Gears of War 2 to flop in Japan?

Japanese gamers didn't really care for the first Gears of War when it launched a couple of years ago. Many even criticized the game as too violent with no point. Even with all of the advancements made by EPIC Games, the question still remains will they like Gears of War 2?

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tatotiburon3640d ago

mmmm i don't know, japaneses aren't big shooters fans, maybe this game will flop in japan as LBP/SOCOM/R2 did in NA

LeonSKennedy4Life3640d ago

Even more so.

LBP, R2, and SOCOM have all sold over 1 million copies. The only reason they "flopped", as you put it, is because of the media.

The media has made the PS3 out to be something it's not. The PSN is the same as, if not better than, XBL. Certain games even have LAGless online because of dedicated servers. R2 and LBP are both incredible games.

Gears of War 2 is an incredible game also. It deserves to sell in Japan. However, it won't. If EPIC released Gears of War 2 on Steam would see well over 1 million downloads within the month.

Can we just agree that good games deserve to sell well everywhere, no matter what system they're on?

zep3640d ago (Edited 3640d ago )

Americanjin those 3 games you mention did not flop in here where did you got that from huh? from internet i see. you live here? i guest not

GiantEnemyLobster3640d ago

The main character's in the game don't have big enough eyes and overall there just isn't enough hentai in the game.

Xlll3640d ago

Generic game with simple effortless lead and story tend to sell poorly anywhere. Except to mindless bots like lobster.

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Bnet3433640d ago

"Japanese gamers didn't really care for the first Gears of War when it launched a couple of years ago."

SaiyanFury3640d ago

Wow Japan doesn't care for a shooting game? No big shocker there. Shooting games have never been major sellers over there. Sure some people like them but considering how Microsoft focuses on Japan in a minimal sense and only pays for JRPGs, Japanese people don't buy into that policy. Just economic fact.

ravinash3640d ago

What % of people world wide who has a 360 has brought Gears of war 2?
Now apply that % on the number of 360s owned in japan....that might be the reason.

JasonXE3640d ago

i don't think it even release in japan yet!

SaiyanFury3639d ago

Haha people may disagree with me but shooting games still don't sell well over there despite your criticism of my statement. And MS DOES pay for RPGs, that's already been shown. Again you're free to disagree but economic analysis has already proven this trend to be true.

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Danja3640d ago

It's a possibility since for some strange reason M$ has chosen to release the game next year in Japan instead of this year , ppl will probably lose interest in it by then

Rock Bottom3640d ago

And why is this posted in the PS3 section?

nos4speed3640d ago

thats what I was guno say...
Someone has obviously posted this in the PS3 section to try and get some extra hits and start a nice lil flame war.

Why o why3640d ago (Edited 3640d ago )

no crime there. Maybe that 'fl' word gets banded around a bit too much. Also MS may be fixing the online issues so it'll be playable plus all the dialogue needed to be localised, Marcus-o Phoenix-san;)

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