"With role-playing games claiming the first two overall spots and six of the top ten, buying RPGs was obviously the hip thing to do in Japan this past week." - RPGLand
Games selling best: Japan = RPG games Europe = Sport and Race games USA = FPS games Best selling consoles: Japan = Wii and PS3 Europe = PS3 USA = Xbox 360
Has Mass Effect 2 not been released in Japan? Or is it just because Mass Effect doesn't feature under dressed children?
ME2 is not out in Japan yet. I don't even think they have a date st yet. ME sold about 30,000 nits in Japan so it won't effect sales much. In fact the way people make fun of JRPGs the Japanese make fun of WRPGs in equal fashion.
"Japanese make fun of WRPGs in equal fashion" What for exactly?, I'm yet to see any androgynous characters or connotations of pedophilia or incest in a WRPG. So if a finger if being pointed by the japanese, it needs to be at themselves.
I guess it's more like: Japan: stupid minigames Europe: stupid minigames EUA: stupid minigames So... Japan: Wii Europe: Wii EUA: Wii Not that it's that much relevant anyway... EDIT: EUA (Estados Unidos da America) is just USA in portuguese, my bad... EDIT2: @dchalfon Yeah man! Because their culture is simple wrong and yours is right! Right? Enjoy your overly muscled machos on the screen while they rip someone's guts out just for the sake of seeing it... EDIT3: I'm on a roll of this hiccups today... It was supposed to be an answer to dchalfont, not you Lucreto, I did read the wrong name, I actually agree with you, JRPGs are still much relevant in the culture they have spamed from. I need some sleep!
I think you may have misundertood me. I was stating that the Japanese make fun of WRPGs for different reasons. I believe it was a reaction to Bioware's comment on JRPGs. I never said they my culture was right or anything to that effect. I just said it works both ways. I prefer JRPGs over WRPGs. Mass Effect, Dragon Age or Fallout 3. I usually get addicited to my RPGs but with those 3 I completed and have not looked back. I have around 120 hours on FF X and 100 on FF XII. edit @bishop-br above: No worries
ME2 in Japan = Nothing, NOT Downplaying the Game but a WRPG for Japan Is a SHOOTER with RPG Elements and even if they get interested for the Game, they'll go for the PC Version
I don't know if people actually realize this but the majority of JRPGs, if not all, are labeled T (Teen) while WRPGs are labeled M (Mature). JRPGs often, if not always, feature young characters; while WRPGs have middle-aged characters. It's quite obvious that JRPGs are targeted towards young folks---middle school kids to high school kids. Maybe it's because the majority of gamers in Japan (who plays RPGs) are young people that this types of games are more appealing to them, while American gamers (who plays RPGs) are probably older people and prefer more mature games intended for their age group. It's not that WRPGs are not well-liked in Japan, it's just that it doesn't target the majority of their RPG gamers.
You mean targeted at the pedos... Never herd of this game until now... but from what i see it looks pretty f***ing s***. seriously who the f*** watches anime, let alone a anime video game rpg. The only anime i watched as a kid was Pokemon and Dragon Ball, but come on who didnt? JRPGs to me have the worst gameplay on the planet, Final Fantasy is the biggest example of why i hate them. Its gameplay resemble the tactics used in the American civil wars and fight for Independence. Everyone takes their turn at shooting or hurtin each other... almost as gay as wrestling. PS i heard they stopped making Dragon Ball... why?
above I see why you have 2 bubbles lol. I watch anime and im pretty sure a lot of people on N4G do. I usually like JRPs but this one dont impress me. After playing The Witcher i think every RPG coming out should be Action RPG unless its tactical.
Do we need more proof bringing out JRPG's exclusive to 360 is a stupid idea? Even on MS backing you will probably lose money. This is obviously a no brainer and only fanboys will hit disagree with me here. This is also why S-E never released FF13 in Japan even they knew this and this is the first multi-platform JRPG game released in Japan to prove the point anyway.
Just wait...it's going to get worse. Now that everybody in Japan who owns a 360 has just bought the game, 360 sales numbers next week will disappear while PS3 sales drop but still show something in the 30,000's.
There's like 4 PS3's for every 360 in Japan so yeah duh...
