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Aksys Games comment on why Arcana Heart 3 is exclusive to PS3 in North America

Aksys Games comment on why they will only be releasing Arcana Heart 3 on the Playstation 3 in North America.

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Optical_Matrix2771d ago (Edited 2771d ago )

News to me. I just dont see the point of console exclusive fighting games too. Part of why the fighting game genre is seeing such a speedy revival is partly due to the accessibility. If you own a console be it PS3 or 360, you can pick up pretty much all the major fighting game releases. Meaning you're not left in the dark come tournaments...giving more people incentive to actually go to them.

Baka-akaB2771d ago (Edited 2771d ago )

Sure , but it's not the type of game with much of a public on 360 .

It's quite a niche within another niche , with its anime style and feminine only cast .

I truly can't see it faring that well on us or eu 360 . Blazblue didnt set the world ablaze for the same reasons , despite having a very positive reception and huge rep as one , if not the best fighting game this gen with the most lag free online .

Without such hype , BB wouldnt have sold this much in the west

Kalowest2771d ago

BB is one of the best fighting games this gen. I have BB:CT and BB:CS, going to buy the PSP version also. I wish the series would get more respect.
Aksys Games= Awesome Fighting game developers.

RedPawn2771d ago

Which astounds me why most of the shumps don't hit PS3, and not that it matters honestly as long as I can purchase them.

Baka-akaB2771d ago

a select few games , like the 360 exclusives shmup and the dream club/idol games , got themselves a niche , ready to pay for anything related , as long as the game remain exclusive in japan .

There is a fringe otaku 360 market that is very dedicated and made those game a success . You dont mess with those for still marginal sales on another platform , at the risk of losing their dedication .

Redempteur2771d ago

this is the same reason as agarest generation of war last year . they just don't allow games with a japanese -only dub in america . agarest did had a disc release on 360 and a psn release .

i think aksys just doesn't want to shoulder all the costs of a 360- disc only release in america.

Infernostew2771d ago

Who do you mean by they? If it's the big 3, then for Sony Yakuza 3 disproves your theory.

Redempteur2771d ago (Edited 2771d ago )

yakuza is the exception , yes but this was happenned to agarest .. and i'm pretty sure this is what's happening now . You really can't compare a multiplat and a exclusive ( to the console ) IP .

yakuza has a free pass since Yakuza 2 actually.
Exclusives games are easier to get around ( look at muramasa the demon blade on wii )

kagon012771d ago

I will still import it from Europe. I don't want a digital release(limited lifespan)...

fucadastates2771d ago (Edited 2771d ago )

wrong post sorry

Neko_Mega2771d ago

Finally, but if its download only.....Well I'm going to have to get it imported.

Godmars2902771d ago

If its DL-only, MS probably doesn't want it because of its file size. They wanted to charge Aksys for not putting it on a disc, and they just said screw that.

Neckbear2771d ago (Edited 2771d ago )

Well, about it being DD only, my guess is: it was kind of like Agarest, as the game is 2D and isn't dubbed, SCEA is quite bitchy with that kind of stuff.

Budget's also another problem, of course, but the main reason is probably that one.

CaptainGreece2771d ago

Aksys fighting game? I am in :)

Redempteur2771d ago

actually it's made by Examu , aksys is just publishing it.

it's still a great game

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