Just as Killzone 2 begins to see its first reviews around the world, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan shared final release plans for the game in Japan, along with first Japanese language screens.
Japanese accent: GETSU LEADY FOR KILLU ZONE TSUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) get at me and tell me Im wrong bout that?
Why does that make me think of the Chairman in Iron Chef?
Should be more like Gettsu redi- foa ki-ruzo-nu tsuu ゲッツ レディー フォア キールゾーヌ ツー
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
when I was chatting with some of my buddies from Japan on the PSN (during R2). They never heard of Killzone 2 0_0. I'm not playing. Of course I sent them pics of KZ2 and told them about it. They're psyched about it now, but it tripped me out. Really shows how important Advertisement is.
You also have to consider the first one wasn't released over there and FPS's tend not to fare well over there. Still advertising is very important.
I don't want to knock your friend or anything, but every PS3 site in the country is salivating at the thought of Killzone 2. Sure, in the past Japan hasn't been really a great place for FPSs, but COD4 did all right, and so did the PC Battlefield series. Anyway, casuals probably don't know a lot about it, but (I have no idea because I'm not there) I'm guessing that casuals in North America and Europe probably don't know about Killzone 2 either. Gamers in Japan know this game is coming. And they all want it. I mean, LOOK at it. Even RPG nerds are going to want this game. EDIT: Ah, quick edit. If your friends are foreigners living here, then I totally understand why they didn't know about it. There aren't any ads, anywhere. Even hardcore gamers won't know about it if they don't speak Japanese. I should have said that "Japanese gamers" know its coming.
That's not entirely true, the first Killzone was released in japan, published by SEGA if I recall. Now what is strange is that Killzone Liberation has not seen a release there. It's top down, has multi player functionality and a blast to play. I don't see why they don't release it after Killzone 2. Could help get more attention on Killzone 2 a few months down the line, or good killzone 2 sales could see good sales for the PSP version.
great news! R2 DSELL IN JAPAN 45.000 COPIES KZ2 SURPASSES THIS GONE SELL FOR 80.000
50~90k sales in JP first day i see.
excuse me, did you say day one 45~90k ?? that is impossible, only good JRPG sell like that. any FPS could never sell that unless that is the sale for WHOLE YEAR.
true that, but I was being VERY OPTIMISTIC!
KZ2 and Japan.....
I love Killzone 2 and as any othe FPS fan i am very certain that it wont sell well since Japan is a FPS-unfriendly country. But if it does sell then it might be the first FPS to break into the Japanese gaming scene. Lets hope Kojima spreads the love of FPS in Japan.
they have certain preferences in games over there in japan and "western" games like shooters dont usually do that great in japan. MGS4 didnt sell as much over there as it should have which is a shame because they're missing out on great games
Sadly in an interview during one of Mainichi Issho episode, Kojima said he only like Third Person Shooting.But hey, people change right.
@highlight True but i did encounter some Japanese gamers in COD4 that kicked the hell outta my ass!! I know they are in the minority but knowing how hardcore they can become once they like a game be prepared to be scared!! or in other terms...PREPARE TO BE KILLZONED...by JAPS.
Killzone 2 should be a huge hit in Japan seeing that the PS3 is doing well over there.
Japanase are loving RPG's , and their taste of games is a little diffirent.. But i think Killzone 2 will sell very good, people want to own the best looking console game. I predict 105K in the first week..
Glad they're getting it, but I expect it'll be the 'weakest' region for sales.
I don't think expecting around 60k in its life would be unrealistic. I guess it just comes down to how Japan react to it.
Everyone says that Japanese gamers don't like FPSs, but that has changed, I think. In three months, COD4 sold only 130,000 on PS3 in Japan. That seems like it sucks, but that was when the PS3 had only sold about 700,000 systems. 20% of Japanese gamers bought the game...I'd say those are pretty good numbers, no? Not Halo worthy, no, but not many games are Halo worthy.
Well if there is one game that could get the Japanese into FPS's more than anything else, this is it. Yeah, a few have sold decently in the past, but I think this could be a break-through game for Japan to show them what this genre is all about.
in Japan. Any sales will help though.
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