who would have thought that
@Shinro I think your logic is greatly flawed. The RPG's in Japan are not normally targeted at a certain age group. The reason characters are younger is it's a cultural difference. People in Japan like to see a young hero rise above their problems and do what they need to do. This is why Nier in Japan has a young looking protagonist and in the US Nier is a roided out old man. I am WELL past my high school days and still prefer JPG's. The stories are often times better and the characters are often times more appealing. Sure I loved Mass Effect but I would prefer a J-RPG over that game. I find it funny that in WRPG's in which you make your own character you can never make one that looks good. For example it being impossible to create a character in Oblivion that doesn't look like they are 40+ years old. Even MORE so if you choose to play a female character. I'm sure plenty of 20 something women wanna be running around playing a 40+ year old character it makes PERFECT sense. A good list for why Japan doesn't like W-RPG's. 1) Character design read what I said above. 2) Generic storyline. Mass Effect being the exception every W-RPG has a generic story of go save the king or rescue the kingdom blah blah we have done it a million times before. 3) More and more W-RPG's are first person and Japan does not like first person games. examples are Fall Out 3 and Oblivion. Bottom line. They don't market RPG's in Japan to certain age groups. They make the game they wanna make and more often then not it ends up as a T game.However this is not always the case. Most of the games in the SMT universe are rated M and most if not all of them focus on high school characters and in the case of Persona the setting is actually that of a highschool. The dislike of some US gamers against J-RPG's and vice versa is based on cultural difference.
Things are more like: US = Wii, X360 Japan = Wii, PS3 Europe = Wii, PS3 US = any genre that includes lots of action Japan = jrpg Europe = racing games But the biggest market and the one that has the highest game sales is US though.
Johnny is right. If he thinks that no one watches anime, then it is true. Because the world works according to how Johnny thinks. Heck, all those disagrees proves that everybody agrees with Johnny.
Thanks buddy... i knew you would understand. This is actually my world your living in believe it or not. And my opinion is the only one which counts. every disagree shows the ammount of incest and rape loving pedos on N4G... sorry but thats just fact. And did you just use the word "heck"? how old are you 12? then i can understand you watching anime, since your balls are yet to drop. and now I await my ban
Jonny Badfinger, you are officially ignored. ha ha You annoying bloke.
get out of our multicultural country you racist F*CK! and if you dont like asians quit f*cken sleeping with them!
"Thanks buddy... i knew you would understand." I am open minded like that. "This is actually my world your living in believe it or not. And my opinion is the only one which counts." Of course, in turn, your world is actually just the dream of a butterfly sleeping somewhere in the world. "every disagree shows the ammount of incest and rape loving pedos on N4G... sorry but thats just fact." If that is what you think, then you will have no choice but to embrace it. Embrace it alllllllll over your face. "And did you just use the word 'heck'? how old are you 12? then i can understand you watching anime, since your balls are yet to drop." Trash talking on the internet doesn't give you balls. Trash talking in real life gets you kill. Trash talking isn't the answer and isn't important. The important thing is, what is the question? "and now I await my ban" We all await your ban. But remember this, no matter how hard life is, you are not alone. You are never alone. There's help out there. I may not be able to help you today, but I hope that I have at least given you hope to live longer. I wish you luck.
BUT BUT BU T BUT BETABOX 1.5 WILL SELL MORE LOL.
lol! of course (1) it's not a shooter (2) there's no master chef (3) no marcus fenix (4) characters has no muscle. further confirming 360 users don't buy games where these are no big guns.
it will sell more games, how is this news anyways? in US 360:PS3 = 2:1 360 sells more games double the install base have you ever seen 360 fans making fun of ps3 games for not selling as much as 360 version in the US? yeah they never do... dont they? ........ wait a minute :O
Aside from all the time? Not even once! Now the cool thing is that you don't see PS3 owners combining Europe and Asia, or how most of the games still sell more on PS3 worldwide, despite USA... I think they compensate that by trowing every now and then the 'Publishers make more money of me' card. Fanboys like to fight over who is losing more money, one consumer or the other! Isn't that grand?
"Aside from all the time? Not even once!" :)
But N4G gave him an agree instead. Then I went down and clicked agree on bishop-br, but N4G gave him a disagree instead. Thanks a lot N4G. <_<
Dude you are starting to make shyt up. The one thing 360 has over PS3 and the Wii is that it sells more game WORLD WIDE than either one of them. Actually the PS3 is 3rd in that respect. JRPG's selling more on PS3 in Japan is like reporting the there is snow in winter. PS3 will beat 360 anywhere in the world with JRPG sales. Most people who buy PS3 are looking forward to these types of games. 360 owners will buy some JRPG's but prefer WRPG's like FO3, Elder scrolls and ME. 360 owners also buy more FPS. IF MAG was on the 360 it would have sold better because those types bought 360 to play online war games. Those are the facts. Making shyt up will only come back to bite you in the arse when the real numbers are reported.
well this is a surprise/jk XD hope this game is good.does anyone know famitsu's score for this game? ;)
40/40 from famitus
I just googled it and it got 34/40 from famitsu.bad sakura :P
At least it's somewhat of a contest elsewhere. Well MS, I do not know if there is room(sometimes literally) for 3 consoles in Japan. I mean, even SEGA was not as popular in Japan as it was in Europe/Souuth Americas and that a Japanese product. Japan has always favored Nintendo more then came Sony(two huge staples in their industry). Nintendo credited with saving videos games and started the JRPG rush/While Sony, well their huge Electronics beast. Anyhow never played this series before, is it any good? Edit: Oh I see, I see this game came out of nowhere. I did download it from the Japanese PS3 store a while back but I thought it had a franchise behind it. What you mean comparisons, this game is being compared to what?
