who?? EA? Gearbox? I want western developers to stop telling the same pethatic story of russia vs. america, and stop showing the american dude as the hero of all who saves the entire planet. Seriously, you speak of western devs as they're a god send to this industry.
Knew I'd find you here, spamming with the same ignorant nonsense as usual. Don't you get tired of looking like an idiot? I mean, I don't want to offend(I'll get marked back down to one bubble), but I can't really think of another way to put it. When you come into any article related to Japanese games, you show you are COMPLETELY ignorant of the subject. Almost offensively so. All that "depressed shy outcast" BS you continually spew... it's called "depth." Japanese characters tend to be heavy on the depth. And heavy on growth. I have yet to find a Western game with a full cast of characters as intriguing and intricate and that GROW like Persona 3. Or 4. Or Nier. Or any of another dozen games out of Japan. And sure, not every game has that, but many of them do. I don't know why I'm wasting my time. Your intent is to remain ignorant on the subject, so it's not like anything anybody says to you will change that. But, if you could, do the rest of us a favor and keep your ignorance to yourself. Thanks in advance.
The next few months will be crucial. PS4 needs to not only sell well in Japan but excite the home base, convince Japanese Devs that consoles are not dead and that mobile is not your *only* choice.
They are too lazy making PS3 games to invest. They took forever to transition from the PS2 and are still making PSP games! O_o
Lets hope that with the new generation, Japanese developers start to find their legs again. Seemed like many of them struggled with PS3 and previous gen as a whole.
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