Nier Replicant and Nier Gestalt are apparently selling above Square Enix's expectations as the games are becoming hard to find in Japan.
Im still on the fence for this game. I dont know but it doesnt appeal to me. These are the same guys who did Drakengard and boy did that game suck. Nier in Europe seems to be a washed version from one of those of Japan. Replicant is a X360 "exclusive" and Gestalt is a PS3 "exclusive" both in Japan right? Which version is the one for us?!
Replicant is PS3 and Gestalt is 360. Gestalt (big, beefy dude) is the only one outside of Japan.
I agree with you GrieverSoul. Drakengard sucked bad and if this game is anything like it then I do not see it selling very well outside of Japan. I really been thinking about getting this game but the screen shots and the videos really do not sway me to really want to buy it. I might wait until they sell it for 30 then buy it.
It had relatively high production values, lavish cut-scenes, infinite re-playability, upgradeable weapons, hidden stages, hidden characters and a story-line that changed with multiple play-throughs. There were several endings to it as well. In terms of "value" the game was great, and I picked it up used for like $20 back in the day. The sequel was much the same. If Nier is anything like Drakengard, it should be brilliant (and it sounds like they've kept the re-playability high with hidden scenes and whatnot). I have my copy on it's way from Amazon as we speak. It is a shame that we got the steroid user hero though, I would have preferred the brother/ sister dynamic more than the angry, gruff father thing. It's also a shame that this game will probably bomb in NA, reviews so far have been positive.
I'm playing Gestalt and loving it (other jrpgs i liked this gen were Vesperia and lost odyssey).. i would recommend it to anyone.. i like: >the story.. >the dialogue... no one is batsh!t retarded.. >different gameplay.. 2d platformer, isometric, resident evil fixed camera.. hell even reading stuff and answering riddles.. >music >replay value.. you need to play it 3 or 4 times to get everything >art style.. sorrta has this SotC thing going on i dislike: >not much variety in locations >backtracking >graphics are like ps2/this gen launch titles.. >most of the side missions are fetch quests seriously.. if you can overlook the graphics and the ugly he-man protagonist.. then you will really enjoy this game..
Must've sold a copy.
Hahaha, I lol'ed
A square-enix game soldout on the ps3? In japan? What a shock!!! Idiots....
@ 97 GSX are you boosting?
Boosting as in turbos? or boasting? If you mean boosting yes if you mean boasting no. I have a 97 eclipse gsx, 91 rx7 turbo and a c6 vette. Had my gsx since highschool in 2000.
Hmm, weird. estimations have the game at around 64K in Japan. SE must have really underestimated it. In other news it's completely bombed in the UK, it didn't even enter the top 40.
when the only people likely to buy such a niche title are Otakus and Japanophiles. Hardly the Halo generation demographic looking for the latest Rollback on FPSes at the local Walmart. This isn't going to be a cult hit like Demon's Souls either, it'll be a weird title that goes out of print in like 3 months and sits in the bargain bin. SE totally fvcked the pooch on this one. More on your original point, I agree that SE must have had some pretty LOW expectations for this game if 64K is seen as a "success" in what is likely to be the most successful market for this game.
If they released Nier Replicant outside of Japan then I'd buy it, not the pointless westernized version.
once again japan shows its national pride by gobbling up unproven homegrown products
*looks at NPD and 360* oh....
@Bjornbear Look at sales of street fighter, final fantasy, dragon quest, lost planet, resident evil, soul calibur, metal gear, and more on NPD. And then oh again. I like Japanese products, but the people there are crazy and biased.
*Continues to look at the NPD and 360 sales*
*Continues to agree that people in Japan are biased.*
Dont look at 360 NPD sales, because all the games i mentioned that have been on the 360 have pretty good sales. Except for FF13, but even that one sold 400K times on the 360 in one week, thats pretty good for such a terrible game.
Hi ignorance, that applies to any country, including U.S.A, which does it A LOT http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... *this describes the concept of protectionism which is used by governments, but it applies to consumers too in the sense they buy something of their country over someone elses, also influenced by nationalism* its called protectionism, and its not because people are "crazy and biased", its because they are human, just a different culture, but similar things like this happen across the world =) but thats too hard to comprehend right? you american people are crazy and biased /s
Wow, they really got no taste in Japan. We all know that i dont like the ps3, but Nier outselling GOW 3 is just madness. Nier is a piece of crock compared to GOW 3, i doubt Nier even comes close to that EA hack and slasher.
GOW games are niche in Japan, I'm suprised JPN version GOW3 even sold that many copies. The series has always been dogged by censoreship there. They let Capcom butcher the first two games. Now Sony tries to right the wrong by publishing GOW3 themselves there and still end up with an inferior version that comes out 9 days late, has no tits, no helios head ripping, censored here and there again, etc. Probably more copies of NA version were imported than the local version sold. Nier's graphics are very bad compared to GOW3, no doubt, I'd put it in the high PS2 - low PS3 zone in that regard. However for me, this niche utsuge met all the expectations, depressing characters, depressing story, depressingly beautiful music, depressingly stylish menu interface, plus it's done by the same Cavia people who did DoD. Even for people who are not into depressing games, at least this one has the elements which make it feel like a RPG, not an epic marathon simulator.
Its just the purple hair! Japan is big on that stuff! They love those long locks of purple flapping in their hd goodness.
What's this? A bishonen looking protagonist in a game made by SE selling well to Japanese teens? Surprised.
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