While at the surface it seems Sega is finally listening to their fanbase, this is the same thing that happens every time.
Seriously, Sega can bugger off. I'm not showing them gratitude for finally releasing this games after screwing us over for two years. They're probably just desperate for cash after the failure of like half their line-up this year and are trying to milk us.
They probably do need money after the Sonic Boom disaster.
I was gonna say that lol
True,i was genuinely surprised about Alien Isolation but then again after CM there was no way but UP for them.It's good news to see this franchise hit the Westerh hemisphere after a long time of absence only one must question.. Why now?.
They really should just release Yakuza Isshin on PS4 instead of focusing on PS3 already.
I'll show them whatever it takes to get more Yakuza localized.
That's the spirit! ^^ After tons of petition and request for 2 years, we Yakuza fans finally will play Yakuza 5 with english subs / menus. But some people like ValKilmer put his ego first rather than support the game :(
I agree^^ Us fans have been begging Sega for a western release and that we finally got it some people are complaining?!?! I'm so excited for this and I hope we get Ishin and Zero as well, maybe even Kenzan.
@we420: Oh my god, I would play the crap out of Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan if it were localized.
Amen to that!!
Do you think any company do anything for a reason different than theirs? Jeez...
Screw them for giving me what I have been asking for, right? I'm not sure I follow that logic, brother. Could they have done more, and faster? Sure. SHOULD they have? If people don't buy it, then they were right to not bring it over. This is our chance to either show them they were right, or foolish to wait so long.
Perfect attitude to have if you want more Yakuza games here. Perfect.
Well said. http://i.imgur.com/ZLPlT.gi...
I'd rather that you overtly put "/s" at the end, but your point is well made.
Than at least show the gratitude to sony, especially to Gio Corsi and his 3rd party production team, because they listened to their fans and forced sega to localize this game! Also, if you want more Yakuza games to get localize than you better buy Yakuza 5. Because by not buying Yakuza 5 than you will sent the wrong message to sony / sega.
Unfortunately that's why I bought Yakuza Dead Souls, but I will absolutely not regret the next numbered title in the series. I'm literally giddy with the prospect of returning to a non-zombie infested Kamurocho.
"They're probably just desperate for cash after the failure of like half their line-up this year and are trying to milk us." Actually if you attempted to use reasoning before writing an opinion piece like you usually fail to do. You will notice the reason Yakuza games made it to the west was because of Sony third party relations which was just built up, going for #Buildingthelist where they take feedback from fans on what games they want to see third party wise
Do you feel like that attitude will get more or less games localized? Anyways my copy is on pre-order and it's the game I am looking forward to most. Also: Thanks Sega!
I want to play this game so much, theres no way i can complain how late it came... Only tragedy is it wont sell well because ppl arent buying ps3 games as much since Ps4 came out And they might use that as an excuse... Yakuza Ishin wouldve made the most sense Or Yakuza Zero, simultaneous launch
As long as sony / sega put some good ads AND all Yakuza fans support it with their wallet than i'm sure Y5 will sell well and became the bridge for Ishin, Zero, or any Yakuza games to get localize.
Probably not but I will finally get to play it.
I really don't care that it is arriving late. The series doesn't sell well here and it's generous of them to even take the time to bring it over. I'll happily pick up my copy.
Still waiting for Valkyria Chronicles 3's official localization, SEGA.
Entitled spoiled Sony fans. Yakuza 1, 2, 3 and 4 sold 400,000 copies in North America COMBINED. It sold 2.85mm in Japan. If you want to make any kind of demands on Sega buy the game and make it worth their time and money to bring it here. Sega dump the entitled, whiny PS fans and come to MSFT where you'll be appreciated.
lol. How many copies do you think the series would have sold on Xbox platforms?
face palm So valkilmers opinion piece goes for all Sony fans?! I swear recently after the game awards and PSX, I have been seeing very obvious bitter comments from fanboys
ok first one cost more to localise so they may have taken a big loss. but the others cant cost that much. na and eu practically sold the same amount so roughly around 700k for 2,3&4. its not great numbers but im pretty sure it wouldnt hurt there wallets. tbh, i think most games should be translated for the rest of us. it cant cost that much to translate and its pretty easy to chuck stuff on a digital store. if indies can do this then im sure big devs/pubs can easily do it.
I gotta keep clarifying this... Sega didn't bring us this. A team at Sony listened to us. Thank Sony. Sega wasn't about to care about it's western audience.
its quite annoying that we gamers have to beg sega to localise yakuza everytime. its also annoying that they dont release any of the side stuff or psp games. the franchise is very japanesy but how much does putting subtitles on a game actually cost? we live in a globalised world, but japan seems to not want anything to do with the rest of the world.
We as gamers need to support this game fully if we are to expect yakuza isshin and yakuza zero and any future yakuza games. Boycotting is the last thing we should be doing. Ppl like Val are one of the reasons we don't get these games over here anymore.
Not sure why Sega is so buddy buddy with the company that put its final nail in the coffin.
SEGA have only themselves to blame for that. Sony didn't set out to ruin them in the console market. I'm a huge SEGA fan but i'm not blind enough not to see that they have made some ridiculous mistakes over the last 15 years.
SEGA need to stop messing their fans about. We have had to take it for too long now. Maybe if they release their games not too long after releasing them in Japan they would sell better.
As much as I love and support the Yakuza franchise, there's no way I can fault Sega for being cagey about localizing the games in North America. The games have a huge amount of text in them to be translated, and don't sell very well due to lack of mass market appeal. Some of the very things I love about the games, namely the Japanese culture and continuous narrative throughout the series, these very things will put off the first time or casual player and impact their sales. I still really, really want them to release everything here, but it's clear why they might not.
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