EDITED (Got you confused with MaxSpeed guy) This is the western name of End of Eternity. Yes, I believe it's a new IP, not a sequel, spin off or part of a previously done world in other game. Sorry again for the misundertood.
@bishop-br you "misunderstood" a lot today XD a bubble for the laugh ;)
Can somebody explain i still don't get the point why people buy a Wii?
Nintendo has a pretty good JRPG line-up that's being cooked. While they might not be pushing graphics, many do not think graphics equals a quality game. People seem to be enjoying a Wii here and there and they seem tobe getting more JRPG titles(in reference to this article) but they might be loosing others support(or so I've heard). Nintendo has been like the "c0ckroach" of the Industry. Not the biggest beast by any means but they seem to survive and thrive anywhere because of their market strategy.
you want a reliable gaming console you have the ps3 ,, 360 is less durable, but both are the only next gen consoles.
Nintendo tried to target an audience that has no knowledge nor interest in videogames, games that Have the "Wii" or "Mario" name on it, will sell millions easely, but also stupid games like "Just Dance" also making good numbers.... Nintendo has the "Kid" image, like Disney, and some parents might find a Wii suitable for their kids, but those kids might actually wanted a 360 or PS3....Nintendo might b a veteran on videogames, but also a very stupid company!!!!
To discover games like No More Heroes.
I mean, i expected PS3 version to sell 1000x more in Japan actually
redneck racist American fu_ck.
He doesn't deserve to have MC as his avatar.
that 27k sales are microsoft freebies and some american citizens living in japan. fact.
maybe japanese devs wont be so stupid and make 360 exclusive jrpgs now.
no really. this is extremely useless news. Thanks for stating the obvious
I dislike stating of the obvious as well, though really, this piece isn't any worse an offender than the dozens of "Final Fantasy XIII sold LOTS of copies!" stories and "WOW people are really downloading Final Fantasy VII and VIII on the PSN store! Unpredictable!" and "This just in: Lots of people want to play God of War III" stories that get posted every day. It's a typical report on sales figures and the status of things. Meh. So it goes.
The peeps over at rpgland are geniuses since they have a nice way of stating the obvious! Even a blind man can see from 300 miles away that the PS3 version is gonna sell alot better in the land of the rising sun!
Because there are 3-1 PS3's to 360's in most Japanese homes? Yeah, go figure...
but then most people forget why 360 version of MWF2 outsold the ps3 version 2-1.. you lot are soo biased its not even funny >_<
ok back ontopic:its a RPG,of course ts gonna sell more on the ps3 then the 360 in japan(playstation territory)
FLOP CONFIRMED ON THE 360. THIS GAME FLOPPED HARD ON 3SH!TTY. You bots never take install base into consideration when we talk sales in US.
i agree with above
Its just not going to happen. Similar to how Call of Duty just isnt going to sell well over there. I agree with a statement above. Moving FFXIII to the 360 wasnt the smartest idea for square enix. Especially considering the games scheduled to be released that month. One in particular that 360 consumer are just going to eat up (Battle Field Bad CO. 2)
It's because everyone in Japan love their JRPG on SONY.
yo sorry man, I pressed dissagree by accident, I agree with u!!!!
sony is a name brand they prefer to play on just like halo the name brand for 360
i doubt the game is even going to sell well on 360 in america either
Guys name one just ONE japanese game (and it doesnt have to be an rpg) that has done very well on the 360. Hell even Bayonetta did better on the Ps3 and it was supposedly the inferior version.
Yea man, bring the jrpgs to ps3 in America/EU. Tales I'm looking at you TOV, doesn't namco like money?
I love the word "manhandling"
Is it so suprising that a JRPG on a Japanese system is doing so well? I lived in Japan for 6 months which btw is an awesome place and the Japanese love their own products and anime so it's not much of a shocker. EVERY TV advert has some form of anime in it and you will always see grown men reading anime comics and playing nintendo ds/psp lol.
Xbots don't buy their games. Failbox 360. Test in.
If you want a good JRPG get WKC it's a good game a 7.5 to 8.
Why are N4G PS3 fans celebrating like they had contributed to the victory.
As if 360 fangirls do the same. I bet you any money if (and it won't) FFXIII sells more on 360 than PS3 in say NA, even punks that didn't buy it will celebrate the news. Stop crying XDBot
Well it's obvious that this jrpg sold more on ps3, 360 owners don't buy jrpg's. That's why I don't overstand why FF13 is on 360, it won't sell. You dumb but booty hole bots only like shooters.
its sadly true most 360 owners do only care about shooters
why bring jrpg's when americans critisize its art style. if it doesnt have guns in it we dont want it right?