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Jay Button: XSEED is the bravest publisher in America

SBG: "If you follow me on Twitter (and if not, why don’t you? I’m hilarious), then you’ve probably seen some back-and-forth between game publisher XSEED and me. XSEED Games is without a doubt my favorite publisher working today. Every title they localize seems like a risk that no other company would take. From obscure RPGs like The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky to Prope’s Ivy the Kiwi?, XSEED is one of the few companies putting out unique material that would otherwise never see the light of day in the States. This week, I’ll be talking a bit about one series they’ve been localizing over the past year that would be totally dead in the US without them: the Ys series."

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golsilva3605d ago (Edited 3605d ago )

they definitely focus on very niche games which is good for diversity in the gaming market. you could also argue that they are smarter than they are brave. there are definitely hardcore jrpg fans in america, albeit small but they are definitely more likely to buy more games and other associated accessories like guides compared to other gaming demographics.

by being one of the few publishers that focus on this specific group, xseeds taps into a small but extremely steady amount of revenue from their hardcore fans compared to launching say a smartphone game appealing to everyone and also competing against thousands of other similar games.

hopefully vita will be more successful in the long term in america/europe and give xseeds and other publishers more incentive to publish games here

Kamikaze1353605d ago

I think that award should go to NISA

Kamikaze1353603d ago (Edited 3603d ago )

Yep. Their games are much better than the trash Xseed puts out...at least lately. Sure in the past they put out some great stuff, but now, the onle game they've published worth mentioning are the Ys games.

It's between NISA and Atlus though...not just NISA.

Inception3603d ago

"Yep. Their games are much better than the trash Xseed puts out...at least lately"

So you think that Legend of Heroes: TitS are trash?!?!
dude, i hope you're just kidding -_-

jc485733603d ago

Ys and Legend of Heroes are the latest they've been releasing though. There are also other games and they aren't too bad either. NISA doesn't really have variety to be honest and their localization quality is really sub par compared to Atlus or Xseed.

Venox20083604d ago

xseed is awesome, thank you for everything

Cloudberry3604d ago

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I've enjoyed Ys series in English thanks to them, also the brilliant Ys Seven.

banjadude3603d ago

Xseed and Atlus are actually my top favourite publishers. If it wasn't for them, I would have never discovered some GREAT RPGs (and other types of games).

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